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Why is my hair thinning and shedding? I am only 17

Why is my hair thinning and shedding? I am only 17

Everyone at a certain age experiences hair thinning and hair shedding problems. Some start in their 30s and some when they start their teenage. Everyone wants luscious, thick hair and they consider hair thinning and hair loss a very stressful event. Some teenagers even suffer from depression and stress when they start to lose their hair.  

During the teenage years when people are unaware of what’s good or bad for their hair, they tend to damage it. The hair roots in the early stages of the test phase may be pulled out before they are ready to fall out during vigorous hair massages or washing hair daily with a strong shampoo.

This is why we should massage hair softly and avoid using a hard shampoo. Whether it is short-term or long-term losing your hair or having any other hair problem can be stressful. 

Hair loss in an individual can lead to embarrassment among their peer groups and low self-esteem. Usually, hair loss is a sign of an underlying issue or deficiency of any vitamin or macronutrient. Hair loss in teenagers can happen for several reasons. The first step is to find the cause of the problem. 

Let’s take a look at some common causes of hair fall and hair thinning in all age groups:

Causes 

1) Unbalanced diet 

Hair loss or hair thinning generally occurs when your body misses an important component. Our body requires all the vitamins and nutrients for hair growth and hair health. 

2) Use of hard shampoo

Usage of hard shampoos on our scalp can extract all our natural oils and cause dandruff and hair breakage.

3) Trichotillomania 

It’s a disorder in which pulling of hair in bunches takes place. This usually happens when a person is anxious or under a lot of stress. The most common age is 10-14 which suffer from this disorder. It causes hair thinning and hair loss in patches.

4) Androgenic alopecia 

It is also known as male pattern baldness and it can begin at an early age. A lot of boys aging from 16- to 21 can experience this. It can be genetic but if caught at an early age it can be treated. 

5) Stress 

It’s the main factor for hair thinning and hair loss in all age groups. Our mental health is really important for us to have great and healthy hair. 

6) Any other medicines 

Most of the teens tend to be on some kind of acne medication which can also cause hair fall. Accutane has various side effects and can cause hair thinning and hair loss.

How to prevent hair fall

1) Massage your scalp 

Massaging your scalp is a way of exfoliating it with essential oils.it increases the flow of blood in our scalp and hair roots and promotes overall health.

2) Eat a balanced diet

Having all the nutrients in your diet is important. Add biotin which is a water-soluble vitamin in your diet as it promotes hair growth and prevents hair loss. Eat protein-rich foods like curd, tofu, and avocado.

3) Don’t style your hair too often

Using heat and hair gels causes damage. To prevent using too much hair gel and hair dryers and use a more natural way to look good.

4) Know what is bad for your hair

You should know how to take care of your hair and style them without damage. If some cream or gel is destroying your hair then stop using it.

5) Exercise daily

Working out on a routine may be helpful for you. Excess fat is a reason for a lot of health issues and may cause your hair to fall out and also thinning. Exercise will keep you fit and you will detoxify naturally.

6) De-stress

You are young and you have a lot ahead of you. Don’t overthink too much and learn to let go. Stress is making you go bald so go out and shake it off a little.

7) Don’t wear a cap or hat daily

Wearing a cap can lock the sweat on the scalp only and prevent it from flowing out. It dries on the scalp and causes dandruff and hair breakage. As you know sweat is dirt and it is not good.


There are many treatments for hair thinning and hair loss in teens. As it’s the starting of the problem there are chances to completely stop it. So don’t be late and take proper treatment.

The above ways can prevent hair loss or hair fall. But if you are someone who is facing severe hair loss due to androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness then you should look for our Medicated Anti-Hair loss kit designed by our dermatologist which includes: 

  1. Minoxidil 5% topical solution - Increase nutrition flow on your hair.
  2. Biotin tablets- To strengthen your hair
  3. DHT blocker shampoo- To strengthen and nourish your hair.
  4. Finasteride tablets- Block Harmful DHT level on your scalp.

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