Here is a list of some of the most common causes of hair loss in women (in no particular order):
# 1. DHT: In men and women, is believed to be the most common cause of hair loss by a buildup of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) in the bulb of the hair follicle, the end result is a life cycle shorter hair which leads to miniaturization and eventually hair loss.
# 2. Hereditary / Genetics: Commonly known as androgenetic alopecia, hereditary baldness is more common in men than in women, although it can occur in women, female hair loss is caused by other factors.
# 3. The hormonal changes / imbalance: Over / under active thyroid glands and unbalanced estrogen levels can contribute to hair loss.
# 4. Pregnancy: De2 to 3 months after pregnancy, women often experience large amounts of thinning hair.
# 5. Drugs / Medicines: The cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation can cause sudden hair loss because the hair growth phase is suddenly stopped. Birth control pills, arthritis medications, anticoagulants, certain ulcer medications and antidepressants can also cause weakening of the follicles.
# 6. Physical Trauma: Aggressive or rough towel, combed when wet hair, massaging the scalp or pulling extremely aggressive, are causes to prevent the hair to grow back and become thinner and lead to permanent death of the follicles.
# 7. intense stress: Usually temporary, physical or emotional stress may induce an end to moult period.
# 8. Hair products / chemicals: Permanent, hair coloring, ponytails, tight braids, hot oil treatments, chlorine in swimming pools, too much sunlight and excess shampooing can lead to the follicles that weaken.
# 9. Poor blood circulation: The sufficient nutrients to the follicles that are achieved through the bloodstream.
# 10. Unbalanced diet: Although it is not a direct cause, very little protein or iron can lead to spills, strenuous diet can lead to hair loss , especially if you have thin hair to begin with.
While a correct diagnosis of the cause is a key aspect of treatment, time of treatment program is also important, in almost all cases, treatment begins earlier and the better the outcome.