Date of publication: 01.11.2021

Author: Linda Hill

Hair loss in women – causes of hair loss, treatment and home remedies to strengthen hair

Hair loss in women - causes of hair loss, treatment and home remedies to strengthen hair

Hair loss is very painful for women. If you have 100-150 hair loss during the day, that’s the norm. Basically, you lose most of your hair when washing your head, the rest of your hair throughout the day.

A sign of increased hair loss is a decrease in hair volume. Also on the condition of the hair affects the food and your daily regimen.

To understand how to begin treatment, you need to undergo certain tests:

  1. Blood test
  2. Examination of the scalp with a trichoscopy
  3. Maybe a phototrichogram may be necessary

To diagnose the problem, it is necessary to take a blood test, as well as undergo an examination of the scalp, which is done with a trichoscopy. In order to undergo these examinations, it is necessary to see a doctor trichologist.

The causes of hair loss: why does your hair fall out?

The causes of hair loss - why does your hair fall out

Hair loss can indicate certain illnesses and conditions in a woman:

  • Pregnancy and postpartum period – hormonal restructuring of the body. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Many women actively begin to lose their hair 1-4 weeks after childbirth. This condition may persist for 5-12 months after delivery. After this period, the hair recovers.
  • Chronic diseases-it could be autoimmune diseases, infectious diseases that trigger hair loss, and other disorders.
  • A polycystic ovary is a set of symptoms that are characterized by a malfunction of the ovaries. It occurs as a result of a malfunction of the pancreas, adrenal glands, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland. Small cysts form in the ovaries. This causes the ovaries to increase in size. There is also an imbalance of hormones. Estrogen decreases and testosterone increases, resulting in focal alopecia.
  • Anemia – or as it is called anemia. It is a condition in which the number of red blood cells decreases and hemoglobin decreases. Iron deficiency anemia leads to hair loss, brittle nails, deterioration of the skin. The following tests should be taken to detect this condition. Ferritin. If it is deficient, consult a doctor to prescribe the correct dosage of iron preparations. General blood test. Anemia can be a consequence of other conditions. It can occur during menstruation, dramatic weight loss, vegetarianism, intense physical activity.
  • Hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease characterized by a lack of thyroid hormones. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems. This condition causes the hair to lose an extensive amount of hair. Hyperthyroidism – excessive production of hormones, also reflects badly on the body of women. And there will also be an intense loss of hair. In order to rule out these pathologies, it is necessary to take blood tests for thyroid hormones. And if there are any abnormalities in the tests, it is necessary to consult an endocrinologist.
  • Fungal lesions of the scalp are conditions of the scalp, which appear when the immune system is reduced. Microorganisms appear on the scalp, which damages the hair follicles. And as a result, round bald spots form on the scalp.
  • Stress and emotional overstress – When we are stressed, the scalp muscles contract sharply, then contract just as sharply, causing squeezing of the hair sac. The root of the hair is severely damaged by this exposure. Consequently, hair loss occurs.
  • Medication – long courses of medications, or improperly chosen dosage of medications leads to hair loss, and other effects as well. These can be antibiotics, antidepressants, hormones, laxatives, diuretics, and many other drugs.
  • Traumatic and cosmetic factors – frequent use of styling products, tight hairstyles, coarse combing, harsh coloring, frequent use of hairdryers, curling irons. Ignoring headgear during the cold season. These are tight hairstyles, styling with nail polish, gel, and other chemicals, coarse combing, coloring or perming, drying with a hot hairdryer. Don’t get carried away with wigs and artificial strands.
  • Chemotherapy and radiation exposure – When undergoing chemotherapy, hair falls out. But this is temporary. After treatment ends, the hair grows back.
    If you lose weight medically, be careful, because such drugs contain diuretics and laxatives, which are detrimental to the hair.
  • Genetic predisposition, bad ecology, the insufficient blood supply to the hair follicles – also provoke intense hair loss.

All of the above-mentioned factors lead us to the conclusion that the hair loss problem must be treated as a complex issue, and health pathology, which influences hair loss, must be excluded.

Hair Loss Treatment

Hair Loss Treatment
This problem needs to be treated in a holistic way. You need to take medications internally and externally. If you during the examination revealed a lack of vitamins (iron, zinc, vitamin D). It is necessary to start taking them.

Duration and the correct dosage will prescribe a doctor:

  • Therapeutic lotions, creams based on minoxidil.
  • Laser therapy (can be done in the clinic, or at home with a laser comb.
  • Scalp massage, to improve scalp circulation and nourish the hair follicles.
  • Medical remedies and anti-loss shampoos.
  • Home remedies for hair loss.

Natural remedies against hair loss

Castor oil

Castor oil

1 way. Thirty minutes before washing your hair, rub a mixture of oil and alcohol in equal parts into the roots of your hair. Period of use 1 to 2 months.

Orange peel

Orange Peels Hair Loss Treatment

Prepare the peels from 2-3 oranges.

We will need 1 tablespoon of orange peel powder and 0.5 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix all the ingredients and apply to the scalp, dividing the hair into sections.

Sustain such a mask for 30 minutes. Wash your head with warm water and shampoo. Use such a mask three times a week. Fallout will be reduced, with added shine and silky hair.

Pepper mask

Pepper hair mask

Take 1 chili pepper, crush it and pour 100g of vodka over it. Insist 2-3 weeks in a dark place. Do not use it in its pure form!

Tincture add to balm, conditioner, in masks.

Before you deal with hair loss by yourself, consult a specialist.

Common Causes and Treatments for Hair Loss (video)

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Linda Hill

Website Editor

Certified cosmetologist. She has extensive theoretical and practical experience in cosmetology. For more than 10 years she has been testing cosmetic products of different brands, as well as folk recipes for beauty and youth.

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