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Can female pattern hair loss be prevented?

As female pattern hair loss is largely caused by genes and hormones, it's generally considered to be a natural process that can't be prevented. However, eating a balanced diet containing healthy levels of iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid may help to promote steady growth of remaining hair. Similarly, avoiding tight hairstyles, harsh styling products or vigorous brushing is also usually recommended.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Alopecia (hair loss)

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