Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top 5 Reasons for Hair Loss in Women

1. Over styling: Greater dependence on heated styling products like straighteners, curling irons and hair dryers are believed to be contributing to the greater incidence of hair loss in women, particularly young women. This is exacerbated by hairspray, gel or even the type of shampoo used. Tight ponytails and harsh brushing can also cause hair to break and/or thin.

2. Low Iron and B12: More and more women are presenting to their doctors with low iron and/or B12 which is thought to be due to a trend toward reduced red meat consumption. The good news on this front is that once the proper levels are restored with the help of supplements and/or diet changes, hair growth can return to normal.

3. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Researchers from the University of Adelaide have warned that PCOS, another common cause of hair loss in women, is on the rise.

4. Menopause: Though menopause itself isn't new, the ways women manage it are always changing. Hair loss increases at this time due to the fluctuation and overall drop in estrogen levels and is likely to temporarily worsen whenever a hormone regime is altered.

5. Childbirth: Like menopause, childbirth isn't new but the circumstances surrounding it are changing. During pregnancy, a lot of women will actually experience thicker hair due to the peak in estrogen levels. This ceases, however, once your baby is born so it is common to experience hair loss after childbirth. These days, however, more and more women are using fertility medications which can exacerbate this effect and lead to more noticeable hair loss.

If you are experiencing hair loss, call us at 713-623-4247 for a free consultation with our master hair duplication stylist.  Let us help get to the root of your problem and customize a solution for your hair loss.

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