Hair loss in Women

Hair loss is not restricted to men; women suffer hair loss too. However, women use their hairstyles to reduce the appearance of any noticeable hair loss. A high percentage of women who experience hair loss seek no advice from a doctor or a hair specialist as to the cause of the hair loss. Talking to a hair stylist is not good enough if you are experiencing hair loss, it is important to check there are no medical reasons that are contributing to the increase in hair falling out.

One of the main causes of hair loss in women is genetic female pattern hair loss; another name is androgenetic alopecia. This can affect a person from as early as their late teens to much further in adult hood. It doesn’t present itself as a typical case of receding hairline or a patch on the top with no hair, but a complete thinning of the amount of hair follicles.

Often the hair thinning is noticeable in the person’s parting, or in the reduction in the amount of hair in a ponytail, including the overall length of the hair.

This type of baldness is miniaturization, due to the hair shaft not growing for long before going into the shedding phase. They are often no longer than hair found on the arm.

There are ways in which you can treat this condition; you don’t have to suffer in silence, feeling afraid and silly for mentioning an increase in the amount of hair that is falling out is not a waste of the doctors time, it could prevent further loss and even an answer to the cause.

An FDA approved medication for women must contain minoxidil with a strength of 2% or 5%. It is better suited to women to get the lower dose medication because the 5% has more tendency for growing facial hair too and this isn’t an acceptable hair growth for any woman.

This product works by increasing the length of the cycle before the shedding. What is important to consider is the cost, you must apply the lotion twice a day for at least six months before you will notice any regrowth.

Talking to a hair specialist At Katona Hair Restoration, could recommend other treatments that will met your needs including the option of a hair transplant; while many would think this an expensive option. The cost of putting minoxidil lotion on the hair twice a day, until you decide that going bald is acceptable, is also very expensive.

Therefore, if you have noticed an increase in the amount of hair you have lost then it is important to check out your health to ensure there are no other medical conditions for the hair loss. A deficiency in iron will see an increase in the amount of hair falling out, increase in iron, normally in the form of tablets prescribed by your doctor and this will improve the hair quality.

Hair loss is not a condition that is easy to deal with, it can affect how a person feels and talking through these concerns is an important part of any treatment plan.

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Alpecin Caffeine shampoo – the science behind the shampoo

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Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo is not a hair restoration product. This product actually works by thickening the hair shaft thus giving hair a thicker and more lustrous appearance. So how exactly does it do this?

Being oil-based, Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo locks moisture onto the hair shaft causing it to thicken for a period of several hours after use and offering a temporary solution to the problem of thinning hair. In terms of appearance and self-confidence this can be exactly the kind of short-term boost the user is looking for if they have a date or an important business meeting for instance. In fact, many people who have used Alpecin have remarked on not only feeling boosted in the appearance and confidence stakes but also perceiving their energy levels as higher – could it be the caffeine or just a knock-on feel good effect?

A number of Alpecin users have also remarked on experiencing a tingling sensation on their scalp following usage, so maybe this is part of the energizing effect? Or could it be that often initially unreported effect of increased self-confidence, where the individual embarks on a healthy eating or exercise program and does actually increase their own energy levels and sense of well-being?

However it works, the verdict is fairly split on Alpecin, with many of those who have tried it claiming it did nothing to alter the appearance of their thinning hair, while others claim that it causes scalp dryness and they gain the best effect using it intermittently with another shampoo, whilst still others are claiming that as well as providing a boost to their hairs’ appearance they can also see an improvement to thinning areas and wouldn’t be without it!

So Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo isn’t a long term solution to thinning hair given that it works primarily on a cosmetic level. However, anecdotal evidence and product review content seem to indicate that it is an effective solution for some who are starting to notice the effects of hair loss and it could well be the right product for you at this point in time.