From stress to over styling: Reasons behind hair loss and how to tackle it


Hair loss is no doubt a painful and upsetting problem. It affects 1 in 5 women. Here you will learn the reasons behind your hair loss and how to tackle it.

Hair loss was often thought as a problem which only affected men but nowadays, almost every woman is affected by it. Well, there are many possible causes including medical conditions, poor scalp health, and hormonal imbalance during menopause. Daily hair loss between 50-100 hair strands is normal but if you see excessive shedding then it could be an alarming situation.

Alopecia is different than other types of hair loss and it refers to the substantial loss of hair. And androgenic alopecia occurs in the crown region of the scalp.

A Trichologist said that:

“For many women, their hair is their crowning glory and the thought of losing it is embarrassing.”

It’s better to take an action to control your hair loss in time before it’s too late.

Here are the possible factors which can contribute to causing hair loss:

 Factors which can contribute to Causing your Hair Loss:

·         Stress Levels:

A prolonged period of stress can also lead to hair loss. If you are experiencing any kind of stressful situation then give yourself some time to relax. Try to distract your mind by closing your eyes and focusing on your breath. You can also involve in different activities like yoga, meditation, walking, hiking etc.

·         Genetics:

Genes play an important role when it comes to hair loss. May be you are looking for a reason in your life and thinking that it could be due to excessive use of heating tools, late sleeping routine or unhealthy diet etc. but the actual factor behind your hair loss could be genes. Women can also inherit genes from their paternal and maternal side.

·         Hormonal Changes:

Changes in the hormone levels is a common factor when it comes to hair loss. When you are in your menopause period then the levels of estrogen and progesterone drops. Causing hair thinning at first and then eventually leads to hair loss.

·         Check the Signs/ Medical Disorder:

Underlying medical disorders like anemia, thyroid, polycystic ovaries and lupus can be the factors which can contribute to causing hair loss in women.

·         Don’t Over style:

Regularly coloring your hair, using heat resistant spray, styling gel, excessive use of heating tools like curlers, straightener, blow dryer etc. can cause hair loss and can make your hair brittle.

Hair extensions can also weaken hair and contribute in causing “traction alopecia”. This type of hair loss occurs when hair is being weighed down. If you use to wear extensions then give some break from time to time so that it will get enough space to grow.

Tips to Cure your Hair Loss:

·         Increase the Protein Intake/ Healthy Diet:

Our hair is made up of keratin which is a natural protein. Protein is present in various foods like eggs, fish, lean meat etc. so try to increase the intake of these protein foods in your diet. Because it helps to keep our hair healthy and beautiful.

·         Nutrient Supplements:

There are a number of nutrient supplements which you can use to balance your nutritional levels in your body to keep your hair healthy.

·         Medications:

Rogaine can also be used to control your hair loss. It’s in a form of foamy liquid and when it’s applied to the scalp, it then penetrates into your scalp skin and helps to reactivates inactive hair follicles.

·         Home Remedies:

There are thousands of home remedies which can help to control your hair loss.

  • Like massaging your scalp with almond, olive or coconut oil.
  • Applying the mask of onion and garlic to your hair.
  • Add some baking soda in the water and then wash your hair with it.
  • Application of Aloe Vera directly to your scalp.
  • Making a mask of eggs and olive oil and then applying it on to your hair.

If you have tried these treatment options to control your hair loss but still suffering from it then it’s better to book an appointment with the trichologist at the hair transplant clinic for proper guidance.

Consultation with the Trichologist at the Hair Transplant Centre:

The trichologist will evaluate your scalp thoroughly and then will tell you the actual factor behind your hair loss. Afterward, he will recommend you to get a suitable treatment or to get an Alopecia areata treatment in Dubai from the hair transplant clinic.



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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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