What can I do to stop my hair loss?
Is there anything I can do prevent hair loss?
A woman’s hair is seen as her crowning glory, so hair thinning and hair loss can be incredibly distressing. However, hair loss can have a number of causes so it is essential that the reason for hair loss is diagnosed correctly to ensure the appropriate treatment is advised.
Genetics; the most common cause of hair loss in women is androgenetic alopecia. This is a progressive form of hair loss as the hair follicles get finer and thinner over time in a process called minaturisation. Eventually, they stop growing all together. Hair loss drugs, transplant surgery, mesotherapy, scalp micropigmentation and PRP are all potential hair loss solutions.
Health conditions; if hair loss is sudden and the hair follicles remain the same size then it can be the result of an underlying condition such as thyroid disorders, anaemia, autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or a scalp condition. Seeking treatment for the underlying health condition should resolve the accompanying hair loss.
Shock; sudden hair loss that occurs a few months after a dramatic event such as physical trauma, illness or a intense stress is an interruption of the hair growth cycle. Fortunately, this form of hair loss is usually temporary and will resolve itself.
Over-styling; certain styling practices can put the hair follicles under stress. These include heat treatments, chemical processes, extensions or hairstyles such as braiding. This form of hair loss is called traction alopecia and, if caught early enough, should resolve itself.