Thinning Hair in Women: Can Anyone Do Something About It?
Thinning hair is one condition that all women have to go through. And since beauty is often times equated with youth, you may need to say goodbye to your crowning beauty as you age. Statistics show that 1 out of 3 women will experience thinning of hair starting the age of 30 while others are unfortunate enough to go through such experience as early as 20 years of age.
Normally, human sheds 50-100 hairs a day. But when it comes to female pattern hair loss, there will be at least 150 shedding of hair.
Female pattern hair loss runs in the blood; that’s what Dr. Eleni Yiasemides implied when she said; “Such condition is hereditary”. She further explained female pattern hair loss when she said; “This genetic condition may come from the father or mother’s side. However, women with FPHR (female pattern hair loss) have no irregularities in their hormone levels. Hence, such condition is just normal. And because hair shedding does not follow similar pattern as it does in men, it wouldn’t look as awkward as it is among men.
“FPHR happens as more frequent hair fall coupled with miniaturization of hair. Hence, the hair strand’s diameter is reduced. It also occurs in a pattern, starting from the crown, widening on the area. However, it won’t end up with complete baldness. So women will not necessarily have smooth shiny scalp as it appears on men. Recession of the hairline won’t happen as well”, Stated Yiasemides.
Women who experience female pattern hair loss turn to commercially sold products like Biotin shampoo to promote hair growth and many others. Some also make lifestyle changes to regain the hairs that were lost.
Sometimes, shedding of hair is something that you need not worry so much about. This is true when the condition is only temporary. This is medically termed as “Acute Telogen Effluvium”. This is when you notice a lot of hair on your hairbrush than it used to. Similar thing happens on the shower drain and on your pillow. This is the end result of hormonal changes like discontinuing oral contraceptive pill, medical illness, severe stress or after giving birth. It can also stem from deficiency in iron or zinc. Normally, the hair will just grow back after the predisposing factor will be resolved.
It pays a lot to be mindful on your hair. And know that there are many ways you can do to improve it.