Hair loss: Temporary or Permanent?

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Category : Hair Loss | Author: John Kahen

Many people question whether their hair loss is temporary or permanent. Natural hair loss is completely normal, as humans lose an average of 100 hairs a day.  This number varies person to person and some people may experience more extreme hair loss. If you are noticing you are losing more hair than usual, you may be experiencing temporary hair loss. Temporary hair loss can be caused by a variety of different life events:

  • The use of certain medications, including those for cholesterol, blood pressure, treatment of acne and hormonal conditions.
  • Some women may experience hair loss after pregnancy, due to hormonal changes.
  • Personal trauma, extreme physical or emotional stress.
  • Hair extensions or cosmetic procedures can result in overall thinning by making hair weak or brittle.

Hair loss is usually noticed two to three months after a trauma and can last up to two to three months.  

Knowing the difference between temporary or permanent hair loss can be difficult to tell. If there is a history of baldness in your family, heredity may be the cause.  And in that case, the hair will not grow back.

If you are experiencing hair loss, it is best to seek a professional for an evaluation.