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How To Deal With Thinning Hair

Many women will experience hair loss as they get older. SHE’s Beauty Director Eve Cameron explains what causes it and how you can help prevent it. Our hair is inextricably bound up with our femininity, sexuality and self-image and it’s something we often take for granted. Until, that is, we start to notice our crowning […]

Written by Gary Heron

Posted on: May 22, 2009

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Many women will experience hair loss as they get older. SHE’s Beauty Director Eve Cameron explains what causes it and how you can help prevent it.

Our hair is inextricably bound up with our femininity, sexuality and self-image and it’s something we often take for granted. Until, that is, we start to notice our crowning glory is looking thinner than it used to be, or that, alarmingly, large amounts of hair are falling out during shampooing or styling.

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A certain amount of hair loss is normal, of course, as each hair follicle produces around 20 new hairs during its lifespan. When a hair reaches its optimum growth, it sheds and a new one grows in its place. And, as we get older, our hair can also lose its volume, which can be mistaken for thinning hair. In fact, it’s just that the diameter of the hairs gets smaller, so the bottom line is that at 40 you simply don’t have the fullness you had at 20. And these thinner, weaker strands won’t grow to the same length as the younger, ‘wider’ strands.

According to some studies and reports, female hair loss seems to be on the increase, yet many women find their GPs are unsympathetic, putting it down to that catch-all ‘stress’. It’s true that stress could be a factor, partly because it can increase your levels of male hormones called androgens which, if you have hair follicles that are susceptible to them, could cause hair loss.

But don’t be too alarmed. Thinning hair doesn’t mean that baldness is imminent. There are myriad reasons why your hair may fall out and getting the right diagnosis sooner, rather than later, is vital for improving (if not completely resolving) the problem. But if you’re really concerned, get a referral from your GP to a dermatologist specialising in hair loss, or see a Westminster Trichologist.

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

“Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results”

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