Emotional Stress

Extreme emotional stress, like losing a loved one, can play a huge part in the shedding of hair especially in women.  Some women lose hair at an alarming rate when under these conditions.
 

Why does hair loss affect women?

Believe it or not there are many reasons for hair loss and hair thinning occuring in women, this is not uncommon.  India.com recently reported an increase number of women seeking help and answers on why hair loss affects them.  The great news, help is out there and the hair restoration industry has come a long way.

 

VIDEO: Male and Female Pattern Baldness: Genetics, Stress & Hair Loss

Dr. Sharon Keene talks causes of Androgenic Alopecia.  After the Human Genome Project, it was discovered that just having a particular gene doesn't mean you will have that disease or carry a particular trait. Genes have to be active and the study of Epigenetics looks into those factors, many being environmental. 
 

Video: Hair Styles That Can Cause Hair Loss

Dr. Sharon Keene discusses how varing hair styles can be a contributing factor in hair thinning and hair loss.
Popular styles like hair extensions, tight pony tails or braids and dreadlocks all cause tension and trauma to the hair folicle.
 

Why am I losing my hair?

Dr. Kenneth Washenik breaks down the process in answering the question, "why am I losing my hair" and provides some general principals to follow.

 

Women’s Hair Loss Causes

Most hair loss is due to genetic causes (link) but as women experiment with new hair styles, unique and stunning hair looks and more tortuous hair weaves and braids, they put themselves at risk for hair loss from a variety of non genetic causes. 
 

Other Hair Loss Causes

Alopecia areata (AA) is a recurrent disease, which can cause hairloss in any hair-bearing area. The most common type of alopecia areata presents as round or oval patches of hair loss most noticeably on the scalp or in the eyebrows.

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