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Tackling Hair Loss in Women: 3 Things You Can Do to Save Your Scalp

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Seeing a large clump of hair on the pillow, in the shower drain, or anywhere else in our homes can send our brains into panic mode. It’s easy to imagine the worst-case scenario when we start noticing hair loss. Yet, there are many non-serious causes of hair loss in females, and some cases are entirely normal.


Everyone sheds approximately fifty to one hundred hairs a day; you should only start to worry when noticing abnormal hair loss during sleep or after a shower, as this could be a sign of androgenetic alopecia.


Once you start noticing that your hair loss is persistent, you should see a doctor or dermatologist promptly, as they will be able to identify the causes and recommend a treatment plan. From an FUE hair transplant to topical medications such as Rogaine, we list several things you can do to save your scalp below.


FUE Hair Transplant


In more severe cases of hair loss where an individual isn’t responding well to other forms of treatment, your doctor or dermatologist may recommend hair transplantation. An FUE hair transplant involves harvesting individual hair follicles from your scalp and moving them to a place on your body where the hair is absent or thinner.


Although not everyone suffering from hair loss is suitable for an FUE hair transplant, it can be more costly than other preventative treatments your doctor or dermatologist will suggest. If you’d like to learn more about hair transplantation, consider looking at the websites of leading hair transplant clinics like The Treatment Rooms. On their website, you’ll be able to find client testimonials, frequently asked questions, and more information about what to expect before, during, and after an FUE hair transplant. Consider visiting their website, contacting them directly, or following their blog to stay up to date with hair loss-related subjects if hair transplantation sounds like a treatment you might opt for in the future.


Topical Medication


During the early stages of speaking to your doctor or dermatologist, they might recommend using topical medications such as Minoxidil. Minoxidil, otherwise sold under the name of Rogaine, and other generic brands can be purchased over the counter in the form of a topical liquid or form. It can also be prescribed in an oral tablet form if need be.


Using Minoxidil stimulates the growth of your hair and, with successful usage, can encourage the growth cycle to increase, causing the appearance of thicker hair and reducing the signs of patching. Those who find success with Minoxidil must use it indefinitely; otherwise, the hairs that rely on the drug to grow will likely fall out shortly after usage has stopped.


Hair Loss Shampoo


If your hair loss is minor, you might be able to reverse some of the damage by using a hair loss shampoo. In some cases, clogged pores on the scalp may result in hair loss, and medicated shampoos can help clear dead skin cells from the pores and result in healthier, fuller hair. For more information, use the internet to understand better how they work and which ones are the best recommended.


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Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.