11 Prominent Causes for Hair Loss in Women

Why causes hair loss? Hair loss is a common problem among the pupil now a days. The count of 100 hair follicle loss for a day is common as per dermatologists. But, generally we don’t agree with it. Do we? Definitely not and we try various precautions and remedies to control the hair fall. The reasons for hair loss in men and hair loss in women might vary. Here are the causes for hair loss in women.

11 Causes for Hair Loss in Women

There may be many causes for the loss of hair in women. They differ from person to person, from genetics to pollution to hormonal imbalance to many other reasons and day-to-day life activities carried by a person.

1. Genetics or Hereditary

If any of your parent or an immediate family member suffers from severe or acute hair fall, it may be carried with you through the genes. If the problem is with genetics, you will notice scalp damage and severe hair fall for a longer period than usual. It may be hard to treat, but not impossible when taken precautions and necessary treatment.

2. Taking too much Stress

Either physical or mental stress leads to hair loss. Some kinds of trauma, severe illness or chronic diseases or even flu can cause temporary hair fall. But do not worry, it will be fine when you take out your stress. Don’t panic, it leads to mental stress. Try different and suitable ways to control stress. So that your hair fall problem will be vanished.

3. Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is an under active thyroid which can be a reason for hair fall. Don’t get confused with another kind of thyroid, which is hyperthyroidism. As hypothyroidism cannot be cured in short span, hair fall is a bit problematic to cure. But under regular medication you can treat hair fall. Regular exercise and proper diet may reduce the risk of hypothyroidism, which leads to the cure of hair fall.

4. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

PCOS is a hormonal imbalance seen at a point of time in most of the women. It leads to over production of testosterone hormone which in turn leads to follicle shrink and eventually hair fall. PCOS diet helps in controlling it to an extent but it is always better to consult a physician at the right time and taking proper treatment for the same.

5. Alopecia Areata

It is an immunity disorder which attacks the follicles of the hair and is one of the main causes of hair fall in women. The hair strands in the scalp region are seen falling down in patches and at times may result in baldness. There is  particular treatment and cause for alopecia areata. But do not think too much of it. Consulting a physician can be helpful to some point.

6. Pollution

If you are living in a polluted area, then you are more prone to lose your hair. Pollution adversely affects your hair so driving around during day time will let dust create problems for your hair.

7. Anemia

Anemia is usually caused due to deficiency of Iron and at times of vitamins. Iron deficiency leads to severe hair fall. Consume iron-rich foods and you can also take supplements after consulting a doctor.

8. Pregnancy

Post pregnancy, many women tend to lose their hair. There are several reasons for this. It may be due to a sudden hormonal imbalance, physical stress or some other. But it is quite normal. As the hair grows back in a few months; typically 3-4 months. So, need not worry about hair fall post pregnancy.

9. Excessive Vitamin A

Consuming too much of a good thing may harm as well. Vitamins are good in every possible aspect of one’s health. But consuming too much vitamin A can lead to hair fall. The access might be due to supplements you might be taking for some other health issue.

10. Lack of protein and vital vitamins

Hair is made up of a protein called keratin. The lack of sufficient keratin in the human body may lead to acute hair fall. Even the lack of vitamin B which helps in the growth of hair is a cause of hair fall. Consuming protein rich and vitamin rich diet may cure the problem of hair fall.

11. Weight Issues

Gaining weight excessively (obesity) or losing weight drastically (underweight) might also lead to hair fall.


Other than the above mentioned reasons Chemotherapy, treatment to cure cancer, can also be a notable reason for the loss of hair. Over styling too leads to hair fall because of usage of harmful products.

But one should not be worried as hair fall is a disease which can be cured in most cases except in very rare conditions. In such cases, some may choose alternatives like hair transplantation. There are many hair regrowth products available these days.


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