By: | Updated: 06/16/2017

Physical Factors

Factors such as genetics, aging and other similar instances may be the reason behind your hair loss. We will discuss some of these reasons below.

4. Aging

Aging is something that we cannot avoid, no matter how hard we try. Sadly, a lot of women start to notice that their hair is thinning quite early – at their forties. A lot of women report thinning hair once they begin experiencing perimenopause. While there is no proven way to prevent this, some measures can help prevent breakage. For example, changes in your diet (see above) and other tricks, such as avoiding heat (blow drying, flat irons, etc.) and shampooing less frequently. 

15 Reasons Why You're Losing Your Hair

5. Genetics

Just like male-pattern baldness, females can suffer from hereditary hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia. If you notice that other women in your immediate family are suffering from female-pattern hair loss, there is a chance you might be prone to this, as well. Again, proper diet and hair care can help slow this down. However, if it becomes a problem, you might want to talk to your doctor about hair loss prevention treatments or try an over the counter treatment such as Rogaine.

6. Stress

Both physical and emotional stress can lead to the loss of hair. Normally, this will stop once the stressors are removed. You should do everything you can to relieve both physical and emotional stress including resting when needed, getting enough sleep, exercising, therapy and again, maintaining the proper diet.

7. Pregnancy

Many women experience some hair thinning or mild hair loss during pregnancy thanks to the presence of the pregnancy hormones. Some women even experience some hair loss after labor. Delivering a baby can be extremely traumatic to both your physical and mental health and may cause hair loss. However, your body and hair will recover in time. 

15 Reasons Why You're Losing Your Hair

8. Hormonal Issues

Are short haircuts for thick hair seem to be just a dream? Changes in your hormones such as starting or stopping taking birth control pills can trigger hair loss. Also, as already mentioned, menopause can also make your hair thin. Changes in hormones make your hair follicles shrink, causing hair loss. Talk to your physician about how you can manage your hair loss if you believe it is simply due to female hormonal issues.

9. Sudden Weight Loss

Sudden and dramatic weight loss can lead to the loss of hair as your body is not getting enough protein or other nutrients. If you notice someone who is experiencing both severe weight loss and hair loss, they might be suffering from something serious such as bulimia or anorexia. Normally, the problem will disappear within six months following the dramatic weight loss. However, if it continues longer than this, you should talk to your physician.

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