Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Causes of Hair Loss in Women


Facing hair loss as a woman can be an intimidating experience. It's not something we tend to expect – grays, yes, but not necessarily thinning. Because hair loss for women is more complex than it is for men, it can even be downright frightening.

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Don't let fear or embarrassment prevent you from addressing your thinning hair or hair loss. Hair Technologies is a place where you can go and talk privately one on one with a specialist who understands female hair loss, as well as affordable options to restore your hair quickly and painlessly. Your privacy and comfort are our first priorities, and we'll help you to uncover the cause of your hair loss and choose the female hair restoration solution that's right for you. Our goal is to provide you with undetectable, natural-looking results that restore your confidence in the way you look.

Causes of Hair Loss for Women

When a women starts losing her hair, a medication or medical condition is often the cause. Thinning hair can be caused by stress, hormonal imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, and thyroid problems. Despite common myths and old wives' tales, hair loss is rarely a result of teasing, coloring, or shampooing your hair too often.

Types of hair loss for women include:

Female pattern baldness: A form of androgenetic alopecia can happen in women. This hormonal process shortens the growth cycle of hair follicles. 

Medical treatments: Prescription medications, chemotherapy, and radiation can cause advanced hair loss. If you have a procedure coming up, visit Hair Technologies so that your new hair can be matched to your natural growing hair. 

Hormone or thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies: Thinning hair can be a result of menopause, and too little iron or vitamin B can also be to blame. 

Alopecia areata: This autoimmune response causes patchy hair loss in different areas of the scalp.

Alopecia totalis: This advanced form of alopecia areata causes diffuse hair loss over the whole scalp. 

Alopecia universalis: This is another type of alopecia areata that causes hair loss all over the body. 

Telogen Effluvium: In telogen effluvium, hair becomes thin or falls out because the follicles enter the resting phase too early. This type of hair loss can be related to stressful or significant life events. 

Alopecia universalis: Causing hair loss over the entire body, this is also a form of alopecia areata. 

Other Medical Causes: An array of medical causes, from trichotillomania (chronic compulsive hair pulling) to lupus, can lead to hair loss. Thinning hair can signal a wide variety of underlying health issues, so it's important to speak with a specialist at Hair Technologies to make sure you're considering all the factors in your hair loss.

It's a common myth that women's hair loss is caused by over-treating -- teasing, using hair color, or even shampooing too often. While a few very specific hairstyles can cause damage over the course of years, this is rarely the root cause of female hair loss.

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