You have seen them. The women painstakingly teased their hair and sprayed it in place hoping to make it appear thicker and fuller. Sometimes it was cut short and tousled about in an effort to camouflage their all too apparent scalp.
You could see it on their faces. The embarrassment. The lack of confidence. It shouldn’t be this way.
As a woman, seeing another woman with thinning hair is heartbreaking. You cannot help but feel horrible for them as your heart fills with compassion.
Baldness is what happens to your grandpa. Thinning hair is what happens to that jock in high school who was obsessed with running his fingers through it and locking it into place with extra hold Dippity-do.
It isn’t what happens to women. We’re dealing with stretch marks, sagging skin, droopy body parts, graying hair, wrinkles, and hormones. Dear Lord, the hormones!
But thinning hair? Balding? No. That is not okay. That’s just too much.
And one day it happened, you noticed your hairline changing. Hmm. Weird.
Maybe you worked out five to six days a week. So, you wore your hair up in ponytails every time. There were always stray hairs floating around on the gym floor. Gross, yeah. But it was just common to see them.
To do core work, people had to lay on the floor. After a few minutes of straining all of your innards, you got up. Holy smokes. What a mark you left … a very noticeable mark with a small pile of hair.
What in the world? That’s a lot of hair. Eww.
Over the next several weeks, it just kept coming. If you dared to touch your ponytail, you’d find yourself with a handful of hair. Every single time. Your hair was becoming noticeably thinner.
It went on for a few months.
Finally, you talked to a friend who happened to be a doctor. After asking several questions, she asked if you had experienced a major stressor within the last six months. Yep. You sure had.
She told you it sounded like you was dealing with telogen effluvium. That is temporary hair loss caused by stress or trauma. She said it would take a while for your hair to fill back in after the stressor was gone.
Truth be told, you had been dealing with stress for quite some time. You did not see that chronic stress abandoning you anytime soon … and you even considered chopping your hair off.
Many of you have been losing your hair for years. Maybe your hair was already thin and the older you became, the thinner your hair turned until no amount of styling could disguise it. Your hair has always been a source of frustration.
When your hormones went wonky, it just got worse. You became moody, your hair turned gray, and it just got thinner and thinner.
Some of you were totally fine with your hair’s texture and fullness. Then you had babies. It was so pretty and full during pregnancy. You may have briefly considered your future as a hair model.
Then you had that sweet, little baby. As your baby grew and hit about four months old, you noticed that every single time you washed your hair the bottom of the shower was caked in your hair. Pretty soon, your hairline was receding.
Whatever the reason, your hair is not filling in. The strands are thinner and more brittle. And you hate it.
You’re tired of wearing headbands and scarves to disguise what is happening underneath. Your hat collection is out of control and you are over it. You just want to wash your hair, put in some product, and style it like all those other women flicking their hair around and brushing it with no fear.
Let’s Talk Hair Loss
Do you actually know why your hair is falling out? That question is important in determining what you can do about it.
There are three main types of hair loss
Anagen effluvium: This is caused by medications that poison a growing hair follicle (like chemotherapy)
Telogen effluvium: This is caused by an increased number of hair follicles reaching the telogen phase, which is the stage where hair falls out. Telogen Effluvium can occur under the following conditions:
- Abnormal Thyroid
- Medications or Supplements
- Major Physical Stressors or a Physical Shock – having a baby, illness, anemia, surgery, extreme weight loss
- Hormonal Fluctuation from birth control pills, menopause, perimenopause, or pregnancy
- Serious Emotional Stressors – divorce, death of a family member, etc
Androgenetic alopecia/female pattern alopecia/female pattern hair loss (FPHL)/baldness: This type is the most common. Hair thins over the top of the head and on the sides. This can be caused by your genes, getting older, or the lovely result of menopause.
Did you know that over half of the female population has experienced hair loss? Yes. You are not alone!
What Are the Possible Causes of Your Hair Loss?
- Diet: If you are doing a restrictive diet or eating an insufficient diet, it can cause hair loss. This can be corrected with changes and supplementation.
- Vitamin Deficiency: If you are lacking nutrients essential for hair growth, you may experience hair loss. *In order to determine a vitamin deficiency (which is not that common) you will need a blood test.
- Too Much Processing: If you regularly use chemicals on your hair, your hair may become weak and break off at the scalp.
