Nearly half of all women will suffer from hair loss at some stage of their lives. It can be a stressful time but with proper treatment and care there are ways to prevent future shedding and even re-grow what’s been lost.
A certain amount of hair loss is normal for every person at every age. The growth cycle allows for the natural shedding of some hair while new hairs grow, without a significant loss of density. However as you age, the diameter of the hair strand becomes thinner so you may have the same number of strands but lose some density. If you haven’t noticed excessive shedding but have realised that when run your fingers through your hair it’s not as full-bodied as it once was, you’re probably experiencing female pattern hair loss. You can thank your parents for this genetic condition but be thankful that is effectively treated using a combination of women’s hair loss treatments.
Sometimes though, we can be our own worst enemies and the cause of our own thinning hair. Women’s hair loss is so multi-factorial and we can cause trauma to our hair follicles in a variety of ways. There are many common culprits but essentially it’s either due to something physical that you’re doing right now, or a physical trauma or emotional event that happened in the past.
Things you could be doing right now that cause excessive shedding include constantly scratching an itchy scalp, wearing tight ponytails or subjecting your hair to damaging styling habits. These routines inhibit hair growth by causing breakage of the hair shaft, or irritating and pulling on the hair follicle which leads to inflammation or scarring of the follicles. The good news however, is that if you stop these habits before they get a chance to really cause some serious and permanent damage, the hair is likely to grow back.
Something which might also result in hair loss or excess shedding is an event you may have experienced or subjected your body to a few months ago. The effects of stress, crash dieting, changing mediations, and childbirth, may show up three months down the line in the manifestation of hair loss. Generally however, if the trauma or physical cause of your hair loss is in the past, your hair should grow back.
There are ways to treat hair loss that doesn’t appear to be relinquishing, but you should get a professional diagnosis to establish the true cause of the condition. Sometimes there can be underlying medical reasons for hair loss that need to be treated first, other times any number of factors could trigger female pattern hair loss.
There are lots of hair loss products on the market that may contain beneficial ingredients for healthy hair but are not scientifically proven to treat hair loss. Because female hair loss is rarely skin deep, discerning which treatment is most beneficial for your individual condition is something that requires the expertise of a medically trained hair loss specialist.
In the majority of cases, no matter what the cause, women’s hair loss can be controlled either by making amendments to your lifestyle or trying some proven treatments and hair growth boosters. It may be stressful initially but it is good to know that with some expert advice, you can effectively take control of the situation and reinstate your lost locks to their former glory.
For more information or to book a free consultation with a hair loss specialist, contact the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or send an email. Alternatively, with the online diagnostic form you can get the expert advice you need as well as gain access to your recommended treatment from anywhere in the world, without the need to take time out of your busy day to visit the London centre.