While it is okay to lose around 50 to 100 strands of hair per day, if you are losing more than 200 strands of your crowning glory per day, you are suffering from serious hair loss problem. Hair loss problem affects both men and women at different points of time. Although, women are very unlikely to go completely bald due to severe hair fall, men on the other hand are very much prone to be suffering from male pattern baldness.
However, if female hair loss is the result of hormonal imbalance and is not treated at the right time, it can lead to female pattern baldness, resulting in extreme hair fall, hair thinning and finally baldness. There are certain scalp conditions, which can adversely affect any kind of hair fall in men and women. While over exposure to sun, scabs, sores, pimples and dandruff are the main areas of concern for men, women on the other hand experience hair fall due to the following conditions:
- sun exposure
- excessive use of shampoos, conditioners and other hair products
- excessive use of hair styling treatments like blow drying, perming, pressing etc.
- lack of good diet
- physical and emotional stress
Similarly, hair fall solutions for men and women too differ depending upon the cause and severity of hair fall. While women can benefit from essential oils, vitamin supplements and other home remedies, men need more professional hair fall solution in the form of medicated shampoo, ointments like minoxidil and oral medications to treat dandruff and baldness. In certain cases, hair transplant surgery seems to be the only cure for excessive hair fall, dandruff and baldness.