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Experts say these 5 common things are making women lose their hair faster

If you don't want to go bald, then you probably should stop doing these things.

Experts say these 5 common things are making women lose their hair faster

If you don't want to go bald, then you probably should stop doing these things.
  • It never feels good to look down at the shower drain and see a large ball of hair.

  • It's normal to lose about 50-100 hairs per day (which is a lot of hair), but if you're noticing a significant increase in the amount of strands you're shedding, then it's probably a sign that something is wrong.

  • It might be an underlying health problem, OR it could be something you are doing in your regular, everyday routine. Here are five things that experts say cause hair loss in women:

  • 1. Dry shampoo

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  • Women use dry shampoo in between washes to keep their hair looking fresh and clean. However, overusing dry shampoo can clog up your pores, resulting in scalp irritation, sores and bald patches.

  • Dr. Marnie Nussbaum, a board certified dermatologist told Glamour, "The more you build up the product with repeat or heavy-handed applications, the more it weighs on hair follicles, weakens them and even interrupts the typical growth cycle of the hair follicle."

  • Basically, if you use too much dry shampoo, you're going to have issues. Use it in moderation and make sure to wash your hair on a regular basis.

  • 2. Oral birth control

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  • Birth control pills are designed to suppress ovulation using a combination of progestin and estrogen. The American Hair Loss Association warns that, "Women who are predisposed to hormonal related hair loss or who are hypersensitive to the hormonal changes taking place in their bodies can experience hair loss to varying degrees while on the pill."

  • If your birth control pills are making you lose your hair, consider using non-hormonal birth control methods like condoms or an intrauterine device (IUD).

  • 3. Dieting

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  • Maybe your diet helps you lose weight, but it's also thinning your hair.

  • Hair loss is often the result of a nutritional deficiency. Lack of protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, biotin, vitamin C, iron and calcium are all cited as vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy hair.

  • If you need to change the way you eat, remember to diet in moderation. Fad or extreme dieting is unhealthy and ineffective. Regular exercise and a balanced diet - full of the essential vitamins and minerals - is the best route to take.

  • 4. High-heat appliances

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