Why More Women suffer from hair loss as Compared to Men?


Hair is the fundamental part of everyone’s identity and personality. Most of us, especially women take pride in their thick, lustrous and strong hair. Since having a head full of thick hair is a privilege, losing it may be equally painful for everyone. These days, due to numerous underlying illnesses, more and more women are experiencing hair thinning and hair loss from all over the scalp.

Earlier hair loss was thought to be men’s problem only, but the trend has been changed as more women are suffering from hair loss these days. The increase in the rate of women hair loss issues has made them wonder about the reasons they are experiencing such drastic hair loss. Here are certain factors why women are more prone to hair loss as compared to men.

Menopause induced hair loss

Menopause is a natural biological process that all women experience over time. It is a condition in which women’s ovary stops producing enough eggs, which are responsible for creating female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Such a deficiency of hormones leads to the disorder in menstruation (special days).

During this times, the body experiences many changes in normal functionality as it is going through a hormonal imbalance. The symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia and hair loss.

Over styling

Since women take pride in having a lustrous hair, they are also more conscious about caring and styling it. While in doing so, they might go wrong and wear a hairstyle that is harmful to the growth of hair. Hairstyles such as braids, waives, and ponytails exert too much force on the hair follicles, ultimately pull them out and cause hair loss. While wearing such styles occasionally is not a problem, keeping them for a longer period may weaken the hair follicles, which lowers the productivity of hair follicles, ultimately cause hair loss.

In most of the cases, the over-styling pulls out the hair from the frontal hairline, creating bald scar just above the forehead. It is always better to not adopt such tight hairstyles to avoid hair loss. However, if you have already developed large bald scars on your hair, don’t worry as these can be treated with women hair transplant in Dubai, a perfect remedy for hair loss.

Using chemicals

Many women use chemical products in their hair care regimen, which is another type of over styling. Using such products and styling techniques continuously induce so many difficulties in the hair growth process, sometimes cause hair shedding.

Over combing

Combing your hair too much may create problems in few situations. When your hair is wet, it is more prone to fall-out. So, combing a wet hair may pull it out and weakens the hair follicles, which leads to hair loss. Moreover, combing curly hair with force may pull it out as well.

Tips to avoid hair loss in women

If you have observed that you are losing hair more than normal routine, take quick actions to prevent it as it could be an underlying hair loss condition. If such hair loss condition is not avoided, it can take you complete baldness and you will be left with no option other than a hair transplant.

Avoiding tight hairstyles and unhealthy habits can also help reduce the chances of hair loss. Follow a healthy hair care regimen to avoid any deficiencies that could lead to hair loss.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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