I was wondering if you could tell me if rust or the water pipes in my building could be causing some hair loss? My landlord snaked one of my drains and there was tons of organge disgusting water coming up. I have experienced unknown hair loss over the last few months and all of my blood work is normal. Iam trying to get to the cause of this. The building I live in is old. Any idea if this could be a cause?
One of the major causes of discolored water like you describe is rusty water pipes, but I doubt that it’s drainage that you are putting on your head. I do not know of hair loss side effects for this type of water, but it does produce stains on your sink/tub that are similar to hard water, which is loaded with minerals. If you have hard water, you will see that the shampoo you use does not create suds well. Yet, even hard water will not impact your hair as long as you treat it gently.
I am assuming that you are a male and if that is the case, you should get your hair mapped out for miniaturization to find out if you have genetic hair loss and stop worrying about your rusty pipes being the cause of your thinning hair. At the very least, I’d let the water run until it clear water comes out, because if you’re showering in rust, that’s not very hygienic and your landlord should take care of that for you.