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Women's Hair Loss: How to Catch it Before it's Too Late
March 16 2015

Women's Hair Loss: How to Catch it Before it's Too Late

While American women are focused on getting lean and proving they can be their best, at least one in four women will run into an unexpected hurdle –hair loss. If it happens to you, there’s good news waiting, if you’re willing to take action. Hair loss for women can naturally be reversed or resolved more often than it can be for men. However, early treatment is critical.

Better Odds for Women Fighting Hair Loss

It’s not just that guys are hesitant when it comes to talking about problems or making appointments, men’s hair loss is a hard thing to solve because 95% of men have hair loss for the same reason. Everything from vitamins to laser therapy can be used to combat Androgenetic Alopecia, but there’s no cure. Men frequently need to consider techniques that add hair in order to fight hair loss. When it comes to losing hair, women are better off than men in one regard which is, women’s hair loss is more often caused by attributable factors other than Androgenetic Alopecia and those factors can sometimes be fixed.

Do the easy things first

Rather than telling you about various products or special diets, we’re here to share easy and simple things that you can do in order to help your hair. These are all simple things that you will be able to do consistently because they’ll fit in with your everyday life. For the most part, women will see more visible benefits from these general wellness practices rather than from crazy do it yourself salves.

– Commit to Self Care

Huge sacrifices shouldn’t have to be made in order to meet genuine needs. Simply start by spending a few minutes paying attention to your body, reading an inspiring book or meditating. You are the only person that can truly take the best care of you.

– Take Your Vitamins

Clearly the media can’t decide whether taking multivitamins is essential or if we should definitely avoid them. Regardless, our hair does need vitamins. By consistently taking a multivitamin, you’ll be able to rule out certain vitamin deficiencies as the cause of your thinning hair.

– Hit the Gym

There are endless reasons to exercise, and your hair’s health is one. If you want to perform at a high level, maintaining a body that can keep up is crucial.

– Work Out Your Stress

Your hair falling out can be caused by stress alone. Whether it’s yoga, exercise, meditation, church, or golf, you need to find your happy place and restore your equilibrium on a regular basis.

Get Help

If you have thinning hair, the best possible thing you can do is to have a hair loss specialist evaluate your hair and scalp. It’s painless, private, and best of all it’s free. After you’ve been evaluated,know exactly what your options are when it comes to protecting your hair. All of the techniques listed above are ways of getting help. Talking to a specialist, getting a gym buddy, and simply asking your partner for support in your self-care, are all steps you can take toward becoming the best version of yourself.

Be a Resource!

It’s pretty normal for men to grow up with the prospect of losing their hair. Their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and friends go through it regularly. However, it’s not exactly run-of-the mill for women to anticipate hair loss. Even if you do have female relatives that have thinning hair, they most likely hide it or refuse to talk about it. By starting a conversation, New Look Institute hopes to help change that. Having an open dialogue can definitely allow for the necessary awareness of how common women’s hair loss actually is. Staying open is best.

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