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The How and Why – Understanding Female Hair Loss

Typically, the first sign of female hair loss is the widening of the hair part on the top of the head, also known as the “Christmas tree effect.” For women this commonly occurs on the top of the scalp, temples, and sides. This pattern is usually the first sign of a woman who is suffering female pattern hair loss due to the conversion of the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is hormone known to constrict the blood flow to hair, causing hair shafts to miniaturize, follicles to dry, and hair will eventually stop growing. DHT also causes inflammation in the scalp causing a tenderness and itchiness.

Women often believe their hair loss is a result of a health issue such as Thyroid, stress, or pregnancy. Those are often factors that attribute to genetic hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Before when the only option was to conceal and camouflage female hair loss there are now treatment options guaranteed to stop hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth.  Cutting-edge hair loss solutions include laser therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

National Hair Loss provides customized Hair Recovery Programs to offer women a chance to take control of their hair loss with the latest cutting-edge treatments and top medical expertise. Our programs have been featured in Hollywood Reporter, Women’s Health Magazine, and have been widely publicized by celebrities including fitness guru Heidi Powell.

TOP CAUSES OF FEMALE HAIR LOSS

How To Fix Your Thinning Hair

  • If you are experiencing hair loss it is important to wash your hair every day to every other day.
  • Start a prevention solution using Laser Therapy.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma is like an “espresso shot” to stimulate follicles and increase hair growth.

TIPS TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY HAIR LOSS

Increased visibility of the scalp · Hair looks and feels finer · Hair is not growing as fast ·
Decrease in Pony tail size · Excessive Shedding · Tender, Itchy, Red Scalp

Stress & Health Related Hair Loss

Additionally, medications, including birth control, blood thinners, seizure medications, blood pressure medication, medication for hormones, and anti-inflammatory drugs, just to name a few can also play a role in hair loss and typically occurs 90 days to 6 months after as a side effect. However, once health stability returns hair can recover. If your hair loss has not subsided and continues to regress after getting on medication or being treated for one of the above, then most likely you have a precursor of having genetic hair loss and now you have to treat the alopecia.

Most often with women, an underlying medical issue can be a cause for hair loss. Health issues that can contribute to diffuse hair loss:

  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Thyroid disease
  • Lupus
  • Menopause
  • Malnutrition/diet
  • Stress or emotional problems
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy

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“It’s common for us to hear about our husbands or boyfriends having hair loss and what we are doing to help them conceal, regrow, and hopefully stop the loss. Why is it taboo to talk about women’s hair loss? I encourage women to speak out, talk about what’s happening. What’s worked, what hasn’t, the frustrations and the emotional toll that it’s taken and how you recovered. This can be key to helping our fellow women who are enduring the same hardships as we are.”

– Carly Klein, President