Hair loss can be due to a number of different reasons, luckily, your hair type is not one of them. 

The length of people’s hair plays a very small part in hair loss, but that doesn’t actually have to do with the hair itself. It’s really about the frequency and amount of time hair is manipulated. Longer hair tends to require more styling and product, leading to more damage compared to short hair. 

Some may think that oily or dry hair is related to hair type. However, it’s mainly determined by the health of your scalp. Everyone secretes a certain amount of oil-like substance called sebum from our sebaceous glands. It helps with moisturizing and protecting your hair while also helping maintain the pH of your scalp. If the glands are too active, it can clog your hair roots, which leads to excessive hair loss or dandruff. It can also make your hair appear greasy. If your hair is too dry, your hair can start to become weak and thin out.

Fortunately, simple fixes to these problems include maintaining a healthy scalp, brushing your hair regularly, and washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner the proper number of times.

It’s important to remember that it’s normal for everyone to lose about 100 strands of hair a day.

If you lose more than that,  you should start looking into what is causing your hair loss. Some of the main reasons that people are losing their hair are genetics and damage to the scalp or hair follicles.

A poor diet, emotional distress such as stress and anxiety, and a lack of proper nutrition all have an effect on your hair growth. In fact, your hair needs vitamins A, B, C, D and E. So lacking these essential nutrients will cause your hair to become brittle and break. 

In more serious situations, underlying medical conditions can cause severe hair loss. Even hormonal changes and medications can cause disruptions to one’s natural hair growth cycles. Of course, we recommended speaking with your dermatologist to diagnose your reason for hair loss. 

There could be other reasons as well since every case is different. However, Shapiro MD’s Natural Hair Kit can help both men and women with any hair type solve their hair loss problems.