Hair loss in women

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Loss

Hair loss is an extremely stressful experience for women and can significantly impact on their self esteem. There are many varied reasons why women experience hair loss. 

You can follow a few hair hygiene tips, to make your hair less likely to fall out.  Although, we do need to point out that significant stress, hormonal issues, postpartum hair loss (if excessive) are best discussed with a medical professional, as sometimes more intensive or prescribed treatment is necessary.

  1. Avoid hairstyles that pull on the hair.
  2. Avoid high-heat hair styling tools.
  3. Don’t chemically treat or bleach your hair.
  4. Use a shampoo that’s mild and suited for your hair.
  5. Use a soft brush made from natural fibers. … 
  6. Try low-level light therapy.

Some of the most frequently asked questions around hair loss include;

  • What is the best treatment for female hair loss?

The best treatment for female hair loss is dependent on the root cause of the hair loss. The most common treatments include topical medications, light therapy, hormone therapy, or in some cases, hair transplants.

  • How can I stop my hair from falling out?

If hair loss is only mild/minimal- maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, combined with a supplement may suffice. We have also seen incredible client results from implementing the use of the Kerastase Genesis range. The Genesis range has been specifically designed to care for and strengthen hair, both at the root and along the shaft, with the goal of reducing hair loss/fall. But if your hair loss is significant, you absolutely need to get to the root cause, and seek medical advice. 

What is normal hair loss for a woman?

The average woman loses 50 to 100 hairs a day, but it really depends on the length and thickness of the hair. People with shorter or thinner hair appear to shed less. On days when people with long or thick hair wash it, they could shed between 150 and 200 hairs.

  • Is women’s hair loss reversible?

It depends on the hair follicle and what treatment you undertake, and the severity of your hair loss. If a follicle has closed, disappeared, scarred, or not generated a new hair in years, then a new hair wouldn’t be able to grow, but if the follicle is still intact, yes, it is possible to regrow the hair—or to improve the health of the existing. So in a nutshell,in some instances hair can regrow, but we wouldn’t say that it is reversible. 

  • What is a normal amount of hair loss following childbirth?

Postpartum hair loss is completely normal and only temporary. Most women will return to their usual hair growth cycle between 6 and 12 months after birth. Around three months postpartum, is when a large proportion of women notice and experience hair loss. 

As mentioned, a great starting point if you are feeling like you are experiencing a slight increase in hair loss, the Kerastase Genesis range is a fantastic starting point, you can view the range here