As a woman, it could be that you’re going through perimenopause. There could be real medical problems causing your hair to thin.
- Thyroid imbalances can cause your hair follicles to become inactive. This may cause your hair to become more brittle and break more easily.
- Declining levels of estrogen causes an imbalance with testosterone which can lead to thinning of the hair.
- Stress can cause your hair to fall out more easily due to the changes in hormones from prolonged stress.
- A lack of vitamins A and D as well as iron and protein can cause hair to fall out more quickly than normal.
It’s best to have a blood test checking hormone levels, vitamin and mineral levels to confirm what is causing the hair loss.