Coping with women’s hair loss

womenshairlossThere’s no question losing your hair is an emotional issue, but women with hair loss often suffer more anxiety and despair than their male counterparts. Society expects men to experience hair loss as they age — men like Bruce Willis and Sean Connery are still considered attractive with a minimum of hair.

But it’s different for women with hair loss. It’s a devastating issue that affects self esteem, quality of life and sense of self, and it’s all the more difficult because most women are too embarrassed to talk about it.

More women than ever before are experiencing female hair loss, and at a younger age, as well. While it’s not uncommon to see hair loss in older women, today even teenagers are experiencing this problem.

This website has been developed to help provide women with the information, support and knowledge they need to manage and slow their hair loss — and hopefully stop it.

Because the causes of hair loss in women are as diverse as the women themselves, it may be necessary to try several different approaches, techniques or products before you find the solution that’s right for you.

There’s no doubt — womens hair loss prevention is not a “one size fits all” situation. Fixing the problem requires patience, perseverance and flexibility — but it can be done.

My journey with hairloss began in my early 20s. Dramatic hair loss was a slow process, probably taking many years, and most likely caused by a combination of low iron levels and the hormone changes caused by birth control pills. In my quest for treatments for female hair loss, I exhausted all the options that were available in the 90s. And there weren’t many, believe me.

After an exhausting and financially draining quest to find the solution that would work for me, I eventually decided to simply live with my thinning hair. The treatment options at the time were limited to the use of Rogaine, which left my hair greasy, matted and lank. The cure (which wasn’t really curing anything) was worse then the problem, so after two years of prescription medications, dermatologist appointments and great angst, I decided to give up the struggle. I chose hair styles that would disguise my hair loss as much as possible and tried to forget that I could see my scalp through my hair.

By the time I hit my mid-40s, my hair loss problem got worse, and very quickly. Soon I was seeing hair all over the place — in the drain, on the floor, on my clothes and pretty much anywhere I looked. Hair loss became an obsession again — I was constantly counting the hairs that collected after I shampooed, and I began examining everyone else’s hair to examine if they too were women with hair loss.

At my lowest point, I started examining the parts on the actress’ hair on t.v., searching for other women who had wide gaps in their hair. It became an obsession that sadly remains to this day! There something oddly comforting in knowing that other people are struggling with female hair loss.

hairloss fixes for womenIt took several months of research, diligence and patience, but I’m finally at the point where my hair loss is manageable. I’m seeing new growth, and I’m no longer constantly freaking out when I discover fallen hairs. As one of the countless women with hair loss, I had to become an expert at managing my problem. With I’m hoping to share my experience and help others cope. By exploring the treatments for female hair loss, womens hair loss prevention and the best ways to manage this condition, I hope to help others avoid the stress, anxiety and despair I’ve felt.

Women with hair loss have options, and I hope that by sharing what I’ve learned I can help you handle this challenge successfully.

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Good luck on your journey!