Before we get started it is important to point out that determining the cause or causes of female hair loss is the most important factor in finding the answers needed to reverse the condition.
The average female scalp is covered with 100,000 hairs each of which emerges from a tiny sac like pouch called a follicle. Each day a silent battle is occurring between hair loss and hair replacement. Your scalp naturally sheds approximately 100 hairs a day most of which are replaced but if any one of a number of factor interrupts the replacement cycle, or if shedding accelerates to a point where the replacement cycle can’t keep up, then hair loss occurs. It’s just that simple.
The question is whether your hair thinning or balding is immune system driven, self induced, genetically induced, hormone driven or a combination of the three. Let’s look at a 7 possible causes and see whether any of them could apply to you.
*Alopecia areata: This condition affects about 2 percent of the population and is a non-hormone related immune disorder affecting primarily the scalp. It is characterized by circular bald patches. Early recognition and treatment (cortisone shots) is important to avoid permanent hair loss.
*Health conditions and concerns: The number of health condition that can cause or contribute to female balding and thinning is lengthy. Examples would be diabetes, diseases producing high fever, underactive pituitary gland, underactive thyroid, anemia and lupus.
*Heredity: Yes your genetic makeup can influence or cause hair loss and comes from both sides of the family. This factor is particularly important in reference to androgenetic alopecia.
*Stress: Most women have a great deal of stress in their lives dealing with children, husbands, and careers but stress that causes hair to fall out is extreme and normally hangs around longer than normal. Both physical and psychological stress can trigger hair thinning. Examples would include death, divorce, pregnancies, or a major life event.
*Menopause: Menopause induced balding can be permanent or temporary. If you feel this is at the root cause of your female hair loss you should talk with your doctor about possible solutions.
*Over beautification: Every woman wants to look her best and this often includes bleaching, hot curling irons, hot rollers, and hair styles that require the hair to pulled tight. All of these factors can contribute to thinning and balding and should be reduced or eliminated depending on your circumstances.
*Nutritional imbalances: Dieting often comes with its benefits but also can contribute to temporary hair loss. So if you decide to diet make sure you get enough protein and B vitamins.
What Next? Don’t let female hair loss spiral out of control! Once the condition has been recognized, either contact your doctor or do an internet search to find a hair regrowth product that is designed to block harmful hormones such as DHT, stimulate the scalp, and bring those tired scalp follicles back to life.