Hair loss causes can be broken down into three main groups: genetic causes, lifestyle causes and skin conditions.
If we are talking about genetics, male pattern baldness is the most common cause of “U shape” balding patches on men who are genetically prone to it. Genetics is also responsible for unavoidable slowing of the hair growth or hair loss in certain older age of life.
Lifestyle causes of hair loss include bad eating habits and stress factors. In order to grow and look healthy, your hair needs nutrition. If your body doesn’t get enough proteins, vitamins or iron, your hair will suffer since malnutrition leads to hair shedding and a receding hairline. Psychical and emotional stresses have similar effects on your hair but they manifest in sudden hair thinning.
Also, if you see less hair on your head, it might be time to check yourself for some serious health conditions such as lupus and hypothyroidism or even pregnancy.
If you are losing your hair in red, itchy patches, you might be having a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. Another common skin condition is psoriasis, which is often mistaken for dandruff and can temporarily damage your hair.
Be careful and sensible when treating your hair with hair products and when making new hairstyles. Low quality hair products and too tight hairstyles such as buns and braids, can harm your scalp and hair considerably.