Excessive hair loss has a number of reasons. Most of the time, it stems from poor hair treatment. For certain males, hair loss (known as androgen alopecia) is inherited. Nowadays, salons and beauty centers abound. They sell an infinite range of hair treatments — dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners, permanent waves, hair relief, hot oil, rebound, cellophane, etc. Normally, these treatments are not dangerous, but if repeated too much, the hair can be damaged and it can split or even fall off.
Fragile and brittle hair often happens where additives are used in procedures or when treatment solutions are left longer than required. In your situation, this appears to be the cause. If you want to delay hair loss, it's time for your normal hair to grow and your hair to "relax" from various hair treatments or manipulations.
Using very strong shampoos and conditioners, or combing too hard, can also contribute to hair loss. Strong rubbing with a towel while drying your hair can do harm as well. Combing should be handled softly using a large-toothed comb.
Since a tight ponytail style puts pressure on the roots of the hair, it is also a cause of hair loss. When using ponytails, avoid pulling your hair too tightly. Most of the time, the hair on the sides is pulled out. It's called traction alopecia.
Hereditary causes of alopecia or hair loss can not be avoided, but proper hair care can help prevent aggravation. In women, hair thinning is a manifestation of hair loss, while in men it may be bald on the forehead or on the middle head. Hair loss can begin as early as the 20s or the 30s.
The daily use of minoxidil or the intake of tablets such as finasteride can help prevent hair loss. Hair transplantation is another option, but get a certified and expert doctor to do it, otherwise, you may end up with a worse and more disfigured condition of your hair and scalp.
Such less frequent causes include scalp inflammation during childbirth, high fever, malnutrition, lack of iron, and chemotherapy in cancer patients.
Another cause of baldness common to women is more of a psychological problem. Impulsive hair pulling or trichotillomania, as this problem is known, is sometimes used as a stress-coping mechanism or as a sign of an underlying mental problem.