Did you know that August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month? The American Hair Loss Association estimates that 40 percent of Americans who experience hair thinning and hair loss are women. This means that about 1 in 4 women deal with hair thinning or hair loss.
Hair thinning and hair loss can have many different reasons and treatments. To find the best treatment for you, first you need to discover the cause of your hair loss. It could be caused by medical conditions, pregnancy, birth and other hormonal issues. Your hair loss could be reversed once your medical condition is healed. Stress can also cause hair loss and be treated by a stress relief treatment. There is also the factor of genetics. The most common type of hair thinning and hair loss is Androgenetic Alopecia or male pattern baldness, which is hereditary. Even though it is often nicknamed male pattern baldness, women can have it too.
If you have Androgenetic Alopecia you can treat it with a hair transplant or get a wig. See your doctor and hair stylist for all of your treatment options based on your specific needs and wants.
If you want to avoid hair loss that you can control, remember to not wear tight hairstyles or ponytails regularly, avoid stress, avoid brushing your hair too harshly and in general take good care of your hair and your health.
If you experience hair loss or hair thinning, remember you are not alone. Let’s all be aware this month of National Hair Loss Awareness Month. Often the most common side effect of hair loss is depression and low self-esteem. If you know someone with hair loss, go out of your way to make them feel beautiful this month and every month!
Do you experience hair loss or hair thinning? Did you know August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month? Share your story! It could help someone else feel better and able to share their story too.