Combating Hair Thinning


Having a head of full, glowing and healthy hair is a dream come true for most women. Sadly, however some women have to deal with having a head of thin lifeless hair. There are many causes for thinning hair for women. Sometimes age plays a factor in the rate of hair growth which leads to thinning however. Yet women of any age can experience thinning hair. Thinning hair in women can be caused by a variety of issues. Some of the most common causes for thinning hair is thyroid issues, autoimmune diseases, genetics and hormonal imbalance. Stress can also be a factor.

Women who are experiencing hair thinning issues may see loss of hair around the edges. They may also experience more hair than usual coming out in their brushes and/or combs when grooming their hair. Women may also experience extensive hair shedding, clumps of hair falling out and even male pattern baldness. Women who experience any of this should consult their doctor immediately for medical tests and examination. There may be tests for issues such as TSH levels, polycystic ovary syndrome, and other hormonal issues to name a few. Women who have recently been pregnant may be advised to wait until their bodies adjust to post pregnancy for hair growth to return to normal. For hair loss that is due to other factors, a physician may prescribe medication and/or special shampoos to help reduce any further hair loss. If hair loss is not due to any medical and/or hormonal issues, women may be advised to adjust their hair grooming styles and techniques. Very tight hair styles and aggressive brushing and combing out of the hair can contribute to hair thinning. Over processing of hair with chemicals such as perms and coloring can also cause hair loss. When styles and grooming are adjusted, hair thinning may come to a halt.

These are just some of the ways that women can combat hair thinning.

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