What Causes Hair Breakage at Crown Area?

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With rest of the hair growing in a healthy manner, it is really frustrating to deal with a thinning crown area. Although the hairs surrounding the crown area tend to mask any hair thinning at the top of the head, serious measures should be taken to prevent hair loss from progressing, as it could lead to complete baldness. Crown area breakage should never be taken lightly. It is a chronic hair loss condition that can lead to permanent hair loss at the top of the head if not contained. The best way to prevent a bald crown is to treat it in its initial stages. And for an effective treatment, knowing the cause of hair loss is crucial.

Know what causes hair breakage at crown area and take necessary steps to stop it in its initial stages.

Stress & Anxiety:

Excessive physical or emotional stress is one of the main causes of hair breakage at crown area. Three Bs that are often associated with hair thinning at crown include Bankruptcy, Bereavement and Breakup. If you have experienced any of them over the last few months, your hair loss is more probably a consequence of that stressful event. The best thing about hair loss caused by stress and anxiety is that it is temporary. As soon as the stress is over, hairs start growing back. Some stress management medications have also been found to trigger hair loss.

Physical Trauma:

Not being nice to your hair is another very common cause of hair breakage over the entire scalp, especially the crown area. Among physical trauma styling stressors stand at the top. These include braids and locks done too tightly, picking out or fluffing tresses quite often with hair styling tools, wearing hairstyle which put weight on the crown area like pony tails, braids or those styles which involve pinning hair at the crown area repetitively. Excessive, unwanted combing can also trigger hair breakage at crown area.

Improper Conditioning:

Lack of proper conditioning is also a notable cause of hair thinning at the crown area. As your crown area is the most exposed area to all the harshness of weather and other environmental elements, like sunlight, dust and other pollutants, it is most susceptible to dryness. If proper attention is not given to the crown area during regular oiling and conditioning, hair follicles in this area may become weak and start falling out. It is very easy to miss out on the crown area during regular moisturizing and conditioning so pay extra attention to the inner layers of crown hair.

Try to figure out which of the above mentioned causes is responsible for hair breakage at crown area in your case. If you are noticing hair thinning at the top of the head, it is recommended to see some trichologist and seek expert opinion.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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