It’s possible to fix thinning hair, but we need to know why it’s falling out in the first place. There are several reasons why women experience thinning hair.

Postpartum Hair Loss It’s normal to lose a few dozen hairs a day, but hair doesn’t fall out like it usually does during pregnancy.

Hormone Imbalances Hair loss in women that resembles male pattern baldness could mean a hormone imbalance, like excess male hormones. Doctors often recommend hormone therapy drugs for this type of hair loss.

Too Many Manly Hormones Hyperandrogenism is when a woman’s body makes too many male hormones, called androgens. These extra male hormones can cause hair loss.

It’s in the Genes It’s not as common as other forms of thinning hair, but female pattern hair loss is mostly genetic. Genes passed down from either mom or dad tell the scalp to shed more hair than usual. I

Thyroid Problems As someone with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, I know first hand how the thyroid can affect hair. Thyroid imbalances can affect hair follicles and cause hair loss.

Stress Stress levels or a serious illness can actually cause a bad hair day. When we’re under stress our body can respond by upping male hormones. This can then trigger scalp problems like dandruff and hair loss.

Nutritional Deficiencies Low vitamin B12 can cause low energy, fatigue, and hair loss. Red blood cells need B12 to work and they’re in charge of carrying oxygen to the body.