Female Hair Loss
When it comes to Women’s Hair Loss, here are some of the most common questions we get from our female clients…
Why Do Women Suffer From Hair Loss?
What Causes Women to Suffer From Hair Loss?
What Does Not Cause Women to Suffer From Hair Loss?
Let’s dig a bit deeper into these concerns…
Does My Age Affect My Hair Loss?
Women’s hair loss and female hair thinning are not a result of aging. Hair loss can be experienced by women at any age, from puberty through to prime life and maturity.
Female hair loss is not normal and you should never accept it as such.
Common Points That Women Think Have Caused Their Hair Loss
- Female hair loss is not a result of stress only.
- Female hair loss is not a result of hair colouring or chemical services only.
- Female hair loss is not a result of health problems only.
- Female hair loss is not a result of hair styling only.
- Female hair loss is not a result of oil or scale on your scalp on its own.
- Female hair loss is not a result of the wrong shampoo and conditioner.
- Female hair loss is not a result of washing your hair too frequently, or too infrequently.
Women’s hair loss in most cases has a combination of causes which need to be professionally diagnosed immediately upon realization hair loss is occurring.
The occurrence of hair loss in women has steadily increased over the past few decades, and is now thought to occur at least as frequently in the general female population as it does with males.
Age is not a factor in female hair loss, nor is it an acceptable reason or excuse for hair loss.
For most female’s hair loss and hair thinning have a combination of nutritional, medical and genetic causes. This combination makes up the majority of clients.
Females who are aware of their appearance, tend to hide their hair loss better than men. Unfortunately, with female’s lives being so complex: it can sometimes take years for a woman to seek professional advice for their hair loss. The hair thinning is so gradual, with other factors usually being blamed before seeking advice, usually from a doctor. Doctors are medical specialists but are not hair loss specialists.
The sooner you seek professional hair loss advice from a hair specialist the sooner your hair loss problem can be diagnosed correctly, and will be quicker and easier for your hair to return back to normal.
Genetically inherited hair loss in women, termed Female Patterned Thinning (FMPT), is a recessive trait. Meaning you must inherit the FMPT gene from both parents to be genetically predisposed to the hair thinning.
If the genetic inheritance is strong, which you will know by looking at your family background, you may show female pattern thinning without any other causative factors. This is unusual in most women, but if it is happening to you, and you can see a pattern with others in your family, early diagnosis, and preventative measures may be all that is necessary to prevent this type of hair loss affecting you and your generation of family members.
Female pattern thinning is genetically inherited, but is also caused by hormonal and environmental influences that we are all exposed to which triggers the hair thinning.
- Women with PMT symptoms and monthly menstrual cycle problems.
- Hormonal influences and imbalances.
- Post-Partum Alopecia (Post pregnancy hair loss)
- Iron deficiency and Anaemia.
- Thyroid imbalances and fluctuations.
- Blood sugar fluctuations and Diabetes.
- Loose Anagen syndrome-diffuse hair loss.
- Telogen Effluvim-diffuse hair loss.
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Very important: Hair loss treatment always responds quicker and is more successful the earlier the diagnosis is made.
Female hair loss treatments may include topical applications and Low Level Laser Therapy.
I hope my post has helped you answer some of the quesitons you may have about your own hair loss…
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