Why is Your Hair Thinning?


Hair loss is more common than we think. It affects one in four women. But this does not explain why our hair is thinning. Dermatologists and hair experts chimed in and explained the potential causes of hair loss.

  • Androgenetic Alopecia

    This is the most common form of hair loss in women, androgenetic alopecia is characterised by thinning on the scalp. As its name would suggest, this type of hair loss is genetic and can be passed on from either of the parents.  

  • Telogen Effluvium

    This kind of hair loss happens during periods of great stress. You might see handfuls of hair on the brush, bathroom floor, or pillowcase. 

  • Traction Alopecia

    You might see slight balding or a receding hairline where hair is normally pulled, twisted, or excessively styled. 

  • Alopecia Areata

    It is characterised by hair loss on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. This is caused by an autoimmune skin disease.


How to Control Hair-Loss

If you are still sceptical about the sudden loss of hair, consider the following reasons.


Your Everyday Habits

Pulling your hair back in a tight bun or pony-tail can damage and thin your hair. “Hair over stretches when it is wet, so pulling it up in a hair tie when in this state can cause added stress on the hair and can pull out hair or break the hair,” says Lindsay Victoria

Overwashing hair and excessive dying can affect your scalp health. If your hair is fragile avoid washing it daily.

Your Health

Being deficient in vitamins can also lead to hair loss. This is why taking hair, skin and nail vitamins can help improve your hair quality and prevent further hair loss.


Listen to your body, and understand what it is trying to tell you. A small change in your routine can affect your overall health, and the health of your hair as well.



by Amna Sheikh


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