14 Surprising Things That Can Cause Hair Loss

    It's a lot more common than you think.

    Have you ever lost more hair than normal and freaked out thinking you were going bald?

    In order to understand hair loss, it's important to first understand how hair grows.

    While there are lots of things that can contribute to hair loss, there are three main disorders that disrupt the growth process and can cause your hair to fall out:

    Keeping that in mind, here are some things that dermatologists find contribute to these disorders as well as hair loss in general:

    1. Genetics — from both sides of your family.

    2. Keeping your hair pulled back in tight styles.

    3. Delivering a baby.

    4. Overexercising.

    5. Consistently ~yo-yo dieting~ or being malnourished.

    6. Experiencing a traumatic event or a dealing with a big change in your schedule.

    7. Being anemic.

    8. Having an underactive or overactive thyroid.

    9. Taking certain medications.

    10. Getting the flu.

    11. Living with an autoimmune disorder.

    12. Starting some hair regrowth treatments that contain minoxidil.

    13. Having high levels of testosterone.

    14. Aging and menopause.

    Important note: If you're experiencing hair loss and you're concerned, the best thing you can do is check in with your doctor.

    The more you know!