The normal cycle of our hair growth last for 2 to 6 years. Each hair grows approximately 1 CM (less than half an inch) per month during this phase. Approximately 90 percent of the hair on our scalp is growing while another 10 percent of the hair on our scalp is in a resting phase. After 2 to 3 months, the resting hairs fall out and new hairs start to grow in its place.
It is normal to shed some hairs each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excess (more than normal) hair loss. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children.
A typical example of major hair loss cause which affects both sexes is poor diet.
In order to have healthy and strong hairs, your body needs a lot of vitamins such as vitamins B6, B12, C, and E. If you have a deficiency in one of these vitamins then you could experience hair loss. Therefore if you suspect that poor diet is the cause of your hair loss, you should change your diet by including some fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking a lot of water and adding more dairy products and poultry. Try to consider some hair loss prevention products like Provillus , Procerin etc … if you prefer.
Another hair loss cause which affects both men and women is tension / stress. Our bodies can tolerate a certain level of stress, but anything over this tolerance level will have a detrimental effect such as hair loss. It is one of the ways in which our body is telling us that something is wrong.
Stress causes hair loss is medically known as Telogen Effluvium. Once you are grappled with an unexpected stress or a kind of shock, you are able to loose your hair quickly. This is because in such condition, your hair's capacity of regeneration is nullified and it may take a year for follicles to resume their tasks of producing hairs.