Top reasons for hair loss in women

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Written by C Wolsey

Whether you yourself are experiencing some level of hair loss, or else instead your partner, close friend or other family member, then you may be simultaneously wondering why it is happening and also how can you both prevent this and combat losing hair.

In an effort to make things clearer here, for your information, are the top reasons for hair loss, specifically in women, and some effective things you can do to make a difference. 

Poor Diet

If you are noticing more than a few strands of hair coming out of your head when you are washing or brushing your hair, for example, then there may be a simple way to combat this.

Obviously, what you consume and conversely, what you abstain from, makes a huge difference to the strength of every single component of your body and when it comes to strengthening your hair itself and the hair follicles, you should start to eat more of the following:

  • Prunes
  • Avocado
  • Low-fat Dairy Products
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Meat
  • Oily Fish
  • Chickpeas & Lentils
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Oats
  • Eggs

High Amounts of Stress

On average, most people lose between fifty and one hundred individual strands of hair each and every day, but if you are experiencing more than the average and have been the last couple of weeks or so, stress could be to blame.

It is genuinely astonishing to learn of just how many negative signs, symptoms and effects on the physical body a high amount of stress can have, including skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, headaches and migraines and even a higher heart rate and increased blood pressure. 

Medical Treatments & Illnesses

Another reason why women may be losing parts of, or even the majority of, their hair is due to the impact and effects from various medications, such as chemotherapy. 

If you have recently gone through such a treatment and are now dissatisfied with the thickness or quantity of your hair and hair follicles, then an excellent and effective solution would be to contact a professional clinic, such as HS hair clinic, to find out more about hair transplants.


If your mother, grandmother, sister or even your nieces have also got thinner and even patchier areas of hair on their head, then your own hair may well be thinning or falling out not due to one or more environmental factors, but because of genetics. 

One of the more commonly known genetic factors related to hair loss is alopecia, which can either only affect the scalp itself, or else other areas of the body as well. It is important to note that, while there is no actual cure for alopecia, if you only have smaller patches of hair missing, it is entirely possible that your hair will completely grow back. 

At Home Hair Styling

Finally, if you have recently dyed your hair, especially if you did so at home, it could be the case that the specific dye you have used has reacted badly with the skin on your scalp.

From now on, it is more important than ever before for you to visit a professional hairdresser when you want to change the style or colour of your hair, as every reputable hairdresser will ensure to do a full skin and patch test prior to using the dye you have requested.