August 3, 2010 – Hair loss is different for women than it is for men. Much more than their male counterparts, hair defines many things for a woman, whether it’s personality, attractiveness, success, health or social status. When a woman loses her hair, very often she feels she’s lost a major part of herself. That’s why Hair Club® is announcing a range of hair loss solutions and preventative tips personalized especially for women.
To understand hair loss in women, it’s important to first understand the causes. Hair loss can be temporary or long-lasting. One thing all hair loss has in common is that it is always a symptom of something else that’s gone wrong in your body. Some of the reasons women might be losing their hair include: hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, postpartum depression, stress, chemotherapy, as well as disorders such as Trichotillomania. Women’s hair loss might also occur as a reaction to prescription medications, or the result of using harsh chemical relaxers and extremely tight braiding that can cause permanent damage to the hair follicle.
The most widespread hair loss among women is female pattern thinning, or Androgenetic Alopecia. This is a condition caused by a build-up of Dihydrotestosterone or DHT that eventually kills both the hair follicle and the hair itself. The hair follicle’s resistance to DHT is genetic, so if there are members of your family with thinning hair, there’s a good chance at some point you could experience the same.
If you are a woman and experiencing hair loss, there are some steps you can take on your own to slow down the progression of your loss of hair. While these tips won’t help you re-grow your hair, they will help you keep the hair you still have.
- Scalp massages. A good way to help prevent hair loss because it can stimulate your scalp. Massage your scalp with almost any natural massage oil at least five to seven minutes two to three times a week. This process can help increase the blood flow to the scalp region.
- Shampoo selection. Make sure you select a shampoo that is suitable for your hair type. When buying a shampoo make sure that you choose a product that will nourish your scalp, not one that will cause irritation or clog your follicles by leaving sedimentation on your scalp. Each time you shampoo your hair, it is a good idea to massage your scalp as well.
- Hair styling techniques. When styling your hair, make sure to keep it loose so that you don’t apply too much tension on the hair follicle. How you wear your hair can greatly affect its health, especially if you often wear a tight ponytail.
- Avoid chemicals. Whenever possible, avoid putting your hair under undue stress like treating it with a lot of chemicals, this can often trigger hair loss. The chemicals used in hair treatments will deplete the interior configuration and external connections of the hair passage, which can lead to hair falling out at its source.
Hair loss has traditionally been seen as a male problem. Women actually make up about 40% of American hair loss sufferers. Since women often identify their self image and emotionally well being with their hair, it’s vitally important hair loss is dealt with by experts who understand the problem and specialize in solutions.
If you are experiencing hair loss and would like to seek professional advice, Hair Club offers a variety of solutions for women and may be able to help. Hair Club has been specializing in hair loss solutions for both men and women since 1976 and offers a variety of choices, each customized to the person’s unique set of circumstances. Using Hair Club’s female hair loss treatment options, a woman can get her hair back in as little as 6 weeks.
Women do not have to live in silence about their hair loss anymore; there are options available. If you are a woman experiencing hair loss, follow the tips in this article until you are able to speak to a professional.
Hair Club is the largest company in the hair restoration and hair replacement industry, with more than 95 locations throughout the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1976 by Sy Sperling, known by the trademark phrase “I’m not only the Hair Club President, I’m also a client.”