We know you’ve been searching relentlessly for answers about why my hair is falling out female? Hair loss in women is a common problem but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating to deal with. Whether you’re dealing with postpartum hair loss or one of the many other causes, there are a several things you can do to help. Read on to learn more about our top six things to do when you experience female hair loss.
“My Hair Is Falling Out Female:” 6 Things You Can Do
1. Check in with your doctor.
If you are experiencing hair loss and you can’t think of a trigger that affects you (like pregnancy or extreme stress), set up an appointment with your doctor. There are many causes of hair loss in women, and you don’t want to take any chances. It could be that you are deficient in certain nutrients, but there are also diseases that can cause hair loss like psoriasis, thyroid disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome or androgenetic alopecia, which is the combination of genetic with hormones that control hair growth.
2. Take care of your body.
Take a minute to check in with your body. Are you running yourself ragged at work? Fitting in food when you have time to for a few bites? Making your health a priority can help with many potential causes of hair loss. A complete, healthy diet makes sure you are getting the nutrients you need along with an exercise plan that gets your blood pumping.
3. Chill out with the tight hairstyles.
According to Unilever’s Leon-van Gorkom “Physical stress such as tight braids, ponytails and even hats may lead to traction alopecia. Avoid tight hats and elastic bands that put continuous tension on the hair root.”
4. Make sure you relax.
Yes, we know that this is easier said than done for some women. But stress is a major cause of hair loss in women. It might not be right when a stressful event happens that you notice more hair in the brush. Extreme stress can cause hair loss anywhere from three to six months after the event. Gorkom also added, “severe stress is another cause.” Regardless of whether you are dealing with everyday stress or something more serious, having even a few minutes a day to chill out is beneficial.
5. Treat your scalp.
When you have determined the cause of your hair loss you can start to treat it and encourage hair re-growth. Because hair growth starts at the scalp, a good scalp treatment can help. However, according to Gorkom, “a good scalp treatment will be beneficial to your scalp, but it will not restart hair growth. Hair oils will be beneficial to your hair. Treat your hair right, so it can grow longer (less likely to break from damage).” He added, “Hair loss from stress will usually grow back, however androgenetic alopecia is not treatable with cosmetic products and may require approved hair growth drugs. Traction alopecia may be reversible depending on how severe the damage is that was done to the hair root.”
6. Treat your hair.
Recovering from hair loss can take some time. Keep the rest of your hair in good condition to ensure you don’t have hair breakage cause you more hair loss. We recommend laying off the heat styling and doing more heatless looks. We love doing heatless curls and making waves with braids. If you’re hair is already prone to breakage, try using the Suave Biotin Infusion Anti-Breakage Serum as a finishing product. If split ends are your main worry, use the Nexxus New York Salon Care Promend Split End Binding Leave-In Crème.
Still asking why ‘my hair is falling out female’? Check out this detailed article on causes of hair loss in women.