What Causes Hair Loss in Women?

Hair loss is different for women, and not just because it comes as a surprise. Even though millions of American women experience thinning hair or excessive shedding, they rarely discuss it with friends, family, and peers. That leaves most women feeling alone and isolated at the time when they need support the most.

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When women have androgenetic alopecia, it’s sometimes called female pattern baldness. Women are much less likely than men to develop this type of hair loss, but it’s still the most common genetic hair loss condition. More common for women is for hair loss to be a symptom of an underlying condition. Thinning hair in women can indicate a more significant health problem, and that makes early detection key. The good news, though, is that hair loss caused by those conditions can often be reversed.

The way hair loss happens is actually pretty simple.

Though the long (and long-lasting) part of our hair is made up of dead cells, the follicle at the root of the hair is very much alive. All hair growth happens at the follicular level and is affected by conditions in the scalp. When it’s healthy, hair spends a specific amount of time in each of three growth stages: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. Whenever something disrupts the natural life cycle of hair, you can notice thinner hair or more strands falling out each day. Preventing and resolving hair loss is all about keeping the follicles healthy and ensuring that individual hairs stay in the active growth stage for as long as possible.

Many conditions can interrupt the growth cycle of your hair.

  • Androgenetic Alopecia
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Alopecia Totalis
  • Traction Alopecia
  • Compulsive Hair Pulling
  • Scalp & Skin Disorders
  • Hormone & Thyroid Problems
  • Vitamin & Nutrient Deficiencies
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Prescriptions & Medical Treatments
  • Significant Life Events
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Diseases

We have to complete a comprehensive evaluation of your hair and scalp in order to identify and verify what’s causing your hair loss. Once that’s done, we use our expertise and your input to design a personalized hair restoration program just for you. No matter what stage of hair loss you’re in, we’ll give you real options so you can choose solutions that work for your lifestyle and priorities.

Let’s get to the bottom of this.

When you come in to Continental Hair Illusions, you’ll receive personal attention, patience, and complete privacy from genuine experts in women’s hair loss. We’re happy to answer your questions and do whatever you need to feel comfortable about your hair and its future. It all starts with the free initial consultation! Schedule yours today.

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  • At age 35
 I never went to baseball games or concerts. I did not want to sit in the bleachers and have somebody look over my head. I avoided cameras. I tried many products for hair loss without any results. I used to be so self-conscious and embarrassed. Now I feel confident! I love it!


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