- Hair Style: If you regularly style your hair in a way that pulls on the roots like braids or ponytails, you may be causing your own hair loss. Unfortunately, if you have done this to the point of damaging your hair follicle, the loss may not be temporary.
What Can Be Done for Female Hair Loss?
If your hair loss is due to a temporary stressor or from the hormonal changes of pregnancy, chances are that it will remedy itself after the stressor is gone or when your hormones get back to regular.
Female Pattern Hair Loss might be helped by Minoxidil. Should you go this route, you’ll need to use it indefinitely. Yep. For the rest of your life. Fun stuff. Or you can try a laser light apparatus in the form of a handy dandy comb or helmet.
(Oh my word … Did you just say laser helmet?)
Maybe you are one of the people who has been wearing a tight ponytail for years or styling your hair in tiny cornrows. If that is you, you might have balding spots. You need to stop using those hairstyles if you want to prevent more hair from falling out.
For some of you, your body is just deficient in certain nutrients. Supplementation is the way to go for you.
Have You Already Tried All of This?
It is so frustrating to read the same advice you’ve already been given. You already know that Minoxidil wasn’t the right thing for you. Taking a regular multivitamin didn’t work. You might even be the proud owner of a laser helmet.
Your baby is three and your hair never grew back in. You have cut three inches off of it, hoping it would appear fuller and less stringy.
That stressful event played out over a year ago and yet the receding hairline is still painfully obvious.
Maybe you’ve tried mayonnaise conditioners and coconut oil masks … Apple cider vinegar rinses and scalp massages. You may have even ventured into the world of essential oils, just hoping to see a change in your hair.
Have You Tried Keranique?
Keranique has an FDA-approved, clinically proven formula to change the condition of your hair into a head of hair you can be proud of. Using Keranique allows you to literally regrow your hair.
Keranique has products that take care of your hair from the inside out. The Kerviatin supplement nourishes the scalp by providing nutrients that are vital for growing stronger, longer, shinier hair.
Keraviatin contains a high-quality, powerful blend of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that champions beauty from the inside of our bodies as it fosters scalp health and hair strength.
The Hair Regrowth Treatment made by Keranique is the only FDA-approved and clinically proven non-prescription ingredient to regrow women’s hair and revitalize hair follicles. It contains dermatologist-recommended Minoxidil.
This product stimulates the regrowth of your hair and extends its growth cycle by spraying it directly onto the bald spots twice per day.
Keranique makes Scalp Stimulating Shampoo and Volumizing Keratin Conditioner to treat thinning hair. When your hair is thinning, it is very vulnerable to breakage. You need to use a shampoo and conditioner that are formulated to prevent breakage.
The Scalp Stimulating Shampoo has just the right balance of ingredients to stimulate the scalp, clean away excess oils, and remove blockages. It prepares the scalp for new hair to grow in. On the other hand, the Volumizing Keratin Conditioner adds lightweight moisture, improves hair’s strength, and bolsters the anti-breakage protection begun by the shampoo.
Those are only a few of Keranique’s fabulous products. Here is the list of the rest of their products:
- Lift & Repair Treatment Spray
- Follicle Boosting Serum
- Micro-Exfoliating Follicle Revitalizing Mask
- Thickening & Texturizing Mousse
- Deep Hydration Scalp Stimulating Shampoo for Dry Thinning Hair
- Deep Hydration Volumizing Keratin Conditioner for Dry Thinning Hair
- Intensive Overnight Hair Repair Serum
- Color Boost Scalp Revitalizing Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair
- Damage Control Scalp Replenishing Shampoo for Dry, Damaged Hair
- Damage Control Scalp Replenishing Keratin Conditioner for Damaged Hair
- Curl Preserve Scalp Nourishing Shampoo for Curly, Textured Hair
- Curl Preserve Nourishing Keratin Conditioner for Curly, Textured Hair
- Color Boost Revitalizing Keratin Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair
See? Keranique has a product for every thinning hair type. There are specific bundles for exactly what you need to improve the look of your hair that is falling out.
You need to first figure out the reason for your hair loss. It is a good idea to make an appointment with a dermatologist to take a look at your hair and scalp and determine exactly what’s behind your thinning hair.
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Remember: Please Take Care of Your Hair and Don’t Forget to Take Care of You!
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