When there’s a sudden change in your scalp’s behavior or a sudden surge in the amount of hair fall, it’s an indication that something’s not quite right.
In today’s blog post, we will explore some of the most common factors contributing to women’s hair loss.
The most likely cause of women’s hair loss can often be pinpointed as internal imbalances within the body. Many possibilities can lead to these imbalances, and it’s essential to seek guidance from your doctor.
A hormonal imbalance within the body can easily result in unwanted hair loss.
These imbalances can range from thyroid abnormalities, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and inflammation within the body.
Not only does excessive stress affect your mental and emotional well-being, but it can also take a significant toll on your hair. Prolonged and heightened stress levels can push many hair follicles into their resting stage, where they cease to grow and eventually fall.
More severe cases can also lead to your immune system attacking your hair follicles.
While most stress-related hair loss is temporary, it can still significantly affect your self-esteem.
Improper nutrition is one of the leading causes of temporary hair loss. The health of your hair and body reflects what you put into them.
If your diet lacks the proper nutrients, such as zinc, copper, selenium, and iron, you may experience low energy levels, brittle nails, and extremely fragile hair.
Avoid crash diets or diets that are extremely limited.
Ensure that you’re getting enough variety in your diet by including enough proteins, healthy fats, and vegetables.
If you experience heavy periods, restore your body’s iron levels by taking an iron supplement.
Environmental or External Stressors
Another one of the most common causes of women’s hair loss can be related to environmental, also called external, factors.
These stressors refer to damage caused to the hair unrelated to internal bodily issues.
Excessive Heat Styling
This can include excessive heat styling such as flat ironing and curling, without proper heat protectant or at extreme temperatures.
Excessive heat can damage the hair, causing significant breakage.
When using heat tools, be diligent with heat protectants and use the appropriate temperature for your hair texture.
Excessive Chemical Processing
You can easily cause breakage to your hair if you use too many chemicals to process it. Chemical processes that can lead to damage include overbleaching, texture relaxers, and curling perms.
When using chemicals to style or dye your hair, always seek professional guidance from your stylist, who is trained to apply the products correctly.
At Tomoko Shima Hair Salon, you may choose semi or demi-permanent colors or non-ammonia colors for gray coverage and toner, which are milder than permanent colors.
Prolonged and Persistent Tension
Prolonged and persistent tension on the hair shaft can lead to traction alopecia, a condition in which the hair follicle experiences trauma, and the hair does not or is slow to grow back.
The likelihood of occurrence increases when wearing styles such as slicked-back ponytails, buns, or braids that put too much tension on the hair shaft.
Don’t pull your hair too tightly, and be sure to rotate your styles to alleviate excessive tension.
If you have to wear these hairstyles for your occupation, you may massage your scalp every time you take the style down, and once a week, get a professional HEAD SPA massage in the salon.
Pay attention to your hair!
A wide range of factors contributes to women’s hair loss. However, if you’re attentive and notice a change in your hair’s behavior, you can react swiftly!
The sooner you react, the less likely the hair loss will become permanent.
Ask our HEAD SPA specialists about your hair. They can see your scalp by microscope camera and analyze it, and choose treatment for your scalp.
They also give you advice on how to prevent hair loss and scalp problems.
In my next blog post, I will talk about our HEAD SPA and its benefits!