As Gen-Yers (more colloquially known as “millennials), age into their twenties and thirties, they are faced with a sobering condition, hair loss. The American Hair Loss Association explains that two-thirds of men will have some hair loss by age 35 (which is just about the upper range for millennials), while 85% will have a relatively thinned out mop up top by age 50. Mistakenly thought to be an exclusively male condition, 40% of hair loss sufferers are actually women. Recently, millennials are reporting hair loss much earlier than previous generations. As the first generation to grow up in the internet age, they’re far more likely to seek out information and share in experiences, online or otherwise. Generation Y is not one to accept defeat at the hands of mother nature either. In fact, millennials are proving to be far more proactive about meeting the challenge of hair loss head on.
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Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that is caused by excessive stress being placed on the hair shafts. Tight ponytails, braids, cornrows, dreadlocks, extension braids, and weaves are all hairstyles that can cause scalp tenderness and put painful stress on hair. Unlike most cases of hair loss, traction alopecia is preventable. To better understand traction alopecia, we connected with Dr. Antonella Tosti to learn more.
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Hair has always been a huge part of personal style. It’s no secret that women spend countless hours and dollars per year maintaining and styling their hair. While hair trends change from year to year <link to 2017 hair trends>, full and healthy hair has always remained in style and coveted by many.
Unfortunately, female hair loss isn’t widely talked about in mass media. Instead, women face societal pressure to opt for extensions or wigs in order to achieve the appearance of femininity. It’s no surprise then that hair loss is a particularly sensitive and stressful subject for women. Since the topic of female hair loss is seldom discussed, many women don’t seek treatment, which results in a worsened condition and a negative impact to self-esteem.
Confronting hair loss can be a sore subject. However, the first part of moving forward is understanding the root causes. If you are experiencing thinning hair there may be a number of reasons for this. We’ve rounded up 7 health situations associated with hair loss.
7 Reasons for Female Hair Loss
When was the last time you went in for a massage? A deep, relaxing, spine-tingling (in a good way) massage? If you can remember that glorious feeling, hold it tight. Now, imagine it’s happening just for your scalp. As George Takei might say (you’ll definitely read this in his voice for effect): “Ohhh myyy”!
A well-done massage feels great, there’s just no two ways about it. But scalp massages are just not common enough. While that full-body massage might help you relax both body and soul, a scalp massage for hair loss is the one thing you really need in your life. The stress of work and life, in general, can make a regular massage feel necessary. But it's time to stop ignoring the hair loss which can also come with all of that stress! A scalp massage for hair loss results in faster hair growth and, quite simply put, it’s just a little slice of heaven.
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Adulting is hard work. Unfortunately, life, much like a pleading child or a hungry kitten, demands that you pay attention to it. Right. Now. So you do, day in and day out. What you probably don’t realize is that all of that work brings with it some bad habits, all of which are affecting you in ways you might not realize. Perhaps one of the worst ways adult life is kicking you in the gut rather hard right now is with your hairline. You may be bearding like a champion, but hairlines follow their own rules. Too bad their rules involve a cowardly retreat.
Who do you normally turn to when your body stops doing what it’s supposed to do? A hospital? A private practicing physician? A specialist? The complexity of the human body results in a preponderance of doctors who specialize in everything about us, from head to toe. But when the main concern is seemingly cosmetic, such as hair loss, you might be a bit hesitant to see a professional. However, most of your hair problems do not exist in a vacuum; they’re often skin and diet related.
Hair loss might seem too trivial for professionals, but it is a topic of intense scientific research. That’s where researchers such as Dr. Antonella Tosti and Dr. Brijesh Patel come in.
Here’s a question for you. Feel free not to answer it: How many hairs did you lose in this shower this morning? One? Two? Twenty? Even if it was only a small number, you’re probably feeling like it might as well be a million. Especially if it’s happening every day. While so many of us are freaking out about grey hair, we’re far too often ignoring the more insidious problem that comes with getting just a bit older: hair loss. The primary factor in hair loss is your genetics (thanks, mom and dad). You have no control over that. But there are a lot of things you could be doing wrong that might be making it worse than it really needs to be. What if we told you not all hair loss is related to simply growing older? Believe it or not, your shampoo could be the real traitor here. Legitimate hair loss products could be the solution.