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Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment. Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress….
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Which Vitamin is good for hair

Our hairs are the toughest and fastest growing tissue in our body. Hairs are made up of keratin pigment, which is a protein. Hairs are categorized into 3 types:

  • Terminal hairs
  • Vellus hairs
  • Lanugo hairs

Let’s discuss a few points about hairs:

  • Generally is seen hairs grow faster in warm season than any other time, because due to heat scalp blood circulation is enhanced and it stimulates hair growth.
  • Our all hairs are completely dead.
  • When your hairs are wet, it cans extent to 30 % of the original size of the hairs.
  • Our own completely know everything from blood DNA to everything, as in forensic lab hairs are used to check the details of the person’s body. It’s one of the most evident proof used.
  • An average lifespan of a single hair is 5 years.
  • Do you know the scientific team of split ends called as trichoptilosis?
  • Another fact is hairs do not differentiate between male and females
  • After bone marrow hairs grow faster in our body.
  • Human hairs can grow on any part of our body except on mucus parts, hand palms and the soles of feet.
  • Boldness can only be seen if you have lost 50% of your hairs.

Let’s talk about the Vitamins and Minerals and other factors responsible for hair benefits:

  • Vitamin A: This vitamin helps in cell growth and which stimulates in hair regrowth. Vitamin A gives shine and glows to your hairs as it produces natural oils. Vitamin A contains antioxidant and due to which moisturize the scalp. Foods are rich in carrots, spinach, liver, mangoes etc.
  • Vitamin B12: This vitamin also belongs to the B group and which helps in cell growth and cell division, so due to these process which is one of the essential for hair regrowth. Food high in eggs, yogurt, milk, cheese etc. in B12.
  • Biotin: It is a water-soluble vitamin which is very important for our daily requirement, for having healthy hairs. it helps in strengthening the hairs, gives volume to the hairs and helps in fast increasing the hairs. the foods rich in are bananas, raspberry, walnut, almonds, eggs, fish etc.
  • Vitamin C: Which is completely responsible for premature greying of hairs and plays an important role is collagen productions as well. All citrus rich foods are rich in vitamin C.
  • Vitamin E: It is an antioxidant which helps in repairing the tissues and helps in hair regrowth. Vitamin E rich foods are sunflower seeds, almonds, fish, nuts etc.
  • Folic acids: Mostly whole wheat cereals and carbs contain folic acids. Actually, some amount of folic acids is seen in vitamins also.
  • Zinc: It helps in controlling hormonal imbalance and helps in hair fall control. Zinc is mostly found in chickpeas, oysters, eggs, spinach, sweet potatoes.
  • Magnesium: It’s seen magnesium have abnormal hair loss. Its seen to help in hair follicles growth as well. Foods found in magnesium are rice, fish, and nuts.
  • Omega 3 fatty acids: It is responsible for cell membrane and promotes healthy and shiny hairs. Foods rich in omega 3 acids are flax seeds, all kinds of fish, walnuts, soya beans.
  • Vitamin supplements: Vitamin supplements are nothing but a mixture of all the vitamins and minerals in correct quantity in one box.


It’s always important to consult the dermatologist and then accordingly follow the medications, in the case of supplements also, you should follow. I hope I’m able to give you complete information, about the vitamins which will give you proper benefits for long and luscious hairs.


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Female Hair Loss: hair loss in women, causes and treatment.

Now a days, hair loss and thinning in women is common. Some time due to genetics or certain medical reasons like thyroid etc. Hair loss in women is observed. The question of what can cause hair loss in women attributes to many factors ranging from simple nutritional deficiencies, hormonal changes or stress due to work or mental situation etc. The following section helps you to understand phenomenon of loss of hair in women and ways to prevent hair loss.

The causes of hair loss in females:

Some of the causes are briefed here.

  1. Hair loss due to Certain Nutritional or Vitamin deficiencies: The subclinical nutritional deficiencies of Vit D3 , Vit B12 , iron are chiefly responsible for hair loss due to nutritional deficiencies in females. This can be prevented by following some good hair loss diet plan.
  2. Hormonal hair loss in women: Variation in hormonal levels in the female body has been found to be important reason for hair loss in women. Various hormones that contribute to hormonal hair loss in women are thyroid hormones, oestrogen, progesterone, FHS, LH etc. Also, life changing events like pregnancy or menopause can also contribute to hormonal imbalance in women which may contribute to temporary hair loss.
  3. Stress and hair loss in women: Both mental and physiological stress are increasingly becoming main contributors to hair loss in working women.

We at, HairMD- hair loss clinic in Pune, take care of hairs of our patients by providing them with the best hair loss treatment- customised cocktail therapy for hair loss which is based on proven medical research. Currently, finasteride and Minoxidil are mainstay treatment for hair loss in women and men- mainly to stop the progression of male pattern hair loss or baldness in females and males. Finasteride is a tablet which blocks the hormones- 5-alpha-reductase in the body which is responsible for hair loss. Minoxidil increases the vascularity i.e. blood flow of the scalp and promotes hair growth. Along with Finasteride and Minoxidil, various procedures like platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP), mesotherapy, micro needling, and low level laser light therapy (LLLT therapy for hair loss) are done to treat hair loss.

In PRP hair loss treatment, concentrated growth factors extracted from our own blood are delivered to hair follicles on the scalp. In microneedling for hair loss, thousands of micro punctures are created in our scalp with the help of micro needling derma roller devices. These micro punctures results in released of intrinsic growth factors at that site stimulate hair growth.

In low level laser light therapy (LLLT), light from a red cold laser is delivered to the hair, this laser light stimulates the hair follicles for faster growth. LLLT treatment is US FDA approved for hair loss problem. In mesotherapy, growth peptides, plane stem cell extract and various other growth factors are delivered locally to our hair.

All these hair loss treatment & procedures along with medication are responsible for the great results. We have been lucky to treatment more than 119023 & counting hair loss & related patients at HairMD and ClearSkin- Laser and hair clinic and could deliver successful results over the period of 28 years under the umbrella of Dr Dhananjay Chavan, MBBS, DDV- one of best dermatologist in Pune, Karad, Kolhapur.

You can see our hair loss treatment results here or on www.clearskin.in. Don’t worry, if you are experiencing sudden hair loss or severe long term hair loss, take hair loss consultation with our dermatologists or hair loss doctors. Also, please visit our page for more hair loss treatment result.