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Female Pattern Baldness

reasons for hair lossThe cause of hair loss in women is not well understood, but is thought to be similar to the cause for hair loss in men. New hairs do not grow back due to Androgenic alopecia, a reaction to male hormones in the body, which happens when testosterone is converted into DHT. While men have a distinct pattern, women tend to have thinner hair all over the head. Products such as Provillus for Women address the unique needs of female hair loss.

Physical stress and hormonal changes

When the body undergoes physical stress such as illness, pregnancy, experiences a physical reaction to emotional or mental stressors, the hair growth cycle is shocked into its resting phase and begins to fall out. Some times referred to as "shedding, the clinical term for this type of hair loss is telogen effluvium. Telogen Effluvium usually lasts around 6 months. Then, the normal hair growth cycle begins again.

Medications and medical conditions

Medications such as blood thinners (anticoagulants), some birth control pills, antidepressants as well as medications used to treat gout and cancer can cause hair loss in women. An excessive amount of Vitamin A can also be a cause of hair loss, as Vitamin A, in excess, can be toxic.

Medical conditions such as lupus or diabetes can also cause hair loss. If you're not sure why you are losing your hair, check with your doctor to rule out any underlying causes.

Improper care can lead to female hair loss

Believe it or not, you can cause your hair to fall out by wearing it in tight buns, braids or corn rows. This is because of the stress put on the hair, which leads to breakage. Eventually, the weak hair will get pulled from the root. Use of harsh chemicals on the hair like the ones used in dyes and perms can also cause the hair to fall out.

Treatment for female hair loss

Most hair loss products are designed for men with male pattern baldness. Your hair loss problem is unique, and it requires a unique formula for stopping it. Read our review of Provillus for Women.

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