You Expect Hair Loss When You
01 / 22 / 20

You Expect Hair Loss When You're Older, But What About Your 20's?

If the thought of hair loss in your 20's shocks you, don't worry, you are not alone! There is a common misconception floating around that hair loss only happens to those who are middle-aged or older. Although this is the expected age for hair loss to occur, the truth is that it can occur at any age, even in your 20's. This is a more common occurrence than you may have once believed. If you fall into this category, there's no need to worry. There are plenty of options to help you restore your hair and the have the full head of hair you've always dreamed of.

Factors that Contribute to Hair Loss in Your 20's

When most people think of hair loss, and especially hair loss in their 20's, they think of men. However, men aren't the only sector of the population that experience hair loss or thinning at a young age. Women can also experience hair loss in their 20's as well. There are several factors that can play a part in premature hair loss.


Hair goes through a life cycle just like anything else. The first phase is the growth phase, where the follicle is continually growing. Stress disrupts the growth phase, causing hair to exit the growth phase earlier than it should and fall out prematurely. This means that you lose more strands of hair in a day, and because the life cycle of the hair is disrupted, you do not have new hair ready to take its place.

Hormonal Changes

In women when estrogen and progesterone levels drop, it causes hair to grow more slowly. This means the hair is falling out more rapidly than it is able to be replaced. This causes hair thinning and loss. In both men and women, an increase in androgens cause hair follicles to shrink which causes hair loss.

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases can cause white blood cells to attack healthy hair follicles, causing them to shrink and preventing new hair growth.

Thyroid Disorders

Prolonged or untreated thyroid disorders can cause hair follicles to become dormant and therefore not produce any new strands of hair.


A diet in which you do not get adequate vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients essential for healthy hair can inhibit your scalp's ability to produce new hair follicles.

The Right Hair Restoration Solutions to Fit Your Needs

No matter the reason for your premature hair loss, it doesn't have to define your future. Regain your former look back or take on a whole new look! It's up to you! Let's take a look at a couple of your hair restoration options:

  • Hair Restoration Systems - This is a non-surgical, 100% customized solution that involves seamlessly integrating hair grafts or weaves with your natural hair to achieve your desired look. LH Hair offers clients different hair restoration systems to choose from.
  • Hair Extensions and Toppers - This is a great option for adding volume and fullness to your existing hair. It works great with any lifestyle and any budget.

Our professional and experienced stylists will conduct a full hair evaluation and scalp analysis and discuss your viable options for hair restoration. The solution you choose is based on your preference, what you're comfortable with, and your desired look.

With over 10 years of experience in hair restoration, LH Hair is the premier hair restoration studio in Charlotte, NC. We will guide you through every step of the process to make sure you get the look you've always wanted. Contact us today to schedule your FREE hair evaluation.