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The Most Common Triggers of Female Hair Loss

It's time to determine the cause of your hair loss.

It’s time to determine the cause of your hair loss.

Hair shedding is a normal part of life. Every woman loses an average of 80 strands of hair a day, and they often end up in the shower drain or clinging to the teeth of a comb. However, if you find that your hair is falling out at a faster rate, or in clumps, you may be experiencing a common form of hair loss. Read on to discover the many different hair loss triggers for women.

Vitamin Deficiency

You are what you eat, and subsequently, your diet affects every aspect of your body. Women with an iron deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency are much more likely to lose their hair. Iron is an essential aspect of hair cell protein production, and without it, the hair can become brittle and weak. Similarly, a lack of vitamin B12 affects the health of blood cells in the body. Not only does a vitamin B12 deficiency make you feel tired, but it also disrupts the natural hair cycle.

Rapid Weight Loss

A dramatic loss of weight, whether due to surgery, diet, or exercise, can lead to hair loss. Hair loss as a result of weight loss is commonly associated with telogen effluvium. Essentially, the sudden change in your body causes an imbalance in your hair cycle. Hair falls out faster than it grows, causing overall thinning.

Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones regulate the natural cycle of your hair, and a sudden imbalance can cause a variety of health issues. Whether your hormonal imbalance is due to your age or a new medication, it’s important to seek medical help to correct the issue. Hormonal imbalances affect each woman differently, and you could experience scalp thinning or extreme shedding.


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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