From time immemorial, hair loss treatments have centered around men and women have had to contend with solutions to lengthen their hair. Hair loss in women has usually been neglected and it is only in the last decade or so that attention is being paid to this subject.
Though hair is the same for men and women, the reasons for its loss are entirely different. Earlier hair loss in women would be generically attributed to menopause and now girls in their 20s and 30s too are openly talking about hair fall and hair thinning. Women too are undergoing hair transplants while facing alopecia wherein this was the forte of men alone.
Like anything natural, hair too has a lifecycle and everyday a person loses over 40 strands of hair. The signs of early balding even in women should not be ignored as the general health of a person reflects in the hair too. Hair loss should be dealt with in a proper manner.
What are the signs of hair loss in women?
While one of the signs of hair loss in men is receding hairline, in women, thinning hair is the sign to watch out for. Hair loss in women begins with hair thinning at the crown region though it is rare for women to go bald.
As women generally keep their hair long, hair loss is not obvious in the beginning.
One of the easiest ways to keep track of hair loss is to keep an eye on the hair comb or hairbrush. If you have to clean your hairbrush or comb more often, or you notice more hair than usual on these items, then it is a sign that your tresses need to be looked at.
Also, keep an eye on the rubber band or the crunchy or anything else that you use to tie up your hair. Take note if you have to add another loop than secure. Similarly, if you increasingly finding more clumps of hair blocking the bathroom drain, then it is a sure sign that you have increased hair loss.
What to do if you see signs of hair loss?
The reasons behind increased hair loss can be increased stress and pressure, lack of nutrition, hormonal changes in the body and even frequent changing of hair products.
Instead of trying your grandmother’s remedies or every solution available on the internet, check your hair and head checked by a trichologist or a dermatologist. They will be accurately able to diagnose the reasons behind your hair fall and give you solutions too that are suitable for you.
One of the easiest ways to counter hair fall is the application of topical ointments and medications. Taking mineral supplements that will strengthen the keratin of the hair is also usually recommended.
In advanced cases of hair fall, one can consider Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, Stem Cell Treatment, and Hair Transplant too. One can even sport an artificial hair design cover if one is not keen on needles.
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