This can trigger a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. Hair has a programmed life cycle: Hair loss often becomes noticeable three-to-six months after the trauma. The good news is that hair will start growing back as your body recovers. Pregnancy-related hair loss is seen more commonly after your baby has been delivered rather than actually during pregnancy.
If you do experience hair loss, rest assured that your hair will grow back in a couple of months. Advertisement 4 of 21 Getty Images Too much vitamin A Overdoing vitamin A-containing supplements or medications can trigger hair loss, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
This is a reversible cause of hair loss and once the excess vitamin A is halted, hair should grow normally. Advertisement 5 of 21 Lack of protein If you don't get enough protein in your diet, your body may ration protein by shutting down hair growth, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
This can happen about two to three months after a drop in protein intake, they say. There are many great sources of protein , including fish, meat, and eggs. Advertisement 6 of 21 Getty Images Male pattern baldness About two out of three men experience hair loss by age 60, and most of the time it's due to male pattern baldness.
This type of hair loss, caused by a combo of genes and male sex hormones, usually follows a classic pattern in which the hair recedes at the temples, leaving an M-shaped hairline. Advertisement 7 of 21 Getty Images Heredity Female-pattern hair loss, called androgenic or androgenetic alopecia, is basically the female version of male pattern baldness.
Unlike men, women don't tend to have a receding hairline, instead their part may widen and they may have noticeable thinning of hair. Like men, women may benefit from minoxidil Rogaine to help grow hair, or at least, maintain the hair you have, Dr.
Rogaine is available over-the-counter and is approved for women with this type of hair loss. Advertisement 8 of 21 Female hormones Just as pregnancy hormone changes can cause hair loss, so can switching or going off birth-control pills. This can also cause telogen effluvium, and it may be more likely if you have a family history of hair loss. The change in the hormonal balance that occurs at menopause may also have the same result.
If a new Rx is a problem, switch back or talk to your doctor about other birth control types. Stopping oral contraceptives can also sometimes cause hair loss, but this is temporary, says Dr. Don't make your problem worse with hair-damaging beauty regimens.