Causes And Treatments For Hair Loss In Women
Most women feel anxious, depressed and lose confidence when their hair becomes increasingly thin. So what is the cause of hair loss? Alopecia is curable and these are notes for women who experience hair loss.
In the past, baldness and hair loss was considered a minor beauty problem and did not require treatment. But today, people have started to pay more attention to hair loss, especially for women. In fact, this problem has an equally serious impact on women’s lives.
Causes of hair loss in women
There are many factors that can lead to hair loss, from hormones to stress or to contraception. Here are a few major causes of hair loss in women:
Androgenic hair loss (AGA)
The most common form of hair loss in both men and women, androgen-dependent and genetically determined. It makes not only men but also women bald. This form of alopecia is extremely common, usually starting between the ages of 19 and 20 and getting worse near menopause due to hormonal changes.
Telogen Effluvium (TE) hair loss
TE form of alopecia is hair loss during hair follicles in the resting phase. It is caused by giving birth, surgery, illness, malnutrition, and stress that stop hair follicles from growing.
In addition, many studies show that marriage is also one of the causes of TE hair loss. Research shows that women who experience stress from losing a partner or divorce lose more hair than women who are happily married.
Hair loss in different regions
This form of hair loss is an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out. Partial alopecia especially affects children and adolescents when hair loss abruptly and spreads throughout the scalp or completely loses hair and body hair. Therefore, although hair loss in different regions is benign and not dangerous, the disease has a great influence on the emotions and psychology of the patient.
Contraceptive methods like birth control pills, progestin implants, hormone injections will sometimes cause hair loss in women. Women are advised to use a low androgen pill, and if they have a family history of hair loss it is best to use a hormone-free method of contraception.
Chemotherapy will attack the growth of hair follicles, which can cause hair loss or even complete baldness. However, the hair will begin to grow back 2–3 months after you finish the treatment. Tips for people with chemotherapy-induced hair loss are:
- Find a wig that suits you (MACSARA is one of the most reputable brands in the field of producing hair extensions, in which our human wig hair products will offer you the maximum longevity and versatile, giving you the most natural look that you desired)
- Cut your hair short before starting treatment
- Wear a wool hat to keep your head warm in cold weather
- Protect your scalp by covering your head under the sun
Change your hairstyle often
Continuous braiding or pulling your hair too tightly for a long time will cause it to fall out. Excessive impact on the hair with chemicals such as bleach, dye, and heat from tools such as hair dryers, straighteners also causes hair to break. If you want to dye your hair, use natural and benign products to minimize the harmful effects on your hair.
Malnutrition anemia, iron deficiency as well as protein deficiency are also causes of hair loss because they are the main source of nourishment for the hair.
Hypothyroidism also makes your hair thinner. The thyroid gland secretes the hormones needed for the growth and development of the body, including the hair. Poor thyroid does not produce enough hormones that can affect the growth and texture of hair on the scalp.
People with lupus will often experience hair loss while washing or brushing their hair. At that time, the hair becomes dry, brittle and rough. Along with hair loss, the disease also causes fatigue, joint pain, swelling, muscle aches, headaches, mouth ulcers, photosensitivity, and a rash.
Hair loss treatment
Fortunately, there are many options for treating hair loss, such as:
- Testosterone blocking drugs: As women approach menopause, estrogen levels are greatly reduced compared to testosterone. Therefore, blocking testosterone in hair follicles will reduce hair loss. You can ask your doctor to prescribes these medicines that suitable for your current hair loss condition.
- Using natural ingredients is very effective, inexpensive and easy to implement for people with hair loss. As in grapefruit peel has a lot of pectins, naringin and vitamins A, C which is all very good for hair.
In addition, many people incubate their hair with coconut oil or aloe vera for 20-30 minutes, then wash with water. Work hard 2 times/week, you will see the hair is significantly improved.
In locust contains flavonoids and saponaretin essence, which helps hair grow fast and maintain the healthy shine. The easiest way to use it is to boil it with water and then directly use it to wash your hair instead of regular shampoos. Persistently perform this method 3 times per week to see the difference.
In addition to the above methods, you need to pay attention and immediately remove harmful habits such as shampooing with hot water, drying hair at high temperature, combing your hair when it’s wet, tying it too tight, using hair care products containing harmful chemicals, and tying your hair at bedtime.
The best way to have healthy hair is to get enough nutrients, use foods that are high in protein, zinc minerals, and vitamins H, B, B5 that are very beneficial for your hair. Accompanied by maintaining healthy living habits: sleeping on time, not staying up late, eating sensibly and getting enough nutrients. Also, you need to know how to eliminate depression and avoid putting yourself under pressure.
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