By Jeff Waite on Nov 14, 2014 9:09:59 AM
While it seems inevitable for men to lose their hair at some point in their lives, women also face the possibility of hair loss. It can be a troubling event of any woman, especially if you take pride in your locks. Although it isn’t nearly as prevalent for women as it is for men, hair loss is actually quite common. Here are some common factors that contribute to women’s hair loss. At Advent Hair, we don’t just sell womens hair systems – we also want to educate our customers about hair loss.
- There is a weird phenomenon called telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium causes a woman’s hair to shift faster than normal from its growing phase into the phase where hair takes a break from growing, and then quickly into the shedding phase. This can happen after pregnancy, major surgery, weight loss, or during periods of extreme stress.
- Sometimes hair loss can be caused through no fault of your own. Hereditary hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia, can occur if your mother’s or father’s side of your family experienced hair loss. It is more likely to occur both of your parents experienced hair loss.
- A common disease suffered by millions of women is thyroid disease. If your body produces too little of the thyroid hormone, it can wreak havoc on your metabolism, heart rate, mood, and yes, contribute to hair loss.