Hair loss is a problem experienced by millions of men and women. Hair loss can cause reductions in self-esteem and self-confidence, and these problems are often exasperated for women because our society does not embrace female hair loss the same way we do male baldness. Many women with thinning hair seek hair restoration options, but before efforts can be made to restore the hair, it’s important to identify the cause of the hair loss.
Women can experience hair loss due to a number of conditions, including, but not l limited to, the following.
Telogen Effluvium – This occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, weight loss, or stress.
Hereditary Hair Loss – This is the most common type of hair loss for women. Androgenetic alopecia is one of the most common hereditary hair loss conditions, and it can come from either a father or mother.
Hypothyroidism – This is a serious thyroid condition, with one of the minor side effects being hair loss.
Lupus – Lupus is an autoimmune disease that essentially causes the body to attack itself. Lupus will affect women in a multitude of ways, including hair loss.
Alopecia Areata – This is another autoimmune disorder that attacks hair follicles.
Excessive Styling or Treatments – In order for your hair to remain healthy, it’s best to limit the amount of coloring, straightening, heat, and chemicals you expose your hair to, as it can cause it to fall out. If your hair loss is due to excessive treatments, consider using shampoos that are designed to restore health to your hair.
The cause of female hair loss often dictates which hair restoration approach is best, so if you’re currently struggling with hair loss due to any condition, we can help. If you are ready to take the necessary steps to restore your hair, let us put our years of experience to work for you. At the Doctors of Hair, we take great pride in restoring hair, self-confidence, and self-esteem for our patients. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!