Hair Loss in Woman

For the last twenty years Hairspray founder Dolores Mackenzie has been specialising in hair loss solutions for woman across Ireland. We have two locations for you to choose from. These include our Wigs Superstore in Ballymount or The Hair Club in Dublin 4, which is our sister company. We cater for all hair loss conditions which include thinning hair, alopecia, female pattern baldness and temporary hair loss for clients undergoing chemotherapy. There is also a number of wig grants available which we can check to see are eligible worth €500 per year. More...

Hair loss is a common condition that affects many women at some stage in their life. Many women that start losing their hair choose wigs or hair toppers as an option. Hair is not just a physical aspect of a woman's appearance but also plays a significant role in her self-esteem and confidence. Losing your hair or having fine hair on top can have a profound impact on a woman's emotional well-being and quality of life. Hair Replacement gives clients the flexibility to choose the right hair piece to match their own hair.  

Female hair loss, also known as female pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia, is a one of the most common hair conditions we see. One of the primary factors is genetics, as hair loss can be inherited from either the mother or father's side of the family. Hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, can also trigger hair loss. Hormones play a crucial role in regulating hair growth, and any hormonal imbalance can disrupt the natural hair growth cycle, leading to hair loss.

Medical conditions like polycystic or thyroid disorders, and autoimmune diseases, such as alopecia areata, can also cause hair loss in women. These conditions disrupt the normal functioning of the body, including the hair follicles, and can result in hair thinning or shedding. Additionally, certain medications, such as those used for cancer, depression, and high blood pressure, can have hair loss as a side effect.

External factors, including excessive hairstyling, heat treatments, and harsh chemicals, can damage the hair shaft and weaken the hair, leading to breakage and hair loss. Tight hairstyles, such as ponytails, braids, or buns, that exert constant tension on the hair can also result in traction alopecia, a form of hair loss caused by pulling on the hair shaft.

However, there are solutions available for women who are struggling with hair loss. It's important to first identify and address any underlying medical conditions through consultation with a healthcare professional. Treating conditions such as PCOS, thyroid disorders, or autoimmune diseases may help to manage the hair loss.

Lifestyle changes can also make a difference. Avoiding harsh hair treatments, minimizing the use of heat-styling tools, and opting for gentle hair care products can help to reduce hair breakage and damage. Changing to looser hairstyles that do not place excessive tension on the hair shaft can prevent traction alopecia.