When we think of hair loss, we typically think of the guys in our lives losing their hair. Actually, hair loss is very common for women too; we have just become pros at masking the problem so others don’t notice. Are you one of the many women suffering from hair loss? Here are seven reasons why you could find yourself with thinning hair:

  1. Emotional Stress. When we go through stress, our bodies respond in several ways and hair loss is one of them. Reduce your stress or treat your stress level with help from your doctor and over time, you will notice regrowth of your hair.
  2. Physical Stress. Similarly to emotional stress, you can suffer hair loss when your body goes through physical stress too. Suffering through an illness or injury can often lead you to taking prescription drugs and these drugs can often have hair loss as a side effect. Even if you aren’t taking anything to relieve your discomfort, just the fact that your body is taxed can result in hair shedding. Over time, hair will regrow once the stressor is removed.
  3. Medical Needs. Whether you have an underlying medical condition or you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition, such as chemotherapy, hair loss is often a common side effect. If you haven’t been to the doctor in a while and are noticing hair loss, talk to them because it could be a sign of something serious going on with your body.
  4. DNA. Yes, blame it on your mother. Sometimes there is nothing you can do about hair loss because this condition is part of your genetic code. Try to take good care of your hair starting at an early age so it stays healthy and also discuss with your doctors ways to treat or prevent hair loss. 
  5. Bad Eating Habits. If you don’t watch what you eat and are experiencing nutritional deficiencies, hair loss can be a result. Other signs you may have a poor diet and need to get back on the right track are dry skin, high blood pressure, and obesity. Start incorporating healthy foods into your diet and watch your hair bounce back.
  6. Hormones! Hormones play a huge role in the condition of your hair. If you have hormonal imbalances, are pregnant, or just had a baby, your hormones may very well be contributing to your hair loss. It’s a very common thing and you should talk to your doctor to find the appropriate treatments for you. As for postpartum hair loss, you just have to wait it out. It’s very common, temporary, and your hair will be back to its full self about 6-12 months postpartum.
  7. Unhealthy Scalp. Often times, hair loss could be prevented or minimized with simply taking the proper care of your scalp. Make sure you have a good, everyday cleansing shampoo and conditioner such as Authentically Branded’s Silky Cleanse and Silky Conditioner. Great products help ensure great, healthy hair!

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