Female Hair Loss

If beautiful hair is a woman's crown of glory, then female hair loss must be her crown of thorns, because it would be one of the most distressing and embarrassing things she can go through.  

As a woman, if you suffer from thinning or hair loss, you are probably feeling a lot of stress right now. But, it is important to know that hair loss is not a permanent problem, and can be treated, in most cases.

However, it is crucial to understand what are the causes. Of course, the wise decision is to see a doctor first, so that you can get the proper diagnosis.

Female Hair Loss Causes

There are different causes of hair loss in women, but it usually begins after menopause, although it may start earlier.

According to healthline.com the main cause of female hair loss is androgenetic alopecia. This condition is really the result of metabolic and hormonal changes, and these changes can cause the thinning of your hair.

Here you'll see the list of female hair loss causes:

            ·    Addison's Disease

            ·    Allergies

            ·    Alopecia Areata

            ·    Anabolic Steroids

            ·    Androgenetic Alopecia

            ·    Anemia, or Iron Deficiency

            ·        Anorexia

            ·        Bulimia

            ·    Celiac Disease

            ·    Chemical Burns from Hair Dyes

            ·        Chemical Burns from Hair Bleach

            ·    Chemotherapy

            ·    Childbirth, or Postpartum Alopecia

            ·    Cicatricial Alopecia

            ·        Copper Deficiency

            ·    Crash or Extreme Diets

            ·    Dandruff

            ·    Diabetes

            ·    Discoid Lupus

            ·    Discontinue of birth control pill

            ·    DHT

            ·    Emotional Stress

            ·    Estrogen Dominance

            ·    Hair Dyes

            ·    Hashimoto's Diseaseor Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis

            ·    Headache

            ·    High Fever

            ·    Hodgkin's Disease

            ·    Hypopituitarism

            ·    Insulin Resistance

            ·    Lichen Planus

            ·    Low Protein Diet

            ·    Menopause 

            ·    Metal Toxicity

            ·    Mites

            ·    Over-Processed Hair

            ·    PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

            ·        Perimenopause

            ·    Pregnancy

            ·    Progeria

            ·    Physical Stress

            ·    Radiation Therapy

            ·    Ringworm

            ·    Sarcoidosis

            ·    Scalp Psoriasis

            ·    Scalp Diseases

            ·    Scleroderma

            ·    Seborrheic Dermatitis

            ·    Smoking

            ·    Some Medications

            ·    Surgery

            ·    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

            ·    Telogen Effluvium

            ·    Thyroid Disorders

            ·    Traction Alopecia

            ·    Traumatic Alopecia

            ·    Trichorrhexis Invaginata

            ·    Trichorrhexis Nodosa.

            ·    Trichotillomania or Hair Pulling Disorder

            ·        Vitamin D Deficiency

As you can see, there are many female hair loss causes. In some of them, hereditary factors are involved. In others, is a matter of a hormonal imbalance. There are certain diseases, medications, and external factors such as stress, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, which must also be considered.

How you can classify all these female hair loss causes? If you would like to know in which category are each one of them, you just have to click in the article "Causes behind hair loss."

What are the 4 rules of Hair Loss in Females 

Generally, hair loss in women is usually a short-term problem. Unlike men, women rarely run out of hair. What they often see is a decrease in hair.

The worst case scenario would be when your hair scalp enter a loss phase. While you can't completely avoid the possibility of hair shedding, however, you still could get a solution to stimulate your hair growth.  

In order to master your hair loss, you can't overlook these four rules:

            ·    Prevent your hair from falling

            ·    Stop losing your hair

            ·    Treat your thinning hair

            ·    Make your hair grow back

It is useless to try to make your hair regrow, when it keeps falling out. In the same way, what is the use of hair growing again, if it grows so thin that it can hardly be seen?

So, you have to cover all the four rules to master your hair loss. First, let's consider how to prevent your hair to fall.

Female Hair Loss Prevention

Female hair loss prevention must be the first rule. Why? Because if you can prevent your hair from falling, then you don't have to worry about anything else.

But always remembering that is natural to lose around 50 to 100 hairs per day. The problem would be to lose larger amounts.

Sure, you are not going to count one by one every hair you lose each day. But you can have an idea of how many you lose, when you look at the bathtub, pillow, or hairbrush.

So, how can you avoid losing large amounts? Well that depends on the medications you are taking. Also, the stress you are enduring in your daily life, as well as other factors.  

It is essential to see if you have a medical condition that causes hair loss. There are many things involved that you should check, in order to see if they are affecting your hair.

What steps can you take to prevent excessive hair loss? There are 17 steps, like:

            ·    Wash hair regularly with a mild shampoo. Do it every time you come out of a swimming pool to eliminate chlorine.

            ·    After washing hair, use a good conditioner. The ones that don't contain harmful chemicals, like lauryl sulfate and dioxane.

            ·    Always brush your hair with a gentle motion.

            ·    Stay away from braids, ponytails, or other hairstyles that cause an unnecessary pull on your hair.

            ·          Don't color hair frequently. Harsh chemicals will not only damage your hair, but also the follicles as well.

               ·           Wear a cap or hat to avoid exposing hair to direct sunlight.

            ·    Don't style your hair high heating tools. 

            ·    Massage head gently with fingertips in circular motions, to increase blood circulation into the scalp.

            ·    Eat protein foods like meat, poultry, pork, seafood, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, beans, lentils, seeds, nuts, and fish like salmon which also contain omega 3 fatty acids.

            ·    Consume fruits and vegetables that contain zinc and folic acid, like bananas, grapes, papaya, strawberries, avocados, broccoli, asparagus, and cabbage.

            ·    Eat some leafy greens as spinach, kale, chard, and mustard greens. They are a good source of vitamin B-12 and iron, essential for the good health of your hair. It's better cooked than raw, if you want a higher concentration of iron.

            ·    Check out your medical conditions, to see if they are causing your hair to fall. Illnesses like anemia, lupus, diabetes, and thyroid disorders are some to watch. Even strong headaches could be the cause.

            ·    Verify the medications you are taking right now for whatever condition you are suffering, don't have side effects that cause your hair to fall. Ask your physician.

            ·    Female hair loss could be a genetic condition named female pattern baldness, in which testosterone hormone is changed into dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. If so, you have to use solutions or treatments to fight it and prevent their buildup in hair follicles.  

            ·    Avoid stressing at any price. I know it is difficult in these turbulent times we are living into, but your body and especially your hair will be grateful for that.

            ·    Try to relax listening music like soft rock, pop, jazz, bossa nova, classical, or whatever soft music you would like.

            ·    Get enough sleep.

You can follow these steps to make sure that you are covering all areas to prevent your hair from falling. Prevention is the first rule to master your hair loss. What's the second one? You'll see it on page 2.