The Causes Of Hair Loss In Women And How To Overcome It

The Causes Of Hair Loss In Women And How To Overcome It

By Shanya Maryam

There was an old saying called Beauty of a woman is through her hairs but due to busy hectic work schedules we are unable to pay much attention to our hairs which is leading to hair fall. So, If you are one of them who are unable to pay much attention to your hairs and do not know what is the main cause behind loss of our precious strands, Please don't worry in this article I will be sharing with you causes of hair loss and how one can overcome it.

Causes of Hair Loss


  • Stress- Yeah! It is the main cause which leads to hair loss. Like if you had any physical injury or trauma it can cause hair fall.
  • Lack of proper diet- If you lack proteins, vitamins and phosphate containing compound then you need to worry because it is one of the cause of hair fall.
  • Anaemia- Many Indian women suffer from anaemia which easily cause hair loss.
  • Hereditary- Hair loss can be due to genes present in the individual. If patient mother or father had a baldness issues then this factor need to be considered.
  • Female hormones and pregnancy- Consuming birth control pills might lead to changes in hormones in women. In pregnancy most of the women face hair loss after childbirth due to changes pregnant woman go through during child bearing stage.
  • Ovarian syndrome- Polycystic ovary syndrome is the case in which excess of androgens in the ovary cause the syndrome which leads to thinning of hair, gradually leading to hair fall.
  • Hair styling- Too much use of chemicals and hair styling tools causes excessive damage to the hairs due to an effect of heat on the hairs leading to hair fall.

How to overcome Hair loss


You can consider going to a physician and consuming medication while considering topical treatment as well. Apart from medication we should consider healthy diet and lifestyle modification.

Medical treatment

  • Minoxidil 5% is beneficial topical medications for female pattern of hair loss which has been approved by FDA. Use of the product has shown successful result in most of the women.
  • Iron supplementation might help in case of anaemic patients
  • HairMax LaserComb- This laser hair brush improves circulation of the head which improved hair growth.
  • Oral contraceptives- Use of progestin drug improved results in many females.
  • Consider using antifungal and antibacterial shampoos.
  • Use conditioners after every wash of hairs

Dietary Intake

  • Fish- consume salmons and fishes which comes with the benefit of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Yogurt- It imparts shine and makes hair stronger because it has many proteins and vitamins
  • Green leafy veggies- Intake of green leafy vegetables like spinach, cabbage and broccoli which are full of vitamins and nutrients helps in growing of hair without breakage.
  • Eggs- Eggs are packed with lot of proteins which acts as a building block in hair growth
  • Fruits- Consider consumption of fruits which are rich in vitamin C because it protects the hair from causing damage to the hairs.

Apart from above mentioned products you should also avoid stress and unnecessary use of over the counter the medications like antidepressants, pain killers.