Lifestyle Factors that Hasten Hair-Loss (and What Helps)

Hair loss is a common occurrence in both men and women. 

Approximately 1 person in 50 will suffer from alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own hair follicles. 

While hair loss can be a natural part of aging, hormone changes, stress, and other factors can be responsible for hair thinning. 

Fortunately, there are things you can do to help. 

Here are some lifestyle factors that can hasten hair loss and some treatments you’ll also want to make sure you’re doing to help yourself.


The genes you inherit from your parents can determine the texture, curl, length, and thickness of your hair, as well as how much hair you have. 

For some, genetics may play a very small role, while for others, genetics may be the only cause of hair loss. 

For example, genetic factors caused by hormonal imbalances or anemia can cause hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia, the most common form of hair loss, is caused by genetics. 

It occurs when the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes the hair follicle to shrink and eventually disappear. 

This usually happens when people reach their 20s or 30s, but it can happen at any age.

Poor Diet

The foods you eat, and the nutritional supplements you take, can actually have a significant impact on the health of your hair. 

If you are not careful, a poor diet and nutritional deficiencies can cause hair loss, hair thinning, and the loss of luster and shine. 

It is important to take care of your body by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. 

A poor diet will impact hair loss by negatively impacting your hormone balance. This can indirectly cause hair loss as one of the side effects. Nutrients like zinc, vitamin E, and iron are all required for hair to grow, as are proteins and amino acids. If you aren’t getting enough of these in your diet, your hair could suffer, resulting in thinning or bald spots.


Stress is a normal reaction to situations that trigger fear. It is part of our fight-or-flight response to danger. Our bodies secrete hormones that prepare us to face these situations. One of these hormones is called cortisol, which prepares the body by speeding up the heart rate, raising blood pressure, releasing sugar into the bloodstream, and slowing down digestion.

The body producing too much cortisol can also have a direct effect on hair loss and hair growth. 

While hair loss is not the only thing that stress can cause, it is a common symptom. 

Many people who suffer from stress also suffer from adrenal fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a medical condition that can cause you to feel tired and lethargic and is often associated with thinning hair. 


As we age, our hair undergoes a slow and natural process of deterioration. 

The hair follicles themselves begin to shrink, and the root of the hair becomes thinner. As a result, the rate of hair loss increases. 

The hair shaft becomes thinner and more fragile, causing it to break more easily and be less able to absorb nutrients, which leads to a weakened hair shaft that falls out more easily. 

Furthermore, the oil glands located at the base of the hair follicles begin to slow down and produce less oil, which leads to dry, brittle hair that’s more prone to breakage.


Many medications might cause hair loss. 

Hair loss can be caused or worsened by medications that are used to treat cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, infections, ulcers, and depression. 

In addition, chemotherapy may cause a type of hair loss called anagen effluvium, which is typically a short-term, non-permanent type of hair loss that can occur at any stage of treatment. 

It is caused by the sudden interruption of normal blood supply to the hair follicles, as a result of which the hair falls out.

Treatments Available

While the hair loss process is a natural, cyclic process that can be accelerated by a number of factors, including certain lifestyle habits, there are products designed to prevent hair loss. 

The right compounds in such products can help make the hair thicker and stronger by attaching themselves to the hair cells. 

They can also help prevent three major causes of hair loss: the hair cells die faster than they can regenerate, the hormones that keep the hair growing are too weak, or the hair cells are injured by a buildup of sebum and other hair follicle clogging substances. 

Research has shown that the key to prevention and treatment for hair loss is an amino acid called cysteine, and more specifically, its derivative, copper peptide GHK-Cu. 

GHK-Cu is a supplement with a lot of diverse applications, but it is probably best known for its ability to stimulate hair growth. 

It is effective in treating hair loss by promoting the growth and thickening of hair by increasing the blood flow to the hair follicle. 

Carbon 60 (C60) is an additional ingredient that has a unique ability to bond with keratin and form a protective barrier around the hair shaft. 

It has anti-inflammatory properties and allows for proper oxygenation of the hair follicles, resulting in thicker hair. 

C60 also acts as an antihistamine and calms down the immune system, making it less likely to attack hair follicles. 

Aseir Custom’s product Auxano Grow V2 hair growth formula contains both a GHK-Cu serum and Carbon 60 serum, which work together to reverse hair loss. 

The two-step process stimulates new hair growth by enlarging hair follicles that are shrinking. 

The treatment should be conducted twice a day for those who are in an advanced stage of hair loss and once a day for those in the initial stages. 

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