For many people, hair loss is a natural side effect of aging. If you have a genetic predisposition toward hair loss, eyelash and hair thinning is expected as you grow older. However, thinning hair can be caused or exacerbated by many other factors as well, from hormonal imbalance to disease. If you’re losing hair or eyelashes at a quicker rate than usual, it might be time to speak with your doctor to rule out a more serious problem.
There are a few signs that can help you identify whether your hair loss may be cause for concern:
— If the hair loss is sudden, falling out in clumps or clusters
— If it’s accompanied by itching, burning, pain or any other sensation
— A change in your hair texture, such as brittleness
— Your hair loss is accompanied by a loss of eyelashes, eyebrows, brittle nails or any other symptoms
If you have any reason to suspect that your hair loss is abnormal, be sure to check with your doctor.
One very common cause of hair loss is traction alopecia. This happens when the hair in an area is pulled too tightly, putting stress on hair follicles and ultimately causing the hair to pull out. This might happen if you always wear your hair up, with barrettes or other fasteners holding it tight. It can also affect your eyelashes if your pull on them or curl them too much. Fortunately, traction alopecia is easy to reverse if caught early: Just give the area a rest and allow the hair to grow back naturally.
Solutions for Thinning Lashes and Hair
Once you’ve ruled out or treated any underlying medical condition, you might want to find a way to compensate for your thinning hair. One of the most popular and versatile solutions is hair extensions. Extensions match the color and texture of your hair, adding length and volume in a way that looks natural.
Although hair extensions are a common solution for thinning hair, you might not have thought about eyelash extensions for thinning eyelashes. These extensions work very similarly to the hair extensions mentioned above. Each eyelash has an synthetic hair extension carefully applied to it, creating a look of length and volume, putting as little stress on the hair follicle as possible. If you are worried about how your thin eyelashes look or just want to give your lashes a boost, Amazing Lash Studios Houston is ready to help you achieve and keep full, beautiful eyelashes.