Watch any hair loss ad or Google ‘thinning hair’ or ‘balding’ and chances are, it’ll be directed at men. There’s a common misconception about hair loss being only something that affects males.
But female hair loss is a real thing and it doesn’t just affect women going through menopause. Women experiencing hair thinning can be an emotional time, especially in their 20’s and 30’s. Long hair is a symbol of youth, feminism and often one of the features that make women feel sexy.
What causes hair loss in young women?
There are a number of reasons why women experience hair changes. As you age, the rate of hair growth slows. Consequently hair falling out and thinning can affect women of any age.
Often, it’s a change in hormones, improper diet, stress, unhealthy hair habits, genetics, medical conditions, illness, and even cosmetic procedures such as bleaching or perming hair that can cause this shift.
The birth control pill, for example, suppresses ovulation and can lead to thinning hair. It’s more likely to happen if you have androgenetic alopecia, but a hair loss cure is possible if you switch birth control or go off of it all together.
Diseases more common to women, such as thyroid disease and lupus, are also culprits that contribute to hair loss. Years of crash dieting can also affect a woman’s hair follicles.
If you’re under severe stress, you might notice more hair on your brush or pillow. Combat this by meditating, exercising, journaling, listening to music, and getting to the root of the stress.
Do I need hair transplant surgery?
The solution to your hair loss could be as simple as a minor lifestyle change or part of a bigger health problem. It’s best to explore this early and find out what’s going on in your body.
If you’re a woman and you’ve noticed hair loss, talk to one of our experienced hair restoration experts in Adelaide today on 8333 0333. We’ll be able to tell you what’s going on and the best course of action.
Our hair restoration strategies include micrografting/follicular unit hair transplants, follicular unit extraction, body hair transplants, micrografting to scars, and camouflage techniques after surgery. Dr Marzola routinely prescribes medication for hair loss, as well as the transplants.
We understand your hair is an important part of making you feel feminine, so see our doctors to keep your locks looking fabulous.