What is Female Hair Loss?

“A couple weeks ago when I had a bath at home, I suddenly noticed that I was shedding a lot of hair. Just running my finger through my hair in the shower would result in a handful of lost hair.” Maybe you have heard such complaints every now and then in life, especially from some ladies. If you are a woman who is plagued by hair loss, please be sure that you are not alone. According to statistics, about 60% of women in the world are dealing with some degree of hair loss.


In fact, the so-called “female hair loss” is not a general name of all hair loss happened in women, but refers in particular to hair loss caused by male hormone, procreating or endocrine disorder in women. The best way to think of the way hair grows is to compare it to a garden. How well it grows is completely a result of what is happening “underground”. In other words, your body or your scalp determines the healthy condition of your hair.

Hair loss has a certain relationship with genetic factors. If parents have hair loss, their children are usually having this same problem. Yet, it is not absolute, just in a large number of possibility. In addition, there are also other factors that interfere with hair growth, such as medication, illness, infection or chemicals. All of them have the potential to stop hair from being formed properly. Most women notice their hair loss in 50s or 60s, but it can happen at any age and for a variety of reasons.

There is a close relationship between hair growth and internal secretion. For example, the lack of thyroid hormone will undoubtedly lead to hair loss. Besides, a person who uses brain excessively will also get hair loss, as the blood in head is mainly concentrated in brain, while the scalp is lack of blood. When things go on like this, hair will certainly fall due to nutrient deficiency. While the use of contraceptive can be another culprit of hair loss. Contraceptive is particularly rich in female hormone and progesterone, so many women believe that the use of contraceptive will result in hair thick and bright. However, if you didn’t take vitamin at the same time, you maybe suffer from hair loss once you stop taking contraceptive.

Postpartum hair loss is another common situation which is caused by the change of hormone in body after a women giving birth to a baby. In addition, if a mother’s nutrient supply is not sufficient during her pregnancy, anemia may be occurring which is a cause of hair loss. The main characteristic of postpartum hair loss is hair thinning. But it is a kind of temporary phenomenon. Once the new hair grows, hair loss will automatically disappear. So if you are a mother who is suffering from this problem, the first thing you need to do is to keep calm. Massage your scalp regularly to stimulate the circulation of blood. Meanwhile, don’t be afraid of hair falling when washing it. The falling of dry hair will contribute to new hair growing.

Luckily, for most of these issues, they can be reversed with medical treatments. And the sooner the treatment starts, the better the effect is. Good luck!

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