What causes loss of hair in a female?

Women have a lot to worry about nowadays. High heels, tight dresses, equal pay; the list goes on and on. But there’s one thing that no woman wants to add onto that list: hair loss. Unfortunately, female-pattern baldness is a real condition that affects more women than you might think.

Breaking Down Female-Pattern Baldness

First things first: what exactly is female-pattern baldness? Essentially, it’s a type of hair loss that happens in women due to genetics and hormones. Women who experience this type of hair loss typically notice thinner hair all around their scalp area or particular spots where hair stops growing altogether.

How Hormones Play Into It

Part of the reason for this thinning has to do with hormones like estrogen and testosterone. Specifically, when levels of these two hormones get unbalanced, it can lead to follicles (the pockets in your skin where each strand of hair grows from) shrinking so much that they stop producing new hairs altogether.

Getting Deep On Genetics

While hormonal imbalances play a significant role here, genetics certainly don’t stay out of the picture either. In fact, female-pattern baldness tends to run in families; if your mother or grandmother experienced substantial hair loss before you did, chances are good you’ll go through the same thing too at some point.

Genetic Markers To Look Out For

So how do genetic markers make themselves known? Keep an eye out for those key indicators:

  • You’re shedding noticeably more strands than usual
  • Your part line seems wider
  • There’s less volume on top vs sides/back areas
  • A family member(s) dealt with significant thinning/balding

If any –or many–of these indicatives sound alarmingly familiar , look into preventative measures or solutions urgently!

Stress & Nutrition: Other Likely Causes

While genetics and hormones are two massive culprits when it comes to female hair loss, they’re far from being the only ones. Other factors like stress and nutrition also play a significant role{} in whether or not you’ll start shedding more than usual.

When Stress Begins To Show

Stress has all sorts of nasty side effects, but hair loss is definitely one of the most noticeable ones. After all, it’s pretty hard to hide less-than-luscious locks! Specifically, when women go through periods of intense stress or grief (like divorce proceedings), their bodies often don’t produce enough keratin –a protein essential for healthy hair– which can lead to significantly shorter strands that just won’t seem to grow back again.


Nutrition: Fueling Your Follicles

We’ve long been told we are what we eat…well much less sketchy than that concept would imply,what with real cannibalism theory thriving outside Game Of Thrones finale loops…but I digress; anything from nutritional deficiencies can starve your follicles which could be causing them (and you!) major issues down the line..

Problematic Nutritional Deficiencies

Iron-deficiency anemia specifically {[1]} keeps oxygen from traveling around your body as efficiently as possible while also freaking out your hormones early on. These double whammies can make the lifecycle of your precious hair strand way too brief{#lifeisshort}, meaning you’ll shed abnormallyfast(kinda sounds like something off our pop culture app..)
The truth is – run-of-the-mill nutrient deficiency aren’t really ever beneficial so do endeavor always{‘staying winning’}even with daily work,dumb routines,and ridiculous responsibilities —to give yourself those essentials vitamins okay?

The Various Stages & Progression Of Hair Loss In Women

It’s never easy watching clumps of thinning strands tumble into your brush. Women often experience hair loss differently than men do, though; Hirsutism may not arise as bald spots here & there like in men, but over time the density of their strands will overall look and act diminished.

The Progression of Female Hair Loss

Female-pattern baldness tends to progress through several distinct stages:

  • First,
    thinning along your part line
  • Then,
    an increased widening of that same widened part
  • After which…
    hair lines relents from the crown area and advances backward to halfway up head
  • Lastly…
    the affected areas on top become noticeably thinner

Stop! Don’t Panic

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by any or all these indicators,you’re note alone. But take my fancy word for it when I say freaking out won’t help (as with many things!! Payday anyone??). Instead try making some lifestyle changes first or researching hair restoration interventions so find what works best for you.

You Can Do This!

Every woman is different, meaning every approach to female-pattern baldness should be unique too{^Ad campaign opportunity right there if you ask this assistant}. Whether it’s finding new ways to deal with stress (hello Spa-days!), incorporating different nutrients into your diet(foods rich in keratin),undergoing non surgical treatments(hair transplants etc..) just don’t give up!!! @} — this issue shouldn’t define who are.