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5 Causes of Female Hair Loss

Experiencing hair loss after childbirth is very common.

Experiencing hair loss after childbirth is very common.

A woman’s hair is her crowning glory. Whether she prefers to wear it curly, straight, blue, or red — the choice is all her own! Styling one’s hair isn’t just a habit; it’s a ritual, which is why It can be difficult for many women to grow accustomed to the idea of hair loss. Discover a few of the most common causes of female hair loss, and learn how you can cope with this new transition.


A woman’s body experiences a surge of hormones during pregnancy, which is why many women notice rapid hair growth during the four trimesters. Once their estrogen levels return to normal after childbirth, the thick hair can start to shed over the course of a few months or longer.

Birth Control Pills

Switching to a new birth control pills can cause hormone-induced shedding. If the problem persists, talk to your doctor about changing your prescription. You may just need to consider alternative forms of birth control.

Insufficient Diet

Certain nutrients, such as protein, are crucial for healthy hair growth. Consuming enough protein is often difficult for women with certain dietary preferences such as veganism. If you find that your hair loss is a result of your protein deficiency, discover new ways you can achieve the daily recommended amount.

Emotional/ Physical Stress

A traumatic, life-altering event, such as a death or a divorce, can cause a woman’s hair cycle to enter a permanent resting phase. Her hair starts to thin one to two months after the incident, and then falls out in chunks shortly after. Seeking medical or psychological treatment is one way to achieve hair growth again.

Scalp Psoriasis

Dandruff or scalp psoriasis can cause one’s scalp to become itchy and even painful. Excessive scratching and cause your scalp to become inflamed, and your hair may start to shed more than usual. A dandruff shampoo can offer some relief, but you may need to seek a prescribed ointment from your doctor.


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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