Browsing through the web, sooner or later you are going to come across an advert for some form of hair loss treatment. Many people are self-conscious about their thinning locks and the number of people seeking professional help has skyrocketed in recent years. Browsing through the web, however, gives us an impression that baldness is a man’s problem, making many women feel that they are alone in their suffering.
The truth is, however, that many women are struggling with hair loss. An increasing number of women under 40 are joining men in seeking treatment. So what is causing this trend? And what is the best course of action?
Finding the right answers on the internet is difficult as the subject of hair loss is shrouded with myths and misconceptions. With many men waving their credit cards at ‘sensational new cures’, it can be difficult to pick out the facts, as if losing your hair wasn’t stressful enough as it is!
The causes of women’s hair loss are slightly different to men’s. Nature is a big factor in deciding what age a man goes bald, there is a ‘baldness’ in the X chromosome that men inherit from their mothers. Whereas your hairline is more likely to be affected by nurture, the way you treat your hair.
There is no need to panic when you notice hair pile up on your hairbrush or the bottom of the shower. Women naturally jettison around 100 hairs per day which should grow back. Although washing and grooming should cause hair to fall out, it does not stop it growing back.
Our modern lifestyles are what is to blame for the growing number of women noticing thinning hair. While hair falls out with natural wear and tear, inadequate nutrition, stress and drugs all prevent it from being replaced:
- Being stressed causes your hair follicles to cease production, by taking time out you can help reduce stress levels and wake up those dormant follicles.
- Dieting can leave several of the essential nutrients for hair growth in short supply. Nourkrin Women contains many of these minerals that are used to build strong healthy hair.
- Drugs such as contraceptives alter your hormone levels, which have an effect on hair growth. By taking a break from them you can help return you hormones back to their natural levels.
By slowing the pace and being more mindful of what you put into your body, you can put more life back into your hair and hold off that risky hair transplant.
Joe is an expert health and beauty writer having written for many blogs over the years.