Our answer to What are the causes of hair loss and how to prevent it?
Answer by Nature Crazy:
Unchecked hormones and inflammatory cytokines, such as Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha, Superoxide, Reactive Oxygen Species, Prostaglandin imbalances, stress hormone elevation, prolactin production, and DHT all play a role in the pathogenesis of hair loss.
What triggers these inflammatory events in the body?
Weight gain, Excessive physical or mental stress, Environmental Pollution, Poor diet and eating disorders, lack of vitamins and minerals, long term use of chemical based products, and a build up of toxins in the body.
Do genetics play a role?
Yes, but your genes just determine a supsceptivity towards thinning and hair loss. The field of epigenetics (which was a direct result of the work carried out at the human genome project) demonstrates that while the DNA in our make-up remains fixed the epigenome continually responds to our diet and living conditions, enabling an entire alteration in genetic expression.
In other words, your DNA is not your destiny. Just because hair loss runs in your family does not necessarily mean you’ll go bald. There are many ways for halting the process naturally for ALL types of hair loss. Following a strict diet while utilizing a few key natural supplements proven through science will be critical for those with hair loss genes.
In order to reverse your hair loss, we recommend following our top 7 Tips for reversing hair loss. Anyone wanting to thicken their existing hair, maintain its natural luster, or just add body and extra shine can follow these methods too.