Did you know hair loss happens about as frequently in women as it does in men? The difference is that men tend to end up with bald spots. Women experience thinner hair instead.
The medical term is “androgenetic alopecia.” In women, it could be caused by a lack of estrogen and progesterone. Of course, high stress and/or a wonky thyroid can also make your hair fall out more than usual. At the same time, you might have peach fuzz facial hair appearing due to higher levels of androgen.
Hormone therapy can slow down or reverse hair loss. So can topical treatments like Minoxidil. But if you’d like to try something other than medication, you have options.
To illustrate, simply reducing your stress and becoming more physically active can help your locks recover. Also, taking a hair growth supplement can boost your body’s ability to grow thicker, healthy hair.
Along with a supplement, switch to a DHT-blocking shampoo. They have ingredients like saw palmetto and rosemary to protect your hair follicles from DHT, a testosterone derivative that damages them.
Or try a hair growth shampoo that adds volume and shine while it stimulates your scalp. But don’t forget to condition it, too. Hydrated tresses resist stress.
You may have noticed that it’s possible to purchase laser hair growth devices for home use now. They are painless because they use low-level red light that penetrates a few layers into the skin. It helps hair follicles function properly but doesn’t have side effects like medication.
In summary, no matter what action you take, you’ll have to wait a few weeks to a few months to see a noticeable difference. Start as soon as possible to rectify the problem and stick to your chosen treatment for at least two months. When you look in the mirror, remind yourself that you’re working on it and things will get better.