The primary causes of abnormal hair loss in women are usually related to the hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy, following child birth or during menopause.
Stress, physical or mental fatigue, dieting or an unhealthy lifestyle can all contribute to increased hair loss. Hair loss may also be the body’s way of indicating that it is suffering a deficiency of some essential elements.
External factors also play a large role in hair loss. Bleaching, dyeing, and perming hair all put stress on both the hair fibers and the hair follicles themselves. These conditions compound hair loss when combined with hormonal changes.
In some cases, a condition similar to male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia, may occur in women. In this case hair starts thinning at the crown of the head and exposing more and more of the scalp, causing considerable anxiety for those affected.
Hair loss may also be a side effect of aggressive medical treatments, such as chemo or radiotherapy.
In most cases the condition of hair loss and thinning of the hair can be traced back to ‘starvation’ of the hair follicles, regardless of whether the condition is brought on by hormonal processes or other causes. Thinning, limp hair is a sign that the hair follicle is unable to take up the necessary amount of nutrients to produce healthy, thick hair.
When the rate of hair loss exceeds 60 to 100 individual hairs daily we recommend the use of Varga Hair Products in order to revitalize and nourish hair, to restore the healthy hair growth cycle and effectively stop hair loss and stimulate the hair follicles into producing more healthy hair.