One of the most challenging things about hair loss is figuring out why it’s happening. The list of causes ranges from genetics to medication to lifestyle. While it can be hard to pinpoint the cause right away, knowing the possibilities can help you figure it out.
Heredity Most of us can blame Mom and Dad for thinning locks, “Heredity is the most common cause of hair loss”. “The gene can be inherited from either the mother’s or father’s side of the family, though you’re more likely to be affected if both of your parents had hair loss.” Women with this trait tend to develop thinning at the hairline, behind the bangs, or they might notice more scalp showing or a widening part. The condition develops slowly and may start as early as your 20s.
‘Excessive Shedding’ Telogen effluvium is a common type of hair loss translates to excessive shedding. (It’s normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day.) This type of hair loss can happen after your body goes through stress.
Possible causes include:
a change in medication
a high fever
extreme psychological stress
Normal healthy hair grows about ½ inch per month. It may take several months before any effects are noticed.
Are you seeing more scalp than hair?
For women, thinning hair is more than a cosmetic concern; it is a reflection of your overall health and your personal image. Once you understand the underlying causes of hair loss, you will see how a natural approach can both reverse thinning hair and improve health.
We now have the knowledge and ability to provide solutions for hair thinning problems that work.
Hair loss can be caused by internal and/or external reasons as follows:
Genetic Predisposition – A family history of hair loss
Stress and Trauma – That leads to constriction of blood supply
Poor Nutrition and Diet
Thyroid Issues Hyper-Hypo
Diabetes and lupus can cause hair loss
Chemotherapy/Radiation – cancer treatments
Environment – Pollutants from the environment, toxins within our body
Poor Hair Care Techniques:
We know from experience that a wide range of diseases, medical conditions, prescriptions and over the counter drugs can cause hair thinning. We believe that a combination of nutritional supplements along with therapeutic hair treatments work well in stopping hair loss and strengthening hair.
Note: We suggest that all clients get their doctor’s approval prior to taking any supplements.
By the Time You See this Much Scalp You Have Lost
Approximately 45% of Your Hair
Hair loss is gradual and can take up from 5 to 10 years before it is noticeable or you can no longer disguise with your normal comb over
Excessive Daily Hair Loss: When shampooing daily, the loss of 150 or more hairs per day can be a warning sign of potential hair loss problems.
Women with this condition typically have gradual thinning throughout the scalp, but mostly on the top of the head.
We know that it is not normal for women to lose their hair. Your body is trying to tell you that something is happening that you may not be aware of. You can either ignore hair loss or find help to identify the underlying cause.
In severe cases of hair loss, such as those caused by thyroid diseases, a dermatologist should be consulted. This could indicate greater underlying medical problems.
Thirty-six percent of all women between the ages of 40 and 49 agonize over some degree of hair thinning or loss.