Hair Loss

The Bare Truth: 3 Reasons Millennials Are Losing Hair

Hair loss is a problem closely tied to aging. It’s a common sight for grandpas to sport the bald look. But then, there are recent reports that show quite the opposite: a majority of young ones losing hair, particularly the millennials. The generation, interestingly, who’s most obsessed about their self-image.

If you think you’re way too young for hair loss, but have experienced clogged drains because of tons of hair falling out, these may be the culprits:

Stress

According to the American Psychological Association, the Gen Y suffers intense stress more than any other generation. Stressors for millennials come in different forms. Of course, there’s the reality of work demands.

Contrary to the popular stereotypes, millennials aren’t lazy, but in fact, the workaholics in most offices, as some reports say. But while these young people are hard-workers, they’re equally insecure about their jobs. Such a mentally draining combo can surely spike stress levels.

Another stressor for millennials is technology. The sensory overload from gadgets and the FOMO (fear of missing out) on friends’ YOLO (you only live once) social media updates increase anxiety among the young generation.

If you’ve suffered total hair loss from stress, there are lots of medical and non-medical treatments out there. Some go for hair growth supplements or transplant.

Other young people, especially men, try out scalp micropigmentation or SMP treatment. Specialists in Las Vegas, Nevada use micro-needles in this procedure, simulating strands of hair on to the scalp surface.

Nutrition

Woman with healthy food

What you eat can also affect the health of your hair. Poor diet can lead to hair loss. In the case of the Gen Y, more and more are going vegetarian. As you know, millennials are the generation most involved in social issues. So, some people go vegetarian out of concern for the environment.

Their love for animals drives others. But while you’re out saving the world, you could be depriving your body of essential nutrients. Meat is a good source of protein and iron, nutrients important in maintaining healthy hair. So avoiding such can put you at risk for hair loss.

A balanced diet is still recommended. But if you really think going vegetarian is the way to go, then ask your physician how you can get the complete nutrients your body, especially your hair, needs. They may suggest some supplements you can take.

Trendy Trends

There’s been a lot of popular hairstyle trends in the past years. With advancements in technology, the fast manufacturing of different products and equipment, it has become easy for people to create and re-create different looks.

Millennials, who are the most experimental consumers, are just happy to try out different styles. This, however, means too much exposure to harsh chemicals and too much tension applied to the hair, which can lead to major hair loss.

While it’s fun to try different trends from time to time, understand that it can have a bad effect on the health of your hair over time.

Apparently, hair loss isn’t just a problem for old people. It can very well affect the young too. If you’re a millennial suffering from hair loss, keep an eye on these culprits to stop the problem.