Female hair is traditionally associated as being a symbol of beauty and femininity. It also plays a large part in a woman's identity, whether worn as long flowing tresses, intricate decorative plaiting or a sophisticated short bob. Even a fringe that flops over one eye, or an obscuring curtain of hair has its uses - as a valuable shield to sometimes hide behind.
So when a woman experiences her hair coming out by the handful, she feels embarrassed and exposed. It's no wonder that a high percentage of sufferers have reported depression, breakdown of both relationships and careers, and even contemplated suicide due to the psychological distress caused by their condition.
Sadly, hair loss in women is on the increase. During the past fifteen years trichologists have reported a large rise in the number of cases, especially for those between the ages of 25 to 40. It's estimated that six out of 10 women will experience loss of hair to some degree during their lifetime.
Contact our clinic now to book your appointment. Our range of women's hair loss treatments are all 100% drug free and cause no unwanted side effects.
Causes of Women's Hair Loss
A large percentage of conditions causing this problem are the result of inherited genetic influences, an over production of the male hormone testosterone, hormonal changes during and following childbirth, use of the contraceptive pill, anaemia and the menopause. These different reasons for losing hair are discussed separately together with treatments available below.
Our hair is not just an aesthetic accessory, a style and colour which creates our identity. It’s also a barometer of health and lifestyle. Illness, poor nutrition, lack of regular exercise, smoking, alcohol and adverse reactions to stress or allergies can all interrupt the growth cycle and cause it to fall out.