How to Deal with Thinning Hair as a Woman

Incorrect assumptions about who is likely to suffer from hair thinning and at what age this should occur are all too widespread.

For women especially, their luscious locks are their most prized aesthetic feature, as hair means so much more to women than to men simply by virtue of nature and fashion.

What most people don’t know is that almost every woman eventually develops some degree of female-pattern hair loss and as many as two-thirds suffer hair thinning or bald spots. It can start any time after the onset of puberty, but women tend to first notice it around menopause, when hair loss typically increases.

Women are also much more likely to damage and traumatize their hair due to brushing, styling, dyeing, coloring and heating. Over the course of half a lifetime, women will have put their hair through incredible amounts of stress and chemical wear and tear. We’ve written elsewhere about the importance of colder showers, less brushing, less ironing, less tight fitting hairstyles and the like.

Maintaining a natural and trauma-free hair care regiment while implementing hair restoration products like groMD will ensure maximum hair retention and regrowth.

The risks of hair loss for women rises with age, and it’s higher for women with a history of hair loss on either side of the family. Androgenic alopecia, also known as female-pattern hair loss, is characterized by progressive visible thinning of scalp hair or balding in genetically susceptible women. Hair loss often has a more devastating impact on women than on most men considering it’s less ‘socially acceptable’ for them.

Alopecia can severely impact a woman’s emotional well-being and quality of life.  The most common type of hair loss in both sexes – in men, genetic hair loss typically begins above the temples forming an ‘M’ shaped receding hairline, often progressing to baldness. Hair loss begins with thinning at the part line followed by increased diffuse hair loss. Fortunately, enough for women, in only rare cases does a female’s hairline recede and rarely become bald.

What can you do to tackle hair thinning as a woman?

First, admit that there is a problem and that something needs to be done. Second, seek out a qualified dermatologist or hair restoration specialist. Third, start early. The sooner you start a topical or medical hair treatment plan, the better. Hair loss is an option, one which requires diligence and consistency; a little effort goes a very long way to regaining that luscious volume of your youth.