Why Female Hair Loss Happens & What You Can Do About It-1

What Is Female Hair Loss?

Many people think that hair loss is just an issue for men, however, it is estimated that more than 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss. Shedding an average of 50-100 hairs per day is normal, however, if you’re shedding more than 100 hairs a day, or notice your hair getting thinner and lifeless, it may be time to look further into the condition and start a treatment plan.


Signs of female hair loss include:

  • More hair falling out daily, such as on a brush, the floor, pillows, or in the shower or sink.
  • Noticeable patches of missing or thinner hair, particularly a widening part on the top of the head.
  • Scalp skin appearing through hair.
  • Hair breaking off.
  • Smaller ponytails.

Causes of Female Hair Loss

In general, a few factors may contribute to hair loss, including:

  • Aging: Hormonal changes due to aging can lead to hair loss.
  • Genetic factors: Family genes can cause hair thinning along the top of the head.
  • Menopause: Female pattern hair loss tends to get worse when menopause leads to estrogen loss.
  • Vitamin deficiency: not getting the right nutrients.
  • Post partum: Women who have recently given birth.
  • Diet, including dieting for rapid weight loss or restrictive diets.
  • Over-processed scalp hair causing breakage.
  • Hairstyle that pulls on the roots, causing traction alopecia.

the most common hair loss types explained

Anagen Effluvium - This type of hair loss happens when you’re exposed to toxic chemicals that can destroy your hair follicle, such as radiation, chemotherapy, or working in places that are surrounded by chemicals.

Telogen Effluvium - This is typically caused by a shock to the body, from extreme emotional or physical stress, such as the death of a loved one or illness, like Covid 19.

Androgenetic Alopecia - The most common type of female hair loss, better known as female pattern hair loss. This is caused by:

  • Aging
  • Genetic factors: Family genes
  • Menopause/ Hormonal changes: During and after menopause, hair might become finer (thinner) because hair follicles shrink. Hair grows more slowly and falls out more easily in these cases
  • Post Partum - Childbirth

My hair is falling out. What can I do about it?

Hair Supplements

Consider taking hair supplements Look for proven hair health ingredients such as Biotin, Saw Palmetto, Folic Acid and Niacinamide.

Added benefit: Not only can they improve hair health, they are great for skin and nails too.

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Stop Harmful Styling Practices

Hair loss may occur because of hair styling practices like tight ponytails or braids or the use of certain chemicals. Treatment in these cases means not styling hair in the way that causes the damage.

Use Shampoo & Treatments formulated for Thinning Hair
Using the right kind of shampoo can also help. Look for a shampoo formulated for the special needs of thinning hair, to add volume without using sulfate detergents. Look for scalp treatments, like HairMax Density Acceler8 Booster & Nutrients, with anti hair loss active Capixyl, to protect the scalp, strengthen and thicken hair while supporting natural growth.


Minoxidil (FDA Approved Drug Treatment)

Minoxidil is FDA approved for treating female pattern hair loss. However, users must follow instructions exactly and continue to use the product indefinitely. Women should not use minoxidil if they are pregnant, plan to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Minoxidil may irritate the scalp and lead to dryness, itching, redness, and/or scaling. The product can also cause hair to grow in places other than the scalp, such as the forehead or cheeks, so users need to avoid other areas and wash their face after applying.

Laser Therapy (FDA Cleared, Drug Free Treatment)

Low-level laser therapy can help stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth. HairMax laser therapy is proven to regrow hair with a 90% success rate in clinical studies. These treatments work by gently energizing hair follicles to stimulate hair growth. Laser therapy is the only DRUG FREE treatment option for female pattern hair loss and there are no harmful side effects. Laser therapy is safe to use for hereditary hair loss, menopause-related hair loss, postpartum hair loss, and aging hair.

One customer wrote, "I did my research and decided to give the LaserBand 82 a try. I used it for 6 straight months, 3 times a week for the time stated and have notice significant hair regrowth. My existing hair even seem to be more healthier. I have not noticed anymore hair loss since using this product. "

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HairMax Before After


  • Coloring your hair adds volume to the strands, making your hair seem fuller. Make sure your hair coloring product is amonia free.
  • Don’t apply bleach or any chemical products to your hair.
  • Add iron and vitamin B-12 supplements to your diet.
  • Head massages may help stimulate blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles.
  • Get frequent hair trims and add layers to make your hair look fuller.
  • Avoid brushing wet hair and use a wide-toothed comb or wet brush instead.

The sooner you begin treatment for female hair loss, the more likely you are to stop the progression and regrow fuller, thicker hair.

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