We Have Your Answers: Most Frequently Asked Hair Loss Questions Pt. 1

Here at GroMD, we know hair.

Not only do we have the products to give you your best hair yet, we’ve got the answers to the hair-related questions you’ve been dying to ask. World renowned hair restoration surgeon and GroMD creator, Dr. Yazdan, has compiled the most frequently asked questions from his patients dealing with hair loss and thinning.

Let’s get into the thick of it, shall we?

Q: Why is my hair getting thinner?

A: Hair loss can be due to a range of factors from genetics, age, poor nutrition and lifestyle habits to more serious medical conditions and even their treatments. In cases where you have more than one contributing factor, more serious hair loss can occur. If you start noticing signs of excessive hair loss and/or thinning, you'll want to nip it in the bud as quick as possible.

Q: Is it normal to lose hair every day?

A: It sure is! The average person sheds between 50-100 hairs a day. If you start to notice more significant hair loss, it may be time to put a call into your physician to rule out any underlying conditions that may be the cause of your rapid thinning.

Q: Can certain hairstyles cause hair loss?

A: They sure can. We mainly see this in African American women who prefer to where their hair using extremely tight hairstyles such as extensions, wigs, braiding and tight ponytails that place excessive tension on the scalp causing a hair loss condition called traction alopecia. Any hairstyle that creates stress for the scalp can cause thinning, or loss, of hair.

Q: What is the leading cause of hair loss?

A: The most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is called Androgenetic Alopecia. You may have know it as male or female pattern baldness. In simple, androgenetic hair loss is hereditary so you can thank your parents, or your grandparents, for this one!

Q: What is the second most common reason of hair loss?

A: Following genetic or hereditary hair loss, the second most common reason men and women lose their hair is age. Just like your cars, our bodies develop some 'wear and tear' as we get older. Since hair loss can be a natural part of our aging process, most medical professionals don't consider it a problem.

We understand how serious hair loss can impact your everyday life. With GroMD, you no longer have to accept losing your hair. Dr. Yazdan has developed a way to slow down and even stop further hair loss once and for all.

Q: How is the cause of my hair loss determined?

A: Do your research and find a reputable hair restoration specialist alike Dr. Yazdan or a dermatologist that can better help you identify the cause of your hair loss. The crucial element in determining hair loss is the doctor's experience. Your physician will start by asking a round of questions to better understand your condition and will likely want to know your family's history of hair loss. If the cause remains unclear, he or she can order or perform tests including a hair evaluation and blood tests and possibly even a biopsy.  

Q: Is it best to begin hair restoration as soon as I start losing my hair or should I wait?

A: Whenever you begin balding or your hair starts thinning, that’s the best time to begin to begin preventative measures to protect the hair you have now. Combat hair loss directly at the source–the scalp. Add a topical solution, like GroMD Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo, to your daily hair care regimen!