It seems that women are experiencing thinning hair at an earlier age. While it is not clear why this is, female hair loss mirrors male hair loss, the main difference are the pattern it takes and the causes.
Studies have shown that 20 % of women start experiencing hair loss as early as their twenties. This trend increases 10% each decade so that by the time a woman reaches her fifties, 50% will experience hair loss. The pattern of hair loss is different in women than men. Women tend to retain the frontal hairline and lose it diffusely thorough their hair or on top.
Signs of thinning hair are really the first signals of conditions that could have an underlying medical reason such as:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Vitamin (especially vitamin D)
- Iron deficiency
- Excessive stress
- Poor nutrition
- Toxic hair care products
Paying attention to hair is not just a sign of being vain; it can reveal developing health conditions before they get out of control.
Toxic and misleading products used on hair can also be a culprit. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is the dominant ingredient in almost all shampoos sold in traditional outlets such as supermarkets, drugstores and discount centers. In addition to having toxic effects on your immune system, SLS has been shown to corrode hair follicles and impede hair growth. Believe it or not this has been blamed for many cases of hair loss.
When you have addressed the underlying cause, chances are the rest of your body will also exhibit more vibrant health. This is also where hair growth treatments can really help.
What can be done to help Women's Hair Loss?
While an underling health issue can turn on the hair loss gene, the goal is to address any underlying causes, stop the unwanted hair loss and maximize hair regrowth which is most effectively done with new state of the art lasers treatments.
In office laser hair therapy treatments are the most effective hair growth treatment and are designed to maximize circulation in the scalp and create the best environment for hair to regrow. This combined with at home use products and vitamin therapy are really the state of the art treatment to stop unwanted hair loss and regrow hair and works very well for female hair loss. Visit MHN Hair Studio's convenient offices in either Forest Hills or Madison Avenue for a free consultation and hair/scalp analysis today!