European Correspondent, Woman and Beauty

Hair loss in women, how to deal with it

Hair fall in women

In this article I specifically address women’s hair loss. Why only women? Because hair loss is more complicated in women than in men. I would also like to discuss the treatments that are possible for women.

Hair today, leaving tomorrow. What to do?

A study has found that men love women with long hair more than women with short hair.  So, we know that long hair is “in” for both men and women themselves. In a society that highly appreciates superficial female characteristics, it is difficult for many women to meet those high expectations.  Perhaps that is the explanation that about 86.5% of women worldwide are looking for professional treatments to prevent hair loss.


A hopeless search?

Although preventing hair loss in women seems like a hopeless struggle, there are possible solutions. The following information highlights four approaches that often prove effective.

  • Accept, learn to deal with it Every year, millions of women experience some form of hair loss that doesn’t contribute to self-confidence and feeling emotionally good. According to a recent study on the psychological effect of hair loss, the effects in women are greater than in men. (or do the men keep themselves big?)Hair loss in women can be caused by many things such as hereditary cause, stress, hormonal imbalance, poor nutrition and some medications. There are many strategies to deal with hair loss such as support groups, online forums and, for example, consultations.


  • Alternative treatments. It is estimated that more than $500 million is spent on hair loss remedies worldwide. Of these, about 3.2% are spent on herbal remedies. Vitamins are also high on the list, but a New York Times report found that there are no special vitamins that promote hair growth. There are currently only 3 non-surgical treatments approved by the FDA.
  • Minoxidil, a lotion to apply locally. (May cause allergy)
  • Finasteride, men only. (Be careful with the side effects)
  • Low Level Laser. (No known side effects)

Camouflage. In the United States, 19% of women wear hats and shawls to hide their hair loss. 75% try to solve their hair loss with hair works. Finally, we can mention products that cover up the hair loss such as color sprays and hair fibers. Due to the color difference between fair skin and dark hair, the hair loss is less visible.

Hair Transplant.  Hair Transplants are also possible for woman but is not as simply as in men. Men, if well educated, no longer want to be bald. They except the restrictions more. Woman expect all the lost hair back and that is not possible.


Hans J. Diks, European editor International Hair Authority, Independent expert on hair problems.

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