How to Cope With Female Hair Loss

Hair loss in women can be frustrating, but recent years have seen an increase in resources for coping with the problem.

Every human being loses around 100 hairs a day but excessive hair loss can affect women of all ages for different reasons. Some of the main reasons for hair loss and thinning are connected to various medical conditions and should be tackled as soon as possible. Hair loss in women is complex and Dr Hugh Rushton, a Harley Street trichologist, says 72% of women with male hormone-related hair loss are also iron deficient: “The key is to get an accurate diagnosis and to eliminate all other potential factors.”

Hair loss can be caused by genetics, stress, pregnancy or medical conditions and treatments, such as chemotherapy. Physical and emotional stress, consuming too much vitamin A, a lack of protein, anaemia, alopecia, lupus and dramatic weight loss are other common causes. hair loss in women

Thirty per cent of female hair loss is genetic and the rest can be treated with hair stimulant products. Try to use natural products as chemical based products will damage and thin your hair even more.

How does it happen? 

The four most common types of female hair loss are:

1. Androgenetic alopecia sees hair thin on the top and front of the head and behind the hairline. Usually, hair will stay thick towards the back of the head. This affects a third of women by the time they reach 50.

2. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, which can cause baldness and is known to affect about two per cent of the population. In many cases, the hair will regrow.

3. Telogen effluvium is a general shedding of hair from across the entire scalp. This hair loss is only temporary and the hair will usually grow back within six months.

4. Excessive styling Certain methods of hair styling, particularly braiding and weaving, are linked to particular types of hair loss.

What can women do?

First pay a visit to your GP or dermatologist as hair loss can occasionally be a symptom of a deeper running issue. Treatments include using hair stimulant products to regrow hair over time and using natural hair building fibres to instantly cover the thinning areas. Try to avoid using Minoxidil and prescription drugs, as these can cause allergic reactions, irregular heartbeat, weight gain, skin rash and itching. These chemical solutions shouldn’t be used during breastfeeding. Hair loss can be frustrating, but recent years have seen an increase in natural products for coping with the problem.