A Helpful Guide to Women’s Hair Loss

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A Helpful Guide to Women’s Hair Loss

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Hair loss can significantly affect a female’s self-esteem, as she will lose confidence as her hair starts to thin. While hair loss is more common in men, it can happen to women, too. We are therefore providing an informative guide to female hair loss.

The Various Types of Hair Loss
There are many reasons why a person can experience hair loss. For example, thinning is a natural loss of hair that can sometimes lead to baldness. The change in hair’s strength can be sudden or gradual.

Both young and old people can experience hair loss due to genetics or it could be caused by significant stress or a medical treatment or condition. For example, hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy. It also isn’t uncommon for women to experience hair loss after giving birth, as it believed to affect 50% of females following pregnancy.

Hair Loss Treatments
It is important to remember you are not the only person currently experiencing hair loss, as 40% of women reportedly experience some form of hair loss or thinning by the time they reach 40 years old. It may be a relief to learn that, in many cases, female hair loss can be temporary. The period of regrowth will depend on the person and it can take months or years.

One of the best ways to cope with hair loss is to address the problem and take action. Fortunately, there are many hair growth products for women on the market, which can potentially help strengthen and grow your hair. However, if you believe you may be living with alopecia, we advise you to consult a doctor before embarking with any hair loss treatments or medications.

How to Boost Your Confidence
It is important to address the psychological and emotional impact of hair loss, even if you are experiencing the loss temporarily. The more you accept what is happening, the more action you can take to not only strengthen your hair but to strengthen your confidence, too.

If you want to feel happy in your own skin again, it helps to share stories with others so you realize there are many females currently living with thinning hair or hair loss. For instance, if you are living with alopecia, it might be a good idea to join a support group, which will allow you to socialize with other people currently living with the condition.

Talk About It
You might be tempted to bottle your emotions up if you notice your hair is thinning, or if you have lost your hair completely, but don’t allow your emotions to fester inside. Discuss your concerns and worries with your friends and family, so they can provide the emotional support you need to embark with a treatment or discuss the issue with a doctor.

Have Some Fun
Hair loss doesn’t mean you will lose your hair completely. Thinning of the hair could simply mean your hair isn’t as strong as it once was, which could be due to stress or your age. However, if you do lose your hair, it is good to know there are options out there to boost your confidence.

While many people are tied to the same hair style, you can have some fun with different wigs, hair extensions, scarves or even makeup. Each day will provide a new opportunity to rock a new look, and you might even be happy to not cover up at all.

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