Hair loss is a part of every day life, clogging up your shower drain and vacuuming before your whole floor becomes a hair rug, and the fact of the matter is that it it’s a normal thing. On average, humans lose around 80 strands of hair a day but if your losing more than that (by a significant amount) or you notice that your lost hair isn’t growing back then it starts to become a bit of a problem.

When it comes to hair loss, it’s a bit of a grey area to pinpoint the exact reason why it’s falling out because there are so many potential triggers for it and this makes it really difficult to figure out how you’re going to remedy the situation. By breaking down the reasons behind hair loss in women, it’s more likely that you’ll be able to find a solution that works for you.

Now the first major thing you need to be aware of and that is that there are two major types of hair loss, genetic hair loss and reactive hair loss.

Genetic hair loss is where you are genetically predisposed to your hair thinning which means that over time, with no form of trigger, you may see a progressive reduction in the volume of your hair.

Reactive hair loss is where your hair loss is the result of a trigger effect, such as a nutritional deficiency or an internal imbalance, which can cause an unnatural and quick loss of hair.

Discovering whether your hair loss is genetic or reactive is the first step to finding a solution, but even knowing this is still only half the battle. For example, you may find out that your hair loss is reactive, but what’s the trigger behind it all? We’ve done some digging and some of the most common triggers of hair loss are…

Scale to demonstrate an imbalance in hormone levels

Hormonal Imbalance

Now this can be responsible for number of irritating and hazardous health and beauty issues from acne to weight gain/loss, but if your hormones aren’t balanced correctly then the effects run through your whole body from your toes all the way through to being a leading cause of hair loss.

Stress is another major cause of hair loss

Stress

Stress actually raises your androgen levels which in turn can cause hair loss, not to mention the fact that stress can also trigger scalp problems and mess with your digestive system (which also has an effect on your hair).

Poor levels of iron in your red blood cells can affect hair loss

Iron Deficiency/Aneamia

Iron is essential for producing proteins within the hair cells and without it your hair will suffer, so a deficiency will cause a lot of problems related to hair loss in both men and women.

It's less common, but weight loss can also contribute to hair loss

Weight Loss

As weird as this one sounds, it’s more likely that a dramatic amount of weight loss will cause hair loss but whether it’s intentional or unintentional to lose a large amount of weight, there’s also a high chance that your hair is going to follow suit.

So how do I stop hair loss? I hear you asking. Well, firstly you need to recognise that you have an issue and not just brush it under the rug. You can start by speaking to a GP to get to the root (pun intended) of the problem and figure out the cause of your hair loss and depending on their findings, doing things such as changing your diet, taking supplements and even altering your hair care routine can work wonders to the survival of your strands.

To find out more about why you are losing your hair, contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you find a solution!