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Top 7 Causes of Hair Loss in Men

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Losing hair is a grim reality for many men – and what’s more is that it often gets written off as “that’s how it goes” or traced to family members who are also balding. Some men lose confidence and feel helpless as their lovely locks land on the bathroom floor.

However, while hair loss is often hereditary, it’s not always the only cause of follicle fallout. There could be health and dietary factors that contribute to the rate of balding, some of which can be prevented or slowed down with a few lifestyle changes. Here are seven of the reasons you might be seeing a bit more of your forehead lately (and no, wearing a hat isn’t one of them)…

 

1. Tight Hairstyles

Some men are still really into the ponytail, the combed-back look, or the “man bun” which has made a recent resurgence. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a unique hairstyle, ones that put stress on your hair (pulled back) can actually cause hair loss, according to AskMen, a popular web resource.

AskMen notes that tight braids (including cornrows and dreadlocks) are also a hair-loss culprit, with these types of hairstyles causing recession of the hairline rather than patchy hair loss. So while you might look great now, you may want to consider another style for a while to give your hairline a break.

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