Hair loss in women: can you handle it?

December 26, 2011

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 Each day, regardless of whether we notice it or not, the head falls about 100 hairs. When this totally natural process is disturbed, it is a signal that the body is something going wrong, especially in women.

There are many causes of hair loss in women is common and unusual. Among other things, this may be the disease, stress (mental or physical), hormonal fluctuations, and side effects from treatment. However, for whatever reason, hair loss is a natural cause for concern.

 Hair loss in women: can you handle it?


In some cases - such as when cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy - women can expect hair loss. Most often, however, it appears as an unexpected and unpleasant surprise.

What you need to do in this situation? If the cause of hair loss is unknown, should immediately see a doctor, which must assess the problem and either cure it or send the patient to another specialist.

To understand how hair loss, it is necessary to analyze how the body produces hair. The growth cycle of hair is long - an average of two to six years, and most people's hair grow about one centimeter per month.

At any one time approximately 90% of hair is actively growing. The remaining 10% are in the phase "rest", or dormant. Dormant hair stops growing and after two or three months of falls, then the growth process begins anew. Meanwhile, other hair follicles enter the resting phase.

When this natural cycle is interrupted or accelerated, it can lead to noticeable hair loss. By the disruption of the normal cycle of hair growth can cause a number of factors.

 Hair loss in women: can you handle it?

Possible causes of hair growth disorders

  • Aggressive treatments for hair and hairstyles

Chemical agents such as dyes, bleaches, straighteners and permanent wave chemical is usually harmless to hair when applied properly and not too often. The same can be said about the hairstyles that use hair clips or rubber bands. But hair follicles can become inflamed or damaged when hair is too often subjected to chemical treatment or regular shrink tight in certain hair, such as pigtails. All of this can cause a condition known as traction alopecia. Depending on the degree of damage, hair loss may be permanent.

  • Hereditary baldness

This condition is most common among men, but it also occurs in a small number of women. Known as androgenic alopecia, this condition is associated with the conversion of the male hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which has an adverse effect on the hair follicles. Women have in his body a tiny amount of testosterone, but the decline in female hormones during menopause can lead to hormonal imbalance, resulting in thinning hair on the top or side of the head. However, few women lose all your hair to this state.

  • Other disorders of hormonal balance

At certain stages of life loss of hair may result from other hormonal problems. Birth control pills (or cancellation), pregnancy, postpartum hormonal changes, menopause and hysterectomy (surgery to remove the uterus and ovaries) - all of which can contribute to hair loss, if because of them is fairly significant shift in hormonal balance, inducing greater hair follicles than usual, enter a quiescent phase. The doctor may check for diseases such as thyroid disease Thyroid disease - women at risk  Thyroid disease - women at risk
 Some autoimmune disorders, iron deficiency, and / or syphilis Syphilis - punishment of Venus  Syphilis - punishment of Venus

  • Gestation

One example of a hair loss associated with a particular stage of life, is pregnancy. In particular, during the pregnancy, the hair that usually fall, sometimes persist until the postpartum period (due to unusually high levels of certain hormones). Then he can drop strands or shreds. Sometimes, hair loss becomes noticeable about three months after the hormonal changes, and it may take another three months, until the hair will not grow back normally.

  • Physical or mental illness or surgery

The disease or surgery can also cause an increased number of hair follicles that enter into a latent phase. In order to cope with stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 Caused by the disease, such as iron deficiency anemia (anemia), lupus, severe infection, or thyroid disease, your body may suspend non-critical functions such as the hair growth. Again, the process of hair loss and the resumption of growth may take six months.

  • Food shortages

Nutritional problems caused by rigid dieting or eating disorders such as anorexia Anorexia nervosa - symptoms and effects on the body  Anorexia nervosa - symptoms and effects on the body
   or bulimia, also can cause shock, resulting in the hair follicles to temporarily stop growing. As with disease, malnutrition, including a lack of protein, vitamins or minerals, depletes the body, and it may include a protective mode, which minimizes the non-essential functions, such as hair growth.

  • Certain medications and vitamins

Chemotherapy for cancer - the most famous example of how treatment can inadvertently lead to hair loss. Chemotherapeutic drugs attacking rapidly growing cages throughout the body, including not only malignant, and hair follicles. In addition, hair loss is one of the side effects of certain medications used to treat high blood pressure and gout (a painful condition characterized by the accumulation of uric acid in the joints). High levels of vitamin A may also have the effect of hair loss.

  • Aging

As we grow older, the process of hair growth slows.

Given this variety of possible reasons, not always easy to prevent hair loss, but potentially useful measures include habit takes care of hair and eat right.

Fortunately, hair loss in women is the same number of treatments for many reasons and, although there is no universal solution that fits all. Selecting a method for dealing with this problem will largely depend on the specific cause of hair loss and how it affects your self-esteem.

How to keep the beauty of hair in summer - using folk remedies

July 8, 2010

 preserve the beauty of the hair in summer
 Summer is just around the corner, and if you plan to soak in the hot sun or going to spend much time in the pool, get ready for what is not best for the health and beauty of your hair. In the heat of summer hair need extra nutrition and hydration. How to preserve the health of the hair in the hot summer months?

 How to keep the beauty of hair in summer - using folk remedies

The temperature difference and gels

Refrain from heat styling and try to protect the hair from extreme temperatures. In fashion styling natural, so do not rush to use a hair dryer - wait until your hair to dry naturally. But first we should not forget about the hair conditioner - in the summer it is indispensable. By the way, if your hair requires daily styling, use a gel with sunscreen Davine's de Stress Yogurt Buffer Gel. Gel protects hair not only from ultraviolet radiation, but also from the harmful effects of chlorine and other chemicals that are contained in the pool water. It should be applied to wet or dry hair Dry hair: how to restore hair vitality?  Dry hair: how to restore hair vitality?
 Pre-wound on soft cushions, for example, twisted socks before going to bed Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 And in the morning you just need to remove the rollers and put the hair fingers.

If you have dry brittle hair, before heading to the beach or the pool, put on the tips of a few drops of sesame oil - it contains natural sunscreen. Nothing negative effect on the color and condition of the hair, such as solar radiation, salt and chemicals in the pool water.

 How to keep the beauty of hair in summer - using folk remedies

Herbal infusions

Use to rinse hair herbal infusions. For example, blondes fit chamomile or water with lemon, for brunettes and brown-haired women - the infusion of black tea, and red - red tea. The infusion is very easy to cook at home. Boil two liters of water and dip it in hot water three or four tea bags for three to five minutes. Wait until the water has cooled down to room temperature. After washing hair shampoo and conditioner, pour the prepared infusion in a large container, lean and immerse the hair. A few minutes later fix hair barrettes and put a plastic cap. Rinse with infusion of ten minutes. Apply conditioner and rinse hair with warm water.

 How to keep the beauty of hair in summer - using folk remedies

How to ensure that your hair look well groomed, even in the heat?

This board is designed for girls with unruly curly hair Caring for curly hair - a remedy is right for you?  Caring for curly hair - a remedy is right for you?
 . Spray your hair with cool water - it helps to smooth hair. We also recommend before going out to put on a special hair serum. If you have straight hair, after washing assemble them into a high ponytail. Fan the hair when they are dry - they will lie naturally.

The hair arranged in a braid, looks very romantic and feminine. Besides, this is a great blow for the summer weather, because it allows you to hide the hair from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Try to use the air conditioner with sunscreen that does not need to wash off. Hair is better to fix a simple rubber band. After sunset, you can dissolve hair - they go to the natural waves and evening hairstyle is ready.

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