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Women's Hair Loss

Causes of Women's Hair Loss

While most men’s hair loss is hereditary in nature, women’s hair loss can stem from a wide range of factors. Genetics can certainly play a role, but so can medical conditions, including hormonal changes, stress, and more. Likewise, medical treatments, ranging from chemotherapy to prescription medications, can lead to hair loss. Different forms of alopecia, an autoimmune disorder, can ravage the follicles and stunt hair growth. Trichotillomania, a nervous disorder, contributes to long-term scarring on the scalp, preventing healthy hair growth. No matter the cause of hair loss, though, women can always find an effective hair restoration solution at New Look Institute.

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Causes of Women's Hair Loss

Women take great pride in their hair. They love to style it, to color it, to cut it, to talk about it. Seldom do they think about losing it—yet hair loss is a reality for millions of Americans, and not just men. Women can face either mild or extreme hair loss, and for a variety of different reasons. The good news is, this hair loss never has to be permanent. There is always an effective hair replacement solution that can be found.

That’s what we tell all the women who join us at New Look Institute in San Jose: You don’t have to accept shedding or thinning hair. You can always do something to replace what’s been lost. We provide hair replacement solutions of all kinds, and we promise to help you find the solution that best fits your lifestyle, your budget, and your hair need.

It all starts with a consultation. When you come to New Look Institute, you get to meet privately with a Scalp and Hair Specialist for a one-on-one consultation. We’ll recommend the best way to address your hair loss—we’ll help you determine what the cause of your hair loss is.

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Causes of Female Hair Loss

Though hereditary hair loss is not nearly as common among women as it is among men, it can certainly happen. When hair loss is rooted in genetic, it can’t necessarily be cured, but the hair can be replaced completely.

In other instances, female hair loss may be caused by medical conditions and/or medical treatments. It is well known, for example, that chemotherapy and radiation can often contribute to hair loss. What is less well known is the fact that many prescription medications can cause hair loss. Additionally, anything that causes significant physical or emotional stress can contribute to hair loss—and that includes even something like rapid weight loss.

Conditions of the scalp might also lead to hair loss, including excess oil, allergies or poor scalp hygiene. There are also autoimmune diseases that can lead to hair loss, with alopecia being the most common of these. There are different forms of alopecia, but all of them represent instances of the body attacking its own hair follicles—resulting in either partial or complete hair loss.

In some cases, nervous conditions can be factors in hair loss. The most dramatic example of this is trichotillomania, a stress condition that causes a person to pull, twist, or chew their own hair. Over time, this can lead to major scarring, which inhibits new hair growth.

Poor diet can also be a factor in hair loss. Hair, like any part of your body, needs the proper nutrients in order to grow. A lapse in Vitamin D can often lead to tapered-off hair growth, to say nothing of other critical vitamins and minerals. Traction alopecia from the use of tight braids, extensions, and other fashion trends, can cause permanent hair loss as well.

Solutions for Women’s Hair Loss

Clearly, female hair loss can be caused by one or combination of many different factors—and this is only a partial list. The important thing to remember is that there is no permanent cause of hair loss. Women faced with thinning hair can always take steps to replace it—and the first step should be visiting New Look Institute for a consultation. Join us today to discover the hair loss solutions that best fit your needs.

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Hair Loss Treatments for Women

Women faced with hair loss don’t have to accept their thinning hair as permanent. There are always hair replacement solutions available—solutions that are safe, effective, and natural-looking. New Look Institute provides solutions to women throughout the San Jose area. We're known for our focus on design, depth of expertise and our personable customer service.  Whether you’re facing minor or severe hair loss, we encourage you to join us for a consultation, and find a hair loss treatment that fits your lifestyle, your budget, and your hair needs.

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Hair Restoration Systems for Women

Hair restoration systems provide women with a non-invasive and non-surgical way to replace their lost hair. These systems can be perfectly integrated with your existing hair, preserving what’s there and also matching it in terms of style and color. We provide only the best systems from the top brands, and will work with you to provide a natural hairline that’s comfortable and able to withstand any kind of lifestyle. Plus, hair restoration systems offer incredibly easy maintenance!

Wigs for Women

Wigs for Women

For some women, the need for hair replacement might be sudden and temporary—for instance, during radiation therapy. Other women may simply prefer the elegance of a wig. Either way, we are proud to offer beautiful and natural-looking women’s wigs from the top wigmakers in the world. We’ll get you fitted for a wig that truly meets all your hair replacement needs.

Hair Extension & Toppers

Hair Extensions & Toppers for Women

For women who are looking for some added volume or length, extensions and toppers can be used to augment existing hair, blending seamlessly with what’s there to provide you with the look you desire. We can guide you toward the best extensions and toppers on the market today, and show you how they can work to restore your look—and your sense of confidence.