Women’s hair loss can be devastating. Women value their hair and take pride in keeping it well kept. Beautiful women often have beautiful hair. Their hair tends to be glossy, full of volume, and chic. Women can use their hair to flirt, create new looks, etc. So losing hair, which is such a big part of a woman and it can be quite detrimental. Hair loss in men seems to be more widely accepted. But some men are more vain than women and it can be just as hard on them too. Learning to deal with it is the first step in dealing in the treatment process.
Hair loss affects approximately 30 million women in the United States. That makes up 40% of the population experiencing hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors. Understanding the root of hair loss and learning about what you can do about it is the first step in getting treated.
Hair loss can be caused by genetic factors. Androgens are involved. When it leads to androgenic alopecia, it is where it starts. This term “androgenic alopecia” is less commonly used these days. Instead, it is referred to as “female pattern hair loss”.
In women, hair loss starts by thinning. In severe cases, a large part of the scalp becomes exposed, whereas in male pattern baldness, it starts with the receding hairline and works its way back. It is important to get checked out. There may be underlying causes that are leading to hair loss.
Oral treatments are available. But be sure to talk with your doctor. Let him/her know of any allergies you may have, any medication you are taking, and about any abnormal conditions you may be experiencing. The more accurate information your doctor has, the better he/she will be able to find the best solution for you. Find a doctor that is supportive. A good way to find one is through referral. Find one that has been recommended by other that have been going through the similar situations.
The treatments have been effective in treating women experiencing hair loss. Some medications stimulate hair growth and have proven to be effective in many women. Talk with your doctor about any side effects that may come with medication. Make sure you are healthy enough to be taking the medications.
If you are expecting hair loss due to illness such as cancer (from the chemotherapy), you might want to consider purchasing some wigs. And it is important that you find people to talk with. Support groups are very helpful in helping women share their stories with other women dealing with the same thing. You can have fun with trying on different wigs. There are so many styles and colors. You can change your wig and have a different hairstyle as often as you wish. You can be a brunette one day and a redhead the next. Caring for wigs can be less of a hassle than caring for your own real hair.
You can choose from so many different colors and styles. If you want to be more inconspicuous that you are wearing a wig, try to find one that best resembles your natural hair color and style. Most importantly, talk about it. Find out as much information as you can.