While women lose their hair in nearly the same numbers as men, the type of hair loss they experience, and when they begin to experience it, is often different. Men usually begin losing their hair in their 30s and 40s, and lose it towards the front and top of the head in a balding pattern.
Women, on the other hand, typically suffer a thinning of the hair starting in their 40s and 50s (although this can sometimes begin as early as their 20s). Women rarely go bald in the way that men do, though the distress of hair loss is usually felt much more acutely in women.
If you’re experiencing thinning of your hair, consider some of these tips:
- Rethink what you eat. According to some studies, iron deficiency can contribute to thinning hair in women. Consider beefing up your diet with high-iron foods such as chickpeas, fortified cereals, pumpkin seeds, beans and lentils, spinach and chicken. Most of these foods are also high in protein, which is equally important for strong, healthy hair. Other important nutrients include zinc, and vitamin B12.
- Be gentle with your hair. Thinning hair is a type of trauma for your follicles. Go easy with heavy heat-styling and blow drying, as well as using rubber bands and heavy dyes or chemicals. These can cause additional breakage.
- Keep your stress in check. Chronic stress from major life events like divorce or job loss, and bodily stress like pregnancy or illness, can exacerbate hair loss, or trigger it temporarily. Activities like physical exercise, meditation, and journaling can help you get a handle on the effects of too much stress. Not only will it keep your hair healthy, it’ll also give your whole body a boost.
In addition to the above tips, Kalos Hair Transplant also offers a full line of hair restoration services catered specifically to women. We’re here to answer all of your questions and schedule your first consultation to put you on the path to looking and feeling your best. Give us a call today!
Kalos Hair Transplant LLC
Atlanta, GA 30342