8 Common Causes Of Female Hair Loss

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal fluctuations due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can lead to hair loss.


Emotional or physical stress can cause temporary hair loss, known as telogen effluvium. High-stress levels can also exacerbate other hair loss conditions.

Nutritional Deficiencies

A lack of essential nutrients such as iron, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and biotin can contribute to hair loss.

Thyroid Problems

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) can disrupt the hair growth cycle and lead to hair loss.


Certain medications, including those for high blood pressure, depression, and cancer, may have hair loss as a side effect.

Tight Hairstyles

Constantly wearing tight hairstyles like braids, ponytails, or weaves can lead to a condition called traction alopecia, where hair is pulled out from the roots.

Physical Trauma

Injury to the scalp, such as burns or accidents, can result in hair loss in the affected area.

Medical Conditions

Underlying medical conditions like lupus, diabetes, or fungal infections of the scalp can cause hair loss as a symptom.

Chemical Treatments

Frequent use of harsh chemicals like hair dyes, relaxers, and perms can damage hair and contribute to hair loss.

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