Hello and welcome to my “girls hair loss reasons” Q&A. I’ve been getting a lot of questions from you all about hair care
and hair loss. So for today’s Q&A I’m going to address all of your questions on hair loss and hair shedding. And if
you’re new here welcome my name is Jan I’m a dermatologist
as well as skin care Q&A focused on a skin care topic of interest so if this sounds of interest and intrigue to you I,
encourage you to stick around and let’s get into it so if you’ve been noticing like more
illnesses that cause hair loss
hair on your pillow in the morning or an increased amount of hair and your brush or in your shower drain you may wonder,
is this hair loss why am I I suddenly shedding more hair so I think one of the most frequently asked questions is what
what is the difference between just normal hair shedding and like ex will hear a loss so it’s actually quite
normal to shed up to anywhere from 100 to 150 hairs a day our hair cycle is in three phases unlike cats and dogs where,
and they shed all their fur at once for example a proportion of human hair is always undergoing some shedding and so
those are referred to. as telogen hairs and so they’re they’re supposed to fall out and new ones will should grow in
their place excessive shedding of telogen hairs however is referred to as telogen effluvium and that can occur in
causes of hair loss in girls
a variety of settings it’s particularly common in individuals who have experienced a stressful life or medical
event. and it typically occurs three months after the event such events include things like extreme weight loss
giving birth simply being under a lot of stress like having to take care of a sick loved one starting a new job.
a big move going through a divorce or losing your job if you’ve been sick and particularly if you’ve had a high fever
or if you’ve undergone any sort of operation or this also can occur in the setting of starting and or stopping a
new birth control pill. crash dieting is associated with girls hair loss reasons those people going on juice cleanses for example approximately
three months afterwards can have excessive hair shedding and hair thinning and people who exercise and you
know run marathons for example will often experience the telogen effluvium approximately three months after the big
race. so another common question that I get is well when can I expect the success is shedding to stop
well the shedding as I mentioned usually starts around three months after the event if the event was chronic it may
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persist a little bit longer however in general the shed the amount of shedding usually Peaks about four months after it
starts and then then as your body readjust the excessive shedding wall will slow down and then stop usually.
within six to nine months the hair shedding will stop and your your hair fullness will go back to what it
normally was however if you stand or a lot of stress or there are other stressors that occur in your life the
shedding can be long-lived people who are constantly under a lot of stress can have long term excessive hair shedding
so what should you do about excessive hair shedding. well it’s very very important to see a healthcare provider
for evaluation and management to make sure there’s not an underlying medical cause or vitamin deficiency driving the
problem and to better identify what could be causing it now I’ve talked a fair amount so far about hair shedding.
or telogen effluvium but this differs from actual hair loss hair loss occurs when something actually stopped the hair
from growing in the medical term for this is antigen effluvium antigen refers to the phase of our hair
cycle in which the hair is actively growing the most common causes of this with hair loss include certain genetic
diseases certain diseases of the immune system. some drugs or medications hairstyles that pull on the hair or
harsh hair care products like chemical straighteners relaxers and then some compulsion to pull at one’s hair and if
causes of hair loss in teenage girls
however in order to figure out the cause it’s best to see a healthcare provider for evaluation and management to derm to
determine if there is an underlying medical problem and how best to manage it but those are some common causes if
you suspect that a medicine that you’re on is contributing to your hair loss I also encourage you to talk to your
doctor rather than just stopping in because some some medications can have serious effects if you just suddenly and girls hair loss reasons
arbitrarily decide to stop them on your own and importantly other causes of hair loss may require treatment many people.
who have genetic causes for hair loss will continue to lose hair without any treatment and in women who have a
genetic background that predisposes them for hereditary hair loss they often notice a gradual thinning and
likewise men who have a genetic tendency towards hair loss frequently notice a receding hairline or sometimes a bald.
patch that that forms at the center of the scalp and in these cases there are certain treatments that may help so if
that sounds like you again it’s best to see a healthcare provider for evaluation and management some people have a
combination of both things going on and the sooner treatment and oftentimes the sooner the problem is evaluated
potential offending agents are removed and treatment and/or treatment has begun the better the outcome is for your hair.
loss so I get many questions about hair care and and tips for hair care so how you style your hair can country
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– hair loss and hair breakage depending on what you’re doing to it it can cause it to look frizzy dull lifeless so here.
are some tips avoid using a blow dryer or a flatiron tool on the hair the high heat dries out the cuticle coating the
waxy cuticle that coats the hair shaft it dries it out and makes the hair brittle and susceptible to breakage and girls hair loss reasons
if the hair breaks close to the top of your head man I actually perceive that as hair loss so that would be one thing.
to stop doing for sure and instead air dry the hair or gently wrap the hair in a non terry cloth
gentle towel or like I do a t-shirt so it’s not ruffle the hair cuticle to be very gentle on the wet strands keep
handling of your wet hair to a minimum never comb or brush wet hair it’s always tempting to comb out the tangles.
but they’ll sort of weave themselves out as the hair dries there’s actually no need to comb comb them out
just gently towel dry the hair and as it dries you know you may find just by running your fingers gently through your
hair that the tangles are no longer an issue white boys keeping brushing to a minimum.
will also cut down on frizz and fracture of the hair shaft there’s this old wives tale that you should brush your hair a
hundred times a day that actually leads to split ends and brittle hair so I don’t follow that to tip certain.
products that are marketed as long lasting cold those should be avoided and particularly if you’re using it comb to girls hair loss reasons
comb these products through and and in doing it can cause the hair to break and in doing so lead to hair loss over time.
and if you do want to use a flatiron it should be used I never to wet hair only on dry hair and on a low setting ideally
so does not fry your poor hair shaft and try and limit it to no more than the other day hairstyles that are hard.
on the hair shaft and the growing hair include tight braids weaves cornrows really really tight ponytails and hair
too much estrogen causing hair loss in girls
extensions this chronic pulling on the hair actually can cause the hair to you know break but the growing hair itself.
can be under so much duress from that chronic traction it can actually scar down and lead to hair loss and in areas
subject to the chronic traction so loose hairstyles are really best many people ask me about biotin supplements for hair,
and I personally take a biotin supplement and have noticed an improvement in the thickness of my hair.
talk to your doctor if this is right for you personally I take a bison supplement every day and after approximately three,
months of continued use I did notice an improvement in the thickness of my hair but in addition to.
that I also had stopped heat styling my hair and I’d stop blow-drying my hair and introduced my t-shirt toweling
method to the to the line up so those are other factors that may have contributed to to the improved thickness
and density of my hair with the biotin but I still continue to tehnique it biotin is a water-soluble vitamin and it.
seems to be fairly well tolerated some people anecdotally report that it worsens their acne but that’s not
something that’s been reported in the medical literature one problem however with vitamin supplements is that they’re.
not regulated so there’s no way to know that the supplement that you’re taking is any good so you know if some if your.
healthcare provider is recommended that you take biotin supplements ask them which one that they recommend for you.
and that would be the one to go but it’s largely anecdotal because there’s these things aren’t regulated so.
we have no way of knowing that they actually contain biotin or even what a good amount of biotin to be taking is.
for this that’s not agreed upon so but anyways guys I hope you found this video helpful.
today next week’s video I’m going to talk about the most frequently asked
questions about hair loss and new moms and postpartum hair loss and sort of a second part to this video so stay tuned.
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