Millennials and Gen Z Losing Their Hair Earlier?
Although hair loss has been associated with aging, it’s impact and effects are being seen at a much earlier age.
We regularly have men and women in their 20s and 30s schedule a consultation with us.
Millennials, those born between the early 1980s and late 1990s, and Gen Z, those born in the 2000s, are noticing that they are beginning to lose their hair much earlier than their older siblings. What could be the cause for the premature receding hairline? Of course genetics can always play a big role in hair loss, but let’s take a look at a few other possibilities.
What Is Your Diet Like?
Your diet can directly impact the health of your hair.
A lack of protein in the diet has been shown to promote hair loss. Biotin is essential for the production of a hair protein called keratin, which is why biotin supplements are often marketed for hair growth. By this time, the deficiency may have already affected your hair health.
A poor diet, with a lack of the right nutrients (including vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, iron and protein) may slow down hair growth and potentially cause hair loss. With the more popular adoption of a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, particularly among millennials, an individual may not be getting enough protein and iron (which meat is a great source of) and could be a factor in hair loss.
Eating a balanced diet and including supplements of iron and protein is important for healthy hair.
How Are You Styling Your Hair?
Many of the popular hairstyles among millennials could be a contributing factor to hair loss.
Excessive bleaching and coloring of your hair can cause hair breakage. Styles such as high ponytails, tight braids (cornrows) and man-buns, can also cause your hair to break and lead to hair loss.
Early Prevention Methods
Signs of hair loss, especially in millennials, can often be stopped! You can do this by lowering your emotional stress, eating a balanced dit and being aware of the stress your hairstyle can be putting on your hair. If, after altering your lifestyle to a healthier one, you are still losing your hair, a PRP therapy session or hair transplant might be the best solution. Hair transplants are no longer uncommon or taboo – recent social media star Mike Majlak and others in their 20s and 30s have started their hair restoration journey with ease.
Our gold standard, the FUE method, is a minimally invasive procedure in which hair follicles are taken from the back of your head and placed in the thinning or balding areas on the top of the head.
Feel like you are prematurely losing your hair? If you’re ready to regain your confidence and get a fuller, healthier head of hair, contact us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Yazdan.
Unlike many other cosmetic clinics, Modena Hair Institute is solely committed to the surgical and medical treatment of male and female hair loss. Dr. Yazdan informs every patient that only with the facts can you make an intelligent decision about your hair loss and its treatment.