losing hair

I’m Losing Hair – What Can I Do?

losing hairIs your hair starting to thin or fall out more than usual? Hair loss is one of the most common problems faced by both men and women. It affects absolutely everyone at some time in their lives, yet that doesn’t provide much comfort when you start losing hair.

If your hair is becoming noticeably thinner, what can you do to stop it? Here we’ll look at why you may be experiencing hair loss and the top things you can do to stop it in its tracks.

Common causes of female hair loss

There’s a staggering number of factors which can lead to hair loss in women and it’s important to determine the cause before seeking treatment. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Traction alopecia
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Diet
  • Stress
  • Genetics

Traction alopecia in particular, is becoming increasingly common amongst women and it occurs due to stress being placed upon the hair follicles. This typically occurs if you tie your hair back too tight, have extensions fitted or you overuse chemicals on the hair such as bleach.

Hormones are another major cause of female hair loss. Life events such as pregnancy and the menopause can trigger significant changes in the hormones which result in hair loss and thinning. Significant levels of stress can also play a part, or you may be genetically unlucky and suffer from hereditary female pattern baldness.

Finally, diet could be another cause. If you undertake a lot of fad diets, it could be causing havoc with your hair. In order to benefit from healthy looking hair, you need to eat a balanced, nutritious diet.

These are just some of the potential causes and each requires a completely different form of treatment.

How can you stop it?

Once you’ve determined the cause, there are numerous treatment options available. Traction alopecia and hair loss triggered by stress or hormonal changes are usually treated with Minoxidil or Finasteride. These medications are proven to help with temporary, mild hair loss.

If it is traction alopecia related, you’re also going to need to change the way you style your hair and cut back on heated hair appliances and chemical styling products. If it’s related to what you eat, then switching to a healthy, balanced diet will help to treat the problem.

Overall, there are many reasons why you may be losing your hair and it’s vital to seek a proper diagnosis before seeking treatment. There’s all kinds of treatment options available these days and a hair specialist will be able to tell you which one would work best for you.  We’d be more than happy to offer a free confidential consultation at a time of your convenience if you call us on +44 (0)845 359 2915