Hair loss can occur in both men and women, but is obviously more common among older men. Regardless of your age and gender, though, you should know that it can be associated be with a genetic disposition similar to diabetes or eye color. Of course, hair loss isn’t a disease or illness, but it can be a nuisance and can require some work if you want to prevent or stop it.
Aside from genetics, though, there are a number of other reasons why you might be susceptible to hair loss:
Too many chemical treatments over a long period of time
Overexposure to heat, even hot water
Mistreatment and abuse
Obviously, you have to keep your hair clean, so you will have to wash and condition it. However, you can use hair products that are all natural and better for you than synthetic products. Similarly, you can use hair products that are fortified with vitamins and minerals as well as natural oils that help to keep your scalp moisturized and strong. Also, it can be a good idea to avoid using extremely hot water and comb or brush your hair slowly and smoothly, especially if you are concerned about hair loss.
Speaking of vitamins, it never hurts to take a multivitamin/mineral every day. It can help in many ways, but if you are concerned about hair loss it can help make up for genetic deficiencies you might have or any holes in your diet. Accordingly, you can change your diet too.
Finally, there are several medications that can also help if you are concerned about hair loss. Obviously, you will have to talk to your doctor about these to see if it is a viable option for you.