Few things can be as devastating tp a woman's self-image and confidence than female hair loss. The moment you realize that you're shedding more than 150 strands a day, you should begin researching various treatments for women's hair loss. In this article, we're going to give you a powerful overview of this condition. Types, causes, and treatments are all being discussed here.
Depending upon the type of hair loss you're experiencing, your condition may be either permanent or temporary in nature. This will often be dictated by what actually caused your hair to thin in the first place. If your hair loss is only temporary, then its likely that it was caused by something along the lines of medication, childbirth, bleaching, excess styling, and other external and environmental factors.
Angrogentic alopecia (aka female pattern baldness) is another story entirely. This is the aforementioned “permanent” type of female hair loss. It usually affects the front and sides of a woman's scalp, though the thinning can really occur anywhere. It is usually thought about by hormonal imbalance, that of a nasty androgen called dihydrotestosterone (dht). While it is very difficult to prevent this type of hair loss, there are proactive steps we can take to treat it.
These 6 treatment options are commonly employed by other female hair loss sufferers:
1. Dietary shifts. Consuming foods and beverages rich in magnesium, iron, B-vitamins, copper, and zinc will benefit your hair follicles very.
2. Exercise! Improving your blood flow and removing free radicals from your blood are two important steps to take when restoring proper hair growth. Sufficient physical activity is quite possibly the best thing for achieving these two steps. Regular exercise can work wonders for your overall health … hair included!
3. You can find plenty of herbal shampoos, oils, and topical treatments on the market. Many of these are designed to cleanse and nourish the hair follicles. While it is illegally that you'll find a “magic bullet” among them, they can certainly help. That having been said, please do not fall victim to marketing magic that could have you paying out the nose for an herbal remedy. A little common sense can go a long way here. Always look for the proof!
4. Hair covers, including hats and wigs, have become increasingly popular for women. Perhaps this is because they are more fashionable and stylish today than they've ever been. You can find these at a variety of prices, and can use them to immediately hide your condition while implementing another, hopefully more permanent treatment options.
5. 2% minoxidil solutions have been getting the job done for women for a heck of a long time now. Please do not dismiss this as “yesterday's treatment,” as it is still the only FDA approved topical solution for women. Used in conjunction with other treatments, minoxidil can work wonders by restoring sufficient blood flow to the scalp … and to your starving hair follicles!
6. There are a handful of surgical options you may wish to consider, as well. These should be examined if you do not want to wait for results, and if money is not too much of an issue. Surgery can be quite expensive, but can give you the results you're after overnight. Just make sure you're very selective when it comes to picking the surgeon you entrust your head to!
I hope you've found some benefit from the information above. This list is not exhaustive by any means, but it does contain six of the most historically effective treatments for women suffering from thinning hair. Please do your research, and consult with your physician, prior to implementing any of the treatment options we just discussed.