About Children With Hair Loss

Hair loss and thinning are typically associated with older age, however, youngsters can be affected by this issue more often than we think. Losing your hair while in your teens can be particularly stressful as this is a time when most young men and women are struggling with issues of confidence and body image. A teen's self-esteem can plummet if they notice their hair is thinning.
 
Teen hair loss can also lead to teasing and bullying, which can amplify the emotional stress a teenager may be going through—which may lead to more even stress-related hair loss. Gladly, we are here to help.
 
In most cases, teenage hair loss can be stopped, but the underlying issue needs to be identified first by a doctor or a trichologist; the hair loss might be a sign of an undiagnosed health condition.

What Causes Hair Loss In Teens

 

Hormonal Problems

During our teen years, hormone levels change significantly and can affect hair growth. These changes happen in both girls and boys and can lead to hair thinning and even hair loss. Hormone-related hair loss should be investigated by a doctor to prescribe the best treatment, since in some cases it could be a symptom of an underlying health problem, such as polycystic ovary syndrome in girls.

Teenage girls who start to take birth control pills might also notice hair thinning or loss. This can often be remedied by changing to a different contraception pill.

Poor Diet

Nutrition plays an important part in the health of our hair. Teenagers with a diet lacking vitamins and minerals like biotin, iron, zinc, and vitamin A may experience dull, thinning hair and even hair loss. Extreme dieting can also lead to hair loss.

Reducing the consumption of processed and fast food, cutting back on refined sugar, and changing your diet to include the right foods for healthy hair will help reduce teenage hair loss.

Traction Alopecia

This type of alopecia usually occurs when the hair is being stressed by either pulling it tightly in braids, buns. The effects can be reversed with time, provided that the hair is no longer put under stress.

Unconscious Hair Pulling And Plucking

Trichotillomania is a psychological condition where the hair is pulled until it’s uprooted, leaving areas of thin or no hair. It can often form as a habit in childhood and can progressively hurt the hair over time by damaging the follicles and leading to baldness in teens and young adults.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia is a medical condition that causes hair to fall out and it can manifest itself in several different forms. One of the most common forms of alopecia is alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition that typically affects teenagers and young adults.

Alopecia areata is believed to affect the immune system, causing it to attack hair follicles and suppress their growth. The condition can be hereditary, and it appears more frequently in people with a family history of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, or type 1 diabetes.

If you or the teen in your life suffers from alopecia areata, you will notice some bald spots rather than a receding hairline. There are also other, more advanced forms of alopecia, such as alopecia totalis, where all the hair from the scalp is lost, or alopecia Universalis, where hair loss occurs across the entire body.

 

Depending on the size of the bald patches, it is possible that the hair can grow back and become thicker. However, it’s best to be seen by a doctor who will be able to advise you on treatment. 

Depending on the size of the bald patches, it is possible that the hair can grow back and become thicker. However, it’s best to be seen by a doctor who will be able to advise you on treatment. Some common treatments for alopecia areata are:

  • Steroid-based creams, tablets, and/or injections
  • Ultraviolet light
  • Contact sensitization treatments
  • Minoxidil lotion
  • Dithranol cream
  • Immunosuppressant tablets

Teenagers with alopecia areata may find it difficult to deal with the emotional impact of this condition during a time of life when they and their peers are strongly focused on physical appearance. They must get psychological and social support.

Hairstyles For Boys With Thinning Hair

 

Your hair might be thinning, but that doesn’t mean it has to show. There are different ways to style thinning hair that can make it look more plentiful.

The right haircut and styling products can work wonders. Our professional hairstylist will be able to advise you on the best hair cut and style for your thinning hair. We also offer a range of styling products that will make your hair look fuller.

Hairstyles For Girls With Thinning Hair

 

Hair loss in teenage girls can impact their confidence and self-esteem. Gratefully, there are ways to diminish the appearance of teenage hair thinning with hairstyles treatments and solutions that will make hair look fuller and thicker, possible hairstyles are beachy waves, ponytails, low buns, or braids. Our approach for women with thin hair is gentle on the hair to limit the damage.

How We Can Help Children With Thinning Hair 

 

If thinning hair is a cause of concern, our range of hair thickening treatments and solutions have proven results. Unlike other products that just mask thinning hair, our has an innovative approach. We identify the signs of hair thinning: derma, density, and diameter, and have formulated a complete program with personalized solutions.

To get started you can consult with our expert hair loss for advice on which treatment and solution will you need. Our range of treatments and solutions include:

  • A 3 step hair recovery system  
  • Scalp rejuvenation treatment to reduce hair breakage
  • Supplements
  • Intensive treatments that help with receding hairlines
  • Styling products that make the hair look thicker and more voluminous

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