Baldness due to hair loss is usually experienced by adults. However, children and adolescents can also experience hair loss. Hair loss in adolescents can be a sign of malnutrition or disease. Hair loss in children in adolescence can cause emotional feelings and stress. It’s just that, keep in mind that teenage hair loss is often temporary and can grow back well.
The majority of people lose about 50 to 100 hairs each day. This amount of loss is normal because the strands will grow back. However, what if the amount of hair loss exceeds that number? To be able to correct hair loss properly, first know the main cause of the loss.
Sometimes hair loss in teens is caused by certain medical conditions. A person can experience hair loss if they have a scalp infection, diabetes, thyroid problems, or skin disorders. However, don’t worry just yet if you experience hair loss. Because hair loss caused by this medical condition is more likely to have associated symptoms. Parents are expected to pay attention to any other changes that accompany hair loss and consult their doctor.
The role of nutrition in hair is often overlooked. In fact, this is important to prevent hair loss in adolescents. Consuming junk food more often than nutritious fruits and vegetables can have bad consequences, namely a lack of protein, vitamins, and minerals to hold hair strength. When nutritional deficiency, the intake of these little received nutrients is confused about which part of the body to distribute. Of course, the body’s cells will choose to send the little nutrients to the most important parts and reduce the delivery of nutrients needed by the hair. Parents are expected to pay special attention to the causes of this teenager’s hair loss. Because nutritional deficiencies may result from poor nutrition or eating disorders.
Seeing the latest hairstyle trends, teenagers often use chemical products that make the scalp hot or change hairstyles that cause hair roots to be pulled. Straightening or curling your hair every day can also cause dry and brittle hair and lead to hair loss.
The best way to treat hair loss is to get to the root of the problem. Here are the steps that need to be considered when your teenager experiences hair loss:
Eat foods with balanced nutrition with optimal calorie intake.
Shampoo and comb your hair gently. Apply an oil to nourish your hair, such as coconut oil.
Limit the use of hair straighteners and hair dryers (hairdryers) too hot and too often. Avoid using chemicals on your hair too often, such as bleaching or coloring.