December 9, 2010
By Nigel T
Because it is more unusual and less accepted for a woman to have hair loss than a man, you may have already had many encounters with friends and even strangers who are forthcoming with advice about the cause of your problem.
As awkward as these situations may be, these people probably had the best intentions for you. Unfortunately, even the best of intentions can be bad for you if you are not dealing with the facts.
Everyone, from laymen, to so-called experts, to fellow suffers has an opinion about what causes hair loss in women. Some of it is halfway legitimate and the rest is probably wrong.
You can follow non-expert advice, changing different aspects of your life, but not solve your problem possibly making it worse. Or, you can follow expert advice to definitively identify your cause of female hair loss and, more importantly, solve the problem for good.
When There Is No Doubt, It Is Hormones
There are many reasons why women lose their hair. However, the most common of all causes of hair loss in women is hormones.
Women are very hormonal creatures. Naturally, there are going to be times when hormones fluctuate. This is not specifically a reference to the monthly cycle, but instead to periods of natural but extreme change.