7 Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women

7 Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women

When it comes to hair loss, we commonly hear about male pattern baldness and see advertisements for male hair transplants and other treatments. This can mean that as a woman when we experience hair loss, we panic. Female hair loss isn’t something that we hear much about, so we assume that there is something seriously wrong, that we don’t have many options, or that we will lose all of our hair. This can be very upsetting for women.

But female hair loss is much more common than you might think. It’s thought that one in three women will experience some form of hair loss at some point in their lives. There are a variety of causes, and so a variety of treatments. Here’s a look at some of the most common causes of hair loss in women.

Stress

Stress affects us all in different ways, with both physical and mental symptoms. Hair loss due to stress is probably more common than you think and can happen for two main reasons. The first is that stress can push our hair follicles into a resting phase, this can mean that hairs fall out, or that when hairs fall out naturally, they don’t grow back. The second is that when we’re stressed, we can subconsciously pull-out hair as a coping mechanism.

Hormonal Changes

Hormones are another thing that affects our bodies in a huge range of ways, not least our hair. When we have extreme hormonal changes, we can gain or lose hair, and the texture of our hair can change. Many people find that when they are pregnant, their hair becomes thicker, so it’s no surprise that hair loss after pregnancy is common. Hair loss often also occurs around menopause.

Family History

Hair loss can be generic. If your parents (male or female) or grandparents had hair loss, you are more likely to experience the same.

Age

Age is one of the most common causes of hair loss, and many women notice their hair thinning, breaking, or falling out during styling as they start to get older. Unfortunately, lifestyle changes are unlikely to help. If age is the cause of your hair loss, you might need help from The Treatment Rooms London. They provide a range of hair loss treatments for both men and women, giving you more confidence, and helping to slow the signs of age.

Hair Care Practices

Dying our hair, washing too often, or with harsh shampoos, brushing too much or too hard, using heat to style, and even tight hairstyles can lead to hair loss.

Medical Conditions

Some health conditions, as well as the treatments for them, can lead to hair loss. These include anaemia, thyroid conditions, and psoriasis.

Nutrient Deficiencies

Deficiencies of some nutrients such as iron, vitamin D, and zinc can also lead to hair loss in both men and women. In this case, making diet changes or taking a supplement can help.

It’s important to understand the cause of your hair loss, as this will affect your treatment. If you are losing hair due to stress, often some lifestyle changes will make a noticeable difference. But if your hair loss is due to age or hereditary factors, you might need some help if you want to restore your hair to its former glory.

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