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Baldness In Women

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Although baldness is much rarer in women than in men, it still occurs to a fairly large percent of the population. Approximately 40% of women who have reached menopause start to experience hair loss, and a smaller percent of them become partially or totally bald. This is caused by hormonal changes since testosterone is produced in greater quantities during pre-menopause and menopause. This is also why women that have hormonal imbalances can also experience hair loss, especially in their teen years.There are roughly between 100,000 and 180,000 hairs on our heads, depending on hair color. 100-200 hairs fall every day for a normal healthy person, but hair loss starts to be a problem when the normal hair growing cycle is disrupted. Our hair falls more during spring and autumn when it rejuvenates, and then it falls less during summer and winter.

Pattern shaped baldness is very rare in women, as they usually experience progressive balding that makes the hair thinner over a period of time. Some women can experience spot baldness that is called alopecia areata, and this can happen at any age due to an auto-immune disorder, genetic factors, or it can also be congenital in very rare cases.

The good news for women is that alopecia is easier to treat for them than for men, and there are quite a few steps that women can take to help their hair grow back, even when the causes are hormonal.

First off all there are many factors that can lead to excessive hair loss in women, and eventually to balding if it progresses over a longer period of time:

- hormonal imbalances, such as high testosterone levelsemotional and mental stress that is outside normal levels
- unbalanced diets based on fast foods, processed meals, and that lack essential nutrients
- aggressive cosmetic treatments, including chemical hair masks, hair dyeing, permschlorine and different salts that are present in tap water
- smoking, alcohol consumption, and an excessive sugar intake on a daily basis
- chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatments, as well as exposure to X-rays or gamma rays
- some synthetic medications, including birth control pillsenvironmental factors, such as exposure to the sun or pollution
- excessive hair brushing and stylingother illnesses or diseases, such as diabetes or lupus

Determining what caused the hair loss issue in the first place can be difficult, as there are so many factors involved in hair formation and hair growth. Most of the time, it is actually a series of aspects that contribute to excessive hair loss and balding in women. However, an appointment with an endocrinologist should be made in order to rule out any hormonal imbalances for younger women. If a woman is already at menopause, than the hair loss has definitely something to do with hormones. However, the following guidelines can be followed by any woman that has hair loss issues:

1) Use a mild shampoo, or replace your shampoo altogether with a home-made herbal shampoo. Nettle, burdock, and birch tree extracts can be added to your shampoo or to hair masks as they prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

2) Use an egg mask before washing your hair. It has amazing prevention and treating abilities that work for hair loss, oily hair, and dandruff. Mix two or three egg yolks with a spoon of honey and spread the mask all over the hair, especially on your roots. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash with lukewarm water.

3) Avoid washing with very hot water, and also avoid using a hair dryer and other hair devices that use heat. Excessive heat leads to an increased sebum production that can clog the hair follicle and increase hair fall.

4) Try to stick to a healthy diet that contains lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, nuts, and herbs. Try to also include green juices or smoothies into your daily meal plan, as they are rich in iron, enzymes, vitamins, and other important elements for hair growth.

5) Try to resolve any emotional problems, and try to live a more balanced life if you are not already doing so. Emotional stress can really make a person lose hair, and it can also lead to other major health problems over time. Healthy hair means a healthy person, and a healthy person means a healthy spirit.

6) Avoid brushing your hair too much, and use a natural bristle brush if you can find one. Not brushing at all isn't good either, so brush two times a day to remove dead hairs and to stimulate the roots. You can also put some birch tree or burdock tincture on your scalp and brush after that. This is a great way to stimulate the scalp and improve blood circulation to the hair follicle.

You can also opt for medicinal shampoos and other substances that can stop hair loss. However, such treatments need to be followed for at least 2-3 months before you can see any results, and they also need to be repeated each year. Also, these treatments don't work in all cases, and their effects on overall health are still unknown. Sticking to a herbal treatment that can help you grow your hair back safely is the best way to fight hair loss naturally.

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