Hair Thinning on the Top? Excessive Shedding? You May Have Female Pattern Baldness
Have you noticed thinning around your middle parting, increased thinning around it and excessive shedding every time you wash or comb your hair? Then the chances are you could be suffering from Female Pattern Baldness.
What Is Female Pattern Baldness?
Female Pattern Baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia hair loss that effects women which usually starts with hair thinning on top, gradually spreading outwards. With Female Pattern Baldness the growth cycle (Anagen phase) of your hair slows down, which means that the hair that you lose is replenished at a very slow rate. Hair follicles also shrink in size which causes hair strands to become thinner and weaker and more prone to breakage.
On average, most people shed around 50 – strands of hair a day, but when suffering from Female Pattern baldness the intensity of shedding increases. A symptom of Female Pattern Baldness is a slow down in the hair production stage of the hair growth cycle, known as the Anagen phase. If you couple slower hair regrowth with with increased hair loss, your scalp might become more visible.
What Causes Female Pattern Baldness?
Female Pattern Baldness is caused by the endocrine system (a chemical messenger system, consisting of hormones), causing a hormone imbalance that effects the hair bulb, causing the hair bulb to shrink and the rate of hair growth to slow.
Female Pattern Baldness is hereditary. It is passed down from parent to child through genes. If you parents suffered from hair loss, you are more likely to.
Smoking Can Cause Hair Loss with Similar Symptoms to Female Pattern Baldness
Women who smoke can experience hair loss symptoms which are similar to Female Pattern Baldness.
Smoking can cause hair loss because cigarettes contain nicotine. The composition of nicotine is predominantly free radicals (toxins). Upon inhaling nicotine, it’s presence in your body puts it under oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress occurs when there is an increase in the number of free radicals in your body, thereby creating an imbalance between free radicals (toxins) and antioxidants (antioxidants neutralise free radicals, preventing them from harming your body). This imbalance causes oxidative stress because there are not enough antioxidants to pair with the free radicals to neutralise them. Lacking a partner, the free radicals attach themselves to protein cells (hair) by stealing their electrons which in turn erodes protein cells.
The erosion of the hair follicles (protein cells), by free radicals make hair dry and brittle. The free radicals also target hair cuticles. Hair cuticles seal moisture into hair and act as a protective layer, so when they are eroded hair follicles become increasingly exposed to free radicals, causing a vicious cycle of hair becoming weak, thin, dry and prone to thinning, breakage and shedding.
Oxidation can also cause protein cells in the hair growth cycle to become inactive, stagnating hair growth. All of which can give the appearance of hair thinning and, in some instances, make the scalp more visible due to lack of hair coverage.
Can Female Pattern Baldness Be Reversed?
Hair loss is extremely common in women, especially as you age. Almost two thirds of women experience hair loss after menopause and less than half of women have a full head of hair past the age of 65. The sooner you treat hair loss, the better, because it can be stopped, and in some cases, reversed. The longer you leave your hair loss condition untreated, the worse the situation will become and it could possibly get to a stage where hair loss becomes permanent.
Treatment for Female Pattern Baldness
To prevent the spread of Female Pattern Baldness, hair follicles need to be stimulated for the Anagen phase of the hair growth cycle to be reactivated.
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ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Shampoo and Lotion helps to preserve the hair that you have left and reduce hair shedding. Preserve the hair you have and stop Female Pattern Baldness from spreading and buy the ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Shampoo and Lotion today.