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What affects hair loss in women?

Did you know? On average:

  • We have between 80,000 and 150,000 hairs on our head
  • We lose 50 – 100 hairs every day
  • We gain 15 to 100 new hairs every day through the natural hair cycle

But this process can be disrupted at any stage. For example, if the follicle stays dormant or starts to shrink, this can result in excessive hair loss.

What causes hair loss?

Several different factors can cause disruption to the hair’s natural cycle and affect the balance between hair loss and growth.

Seasoning changes

It’s a fact: when the seasons change, our hair often gets thinner, lacks vitality and falls out more. 


It all starts on your plate! A varied and balanced diet goes a long way towards beautiful hair. Remember to fill up on vitamin B, vitamin C, beta-carotene, minerals and proteins.


Becoming a mother is a huge event in any woman’s life. After giving birth, a drop in oestrogen causes dramatic hair loss, as you lose all the hair that would normally have fallen out in the past nine months. During pregnancy, a massive increase in oestrogen actually extends the life of your hair.

Stress and fatigue

There are different types of stress to the hair, the most common being “Telogen Effluvium“. This causes the adrenal glands to secrete androgenic hormones. These hormones then cause the blood vessels to narrow and the hair follicles to contract, leading to hair loss. The hair that grows back will get thinner and thinner. It’s the start of a vicious circle where the hair’s life cycle gets shorter and shorter.


Hair is particularly likely to fall out when oestrogen and progesterone levels drop, something that is common during the menopause. 

You can’t stop the natural phenomena of seasonal or post-partum hair loss, but you can prepare for it.

A dietary supplement containing keratin, vitamins B, C, E, beta-carotene and zinc, iron and copper can help you to have beautiful hair1

1 Zinc contributes to the proper synthesis of proteins (such as keratin) and helps keep hair healthy.