The traumatic effects of hair loss in women
For women, hair is part of our identify. We style it to feel beautiful, powerful, seductive or playful. Bun up usually means let’s get to work and hair down means it’s play time. From childhood we get compliments for our curls or straight hair, for our blonde or brunette colour. We really care about our hair. That’s why hair loss in women is a traumatic experience.
What happens when women face hair loss
It’s a traumatic experience. Most women experience so much stress trying to hide hair loss that it becomes a catalyst on its own.
Here’s a video of a little girl that understands what women go through when facing hair loss:
The most traumatic cause of hair loss for women are:
Hair loss caused by a health condition is of the most challenging ones. The most common diseases that cause hair loss are cancer and thyroid disorders.
Stress & Trauma
Stress can have a significant impact on our hormonal balance, producing more testosterone that our body needs. This increases levels of DHT in the body and leads to hair loss. Since the result of the trauma is a stress factor on itself, the process is like a mouse wheel.
Some women experience hair loss after childbirth or menopause, due to hormonal imbalances. This is difficult to cope with as the hormonal imbalance already causes stress and even depression. Dealing with losing your hair in addition to that can be challenging.
This condition can have the strongest impact because it feels like we are helpless and there’s nothing we can do about it. Our genes are set to make us bald and we have to deal with it.
What to do if you’re losing your hair
Don’t panic. There is a solution for any type of hair loss, genetic or stress-induced. From medication to transplants or even SMP (scalp micro pigmentation), you have options to stop hair loss, reduce the signs of it and even restore your hair to its natural state.
What to do if you know a women that is losing her hair
Don’t stare, don’t make comments about it and don’t pity. Dealing with hair loss is a traumatic experience on its own and the support of those around us is the most important.
The sooner you get diagnosed and start treatment, the more chances you have to treat hair loss in women. Call us today to book a free consultation and ask questions about hair loss treatments available.
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