Question: Can puberty cause hair loss?
Answer: Puberty cannot cause hair loss directly, although there are hair loss conditions that can be triggered at this age. For example, the start of menstruation can trigger deficiencies which can be identified via specific blood testing. Further, genetic thinning conditions such as male and female pattern hair loss can also start at this age. You can find more information about this here.
Question: Why is my hair falling out as a teenager?
Answer: As a young adult, the hormone changes you are experiencing can mark the start of adult hair loss conditions. There are a few possible diagnoses for this. Your best option is to contact a qualified and experienced trichologist who should be able to diagnose your condition and give you some treatment options.
Question: Is it normal for a teenager to lose hair?
Answer: Everyone loses a certain amount of hair each day, and in many cases, this is a natural part of the hair growth cycle. However, if you feel that your hair loss has recently increased. Then contact us to make an appointment today.
Question: What can cause hair loss in a teenage girl?
Answer: It is common for teenage girls to become more aware of their appearance and compare themselves to their friends or women they see on social media, who may seem to have more hair than they do. However, some teenage girls do actually experience real hair loss when they wash and brush their hair. The first thing to do is to book an appointment with a friendly trichologist who can gently provide guidance on hair loss and may suggest some specific tests to help diagnose your condition.
Question: Which vitamin deficiencies cause teenage hair loss?
Answer: There are many vitamin deficiencies related to hair loss, but the most likely are: low iron store (Ferritin), B12, Zinc and vitamin D. However, although taking these vitamins may help in the short term, it could actually be masking an underlying condition, so won’t help in the long term. You should consult an experienced trichologist before taking vitamins to treat teenage hair loss.
Question: How much hair loss is normal in the shower?
Answer: The amount of hair you lose in the shower depends on how long your hair is, how long it is since you last washed your hair and whether you wear your hair tied up or not. On average, losing 50-100 hairs a day is acceptable. However, in some cases, patients lose 120 hairs a day but as they have a higher hair turnover, it, therefore, grows back just as fast.