Why You’re Balding in Your 20s


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Your 20s are usually the most exciting years of your life when you finally step out into the real world armed with your ideals whether it’s for landing your dream job, meeting the love of your life or starting to live on your own. It’s when you finally become your own person and sail your own ship.

But this generation is facing a lot of issues that trump self-esteem and confidence – issues that may interfere on how you follow your dreams. Premature balding is one of these.

In spite of the mushrooming of hair products over the years, more and more men are going bald in their twenties. Balding used to occur at the onset of middle age but not anymore. Today it indicates more serious problems that have to be addressed.

So why are you going bald when you’re just in your twenties?

Male Pattern Baldness Actually Begins at 15

Heredity probably plays the biggest role in whether or not you lose your hair later in life. Almost all men experience baldness by the time they reach their 50s and 60s. On the other hand, the hair loss begins variably among men across the globe. Generally, however, the earliest signs of balding actually appear at 15. So if your parents or grandparents are experiencing baldness or hair loss, there’s a good chance you will also lose your hair if left untreated.

Puffing away your hair

Smoking is a habit that doesn’t have any good effects at all and balding is just one of them. When you inhale smoke, you inhale carbon monoxide that keeps your blood from carrying the oxygen other nutrients to your hair. The nicotine in cigarettes also constricts your blood vessels which makes it even harder for the nutrients to get through.

Stressing out your mane

Just as your body needs energy to function for your daily activities, so does your hair! Your hair needs energy to grow healthily. Stress triggers the process of oxidation that can harm essential anti-oxidants in your hair and accelerate your hair loss. It’s been proven that stress is a common cause of alopecia areata, telogen effluvium and trichotillomania.

Hormonal changes

There is a long list of factors that could lead to hormonal imbalance. For instance, an unhealthy lifestyle and medications can trigger hormonal changes that could cause hair loss.

Poor nutrition, unhealthy hair

It’s not difficult to deduce how food affects healthy hair growth. Your hair needs vitamins and nutrients to keep it healthy and strong. Without keratin and protein, among other nutrients, you could start losing your hair as early as your 20s. So make sure to have a balanced diet that would give you the nutrients you need.