A number of things can cause excessive hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness or a major surgery, you may suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary.
Diseases: Children suffering from certain diseases will lose their hair. This includes ringworms which are caused by fungal infection. It affects the follicles of the hair and makes it fall off. You can seek treatment and help your child gain hair back.
Let’s talk about how you do your hairstyle. If you are fond of excessive hairstyling – by going to the salon every day or change the color of your hair every week, you should definitely stop doing it. Studies shown the regular use of chemicals to style the hair can damage to it, one that can lead to children with hair loss. Though the adverse effect might be temporary, it can result in more children with hair loss in the future, as you get stressed thinking about it.
Incorrect Hair treatments. Chemicals used for dying, tinting, bleaching, straightening or permanent waves can cause hair to become damaged and break off if they are overused or used incorrectly. Overstyling and excessive brushing also can cause hair to fall out if the hair shaft becomes damaged.
Traction alopecia is the term for wearing your hair pulled so tightly it causes hair loss. When the hair is pulled tightly it causes tension on the scalp and can lead to hair and follicle damage which could be permanent.
Now when I was a kid, my father had a very cost-efficient way of cutting my hair and the hair of my three brothers: he gave us all a buzz cut. He’d line us up like we were at an in-processing station for Marine Corp Basic Training and he would give us all a quick clip. Up until the age of 11 or 12, I had a hair cut that only a member of the United States military could appreciate it. But at least I had some hair.
I simply reminded her that life is all about learning everyday to be better than you were the day before and that I was proud of her for being open to this very valuable lesson of being clear about the reasons for your choices. We continued the conversation of how easy it is to get caught up in the excitement of something new but that it was almost always a wiser decision to not react immediately based solely on the excitement…that it was much better to take the time to examine your thoughts and ideas to be sure you are making a choice based on your own true feelings and preferences.
Finally, hair loss may occur as part of an underlying disease, such as lupus or diabetes. Since hair loss may be an early sign of a disease, it is important to find the cause so that it can be treated.