Men are more likely to lose their hair than women, and they have male pattern baldness to thank for that. But this doesn’t mean women don’t suffer hair loss or thinning of hair, it happens to then all too often. And as bad as it is when men lose their hair, it is absolutely devastating and demoralizing for a woman. In many cases, there is hair loss treatment in Charlotte.

If you are curious, there are any number of reasons you may be suffering hair loss.


Any kind of added stress in your life, a car accident, loss of a job or a severe illness, can cause temporary hair loss. When you suffer a really stressful event, it can shock the hair cycle and cause more hair loss during the shedding phase. But because the hair loss doesn’t become noticeable until three to six months after the trauma, people assume their hair loss is due to other factors.


Pregnancy causes physical stress, which can lead to hair loss. Hair loss due to pregnancy often happens after the delivery because let’s face it, giving birth is a pretty traumatic experience.

Protein Deficiency

Your body might shut down hair growth if you aren’t getting enough protein in your diet. According to experts, this shutdown can happen two to three months after a significant drop in protein intake. The best way to avoid this type of hair loss is to ensure you eat a diet rich in protein including fish, eggs and meat.


Yes, many of you can thank your parents if you are suffering from hair loss. If you come from a family where the women tend to lose their hair as they age, then you are certainly more prone to it as well. Basically, this is the female version of male-pattern baldness. However, instead of a receding hairline, females may notice their part widen or have noticeable thinning of the hair.


Pregnancy and going off of or switching birth control pills can cause hair loss in females. The change in hormones that occurs during menopause can also result in female hair loss.

Iron Deficiency

Nearly one in 10 women between the ages of 20 and 50 suffer from anemia due to a lack of iron. A simple iron supplement will correct the problem.

Weight Loss

Sudden and dramatic weight loss is a form of physical trauma and can lead to female hair loss. You can suffer hair loss even if you needed to lose the weight. The body will eventually correct itself and the hair will grow back.


There are any number of drugs that can be used to treat various forms of cancer, and many of them can cause hair loss. Chemotherapy destroys rapidly dividing cells, which includes cancer cells and hair cells.


There are other drugs that can cause hair loss including blood thinners, antidepressants and anti-inflammatory drugs.


Years of vigorous styling can cause your hair to fall out. Some examples of vigorous styling include corn rolls, hair weaves and tight braids.