The 3 most common causesof hair loss in women

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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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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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Regular use of Factor Hair Activator can­not only reduce but even reverse hair loss in women, espe­cial­ly when caused by hered­i­tary andro­ge­net­ic alope­cia, as it stim­u­lates new hair growth.

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