Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss in women is not a good thing for many women. Since they want their hair to grow they use many methods to grow their hair. But sadly for many women the hair loss is still happening and forcing them to use hair treatment methods to grow the hair. Many women prefer to have longer hair and it may be liked their friends.

Causes of Hair Loss in Women
Hair loss for women is often related to hormonal changes and menopause. The hair tends to become thin as age increase. Telogen effluvium is a factor that happens after pregnancy, major surgery, drastic weight loss, or stress is the one which causes hair loss in women. Due to heredity the hair loss can also happen. The gene may be inherited from the father’s side or mother’s side or both of them have the problem. When you use some medicines they will create hair loss such as antidepressants, beta- blockers and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Treatments for hair loss
There are many types of treatment available for hair loss. One such treatment is with drugs. With so many hair loss prevention drugs in the market the doctors are reluctant to prescribe it for women since it will create side effects and the US FDA has approved only  one drug for the treatment of hair for women. If you are losing hair the treatment should start immediately and if it is delayed the androgenetic alopecia will damage many of the hair follicles. Minoxidil is first used as a tablet for blood pressure and caused the side effects with more growth of hair. When it was applied on the scalp the medicine will go through the skin into bloodstream and it is being sold with the brand name of Rogaine.

Methods to prevent hair loss
There are many methods to prevent hair loss both medically and home grown methods.
  • Arnica was applied on the scalp for twice a day in the form cream, ointment. Arnica will increase blood circulation and help to promote hair growth.
  •  Jojoba can also help to prevent hair loss
  • Use of emu oil is recommended in the form of moisturizer and hair root stimulant to the growth of hair.
  • Use of rosemary oil is suggested and the method adds one part of rosemary oil to two parts of almond oil and gently massages the mixture into your scalp for twenty minutes a day.

There are many methods for women to prevent hair loss and the growth of hair. Consult the doctor before you use the drug.