Hair Fall in Women: Its Causes and What You Can Do About It

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Have you ever looked at the amount of hair that gets into your hairbrush (and not to mention the shower drain) and felt alarmed?

The amount of lost hair might be enough to have you looking into solutions such as moringa to stimulate hair growth. And while moringa, with its robust vitamin and mineral content, should always be part of your hair care routine, you should know that hair fall is a part of everyday life.

In fact, the American Academy of Dermatologists says it’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 hair strands daily. There are at least 100,000 on your scalp, so losing about a hundred strands wouldn’t make a big difference in terms of appearance. But, if you have long hair, it may be more noticeable.

However, if you’re experiencing unusual hair loss, to the point that you’re seeing bald spots or clumps of hair falling out, it may be time to see a dermatologist or physician.

Hair Fall in Women

While there’s no way to measure the exact difference, certain factors cause women to lose more hair strands daily compared to men. Hairstyling methods such as frequent hair coloring and heat styling, for instance, are the main causes of hair fall in 40% of women. Women are also more likely to shed hair than men because of life events that cause biological changes such as menopause and pregnancy.

What Causes Hair Fall?

When it comes to hair fall, there are a number of potential triggers, including the following:

Styling methods

If you like your hair in a tight bun or ponytail, it’s time to loosen your hair a bit, especially around the hairline. Ponytails, buns, dreadlocks, tight braids, and other styles that pull tightly on the hair may lead to a condition called traction alopecia.

Stress

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Stress can be the culprit behind your hair loss. There are three types of hair loss that can be associated with high levels of stress: telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, and alopecia areata.

  • In Telogen effluvium, stress pushes hair follicles into a resting phase and simply washing or combing the hair may cause hair in affected areas to fall out.
  • Trichotillomania is characterized by an urge to pull out hair from different areas of the body. Hair pulling may be an individual’s way of dealing with uncomfortable or negative feelings.
  • In alopecia areata, the immune system attacks the hair follicles, which leads to hair loss.

Weight Loss

When a body loses weight (and consequently, iron, proteins, and other dietary supplements), the hair becomes deprived of moisture and nourishment, which eventually causes hair fall. 

Keep Hair Fall at Bay

Zeroing in on the cause of hair loss can help you address the problem. Just as importantly, be kind to your locks. Go easy on hairstyling, try to stay away from stressful situations and environments, and invest in the right hair products.

Moringa-O² offers a range of hair care products that are infused with a unique combination of Malunggay, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, and Omega from Sunflower Oil. This blend provides the hair with the minerals, multivitamins, and antioxidants it needs to stay moisturized and strong. And with a healthy hair and scalp, you can keep hair fall at bay.

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