Hair loss (alopecia) or thinning hair can be seen by many women as a stigma and can affect their self-perception of their “womanhood” whereas conversely hair loss in men or even baldness can be perceived as a sign of maturity or power. Many women are embarrassed by their thinning hair or partial baldness and can suffer psychological and emotional effects that can range from decreased self esteem to anxiety and depression. The unfortunate fact is that 50 per cent of women over the age of 40 experience some form of hair loss.
Perhaps the most highly publicised case of female hair loss is that experienced by the UK television presenter, Gail Porter aged 39 who lost her hair due to alopecia in 2005 which doctors believe was caused by stress. Her battle with the condition has been much documented and in May this year she checked into rehab for the sake of her daughter after an apparent suicide attempt.
Hair loss in women can be caused by many things including childbirth, the menopause, stress, dietary deficiencies and damage to hair and scalp caused by styling or synthetic chemicals in commercial shampoos, conditioners and dyes.
It is not uncommon for a woman to lose some hair after experiencing childbirth but this is the result of hormone levels readjusting after pregnancy and is usually only a temporary problem. This problem normally occurs 3 months after childbirth but the hair should return to its´ normal state with 6-12 months.
In older women estrogen levels drop as they experience the menopause resulting in an imbalance of testosterone and this hormonal imbalance can cause a loss of hair. However this type of hair loss is usually temporary and generally improves over time. Changing your hairstyle may help to disguise the effects of menopausal hair loss and leave-in hair conditioners help to keep the scalp healthy during the menopause.
Cutting down on alcohol and sugar and eating a balanced diet is not only good for your whole body it can also slow down hair loss. A diet that includes good fats, protein, whole grains and plenty of organically grown fruits and vegetables will help to prevent hair loss and thinning hair.
Increasing your daily intake of vitamin B complex, Vitamin E, calcium and magnesium will help your hair to grow and remain healthy. Couple this with the use of quality, organic hair products including shampoo and hair treatments.
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