Hair loss can be a problem for many men. Going bald can have an effect to a man’s ego in terms of how he thinks people will look at him. For some people hair loss can be genetic and hereditary. For some others, it can be caused by a variety of other things. Here are some common causes of hair loss that men should know about.
Too Much Stress
Stress can cause the body to produce hormones in the body that affect your hair. Severe stress can cause the immune system to attack the hair follicles and make the hair fall out. Sometimes, stress can also cause large numbers of hair to go into a resting phase. This will lead to hair suddenly falling out when you brush it.
Using hair products over the long term can cause your hair to fall out. Products like hair gels, mousse and hairsprays can affect the quality of growing hair over time.
Lack Of Sleep
Insufficient sleep can also be a possible cause of hair loss. Not having enough sleep regularly can rob the hair cells of time to rest and rejuvenate.
Excessive Alcohol Consumption
Drinking too much alcohol can also affect hair growth. Alcohol can interfere with how your body absorbs nutrients. In the process, you lack in certain vitamins that may be essential to healthy hair growth. Over time, your hair suffers and they begin to fall off.
Certain infections can also contribute to hair loss. Fungal infections such as ringworm forming in the scalp can cause patches of hair loss. Folliculitis caused by a bacterial infection can also cause hair loss. It is characterized by an inflammation that forms around a hair follicle. Over time, the severe inflammation can destroy the hair follicles and cause hair fall.