Women are not always good candidates for hair transplant. And even when they are, a surgical procedure might not always be the best way to restore thinning, shedding, or loss of hair volume. But just how many women suffer with these challenges, and what are the best non-surgical hair restoration options?
According to the American Hair Loss Association, an estimated 20 million or more women suffer with hair loss in the United States (i). For many, the development of hair loss can be devastating. Loss of hair can lead to both subtle and significant changes in physical appearance, which can slowly lead to a range of mental and emotional side effects. Shame, depression, anxiety, loss of confidence, and compromised self image are just a few of the ways hair loss can adversely affect women in today’s image-driven society. Fortunately, there’s hope.
5 Ways to Treat Female Hair Loss, without Surgery
1. Low Level Hair Therapy
Low level hair therapy (LLHT) is a new approach that uses advanced laser technology designed to treat hair loss by stimulating the follicles within the skin. By nurturing healthy follicle function, hair restoration surgeons believe LLHT devices can significantly improve hair count, length, and thickness.
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2. Stress management
Stress is a common cause of hair loss, especially among women. This type of stress-related hair loss is referred to as telogen effluvium. It can cause the hair follicles to stop supporting a natural hair growth cycle, which in turn leads to thinning and loss. By practicing daily stress management, women can proactively prevent the development of telogen effluvium, which can sometimes develop during times of prolonged mental or emotional stress. This could include early parenting, divorce proceedings, medical treatments, among others.
3. Topical scalp foam Minoxidil
The topical scalp foam Minoxidil is perhaps best known by the brand name Rogaine®. Once hair loss has been detected, this treatment has been shown to be effective in preventing the loss of additional hair. Typically, Rogaine® is applied directly to the scalp at least once or twice daily, as prescribed by a hair loss professional. This type of daily maintenance is sometimes difficult for women and men with long hair to maintain, as it requires ongoing applications of foam to the scalp. Once applications stop, hair loss almost always begins again.
4. Eat well
Diet plays a vital role in shaping the way we look and feel. Like the rest of the body, hair needs several vital nutrients on a daily basis in order to maintain natural growth and resilience. Drinking at least 60 ounces of water each day is a must, and it’s equally important to maintain a balanced diet rich in protein, fiber, and biotin. Biotin-rich foods include carrots, almonds, walnuts, berries, halibut (fish), onions, cucumbers, and cauliflower.
5. Nutritional supplements
After taking steps to drink more water and eat a balanced diet, women can experiment with supplementing with additional vitamins and minerals for healthy hair. These include biotin supplements, fish oil (omega 3, 6, and 9), iron, zinc, and protein.
Learn More About Non-Surgical Hair Restoration
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