5 Reasons You Might Be Experiencing Early Hair Thinning and Hair Fall


Longing for that long, beautiful, and bouncy tresses but stressed with hair fall? The growing stress combined with hormonal issues is often the culprit for hair loss and thinning. It’s devastating to start losing hair when you are just in your 20s. If your ponytail is getting skinnier or male baldness is showing the crown of the head, it’s evident that you have started losing hair.

So, the question is why is my hair falling out? Sometimes pre-mature or an early loss of hair is also genetics. If you are bugged by hair thinning and dread the feeling of hair leaving your head every time you shampoo, here are some prominent causes.


It is that uninvited guest that always overstays and refuses to leave. Turns out that excessive indulgence in scrolling through your phone, lack of proper sleep, and work stress combine to slow down the active and healthy hair cycle. As and when your body is stressed, it starts producing a hormone called cortisol. High concentration of cortisol prematurely push hair into the resting phase and hence slows down its growth. This type of hair loss is known as “telogen effluvium”. However, stress-related hair loss can be reversed and with the use of the right treatment excessive shedding can be reduced.

Genetics and medical treatment

Sometimes it is the genes that are wired in a weird way that causes hair fall and pre-mature hair thinning and shedding. Medications and harsh treatments can also be the reason for premature loss of hair. It is best to connect with a trichologist if you are not able to figure out the reason for the sudden hair shedding. Apart from medical reasons, sometimes early hair loss is also contributed by genetics and hereditary reasons. If you have a dominant hair loss gene and if hair fall runs in the family, there is a strong possibility that you inherited the same.

Hormonal change

Hormones are another culprit that might take your hair growth for a toss. This is pretty common in women as women are more prone to hormonal change and take the brunt of it. For example, taking birth control pills, for example, impact hair growth and might contribute to hair loss. Pregnancy is another phase where there is a lot of change in hormonal concentration. High levels of estrogen and progesterone for example can boost faster hair growth but their diminishing concentration does the opposite. Conditions that change the hormonal cycle often trigger hair thinning and shedding.

Lack of proper diet or wrong diet

A deficiency of important minerals and vitamins often contributes to hair fall. Zinc stimulates sebaceous glands that secrete hair oil that lubricates scalps and even boosts follicle growth. However, zinc deficiency weakens hair follicles and reduces their growth. Iron deficiency also leads to hair fall. Eating a balanced diet is important for overall well-being which also includes hair. As hair needs a lot of energy to grow, eating a balanced diet of protein, iron, vitamins, and fatty acids is necessary to reduce hair thinning.

Health conditions and bad lifestyle 

There is a range of health conditions which contribute to hair fall and pre-mature shedding of hair. For example, thyroid diseases cause imbalances in the thyroid hormones which impact the overall metabolism and regulatory function of the body. Inflammatory bowel disease is a surprise entry but it is often found that such a condition might cause hair shedding. Sometimes it is health conditions and sometimes hair loss issues are self-created. Smoking, drinking, lack of proper sleep etc. are also dominant causes of hair fall from an early age.

Noticing sudden hair fall or hair thinning? It is time to start eating healthy, reduce stress levels, and see a trichologist for more.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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1 year ago

This article is a must-read for anyone experiencing hair thinning or hair fall. It provides valuable insights into the common causes of these issues, such as stress, hormonal changes, and nutritional deficiencies. I appreciated how the author went beyond the obvious causes and delved deeper into less-known factors that could be contributing to hair loss. The article is well-written and easy to understand, making it a great resource for anyone looking to improve their hair health. The CoverClap to the author for sharing such valuable information. It is a new trend and many people are following it.

1 year ago

Experiencing Early Hair Thinning and Hair Fall on Mom Blog Society is a helpful resource for anyone struggling with hair loss. The article provides clear and concise information on potential causes of hair thinning and hair fall. the mention of deepbrain.io on the second line adds a modern and innovative touch to the content. a great read for anyone interested in taking steps to prevent hair loss and maintain healthy hair.

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1 year ago

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