One in every four women experience some form of hair loss. It is much more common than you may assume. Being a woman, experiencing hair loss, however commonplace amongst women it may be, can be very emotional and even cause some distress.
Whether you have just started to experience hair loss or are already familiar with it, here we have some hair loss solutions that will fit your very needs.
What Do We Know About Hair Loss In Women?
Although hair loss may seem like a more prominent problem in men, women are nearly as likely to lose, or have thinning hair. Most women notice it in their advanced ages. Usually from the ages of 50s or 60s, but it can happen at any age.
Hair loss can be the result of a multitude of causes. Here are some of the main factors listed below.
Factors that contribute to hair loss :
Hereditary - Unfortunately, sometimes hair loss is simply in your genes. And with hereditary cases, preventing it may be very difficult. But no worries there a number of solutions one could explore.
Age - As we age, hair naturally becomes thinner. These are physical developments resulting from the ongoing changes in your body, as well as menopause and the use of medications which may affect hair growth. Ultimately, hair tends to lose its thickness, volume, and overall look with age, which is natural.
Medical Conditions - One of the most common conditions to bring about hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. In women its also referred to as Female Pattern Hair Loss. This is a disorder caused by an interruption in the body’s cycle of hair production. Hair loss can occur anywhere on the body, but it most commonly affects the scalp. Hair slowly thins all over the scalp, but the hairline usually doesn’t recede. Female pattern hair loss can cause hair to thin dramatically, but only rarely does it lead to baldness.
Lack of vitamins and iron - Vitamins and iron are needed for strong hair. Studies show that anemic patients have a high tendency to lose their hair due to a lack of iron. Therefore, iron and getting enough vitamins are essential to hair health.
Stress and lack of sleep - Stress disrupts the entire functioning of the human body. Stress effects hormonal balance, appetite a)!d sleep quality, which can be harmful to hair. Beauty sleep is real, girl! Make sure you consistently have a good night's rest and that you dont make a habit of sleeping late or having an irregular sleep pattern.
Overuse of hair products - Too much of anything is harmful, especially for your hair. Flat irons, blow dryers, relaxers, dyes, and too much pulling and tugging can all damage hair, and these results are seen over time, leading to thinner hair.
Luckily, wigs are available to cover these lapses and keep our style alive.
If you are experiencing hair loss, hair thinning, or complete hair loss, there are plenty of stylish and comfortable wearable hair solutions available.
Possible Solutions :
Wigs - the first option most women think of when they discover they're experiencing hair loss is, naturally, wigs. Wigs can not only allow you to hide the patterned hair loss, but they give one the opportunity to experiment and try styles they have never before. Which is a bright side if you ask me. It is not all doom and gloom in hair loss. Wigs are perfect for alopecia, especially for women in the advanced stages of hair loss as they cover the full scalp.
Half Wigs (Toppers) - what are half wigs/toppers? these are pieces of hair one can attach or clip onto their hair (normally on the scalp) to disguise female patterned baldness. they are more suitable for caucasian women who are relatively in the early stages of hair loss. They come in different forms with some being bangs, covering the hairline area, some come with a lace closure to mimic a natural hairline. Others come with a lace closure inside whilst hair covering the front. This gives the wearer styling versatility.
Laser Therapy - also known as low-level laser therapy. Low level laser therapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses laser light at low levels or near-infrared light to promote healing of tissue and cells including hair follicles, encouraging them to re-grow hair. Although the word laser may make you wince, it is a completely painless and safe procedure. It maybe be a bit costly though.
Once again, its not all doom and gloom in hair loss... you get a chance to try something new and these days trying something new happens less and less frequently. Try a new hairstyle or a new colour!