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What are the causes of hair loss in women?

November 1, 2017

Many people especially women take great pride in their hair. It makes sense, as your crowning glory is just as front and centre, just as visible to the rest of the world, as your face.

Here are the Few Reasons to Causes hair loss in women.

1. Childbirth

During pregnancy, most women notice their hair going into rapid growth mode. Since the hair growth stage lasts longer, normal shedding doesn’t occur. Once estrogen levels go back to normal after delivery, hair resumes its normal growth cycles and starts to shed all that thick, luscious hair that accumulated over the last 10 months. Some women experience very mild shedding, but others experience intense shedding for a few months.

2. Changes in birth control

Going off the Pill or changing to a different type of hormonal contraception can also cause hormone-induced shedding.

3. Protein deficiency

Eating protein is essential for our bodies to make new hair cells. If you’re not eating properly, your body won’t have enough new hairs to replace the old ones when they shed.

4. Certain medications

The most notorious for doing so are blood pressure medications, but some antidepressants and HIV medications may do it as well. Always talk with your prescribing doctor if you notice you’re losing hair a few months after starting new meds.

5. Dandruff

When the skin on the scalp is inflamed and itchy, and you frequently scratch the hell out of it, your hair may start to shed more than usual. Dandruff is the most easily treated cause of hair loss.

6. Physical stress

When you’re experiencing something stressful —not your average day-to-day stress. You may experience a temporary halt in hair growth as your body puts its resources toward getting you through said big event. Hairs don’t all grow at the same rate. Some are growing some are resting and some are actively being shed. When you have these conditions, your body halts hair growth, and then things get restarted and all these hairs that have been halted start to get pushed out at the same time.”

7. Autoimmune diseases

An autoimmune condition makes the body recognize its own hair follicles as foreign and it attacks them and makes the hair fall out.

8. Wearing too-tight hairstyles too often

This happens when people wear tight braids chronically, but I’ve seen it with tight ponytails, too. It can cause progressive thinning of the hairline, and if you do it for long enough, the hair loss may actually become permanent. It’s considered a scarring process, which can damage the hair follicle beyond repair.

9. Heat-styling your hair on the regular life

This is a condition where damaged, weak points in the hair shaft cause hair to break off easily.

10. Over processing your hair

Getting frequent perms, chemical straightening or relaxing procedures—basically anything that uses harsh chemicals on your scalp and hair—can damage the hair follicle and cause permanent hair loss.

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