Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women

January 24, 2019 | Written by Kathy Watson

Whether you’ve noticed strands of hair cascading to the floor, accumulating on your brush, or clinging to your shirt, any perceived hair thinning can feel alarming. Truth is, hair loss is more common than you think, and we’re in this together, so let’s talk about it. Although hair loss is commonly associated with men, roughly 21 million women struggle with thinning strands each year. And that’s just America. Across the world, hair loss is a universal reality, which is why we’re committed to natural solutions that work.

What’s Considered “Normal” Hair Loss?

It’s normal to lose about 70-100 hair strands everyday. We’ve got approximately 100,000 hair follicles on our scalps, each one producing about 20 hairs. That’s a whole lot of hair. However, sometimes shedding occurs at an accelerated rate and can feel alarming. Ever washed your hair and pulled a mini birds nest from your head? Us too.

The Hair Growth Cycle

Here’s the sitch: Hair grows in cycles, so as you shed strands, new ones grow in their place. However, when the hair doesn’t grow back, or remains in a resting phase, you may notice thinning strands or accelerated hair loss. Although there are a number of common causes, hair loss and growth will look different for each person. While it might seem to just be a hair issue, hair thinning might be your body’s way of telling you something is off.

Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women

  • Nutritional Deficiency: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, especially anemia from iron deficiency, can cause hair thinning to occur.
  • Hormonal Imbalance: Oh, hormones, we love to hate on them, but they’re a vital part of our chemical composition. Ultimately, it helps to understand them and how they react to shifts in our daily regimen. Switching birth control, starting a new medication, or implementing vitamins or supplements can throw hormones for a loop, and all sorts of physical reactions may ensue, including thinning strands.
  • Post-Pregnancy: It’s very common and natural for women to experience aggressive shedding for 3-4 months after delivery.
  • Stress: Cortisol is the body’s stress hormone. While day-to-day stress is natural and might not cause hair thinning, extreme stress from an impactful event can alter cortisol production and cause hair thinning to occur.
  • Styling Damage: Tight hairstyles that tug on the scalp and strands can increase shedding. Heat damage can cause strands to break and fall out.
  • Genetics: It is estimated that about 60% of women will experience hair loss after menopause and that less than 50% of women will make it to retirement age with a full head of hair.

While it can come as a shock to see increased shedding, it’s ultimately a natural process with lots of natural solutions. That’s why we collect botanical ingredients from nature, and combine them with the best of science from our labs to promote growth, enhance thickness, and enrich hair quality. In addition to addressing the common causes stated above, add our Activating Serum into your daily routine to support your strands and scalp.

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