What affects hair loss in women?

Did you know? On average:

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. 

Diet

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.

Childbirth

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.

Menopause

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.