Five Reasons For Hair Loss in Women

By 8 October 2016


“Wearing your hair in the same type of style or ponytail repeatedly can lead to traction alopecia, which is hair loss caused by a pulling effect,” explains Ellery. This problem is often common with African American women who wear their hair in braids, or others with hair extensions. And while the urge may be to remedy the problem by discontinuing any handling of the hair, that actually has an opposite effect,says spryliving

Weight Loss

Abrupt change in weight is also known to be cause for hair fall. Such weight loss can end up stressing out your body at times. Ultimately, our hair become thinner and start to fall more than normal. Experts suggest that as soon as you overcome weight loss, your hair fall problem will also recover but it can take around six months for things to get back to normal.


Pregnancy is one example of the type of physical stress that can cause hair loss (that and hormones). Pregnancy-related hair loss is seen more commonly after your baby has been delivered rather than actually during pregnancy. “Giving birth is pretty traumatic,” says Dr. Glashofer.

Solution: If you do experience hair loss, rest assured that your hair will grow back in a couple of months. “It’s a normal thing and it will work its way out,” Dr. Glashofer says.

Extreme weight loss

Crash dieting and losing a lot of weight suddenly or too quickly can adversely affect the growth of your hair. This is because, usually these diets deprive your body of essential nutrients or put a ban on eating certain food groups which then impact your hair growth.

Unhealthy diet

You knew this one was coming! Your diet can affect not only your hair growth but your hair healthiness. If your diet is filled with excessive salts and sugars you may stunting your hair from properly growing. While if you are low or lacking B & E vitamins then you will be more prone to breakage as well. So with the lack of growth and excessive breakage your poor diet is costing you more than you think.

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