Hair Loss in Women: Reasons and Specifics

Nicole KidmanGorgeous hair has a great value among modern women because it became a defining point in personal style for all successful ladies. Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston – to name a few. Women treasure their hair a lot, that is why they frequently start panicking after noticing several hair laces fallen out on their dresses. Those fears are not always groundless and motiveless: the specialists from American Academy of Dermatology argue that the number of women who suffer from hair loss is increasing and now it exceeds 30 million women.

The causes of hair loss in females are focused around the following factors:
•    Medication abuse;
•    Diseases and various medical conditions;
•    Hormonal imbalances and changes;
•    Irregularities of immune system;
•    Menopause;
•    Psychological conditions, anxiety and stresses;
•    Allergic reactions on cosmetics;
•    Genetic factors.

BeyonceMany women who suffer from hair loss choose various hair loss products created and marketed specifically for ladies. Unlikely to those for men, the products for women are more effective in slowing down the process of hair loss not on specific areas but around the whole crown of the head. Surgical procedures including hair transplantation can also be recommended for women, but they are usually costly and too radical.

If you started losing your hair, first of all, you need to pay attention on your nutrition. Enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals. If you have long hair, do not comb it aggressively and try to minimize physical damage when washing it. Also, when you are styling your hair, do not make too tight knots because it damages your hair follicles. Do not bleach or dye your hair too often (no more than 4 times a year) and minimize exposure to various chemicals.

Hair Loss Treatment Options

Hair LossUndoubtedly, hair loss is one of the most disturbing and emotionally distressing problems, and everyone who suffers from it can give up a lot in order to stop losing hair and remain looking attractive. Alas, there is still no universal “magic” treatment for hair loss problem that would be effective for everyone regardless of type and reasons for this problem. That is why we have to look for something that can work out in our particular situation.

This is a list of some popular hair loss treatments that doctors usually recommend:

•    Medications (Finasteride, Tagament, Minoxidil, etc.),
•    Natural remedies,
•    Local injections,
•    Scalp massage,
•    Scalp reduction,
•    Hair replacement,
•    Changing your eating habits,
•    Changing your habits as to hair care and hygiene,
•    Decreasing the amounts of worries and stresses, etc.

If you have noticed that your hair got thinner and is falling out, you must address with your problem to a specialist. Doctors will examine your hair, ask you questions about your habits and health condition, analyze the situation and recommend you several hair loss treatment options. In some situations, treatments can help slow down the process of hair loss, in some cases it is possible to stop the development of this problem, and in some cases effective treatment can even stimulate your hair to regrow. However, there are situations when treatments do not work.

It is necessary to remember that hair loss treatment requires a complex approach that must be directed not on achieving fast positive effects, but rather on receiving stable long-term results. Specialists say again and again that hair loss can be treated successfully in overwhelming majority of people, but it is very important not to delay and start dealing with this problem as fast as possible. The more you procrastinate, the harder it is going to be to fight with your hair loss.

Hair Loss: A Problem of Modern Society

Hair LossHair loss is a universal problem of our times and, unfortunately, a great number of people regardless of their gender, age, race, occupation or wealth, have to face it. We try to do everything possible and take care about the way we look. Our skin, white teeth and beautiful shiny smile, as well as smooth and silky hair can attract more attention of the people around than a gorgeous dress or costly jewels. But hair loss can reduce all our efforts to nothing, that is why the issues of effective hair loss treatment is a point of true interest of many modern men and women.

Hair loss can be excessive or partial, as well as temporary (Alopecia Areata or Telogen Effluvium) and progressive (Male Pattern Baldness). Medical specialists discovered that usually men lose their hair five times faster than women. Every third man at the age of 30 starts losing hair, just like every second man at the age of 50 does. Male patterns of losing hair include weakening and thinning of hair strands, followed by total loss of hair follicles and baldness.

More than 50% of women also suffer from hair loss. If hair loss in males is mostly connected with genetic factors, and in the majority of the cases male baldness is local, female hair loss is linked to hormonal, seasonal and emotional factors. In particular, after pregnancy every woman experiences a great loss of estrogen in her organism, that affects her hair to a great extent. That is why many women experience considerable hair loss within 3-6 months after giving birth (Post Patum hair loss), and sometimes this crisis turns out to be a real medical problem.

Factors stimulating hair loss include:

•    Stresses, worries and emotional problems
•    Infectious diseases
•    Hormonal imbalances
•    Hereditary factors
•    Poor diet
•    Ageing
•    Problematic environment
•    Exposure to radiation