As women, we all know the feelings of  frustration when it comes to excessive hair loss.

We spend thousands of Rands buying expensive products and treatments which promise to resolve the problem, yet it never seems to help.

Did you know that some of the most common causes of hair loss was because of things you did everyday?

Or how about the fact that exercising causes hair loss?

So before you pull your hair out, read about the five main causes of hair loss below:

  • Genetics

Unfortunately, if your grandparents had problems with hair loss or baldness, the odds are that you have it too. All you can really do is look after your hair and keep using proper hair products.

  • Tight hairstyles

Ponytails, buns and braids all play an enormous role in hair loss. Try to wear your hair loose more often, rather than keeping it tied back. Also, keep in mind, the thinner your hair is, the more visible your baldness.

  • Giving birth

Yes, you read that right. The most precious gift of life is one of the main reason your hair falls out. This is because the intense stress your body goes through during child birth causes it to go into ‘survival’ mode, therefore causing excessive hair loss.

  • Too much exercising

Okay, so exercising is great for your body and your mind, but if you tend to overdo it, your body will retaliate against you and cause stress hair loss. So I guess if you stick to, let’s say, two push-ups a day, you should be safe!

  • Yo-yo dieting

For those of you who tend to go on a different diet every week, stop it!

When your body never knows what type of meal its going to have next, or how much food it’s going to get, it can be stressful and cause hair loss.

Decide on a diet and stick to it.