Hair loss affects more men than women, but this doesn’t mean the latter is not susceptible to it. Some signs are hair thinning, receding hairline, and bald patches.

There are a lot of different factors contributing to the damages in the hair follicles which eventually causes hair loss in women.

1. Post-Pregnancy/Childbirth

Estrogen levels increase during pregnancy – which means your hair remains in a growing phase and becomes more glossy, fuller, and thicker.

Unfortunately, hair loss may start showing signs in post-pregnancy or approximately 3 months after child delivery.

Prevention: It is as simple as supplementing yourself with fruits and vegetable that are rich in zinc, Vitamins B, C, and E to help improve hair growth.

If you’re still worried, it is best to consult your doctor to identify if there are any underlying causes.

2. Emotional or Physical Stress

Severe anxiety, physical injury, or any traumatic experience may cause a shock to the hair cycle and may make you go through a temporary halt in hair growth.

These kinds of stressful events may push more of your hair into the shedding phase.

Prevention: Stress can be conquered, and therefore your body can get back to normal and restart your hair growth cycle. Be sure to take care of yourself mentally and physically.

Also do some meditation or regular exercises to lower your stress levels.

3. Nutrient Deficiencies

Since we were kids, we are taught how a healthy diet is essential for overall health. Just like the cells in the body, the hair needs necessary nutrients for it to grow and stay healthy continuously.

Lacking some nutrients may damage your hair and cause hair loss.

Prevention: Be sure to eat foods rich in protein, zinc, antioxidants, Vitamins C, and omega-3. Examples are eggs, fish, yogurt, beans, nuts, and green leafy vegetables.

Eat enough of these nutrients to make sure new hairs will grow to replace the old ones and to speed up hair growth.

4. Overdoing your hair

Women tend to over style their hair with perms, relaxing procedure, dyes and just about anything that uses harsh chemicals on their scalp and hair.

All of these procedures can damage hair follicles that may cause permanent hair loss.

Prevention: Lower the temperature for heated hair tools. Frequently dyed and styled hair should be given a break from these habits for at least a month to ensure they are really the cause of hair loss.

Scalp massage with castor oil or unrefined coconut oil to promote hair regrowth.

5. Genes/Hereditary

Androgenetic alopecia is one common cause of hair loss inherited either from the mother, grandmother, or aunts. To diagnose if this is the cause of your…
 

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