Suffering Hair Loss… but why?
Female Hair loss can often occur for a variety of different reasons; your genes, hormonal imbalance, poor diet and medical conditions just to name a few, and in many cases hair loss in women can be very similar to male pattern baldness.
It affects millions of women in North America alone and many more throughout the world and is nearly impossible to determine the exact cause.
There are many myths, but also many accurate reasons why women experience hair loss.
- Androgenetic Alopecia – Also known as female pattern baldness, the hair follicles are being effected by DHT in almost the exact same way men’s hair follicles are affected by DHT. This cause is the most common in women experiencing hair loss and is a direct effect of genetics.
- Telogen Effluvium – This occurs when hair goes into a resting or shock phase after any type of insult. This type of resting hair shedding may occur as a result of pregnancy, up to three to six months after giving birth. Telogen Effluvium may also be caused when a woman loses a great deal of weight in a short period of time, possibly through a crash diet.
- Alopecia Areata – When bald spots suddenly appear here or there or when little, tiny hairs that break off become noticeable. Areata is Latin for round or circumscribed. It’s often related to some stressful event, and it’s believed to be some type of immunologic imbalance where the immune system goes after its own hair for some unknown reason and causes them to go into the resting phase and slow down their growth so they break off or come out. However, in most cases the hair regrows by itself.
No matter what type of female hair loss you suffer from, Sure Hair understands that your situation is unique, sensitive and urgent. We are here to help and offer a range of solutions that are available for women as well as men.