Female hair loss is a common trait among many women. It is estimated that approximately sixty percent of women over the age of sixty face hair loss and up to five percent below the age of thirty do too. And when it strikes it’s as unfortunate for those women who suffer from it as it is for men, if not more so because somehow it seems expected by society that women have a full head of hair; especially young ones.
There are many reasons why hair loss can occur in women. Sometimes women are genetically predisposed to hair loss. They either inherit the gene from their mother or father. The hair loss can come in the form of Alopecia, which is when small but apparent chunks of hair go missing from someone’s head or in by way of thinning around the crown of the head. Other times, it is caused my hormonal abnormalities, and in which case may be able to be fixed by getting a prescription from a doctor for oral contraceptives. Once it is noticed, and it may take a while, many women try to hide hair loss under hats and by getting haircuts that make it less obvious. But as it is with most difficult things in life, the sooner you face the issue, the better.
Some treatment options include the following:
Minoxodil is an FDA approved hair loss treatment that comes in either a two percent solution or five percent solution. These solutions are available over the counter and work by providing a longer growth phase so hair has a longer amount of time to grow out. Patience is the key if this is route you decide to go. It takes a while to see new hair growth.
Hair transplants are one method for treating hair loss that works by actually taking hair follicles form one are of the scalp and transplanting it to another area. It has been shown that this is typically a pretty effective way to treat hair loss and, what’s best is that the results are both permanent and natural looking.
Iron will help raise the level of Ferretin in your body. After a doctor tests for levels, if they’re found to be low, he/she may recommend a supplement be added to the diet. Iron is thought to help hair growth.
The Hairmax Laser Comb
This comb uses red light therapy to stimulate hair growth. In one study, ninety percent of users reported success after 16 weeks of use.
There are many ways to try to treat hair loss. Whether you choose a topical wash or a hair transplant, there are answers to the problem, take the time to do the research, and of course be sure to speak with a doctor before you try any of the methods mentioned above. Taking these steps will help you decide what the best solution is for your hair. And remember the bigger picture. If ultimately, hair loss is the only thing you suffer from in your lifetime, consider yourself among the luckiest.