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Common Causes of Hair Loss in Young Women

Discover 4 of the most common causes of hair loss in young women.

Discover 4 of the most common causes of hair loss in young women.

If you’re a fan of the television show, This Is Us; you may have noticed a familiar issue in this week’s episode. Déjà, the foster child of Beth and Randall finally opened up about why she won’t wash her hair, revealing several bald spots throughout her scalp.

Déjà’s character may only be a teenager, but the truth is alopecia can affect women of all ages. Discover 4 of the most common causes of hair loss in young women.


There are various forms of alopecia, but some types can affect young women as old as 12 years old. Androgenetic alopecia refers to hair loss mediated by the presence of the androgen dihydrotestosterone. It is the most common form of alopecia in men and women.


As girls start to go through puberty, their changing hormones can affect their emotions, eating habits, and even hair growth. Hormonal imbalances can alter the natural hair growth cycle, causing teenagers to lose their hair rapidly.


Young women take medicine for many reasons, from birth control to acne pills. Certain medications can cause hair loss in teens and adults. Stopping the medication or switching to a new one will typically allow the hair to grow back as normal.

Poor Nutrition

American teens often eat a diet high in starch and saturated fats. When young women do not eat a variety of fruits and vegetables a day, their immune systems start to attach the healthy aspects of their body, diminishing a number of nutrients sent to the hair. Eating a healthy diet can help regulate hair growth.


Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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