Let’s Talk About Hair Loss in Women

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Let’s Talk About Hair Loss in Women

If your hair part is spreading, you have bald areas, or you’re losing more than 125 hairs each day, you’re probably suffering from hair loss.  Hair loss may be classified into various categories, each with its own set of reasons.  Although there’s nothing you can do to avoid hair loss, if you begin working on it early enough you may be able to slow down the process, like with our organic Hair herbal tea.

 

What causes female hair loss?

Hair loss in women is defined as when a lady loses her hair suddenly and heavily.  Humans lose between 50 and 100 single hairs every day on average and hair shedding is a normal process in which some hairs fall out and others grow in.  Hair loss occurs when the equilibrium is disrupted – when hair falls out and less hair grows in.  Hair grows on practically every part of your body except the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet, your lips, and your eyelids and it can be lost on any area it grows on.

 

 

What are the hair growth cycles?

The cycle of hair is divided into three stages:

  • The anagen (growth) phase can span anywhere from two to eight years.  Approximately 85 percent to 90 percent of the hair on your head is in this phase.
    • Shorter hairs, such as eyelashes, arm and leg hair, and eyebrows, have a one-month anagen phase.  Hair on your scalp can endure up to six years, if not longer.
  • Hair follicles shrink during the catagen phase (transition phase), which lasts two to three weeks.
  • Two to four months is spent in the telogen phase (resting phase).  The hair falls out towards the end of this period.

 

What are the different kinds of hair loss?

There are three types of hair loss: anagen effluvium, telogen effluvium, and FPHL.

  • Medication that poisons a developing hair follicle causes anagen effluvium (like chemotherapy).
  • Telogen effluvium is caused by an increase in the number of hair follicles entering the telogen phase, which is when hair begins to fall out.
  • The most prevalent kind is androgenetic alopecia/female pattern alopecia/female pattern hair loss (FPHL)/baldness.  Hair thins on top and on the sides of the head.

 

How prevalent is female hair loss?

Many people believe that hair loss is exclusively a problem for males.  More than half of all women, however, are expected to endure considerable hair loss.  Female-pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the most common cause of hair loss in women, affecting over one-third of those who are susceptible, or roughly 30 million women in the United States.

 

Which women are more prone to lose their hair?

Hair loss can strike any girl or woman at any time.  However, it is more frequent in the following areas:

  • Women above the age of 40.
  • Women who have just given birth.
  • Chemotherapy survivors and those who have been harmed by other drugs.
  • Women who often use harsh chemicals on their hair or have hairstyles that tug on it (such as tight ponytails or tight braids).
  • Women who have reached menopause.

 

What are some common misconceptions concerning hair loss?

There are many misconceptions concerning hair loss.  None of the following statements are correct:

  • You’re losing hair because you’ve dyed or permed it too much, or because you’ve shampooed it too much.
  • In women, dandruff causes irreversible hair loss.
  • In women, stress causes lifelong hair loss.
  • Your hair will come back twice as thick if you shave your head.
  • Standing on your head stimulates hair growth by increasing circulation.
  • Brushing your hair 100 times a day will improve the health of your hair.
  • Women’s hair loss is caused by hats and wigs.
  • Intellectual women are the only ones who suffer from hair loss.

 

What are the most prevalent reasons of female hair loss?

  • When your hair is styled in ways that tug on your roots, such as tight ponytails, braids, or corn rows, it might trigger hair loss.  Traction alopecia is the name for this form of hair loss and hair loss can be permanent if hair follicles are injured.
  • Deficiency in vitamins.
  • Trying to lose weight (rapid weight loss).
  • Diets with a lot of restrictions.
  • Hair on the scalp that has been too processed (breakage).

 

What causes hair loss in anagen effluvium?

Chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and certain pharmaceuticals are examples of toxic compounds. These might cause unexpected hair loss on any part of your body.  It happens to hair that is in the process of growing.  If your hair follicles are injured, this sort of hair loss might be permanent.

What causes telogen effluvium hair loss?
  • Temporary hair loss is caused by physical stress or trauma to the body.
  • Losing a lot of weight, surgery, anemia, sickness, and having a baby all fall under this group.
  • Extreme emotional stress: mental illness, a loved one’s death, and so forth.
  • A thyroid problem.
  • Blood pressure medications, gout medications, and high dosages of Vitamin A are among the medications and supplements available.
  • Pregnancy, menopause, and birth control drugs all induce hormonal changes.
What causes FPHL (Female Pattern Hair Loss)?
  • Hair thinning around the top of your head might be caused by your family’s genes.
  • Hormone changes as you get older might lead to baldness.
  • Menopause: When estrogen levels drop during menopause, this kind of hair loss frequently worsens.
  • Hair loss can also be caused by the following conditions:
  • Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin condition that results in patchy hair loss on the head and perhaps other parts of the body.
    Usually, it isn’t permanent.

 

What is the link between hair loss and menopause in women?

Menopause isn’t just about hot flashes and night sweats. More than half of women over age 50 will experience thinning hair, a new study showed. The result can be a blow to their self-esteem.  Thai researchers, scrutinizing the scalps of nearly 200 postmenopausal women, found that 52.2% had some hair thinning, a condition called female pattern hair loss. Low self-esteem was found in 60% of participants and increased with severity of hair loss. Dr. Sukanya Chaikittisilpa of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok conducted the study, which included 178 women who were previously attending a menopausal clinic.  They took measurements of the women’s hormone levels as well as the density of hair in the centre of their scalps, which is where female pattern hair loss usually starts.  According to the study, 73.2 percent of people with hair loss have mild hair loss, 22.6 percent have significant hair loss, and 4.3 percent have severe hair loss.

