Hello, I am 24 years old, around a year and half ago I noticed a lot more hair coming out when I combed and in the shower drain. Prior to that and pretty much up till now my lifestyle was poor: gained weight, bad diet, no exercise, smoking marijuana, bad sleep… Also I was dealing with depression (and still am in some ways), took Wellbutrin, a common anti-depressant, for a little bit, but stopped when I noticed my hair thinning fearing that it was the cause. Things are better now and I am getting back in shape, gradually and getting my life back together. My hair is nowhere near as thick as it used to be, so my question is: Will living a healthier lifestyle now get my hair to the way it was at all, or are the hair follicles just dead and this is as thick as it will ever be? Thank you very much for your time.
Often, men with genetic hair loss will accelerate it when they live the lifestyle you’ve described above. The drug Wellbutrin does have hair loss as a side effect. Living healthier is clearly better, but if you are undergoing aggressive dieting, it will not help your hair loss as that is another cause of hair loss. Eating a healthy diet and consistency on that diet is the key. Get a good hair doctor and find out if you have genetic hair loss, get a diagnostic mapping of your scalp for miniaturization to confirm if it is actually male patterned balding and then being smarter you can decide what, if anything, you need to do.