Signs of Hair Loss to Lookout For
Most people believe that hair loss primarily affects men. But studies have shown that about one-third of women experience hair loss at one point in their lives. This has a greater impact on women as it is still not socially acceptable for them to be without their crowning glory. Research further adds the severe effects hair loss has on women’s emotional well-being and quality of life.
Depending on the cause, hair loss presents itself in varying forms and degrees. For most women, their hair thins on the top third to one half of the scalp. They may see a part that is gradually becoming wider or even see more of their scalp than average when their hair is pulled back.
If one feels that they are shedding more hair than usual but still unsure if it is indeed a sign of hair loss, it helps keep a diary to track any changes, symptoms, or patterns experienced. Here are some visual cues to take note of:
- Overall Thinning: Seeing the top of the head thinning is the most common type of hair loss. This applies to both men and women. But for women, the thinning is often seen as their part broadening.
- Hair is Shorter or Prone to Breakage: If the usual ponytail looks shorter or if the hair is seen breaking off, these are also possible signs of hair loss.
- Bald Spots: Circular or patchy, these usually coin-sized spots appear on the scalp and can even feel itchy or painful just before the hair falls out.
- Handfuls of Hair: Hair loss can come on suddenly, with more hair falling out quickly right after a wash or combing or seeing an unusual amount on the floor, in showers, on the pillows, or the sink. This, over time, leads to the general thinning of the hair.
- Full Hair Loss: Hair loss can also happen not just on the scalp, but even on other parts of the body as well. This usually happens suddenly and lost all at once.
The Possible Causes of Hair Loss
There are many possible causes of hair loss. While hair loss can happen generally happen or begin right after puberty, some women are more vulnerable to lose their hair compared to others due to a few factors:
- Genetics: Androgenetic alopecia or female pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss that affects about 50% of women. While it usually happens by the age of 50 or 60, this kind of hair loss can happen even during the teenage years. A look at one’s family history can usually determine if one will eventually undergo this type of hair loss.
- Age: Everyone loses more hair as they age. Women over 40 can experience more hair shedding and loss.
- Pregnancy and Childbirth: Women who are pregnant or have just had babies are prone to hair loss due to hormonal changes.
- Menopause: During menopause, there is reduced production of estrogen and progesterone. Aside from the hormonal changes, the added stress that comes from menopause also causes hair loss.
- Illness or Medical Conditions: From disruption to hormones (like hyper or hypothyroidism), scarring from skin conditions (from ringworm), or autoimmune disorders (such as alopecia areata), numerous health conditions can lead to hair loss.
- Medical Treatments: Those who are undergoing chemotherapy and those who are taking certain medications (like retinoids, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, antidepressants, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) experience hair loss as a side effect.
- Nutritional Deficiency: Some research indicates that a lack of specific vitamins and minerals (such as iron, zinc, amino acid L-lysine, B-6, and B-12) leads to thinning and hair loss. Crash diets and eating disorders also cause deficiencies and trigger hair loss.
- Different Kinds of Stress: Events that cause extreme physical or emotional stress (like a death in the family, surgery, or grave illness) can cause bodily functions to shut down, including hair production. This is usually temporary, and hair growth can be observed after a few months.
- Hair Styling and Treatments: Women who often style their hair that forcibly pull on the strands (like tight ponytails or tight braids) are more at risk of hair loss. Those who repeatedly do heat and/or chemical treatments on their hair are also more vulnerable to losing their locks as the hair shafts become weak and brittle.
To help determine the exact or underlying cause of hair loss, especially if it is sudden or excessive, it is best to seek medical attention right away. The sooner it is diagnosed, the better the chances of possibly reversing or preventing further hair loss. The doctor or dermatologist can accurately diagnose the cause and discuss the options for treatment.
How to Manage or Treat Hair Loss
Once the cause of the hair loss has been determined, there are several medications and treatments to consider for preventing further hair loss or regrowing the hair. However, opting for one or a combination of these treatments can take months or years to see the results.
Most of these treatments also have some side effects or drawbacks, so it is important to weigh these options carefully before undertaking any of them.
- Estrogen Therapy
- Hair Transplant Surgery
Aside from the medical treatments, laying off the heat styling, chemical treatments, and improper hair care practices can help prevent further loss and breakage. Adapting to healthier lifestyle changes (such as eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and reducing stress) will help considerably.
The All-Natural Solutions to Hair Loss
Fortunately, using the best hair products help prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. These are also safer and more cost-effective choices than most medical treatment options. The only challenge is finding the right ones that will work. But, luckily, we have solved that problem already.
When the hair’s growth cycle is disrupted, it needs all the help it can get to return to its normal production. This requires nourishment only available in natural, plant-based, and potent ingredients. All these are found in our specially trademarked Bio-Pixilin formula.
This formula has been extensively utilized in our products – the Hair Strength Shampoo, the Hair Recovery Conditioner, and the Hair Growth Serum. These three make up a simple 3-step hair care regime developed by our team of scientists to prevent hair loss and stimulate growth while generating healthier, fuller, and thicker-looking hair.
All the ingredients used in our products have been carefully selected and have been scientifically tested to prove effective in regenerating hair by increasing activity in the follicles. We have also fully disclosed and openly broken down the science behind these ingredients here and have detailed the rest of the hair conditioner’s natural ingredients here.
The Hair Strength Shampoo cleans the hair and scalp and removes the excess sebum and greasiness in the hair follicles. It also moisturizes the hair and scalp, providing vital nutrients to nurture them back to the pink of health.
The Hair Recovery Conditioner is designed to supplement the shampoo by restoring and protecting the integrity of hair strands. It naturally creates a protective layer around each hair fiber, which detangles the hair, controls frizz, and prevents split ends. It also boosts the hair’s elasticity and strength.
The Hair Growth Serum (meant for use by those over the age of 18) contains several active ingredients that work together to reduce hair loss and promote healthy hair regrowth. It blocks inhibitors like the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and other hormones and stimulates blood flow to supply vital nutrients to the scalp and hair.
All three products are safe and suitable to use for all hair types, treated or colored hair, and even for those with the most sensitive scalps. They also do not contain sulfate, silicones, or parabens.
When all of them are used together and applied continuously, one can reap these hair benefits and experience the all-natural difference. One is sure to see their effects on hair growth, density, and strength within 150 days. We even offer a money-back guarantee should there be no effect within this period.
Fear of losing one’s precious strands is now a thing of the past. The effective, all-natural yet science-backed remedies for women’s hair loss are finally within reach.