The good news is that regardless of your age or gender you can stop hair loss in its tracks. The key for those suffering from telogen effluvium is identifying and correcting the original trigger or triggers that were causing your TE in the first place. As soon as you do the hair growth cycle will return back to normal.

Ask yourself these questions: Have you experienced any traumatic events? Review your recent life events. Go over what has occurred within the last 6 months or so, and try to recall if there have been any possibly traumatic events that have taken place. Generally, stress or a traumatic incident can trigger Telogen Effluvium. Also, new medications or dietary changes can as well.

Also, sometimes testing and bloodwork can be inaccurate. For example, Thyroid problems are many times undiagnosed because the typical thyroid test, (thyroid stimulating hormone) is not very reliable due to thyroid hormone resistance. Many people suffering from diffuse hair thinning also have a thyroid issue. To test for a thyroid imbalance, I recommend the Barnes test.

With that said there are some proactive actions you can take to accelerate the hair regrowth process while you figure out and correct the original trigger. Read our top 5 tips that you can start utilizing to recover as quickly as possible.