Causes and Remedies of Receding Hairline in Women

Receding Hairline in Women

Receding hairline in women may be caused by a lot of causes. Some of these causes are beyond a victim’s control, while others are self-imposed. The most common cause, both in men and women, is hormonal imbalances. These imbalances may be caused by hormonal changes that women experience and after pregnancy; regular use of certain medications including thyroid treatments, birth control pills (some deplete zinc which is essential for hair growth); and anabolic steroids.

Certain infectious diseases may also cause a receding hairline in women. Some of these diseases are acne, eczema, and fungi infections.

Other health conditions that are to blame include genetic composition (heredity), ovarian tumors, adrenal gland tumors, autoimmune disorders that destroy hair follicles, thyroid disorders, alopecia areata (a condition that causes hairloss in round patches), and high levels of testosterone, and/or low levels of estrogen.

Self-imposed causes of receding hairline include excessive buildup of hair chemicals, excessive hair processing, excessive pulling of hair, and wearing of tight head-wraps.

Like all other hair related problems, receding hair lines can best be dealt with by attacking the root cause of the problem. The most common cause, hormonal imbalance, can be countered by hormonal therapies designed to restore hormonal function to normal.

Next, a victim may need to stop using harsh hair processing chemicals. These may include chemical straighteners, coloring agents, tints, and bleaches among others. It has been established that buildup of these chemicals may lead to permanent hairloss. Victims may also need to avoid practices like excessive use of curling irons and blow drying as these practices also cause hair loss. Dermatologists also advise against wearing a perm; this weakens the hair.

Pulling hair tightly or wearing tight scarves, helmets, or caps causes significant hairloss problems. Generally, these practices prevent blood from flowing effortlessly on the scalp. This, further, causes nutrient and oxygen deprivation to certain regions of the scalp. Such areas often become the first victims of the hair receding problem.

There is almost nothing that can be done to restore hair loss caused by hereditary factors. If need be, however, a patient can pursue advanced hair restoration procedures. Some of these include laser therapy and surgical hair transplant. However, the success rate of these practices is not always predictable. They may be pursued as last resort options.

Kati Legier

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