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Hair Loss: Why it Happens and What You Can Do About It

Written by Livia Alcantara
On July 27, 2021

‘Tis The Season For Hair Loss.

If you think you are seeing more loose strands during the summer months, you are not going crazy. The truth is, the combination of heat and our bodies’ chemical makeup isn’t doing us any favors during the summertime.

For some individuals, hair loss is even more severe during the summer, causing three to four times the amount of typical shed. So what are these pesky chemicals that are causing us to shed our locks? Androgens, the hormones that affect hair loss in both men and womenbecome more active during the summer months due to the warmer weather. This increase in the production of androgens is why people are more prone to hair loss during the hotter months. 1

What Else Can Cause Hair Loss? While androgens play a significant role in hair loss during the summer months, many other factors can influence hair loss. Check it out!

  • Stress 
  • Greasy scalp/ scalp hygiene 
  • Thyroid issues 
  • Using heated tools 
  • High traction hairstyles (high ponytails, cornrows, extensions) 
  • Specific medications/ birth control 
  • Pregnancy 
  • Vitamin deficiencies/ poor diet 
  • Chemo-therapy 
  • Using too much hair product (hairspray, mousse, pomade, etc.)

Maintain your mane, if you are struggling with hair loss, here is some good news: there are many ways to slow or stop hair loss. Here are a few of our top tips!

  • Avoid hot showers when washing hair
  • Get a scalp massage to stimulate growth
  • Swap to anti-DHT or organic shampoos
  • Keep up with regular washes every 2-3 days
  • Use less heated tools
  • Clean up your diet to include raw veggies and fruit
  • Make sure you are consuming adequate protein
  • Get blood work done to rule out health conditions and deficiencies
  • Practice stress management

Your best ally against hair loss is your doctor. If your hair loss is persistent or aggressive, the best option is to speak to your healthcare provider.

Your doctor will be able to diagnose the root cause of your hair loss more accurately and develop a plan of action to stop it or slow it down. A couple of medications that your doctor might recommend are Finasteride, Spironolactone and Dutasteride.

Finasteride, otherwise known as Propecia, this prescription pill may help slow hair loss and even promote new growth. Spironolactone and Dutasteride are medications that were not intended to treat hair loss but have been proven to help with hair loss as a side effect, in addition to treating other conditions. 2

GeniusRx Is Here To Support Your Hair Goals

Here at GeniusRx, we believe the more you know, the better. That’s why our team is always happy to answer any questions and provide you with accurate information about your medications. Be sure to check out our website for more FAQs or jump into a chat with a pharmacist at any time straight from our website or give us a call with any questions.

Our team works hard to help you save money on thousands of FDA-approved medications and ensuring you receive them as quickly as possible with free delivery. If you ever need us, we are always a click or call away. 

Contact us today or visit our website for more information.

Data and information from: 

(1) Medical News Today  (2) Mayo Clinic

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