You may notice one of two things with your hair during menopause.  You can begin to grow hair where you didn’t have any previously.  Alternatively, you may notice that your hair is starting to thin.  Changes in hormone levels during menopause might be one reason, as estrogen and progesterone levels decline, the effects of androgens, or male hormones, become stronger.  Hair may become finer (thinner) during and after menopause when hair follicles diminish.  In certain circumstances, hair grows more slowly and falls out more easily.  “Estrogen receptors are found in hair follicles, implying a link with estrogen loss during menopause, which may impact hair development,” the researchers stated.  Other hormonal changes may alter scalp hair, hastening the transition from growth to resting phase of hair development.

 

What are the symptoms of female hair loss?

  • Observing more hair fall out on your brush, the floor, in showers, on your pillows, or in the sink on a regular basis.
  • Having obvious patches of thinner or missing hair, notably a widening section on the top of your head.
  • Seeing the flesh of the scalp through the hair
  • Ponytails that are shorter.
  • Seeing hair fall out.

 

What is the treatment for female hair loss?

The type of treatment you receive is determined by the cause of your hair loss.  There may be no need for therapy if the loss is caused by stress or hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy.
After a certain amount of time, the hair loss will halt.  Treatment for hair loss caused by hair style methods such as tight braids or ponytails, as well as some chemicals, entails refraining from performing the actions that caused the harm.  You may be advised to take supplements if you have nutritional deficits.  You could be recommended to take a multivitamin and three to five milligrams of biotin per day, for example.

 

What are some helpful hints for dealing with female hair loss?

Consult your doctor or attempt some of the following:

  • Hair coloring gives volume to the strands, making them appear fuller.
  • While you massage your head, such as when you’re washing your hair, blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles is stimulated.
  • It is possible to make your hair appear thicker by cutting it shorter and adding layers.
  • It might also assist to use the correct shampoo.  Look for a volumizing shampoo that doesn’t include sulfate detergents.

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And of course our specially created Hair tisane, that contains the following herbs offering these benefits to your hair:
  • Bacopa Leaf helps improve blood circulation to the scalp, enlarges the follicle size, and prolongs the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle. Bacopa benefits hair by helping to strengthen the blood vessels in the blood; thus, oxygen and nutrients stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss. The alkaloids in Brahmi bind to the proteins in the hair shaft, producing stronger and thicker hair.
  • Dandelion Root is a rich source of vitamin A, C and E, B-complex vitamins, choline, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, biotin, and calcium. All of these ingredients feed your scalp and follicles which results in healthy and fast-growing hair.play a significant role in making one’s hair healthy, stronger and to help stimulate hair growth.
  • Fenugreek Seeds are loaded with B vitamins, antioxidants, saponins, and flavonoids. Research found that consuming fenugreek helped increase hair thickness and volume. It also contains vitamin C, potassium and nicotinic acid which helps prevent hair falling out and supports scalp health.
  • Gotu Kola induces hair growth by scavenging the harmful free oxygen radicals and stimulating the gene responsible for promoting hair growth. Gotu kola plays a hefty role in strengthening the hair follicles due to nourishment of the scalp through the strengthening of the blood vessels. This also helps in getting proper blood circulation to the scalp to feed and nourish those starving hair follicles.
  • Green Tea Leaf is rich in a certain kind of polyphenol called epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG. EGCG appears to increase hair growth by stimulating hair follicles and preventing damage to skin and hair cells. Green tea is a powerhouse of nutrients, including vitamin B which plays a major role in controlling hair fallout. Green tea contains an abundance of catechins, which are antioxidants in nature. These compounds help in reducing dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is responsible for hair loss.
  • Hibiscus Flower have been found to stimulate hair growth and reduce the risk of fungal infections. It is also widely used as a hair tonic to help stimulate hair follicles, increase follicle size, and increase hair growth.
  • Lavender Flower has a calming aroma and is used as a natural remedy to reduce stress and stress-induced hair loss. Lavender has antimicrobial properties, which helps to prevent bacteria and fungi growing. Helps to increase circulation to hair follicles, encouraging your hair to grow thicker and faster than normal.
  • Nettle Leaf contains high amounts of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help protect our scalp from damage and stimulate new hair growth. Nettle leaves are rich in silica and sulphur which helps to make hair shinier and healthier. Nettle leaves are also rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, and zinc, which can all give our follicles a great boost.
  • Peppermint Leaf improves the blood circulation in the scalp increasing follicle number, follicle depth, and follicle density. This may be because the menthol in peppermint essential oil is a vasodilator, and vasodilators improve blood flow. In many instances (such as in female or male pattern baldness), hair loss occurs due to starved blood flow to hair follicles.
  • Rose Bud & Petal have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Applying rose oil or rose petal extract can help reduce stress and inflammation and have a positive effect on hair growth. The vitamins A, B3, C and E promote the growth of your hair, by nourishing the scalp and promoting hair growth.
  • Rosemary Leaf showed an improvement in hair growth by blocking excess testosterone production. The herb is high in nutritional value and anti-inflammatory properties, which can stimulate blood circulation in the scalp and can be used to grow longer hair, prevent baldness or stimulate new hair growth in balding areas. Also promotes shininess and prevents and reduces dandruff, making it a great tonic for overall hair health.

 

 

 

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