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REGAINE® should only be used for the treatment of hereditary hair loss. Remember to always seek advice from a healthcare professional first, before treating any hair loss.

Reasons for Hair Loss

If you’ve noticed increased hair loss, the first step to getting your luscious mane back is to discover what the reason for your hair loss is. Once you’ve figured out the underlying causes of your shedding, you’ll be able to address it more effectively with proven treatments before it progresses.

So what are the reasons that your hair might be falling out? Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones.

It’s all in the genes

Genetic, or hereditary hair loss, is the most common cause of hair loss in women. In fact 36% of women after thirty suffer some form of hair loss1. There’s nothing that can be done to ‘cure’ hereditary hair loss – it’s already encoded into your genes. Age and hormones can also play an important role, interplaying with one another to dictate how fast and how serious your hair loss will be. Luckily, there are clinically proven ways to help prevent any further hair loss and create the perfect conditions for the hair you’ve shed to grow back in.

Stress or trauma

Many people can underestimate the effects of stress on the human body. Stress is not just a mental issue - it can manifest in a number of physical symptoms, one of which is hair loss. If your hair loss is linked with stress, it is quite likely that you are experiencing a condition called telogen effluvium. This is when some kind of trauma sends your hair follicles into the shedding phase, causing more hair to fall out than you might be used to. As mentioned, this is the most common type of stress-related hair loss, but luckily, it’s only temporary, and if the problem is addressed, the hair should grow back in as normal within a few months.

Hormonal changes

Hormones, just like age and genetics, play a big role in high levels of hair shedding. Women who have just given birth, or have recently stopped taking the contraceptive pill often experience higher levels of hair loss as their hormones return to natural levels. Conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) can also elevate certain hormones which can lead to hair loss and gradual thinning over time. This type of hair loss should also subside if the hormonal fluctuations are addressed. Always see your doctor or a medical practitioner if you think you might need help regulating your hormones.

A proven treatment

There are a multitude of hair loss treatments out there – some of them professing to stimulate new hair growth, some claiming to thicken the existing strands for an illusion of increased volume. One clinically proven treatment for hereditary hair loss is Women’s REGAINE®. Women’s REGAINE® can help spark follicles back into life, stimulating regrowth and preventing any further shedding from occurring. Don’t forget - if you’re seeking hereditary hair loss treatment, always see a healthcare expert to get their professional verdict.

1 Gan DC et al. J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc 2005; 10:184 –189.