6 Causes of Hair Loss in Women

6 Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Not only men, but also many women are affected by hair loss. In the beginning, the hair thins out in the crown area or on the entire head. There is much speculation and even more myths about the causes.

But in reality, male hair loss is no different from hair loss in women, at least in terms of the causes. Hereditary predisposition, hormonal disorders or deficiency symptoms affect both sexes.

Circular or diffuse hair loss in women – one problem – different reasons

Circular hair loss is certainly less common in women. But diffuse hair loss is just as common in women as it is in men. The symptoms are a shiny scalp, hair lying on clothing and significantly more hair in the drain than before.

When this point is reached, you should immediately start investigating the cause and get to the bottom of the problem. Do not try to get hair loss under control with additional food and rule out the search for the cause.

In many cases, it is imperative that you treat the cause rather than the symptom. Below you will find out which 6 reasons most often cause hair loss in women and why women are just as affected by hair loss as men.

Hormonal hair loss

Hormone-related hair loss in a woman is not uncommon during and after pregnancy and during the menopause. If there is a hormonal imbalance and testosterone gains the upper hand, conversion to DHT will result in hair loss.

If you also tend to have a DHT sensitive scalp, diffuse hair loss will also occur in a woman. Only a diagnosis of the hormone balance can provide the desired clarity here.

Androgenetic alopecia is not male

Genetic hair loss mostly affects men. But this is a misconception because the inheritance of hair loss is not gender specific. Here, too, hypersensitivity to DHT plays a not unimportant role.

In women, hereditary hair loss primarily manifests itself on the crown of the head and on the forehead. Gradually, the hair thins out all over the head and shows the first areas of the scalp that shimmer through.

If you notice thinning hair in your family, it is quite possible that diffuse hair loss also occurs in you as a woman and is not limited to the male line alone.

Stress as a cause of hair loss

The balancing act between family, business and your own life with hobbies and preferences can lead to stress. Unusual situations in life also create stress and thus an important reason for hair loss.

Stress usually manifests itself differently in women than in men, who are less susceptible to stress due to their position as the stronger sex and can deal with stress better. Emotionality is a common basis for moderate to severe hair loss and its severity should not be underestimated.

Ask yourself whether you are in a stressful phase of your life and where the trigger is to be found. In most cases, the elimination of stress can already combat the problem and ensure new hair growth.

A tight braid

The hairstyle can damage the hair roots. If you tie a tight braid or wear a tight bun every day, you literally rip out the roots of your hair. They style the hair in the opposite direction of growth, so that the scalp shows primarily on the temples and on the forehead.

You can only solve the problem by opting for a new hairstyle and no longer wearing your hair against its natural growth. Too frequent and too strong brushing can pull out the hair along with the root and thus lead to visibly bald spots, especially at the base of the face.

Deficiencies and nutritional deficiencies

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies as well as an unbalanced diet damage your hair. The scalp is less supplied with blood, the hair roots are no longer adequately supplied. If diffuse hair loss occurs in women due to deficiency symptoms, you can easily get the problem under control with an increased supply of vital substances.

But it is also important here that you carry out the treatment on the basis of a well-founded diagnosis. The main nutritional error is the one-sided, for example the purely vegan diet without animal proteins.

Thyroid problems

The thyroid is one of the most important organs in the body. In the case of over- or underfunction, hair growth decreases and sooner or later hair loss occurs. Problems with the thyroid gland often remain undetected for a long period of time, so that the hair can be fundamentally damaged along with the root.

If your hair is dull and dry-looking, you should have your thyroid checked. An important indication of a problem with your thyroid is the fact that the hair does not reach its normal length before it falls out and falls out shortly after it grows out of the scalp.

6 causes of hair loss in women

Hair loss as a symptom

Whatever the cause, you need to know that hair loss in women is a symptom and not the core problem. Whether you suffer from deficiency symptoms or an illness, promote hair loss through your hairstyle or are affected by a hereditary predisposition – symptomatic treatment is not successful.

Therefore, consider hair loss as a consequence and draw your attention to research into the causes and thus to the actual reason for hairy problems.

Hair transplantation helps against hair loss in women

There is only one effective treatment for hair loss caused by disease, hormones or hereditary factors. With a FUE hair transplant you get back the full head of hair and the lost self-confidence. It is a fact that women in particular suffer from bald areas on their heads and withdraw from social life.

You gain new quality of life and joy through the minimally invasive and painless procedure of an own hair implant. If treatment with dietary supplements or topical application of nourishing and hair growth-promoting products does not prove effective, do not wait any longer.

If diffuse hair loss occurs in a woman, there is a fundamental need for immediate action and you should not put off going to a hair center. The sooner you seek advice and have the cause diagnosed, the faster your hair will grow back and the problems of the past will only remain as memories.

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