causes of hair loss for women

Hair is the most concerned and lovely feature of the human body which appreciably contributes a major role in one’s aesthetics.  From a French twist ponytail to a lustrous side braid, there are so many ways to style your hair to look like the life of the party.

With any beautiful hairstyle that defines your characteristics, most women generally face the problem of hair loss. No matter how long your hair is, taking scalp’s care is of huge importance to prevent hair damage.

Today, more than 50% of women in America are concerned about the problems and treatment regarding hair loss. And probably, hair loss and hair shedding are different in an aspect –hair loss may be natural and healthy, some hair falls while new ones grow in.

This is a part of natural balance. If there is no balance, new hairs do not grow in the hair fall patches. In medical terms, this condition is called ‘alopecia’.

Causes of hair loss in women

Hair loss can occur as a result of aging and genetic heredity. Amongst so many different types of hair fall, finding the cause is difficult. In most cases, systematic or internal diseases are not the major cause of hair loss. Below mentioned are few of the reasons for hair loss.

  • Female Pattern Hair Loss

Hair loss in females is called androgenetic alopecia or androgenic alopecia. This hair loss is hereditary and causes thinning of hair from the top section of your head. Hair loss even becomes worse during the period of menopause as estrogen is lost during menopause.

  • Hairstyles

Many hairstyles damage hair follicles. High ponytails, tight French braid or cornrows, all these fancy hairstyles bind hair tightly and damage the roots. This condition is called traction alopecia. It is imperative to understand that if follicles are damaged, the hair loss can be permanent.

  • Medications

A person undergoing medications like chemotherapy or radiation therapy is most likely to experience a huge amount of hair loss. This hair loss can occur anywhere in the body. Although the hair starts growing again once a person stops the medication intake it still takes a long time for the head to cover up with long hair. This type of hair loss is referred to as anagen effluvium.

  • Stress

It plays a major role in the health of your hair. Stress causes hair to get thinner resulting in temporary hair loss. This hair loss is called telogen effluvium. This is often an after the cause of surgeries, losing weight, illness and having a baby.

Women who regularly need to take care of hair!

Any girl or women may have hair fall at some stage of their life but there are some specific age groups that need to take care of their hair scalp.

  • Women who have just had babies need to take care of their hair a little more than the rest.
  • It is well known that making high ponytails that causes hair to pull and tighten up,  weakens the hair. So women who make hairstyles like tight buns, high ponytail or tight braids need to take proper care of their hair.
  • Women older than the age of 40 years often experience hair damage. 

Natural Remedies for hair loss

Whether the hair loss is temporary, permanent or reversible there are options that you can look forward to in order to make your hair healthy and shiny.

  • Apply aloe vera on your scalp: Proteolytic enzymes repair dead skin cells on your scalp. Aloe vera also has these enzymes in it which help your hair look silky and smooth. Aloe vera controls hair loss, prevents dandruff and also naturally cure dry hair problems. Try using shampoos and conditioners that have aloe vera. Use natural aloe vera 2 – 3 times a week.
  • Onion juice with coconut oil: Coconut has too many benefits. One of the magnificent use of it is to moisturize your skin naturally. Some coconut oil mixed with onion water can do wonders on your hair. Rubbing this solution on the bald patches of your head can make new ones grow in some time.
  • Lemon: Lemon oil helps in maintaining a healthy scalp and it also encourages the hair growth by maintaining the pH level of the scalp. As it is also a whitening agent, ensure to dilute it with a carrier oil before using it.
  • Curd: If you are facing problems like dandruff and hair fall, the using curd is the best option. Apply it directly on your hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash your hair then with mild shampoo 1-2 times to properly get rid of the curd.

  • Egg Yolk: The water-soluble peptides in the egg yolk have properties which increase hair growth and prevent hair fall. For this, whisk the egg yolk properly. Apply it to your scalp and leave it for at least 25 mins. Rinse with shampoo followed up by conditioner for best results.
  • Curry leaves: If you are experiencing greying of hair than curry leaves are blessing for you. These help in retaining the hair pigment and helps in better hair growth. You can take 1 hand full of curry leaves and heat it with coconut oil half a bowl in the saucepan. It will turn black after a while. Turn stove off and let it cool down. Apply the oil part to your hair and leave it for 1 hour. Rinse it off with mild shampoo for best results.

Try these remedies and get beautiful and healthy hair of your choice of length.

Author Bio:

Jennifer is a proficient writer who firmly believes in the age-old remedies and holistic medicine as a primary cure for several diseases. After graduating she embarked on a journey to find the truth about holistic and natural remedies.

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