Hair Loss in Children: Causes and Treatments


Hair loss in children, though less common than in adults, can be a distressing issue for both the child and their parents. Understanding the causes and finding effective treatments is crucial to managing this condition. In this blog post, we will explore the various causes of hair loss in children and discuss treatments, with a focus on products like Watermans Grow Me Shampoo and Watermans Grow Me Elixir.

Causes of Hair Loss in Children

  1. Tinea Capitis

    • Description: Also known as scalp ringworm, this is a fungal infection that affects the scalp and hair shafts.
    • Symptoms: Patchy hair loss, scaling, redness, and sometimes pus-filled sores.

  2. Alopecia Areata

    • Description: An autoimmune condition where the body's immune system attacks hair follicles.
    • Symptoms: Sudden, patchy hair loss that can affect the scalp and other body parts.

  3. Trichotillomania

    • Description: A psychological condition where children compulsively pull out their own hair.
    • Symptoms: Uneven hair loss and broken hair of varying lengths.
  4. Telogen Effluvium

    • Description: A condition where stress, illness, or severe emotional shock causes hair follicles to enter the resting phase prematurely.
    • Symptoms: Generalized thinning of hair across the scalp.

  5. Nutritional Deficiencies

    • Description: Lack of essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, and vitamins can affect hair growth.
    • Symptoms: Overall thinning and brittle hair.

  6. Medical Treatments

    • Description: Certain medical treatments like chemotherapy can cause hair loss.
    • Symptoms: Rapid hair loss following treatment.

Treatments Recommended by Trichologists

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Best Products for Hair loss in Children

  1. Watermans Grow Me Shampoo

    • Description: This shampoo is formulated to promote hair growth and improve scalp health. It contains ingredients like biotin, caffeine, and argan oil, which nourish the scalp and hair follicles.
    • Usage: Apply to wet hair, massage into the scalp, leave for 2-3 minutes, and rinse thoroughly. Regular use can stimulate hair growth and strengthen existing hair.

  2. Watermans Grow Me Elixir

    • Description: An intensive scalp treatment designed to be applied at night. The elixir contains natural ingredients that support hair growth, such as lupin protein, rosemary extract, and niacinamide.
    • Usage: Apply a few drops directly to the scalp before bedtime, massage gently, and leave overnight. Consistent use helps nourish the scalp and promote healthier hair growth.

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  3. Medical and Lifestyle Interventions

    • Antifungal Treatments: For tinea capitis, antifungal medications prescribed by a doctor are essential.
    • Corticosteroids: For alopecia areata, topical or injectable corticosteroids can reduce inflammation and promote hair regrowth.
    • Behavioral Therapy: For trichotillomania, cognitive-behavioral therapy can help manage the compulsion to pull hair.
    • Nutritional Supplements: Ensuring a balanced diet and supplementing deficiencies with vitamins and minerals like biotin, iron, and zinc can support hair health.
    • Stress Management: Techniques such as mindfulness, exercise, and counseling can help reduce stress-related hair loss.


Dr. Amy Revene
Medically reviewed by Dr. Amy Revene M.B.B.S. A dedicated General Physician at New Hope Medical Center, holds a distinguished academic background from the University of Sharjah. Beyond her clinical role, she nurtures a fervent passion for researching and crafting hair care and cosmetic products. Merging medical insights with her love for dermatological science, Dr. Revene aspires to improve well-being through innovative personal care discoveries.

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