Hair loss is an unspoken truth for many women. Yet, we hear more about the other side of the coin, the touted “darker side,” excessive or unwanted hair growth in women. Admittedly, I’ve spent far too much time in my early ‘20s through my mid-’30s, plucking, waxing, and now dermaplaning unwanted hair to slow down and ponder anything sinister that may be happening on the top of my head. But alas, here I am at age 35, googling, “How much hair loss is normal when you shower?” Certainly, some hair shedding is normal, approximately 50 to 100 hairs a day according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Although this information is slightly reassuring, the amount of recurring hair strands clogging my drain is not.
The unclogging of my bathtub drain was a call to action! No longer could I take my “omg we’re almost to age 40 head of hair,” for granted. I needed to step up my hair game, and treat my locks with a whole lotta love. But, first I needed to determine why this was happening, and how to treat it.
I skipped the local drugstores and online marketplaces such as Amazon with hair loss products potentially riddled with inaccurate positive reviews and went straight to ForHers Hair. ForHers is an online health care provider, with a hyper-focus on female health. ForHers proudly strives to provide convenient and accessible healthcare surrounding a multitude of important female health topics, including, but not limited to sexual health, hair care, mental health, and skincare.
I knew I could count on ForHers to have science-backed ingredients in their products. Similar to their incredible acne treatment, there’s no guessing game. I’d be receiving a treatment that was right for me.
Before we dive into what ForHers offers to keep your hair healthy, let's take a quick peek at what causes female hair loss.
Girls, how often do you inspect your scalp for hair thinning? It’s not uncommon for thoughts of hair loss to creep to the forefront of your mind. But, taking steps to maintain healthy hair and a good scalp is essential in preventing early hair loss. According to Harvard Medical School, one-third of women experience hair loss at some time in their lives. One-third of women is a quite staggering statistic and can feel much more emotional as it is less socially acceptable in the neverending pursuit of beauty.
Surprisingly there are many potential ways for hair loss (alopecia) to make an appearance in a woman’s life, including genetics, hormones, medical conditions, medications, physical and emotional stress. Read on to see if you are potentially at risk for hair loss.
Often when the subject of heredity hair loss is brought into question, one may immediately think of male pattern baldness. However, hereditary hair loss doesn't just affect males, even though it is often touted as a male-only issue, similar to breast cancer as a female-only issue when in reality it affects all genders. Although heredity hair loss can not be prevented, it can be slowed down.
One of the main culprits of hair loss in women is due to hormones and sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) an androgen and derivative of the male sex hormone, testosterone which contributes to balding. Although women have a minuscule amount of testosterone, the hormonal process of testosterone converted to DHT is what causes damage to hair follicles. When more DHT is present, there is potential for more hair loss.
During menopause women who are sensitive to DHT may also experience hair thinning or loss, as the production of estrogen and progestin decline, as sensitivity to DHT, a male hormone is possible to increase.
There are various medical conditions that can lead to hair loss in women, including autoimmune diseases such as alopecia areata, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Other conditions such as cancer, sickle-cell anemia, and thyroid disease can also lead to hair loss.
Unfortunately, medications will always be needed, and in some unfortunate instances they can also cause hair loss. According to Healthline, birth control medication can cause a condition in women called telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium, “causes the hair to move from the growing phase to the resting phase too soon and for too long.” Aside from birth control, other medications that are widely prescribed such as cholesterol-lowering, high-blood pressure, mood stabilizers, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can all lead to female hair loss over time.
Women may experience a sudden loss of hair after childbirth. Losing hair after pregnancy is not uncommon. During pregnancy, women may notice that their hair is more full and thick, which is due to higher levels of estrogen. Estrogen levels return to normal after childbirth, and as well as their natural hair cycles, which unfortunately means women will experience shedding of that luscious hair. Some will experience more hair shedding than others.
Your diet also plays an important role in your hair health. Consuming too little or too many calories, in regards to weight loss or obesity can cause hair thinning and loss, as well as vitamin deficiencies in iron, niacin, and protein.
Life can throw us many curveballs, and the year 2020 is a testament to that. Stress can make you feel like pulling your hair out. Chronic stress is an extremely powerful force, the negative effects can manifest in many ways, such as damaging your hair follicles, causing general thinning and temporary hair loss.
There is certainly no shortage of ways for hair loss to make its way into a busy woman’s life. But women can feel confident that there are treatable ways to keep your hair happy, healthy, and full using ForHers hair treatments.
For women who prefer options when it comes to the treatment of bettering hair, The Complete Hair Kit has it all.
Minoxidil drops: Minoxidil, (also commonly known as Rogaine) a topical hair medication is considered the gold standard for treating female hair loss. It is FDA approved and considered as one of the safest hair loss medications on the market. ForHers Minoxidil drops promote hair growth by shedding old hairs and replacing them with stronger new hairs.
ForHers Shampoo and Conditioner: Specially formulated, this shampoo and conditioner provide your scalp with a deep clean, removing excess sebum. Sn oily and waxy substance found on the skin, sebum can clog pores which can potentially lead to hair loss.
ForHers Gummies: Another effective tool to have in your haircare arsenal is biotin gummies. Biotin has long been utilized as an effective way to combat hair thinning, and excessive hair shedding. Biotin can also strengthen hair and nails.
ForHers' The Complete Hair Kit provides an immense amount of choice and protection when it comes to keeping your hair healthy longer. Subscribe to receive The Complete Hair Kit on a monthly basis for just $44.
ForHers hair products are also available to purchase separately as a one-time purchase. However, we’re confident that the complete hair kit is the way to go as you’ll save money!
When you purchase a ForHers complete hair kit you’ll be saving a total of $20.00!