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Why is My Hair Falling Out?

Having a child is an exciting time in one’s life, but it can have a severe effect on a woman’s estrogen levels.

Having a child is an exciting time in one’s life, but it can have a severe effect on a woman’s estrogen levels.

National Hair Loss Awareness Month is the perfect time to highlight common causes of hair shedding and female baldness. Are you experiencing hair loss for the first time? Read on to learn more about this new period in your life, and determine if one of the following reasons could be the cause.

You’ve Recently Had a Baby

Having a child is an exciting time in one’s life, but it can have a severe effect on a woman’s estrogen levels. New mothers experience aggressive shedding three to four months post childbirth due to the rapid hormonal change that naturally occurs. Your hair will most likely grow back once your estrogen levels return to normalcy, but the degree of hair loss you experience varies from person to person.

Your Doctor Prescribed a New Birth Control

Hair loss is a common side effect of some birth control pills. If you find that you’re losing your hair, talk to your doctor about your particular prescription. It’s possible that your body is reacting to your birth control pill negatively, and your hair has entered a resting phase as a result. Exploring other forms of birth control will help your hair return to its normal state.

Your Ponytail is Too Tight

Overstyling, or excessive styling, is a common cause of hair loss. Ponytails, cornrows, and braids can pull hair back causing pressure at the root of the hair. This form of hair loss, known as traction alopecia, is worsened by bleach, flatirons, and curlers. Whenever you style your hair, it’s important to practice safety in order to avoid hair loss.

You’ve Experienced Rapid Weight Loss

Your diet determines the health of your entire body. If you’ve recently experienced rapid weight loss, it’s possible that you’re consuming fewer calories than you did before. When your body is starved of important nutrients, it could attack healthy areas such as your hair. Talk to your doctor about healthy ways to lose weight in order to regain the health of your hair.

Call Wigs and Hair Solutions

Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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