Women’s Hair Loss
Natural Hair Loss Treatment for Women in Brisbane
As a woman, beginning to lose your hair can be very traumatic. There’s a range of emotions that you might experience,including confusion, fear, and anxiety. These are very common, and often accompanied by feelings of helplessness.
At Meraki Hair Loss, we understand what you’re going through. Hair loss can be caused by, or seen in combination with, highs and lows in nutrition, or changes in medicines. Age can be a contributing factor to your hair loss, but generally isn’t the only cause.
For a lot of women, hair loss (or hair thinning) can also have hormonal, environmental, or even hereditary causes. Commonly, nutritional and hormonal are the most prominent hair loss factors for women in Brisbane.
Hair Loss Affects Women More Often Than You Think
Female hair loss is more common than people realise, and researchers in the field believe that less than 45% of women will retain a full head of hair through ageing. While there are many causes of hair loss in women, the condition easiest to diagnose clinically is commonly known as female pattern baldness or alopecia.
While hair loss might not cause pain, the same research tells us that one in five Australians with hair loss are depressed about the fact, and that one in three experiences low self-esteem. While both men and women suffer, male hair loss is seen as more acceptable in society, and women face heightened scrutiny concerning their appearance.
While hair loss is associated with age, it can impact younger women too. Thankfully, neither age group has to resign themselves to a lifetime of baldness, as there are many treatments available to disguise thinning hair or encourage hair regrowth and restoration.
Hair loss in women can be associated with the following conditions:
PMS and monthly menstrual cycle problems
Hormonal influences and imbalances
Post pregnancy hair loss
Iron deficiency and anaemia
Thyroid imbalances and fluctuations
Vitamin D and essential fatty acid deficiency
Blood sugar fluctuations and diabetes
Food intolerance, allergies and sensitivities
Malnutrition and malabsorption
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Digestive issues such as IBS, Leaky Gut and SIBO
How is Women’s Hair Loss Treated?
Treatment for women’s hair loss can include a range of types, from topical treatments, to nutritional supplements, or some combination of treatments. These aim to support the cycle of hair growth and rectify any nutritional lows or dependencies to encourage the cycle of growth. If the hair follicles are still intact, then these treatments should be effective – however like anything it takes time before you see permanent results.
In cases where these treatments aren’t effective, or you’re looking for a faster solution to your hair loss or thinning, we offer a range of hair pieces or wigs to create the appearance of luscious, fuller hair.
For certain individuals, supplementation with certain vitamins and minerals could have a noticeable impact on hair growth. Recent research into nutrition suggests that a deficiency in the following can cause hair loss:
- Fatty Acids
- Vitamin D, A, And E
- Folic Acid
- Amino Acids
In these cases, it’s best to pay a visit to your doctor and get your levels tested so that any medication you take is of a safe and controlled dose and able to benefit you.
A relaxing scalp massage is an excellent choice of treatment for female hair loss because not only is it enjoyable but it brings increased blood flow to the scalp, encouraging hair growth. Recent research by Japanese scientists has investigated how the scalp’s epidermis, dermis, skin appendages, blood vessels, and nerves can be stimulated by touch. The study found that over several weeks of massaging, individuals taking part in the study experienced increased and measurable hair thickness.
Topical Treatments & Natural Hair Regrowth Products
Solutions for Hair Loss in WomenShampoos and other topical hair loss treatments for women have received a bad rap over the past few years, mainly thanks to manufacturers with bogus products that fail to impact hair growth at all. It’s worth remembering that the effectiveness of these remedies has advanced by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and some can have a noticeable impact.
Wigs and other hair replacement options
If your hair cannot be regrown naturally, then the team at Meraki Hair Loss Clinic can discuss the option of wigs, hair pieces, or even hair volumisers for additional thickness to your hair. These options allow you to regain your confidence with natural looking hair that can even be styled to match your favoured colour and style.
Not only that, our team can offer scalp micro pigmentation treatment, which is a tattoo procedure on the scalp that can create the illusion of fuller, thicker hair.