Uncover the Truth About Female Hormonal Hair Loss

Written By Wilfredo Allen on Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 3:00 PM


I don't know a thing about you, but I bet that losing your hair would be a traumatic experience for you. As a woman, my hair is a large part of my physical beauty. I've had permed hair, natural hair, dread locks, and currently I am sporting a short, tapered, natural style. I've had long hair, and I've had short hair. But it has always been my decision to cut it or grow it out.

What if you no longer had that choice? What if you were afraid to brush your hair, or look in the bathtub drain after washing your hair? So many women I know would be devastated by bald spots appearing in their manes of beautiful hair. Have you ever stopped to think about this? Are you currently in that situation of wondering what to do about a thin spot where you can see your scalp. If this is you, this article is just what you need!

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Every hair follicle on your head has a growing cycle. Each follicle grows for 2 to 6 years, takes a rest, and falls out shortly after that resting period. A new hair soon begins growing in its place. At any time, about 85% of the hair is growing and 15% is resting. You start to see your scalp when hair does not grow back after that old hair falls out. This is known as female pattern baldness, and is not well understood. However, some of it can be attributed to your hormones.

An overactive or under active thyroid gland may trigger your hair to fall out. There is a remedy for this thyroid disease. Another hormonal cause of hair loss could be if your male/female hormones are out of whack. These hormones are called androgens and estrogens, respectively. Working with your doctor will often correct this imbalance and solve your loss of hair problems.

As you know, having a baby can really put your hormones in a turmoil. Have you ever noticed that some pregnant women have beautiful, shiny, thick hair? That's because of their hormone levels, which cause their hair not to fall out. After you have your baby, and your hormones go back to normal, that excess hair falls out and the normal cycle of growth and loss starts again. This could be why you are losing hair.

So now that you understand a little bit about why your hair may be falling out, you are probably wondering how to make it stop, right? Well, what you can do to prevent your hair loss really does depend on why it's falling out. If you have a newborn baby, it may be as simple as waiting for the hair growing cycle to restart. Once your hair has shed that old hair, your new cycle will begin. Or, you may need to work with your doctor to correct a hormone imbalance to prevent further hair loss.

There are some medications that can be used to slow or prevent your hair from falling out. Finasteride is a medication that is available if you have a prescription from your doctor. However, this is only for men.

Minoxidil is a natural hair loss product and can be used by men as well as women. It is also available without a prescription. Applying it to the scalp stimulates blood vessels, which can help to re-grow dead hair.

Now that you are armed with this information on female hormonal hair loss, visit my website today for more information on natural hair loss products.

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