The 3 most common causes of and what you can do to stop it
Hair loss is no longer an issue that only affects men. While in the United States more than 30 million women are affected, in Germany there are already around 4 million women that suffer from hair loss. Globally, up to 40% of all women are affected by hair loss or thinning hair by the time they reach 50. After menopause the percentage is even higher.
However, despite so many women suffering from female pattern baldness, it is by far not as socially accepted as male pattern baldness. Hence, we women suffer a lot when whole tufts of hair fall out whilst washing or brushing our hair. Therefore, products promising to revert hair loss as well as those covering up its effects, such as extensions, wigs and weaves, are booming.
But what exactly are the reasons for hair loss in women and how can it be stopped?
Cause No.1 — Genetic hair loss:
Hereditary hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, is the most common form of hair loss and affects more than half of all men and almost as many women. The hair root reacts hyper-sensitively to male sex hormones, the so-called androgens. Consequently, the natural hair growth cycle is disturbed, which leads to gradual balding in predictable patterns. Whilst women usually experience thinning hair all over the scalp, male-pattern baldness typically starts with a receding hairline that widens over the top of the scalp, sparing the sides.
Female pattern baldness usually begins with a thinning of the crown and then spreads out. Formerly strong hair becomes thinner with each hair cycle and the scalp begins to show through. If you already have family members who suffer from androgenetic alopecia, you are very likely to also be affected.
The pattern of your hair loss is a main factor in determining its cause. The so-called Norwood scale describes the various stages of hair loss and the specific patterns in males and females. If this type of hair loss remains untreated, it is likely that your hair will become even thinner as you age and you could even end up completely bald.
Cause No.2 — Stress:
Stress-related hair loss is more common than you may be aware of. We women are sensitive beings and both professional and private stress can quickly affect our general well-being. Persistent stress causes that the hair root is no longer sufficiently supplied with nutrients and the hair begins to fall out. The good news is that this type of hair loss is reversible and can often regulate itself as soon as the stress subsides. However, even if all stress factors have been successfully eliminated, if left untreated, it can still take 6–9 months until the hair roots have recovered and new hair begins to grow.
Moreover, when stress is a constant in your life it may be very difficult to stop stress-related hair loss since the thinning of hair in itself can become a new source of emotional stress. A vicious circle. Particularly circular hair loss, also known as alopecia areata, can have a lasting negative effect on our self-confidence as these often completely bald areas are hard to cover up and much more visible than the overall thinning of hair.
Cause No.3 — Nutrition:
Malnutrition and an unhealthy lifestyle can also have a negative effect on hair growth. The same applies to strict diets or fasting cures. If there is an acute lack of nutrients in the body, the hair follicles are no longer adequately supplied. Particularly a lack of e.g. iron, zinc, trace elements, amino acids, vitamin B, biotin and vitamin C disturbs the natural hair cycle, resulting in diffuse hair loss. Especially pregnant and lactating women have a higher physiological requirement of those micronutrients, which is why hair loss is commonly seen in those women. Studies have shown that as many as 60% of women with diffuse hair loss have a significant iron deficiency.
Without the necessary nutrients the hair cannot start into a new growth cycle. Moreover, hair that has fallen out may not grow back or grow back much slower. Once the mineral deficiency has been taken care of, the hair usually starts growing again, however, this may take quite some time. In some cases and if left untreated, the hair may never be able to recuperate its previous voluminous texture.
Hair Loss — What to do?
In order to find the right solution for you, you must first determine the underlying reason for your hair loss.
If your hair is slowly becoming thinner starting from the vertex, you may be suffering from androgenetic alopecia — a hereditary form of female pattern hair loss. In this case, your hair follicles are hypersensitive to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and the only way to prevent this is to reduce the influence of this hormone.
Circular hair loss, which is often sudden and unforeseen, is usually caused by both emotional and physical stress. Since this type of hair loss often results in rather large bald areas that are not easy to hide, you may also want and need a quick solution. A wig is able to help you cover up the bald patches, however, it does not help stop the underlying causes. The removal of stress factors is certainly the closest solution, but we all know that this is not always possible. It is therefore important to provide the hair roots with nutrients as quickly as possible so that they can withstand the influence of physical and emotional stress and a healthy hair growth cycle can be maintained despite ongoing turmoil in your life.
If you suffer from diffuse hair loss caused by permanent or temporary malnutrition it is important to adjust your diet as soon as possible. Whilst you work on adjusting your diet, make sure to already care for your hair appropriately and supply it with the nutrients it needs. Despite deficits in your nutrition you may want to look into using hair care products that focus on providing all necessary nutrients to the hair follicles in order to stimulate regrowth.
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3 causes of hair loss — 1 solution
Each hair follicles undergoes three cyclic growth phases (anagen, catagen and telogen) with each lasting three to five years. In case of a lack of nutrients during any of these growth phases or if the male hormone dihydrotestosterone negatively influences them, the individual phases can be shortened or even completely stopped. Consequently, it comes to a thinning of the hair, also known as hair miniaturisation, and even hair loss.
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