Better Odds for Women Fighting Hair Loss
It's not just that guys hesitate to talk about problems or make appointments. Men's hair loss is hard to solve because 95% of them have it for the same reason. While everything from vitamins to laser therapy can be used to fight Androgenetic Alopecia, there's no cure. Men frequently need to consider adding hair to combat hair loss. Women are better off in one regard, which is that women's hair loss is less often attributable to Androgenetic Alopecia and more often caused by other factors – factors that can sometimes be fixed.
Do the easy things first.
Instead of telling you about products or giving you a special diet, we're here to tell you the simple things you can do to help your hair. These are things you can actually do consistently because they'll fit within your normal life. Most women will see more benefits from these general wellness practices than from any crazy DIY salve.
Commit to Self Care. You shouldn't have to make huge sacrifices to get your genuine needs met. Just start spending a few minutes paying attention to your body, meditating, or reading a book that inspires you. You're the only person who's really equipped to take the best care of you.
Take your Vitamins. The media clearly can't decide whether we should definitely take multivitamins or definitely avoid them, but our hair needs vitamins. By taking a multivitamin consistently, you'll be able to rule out deficiency of certain vitamins as the cause of your thinning hair.
Hit the Gym. There are a million reasons to exercise, and the health of your hair is just one. If you want to perform at a high level, you'll need to maintain a body that can keep up.
Work out your Stress. Stress alone can make your hair fall out. Find your happy place. Whether it's exercise, yoga, meditation, golf, or church, you need a go-to means of restoring equilibrium.
If your hair is thinning, the best possible thing you can do is have a hair and scalp evaluation. It's free, private, and painless. Then you'll know exactly what you can do to protect your hair. Getting help applies to all of the above, too. Get a gym buddy, talk to a therapist, or ask your partner to support your self-care. Do whatever it takes to be the best version of you.
Be a Resource!
It's normal for men to grow up surrounded by the prospect of losing their hair. Their grandfathers, uncles, and friends go through it. It's not so run-of-the-mill for a woman to anticipate hair loss. Even if your female relatives have thinning hair, they probably hide it and refuse to talk about it. MHN hopes to help change that by starting a conversation, but getting women to talk about hair loss is an uphill battle. You can help just by being aware of how common women's hair loss is, and by staying open to talking about it. We could all benefit from a more open dialogue.