More Hair Loss Triggers In Women

Following on from our previous blog regarding Hair Loss In Women where we said there are over thirty different medical and lifestyle triggers that can affect hair loss in women, this blog is about some of the other triggers that you may be affected by that weren’t discussed previously. We are a hair loss clinic in Bournemouth and we can help with all of these and more…


During pregnancy some women notice that their hair seems fuller. This is due to the high levels of hormones that keep the resting hairs from shedding as they normally would. However this is often short lived! After childbirth your hormone levels return to normal and the strands can fall out rather quickly. Therefore you will find yourself experiencing a dramatic amount of hair loss rather quickly. Don’t be alarmed. It may take up to two years for your hair to return back to normal.

Hormonal Contraception

The potential for hair loss is a little know side effect of the hormonal contraception. The hormones that are used to suppress ovulation can be a cause of hair loss in some women, particularly affecting those who have a family history of hair loss. Sometimes the hair loss can begin when you stop taking the pill. Other drugs which have been linked to hair loss in women include blood thinners, medicines that are taken to treat high blood pressure, depression, heart disease and arthritis.

Crash Diets

If you go on a crash diet you may find yourself losing more than just weight! Women may notice that they start experiencing hair lost 3-6 months after losing more than 15lbs. Your hair should start to re-grow of its own accord if you have a healthy diet. If your diet is very low in protein or very high in vitamin A be prepared to lose some hair also.

Tight Hairstyles

It really is not a myth and we have all seen the photographic evidence of celebrities hair loss splattered over the internet and in the magazines and tabloids. Celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Beyonce, Victoria Beckham and Britney Spears to name but a few, who wear cornrows or have excessive use of hair extensions. These, along with tight ponytails and using rollers too tight can irritate the scalp and cause your hair to fall out. Let your hair down and it should grow back normally. Long term use of these types of hair styles can cause scarring to the scalp and result in permanent hair loss.

Cancer Treatment

Hair loss is a side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the two cancer treatments. Whilst they are busy killing cancer cells, unfortunately they can harm your hair follicles, triggering dramatic hair loss. Once the treatment is finished you will find that your hair usually grows back. Whilst undergoing these treatments there are many ways you can cover your hair loss if you so desire. You could wear a wig or a turban or stylish scarf.

Extreme Stress

Some people may suffer a sudden shedding of their hair after experiencing extreme physical or emotional stress such as a serious illness, after undergoing major surgery, experiencing a trauma that involves blood loss or a severe emotional trauma in life. This hair loss may last 6 to 8 months.

If you are experiencing any type of hair loss we advise you first to seek medical advice. At Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Reading and Bournemouth we have a vast amount of knowledge and experience with regards to hair loss and offer a wide variety of hair loss solutions. From inexpensive wigs to custom made human hair wigs, hair volumizer systems to glue free hair extensions, hair re-styles to help and advice, we really are there for you every step of the way.

Please feel free to book a free consultation with one of the team. We have many satisfied clients that have regained their confidence and their hair. Let us help put that smile back on your face!

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