Women in the throes of a hair loss pandemic’ – expert advice to control hair loss
A recent study by salon Philip Kingsley found that 75% of British women surveyed were worried about hair loss; with over 40% of them currently suffering from hair loss or thinning hair, and three-quarters admitting they fear they will suffer from these problems in the future. With such a common problem, some can take comfort in knowing that they are not alone. It also means more research – and answers.
Philip Kingsley’s study revealed that 52% of women feel bothered by their hair loss, 42% say they feel less confident and 30% say they are bothered.
The study also found that nearly a third of respondents felt thinning hair impacted them the most, followed by a visible scalp, and a further 19% were most affected when they saw excess hair. fall on the floor, the pillow or in the shower.
This issue has had a profound impact on women’s daily lives, with 90% of women reporting thinking about hair loss at least a few times a day. This has led many to admit that going out, socializing and avoiding having their picture taken has an impact on confidence.
Anabel Kingsley, Philip Kingsley brand president and trichologist, said: “Women are in the throes of a hair loss pandemic. Hair loss in women has always been a common problem.
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“But the problems have been exasperated in recent years due to immense psychological and physical stressors including Covid, modern pressures on women, women not having time to prioritize self-care and women not having their health prioritized by others.
“All of these factors have negatively impacted hair growth and daily hair loss. As hair is not essential for physical survival, it is the ultimate, unfiltered reflection of our nutritional status and well-being. be general.
“I see so many women losing their hair due to nutritional insufficiencies due to self deprivation, not eating balanced, fresh and healthy meals, and misinformation about what a healthy diet looks like. healthy.
“I also see women weekly with undiagnosed and untreated iron, ferritin, vitamin B12 and vitamin D deficiencies and hormonal imbalances, which worsen both shedding and density changes.
“On top of that, women feel pressure to have it all and do it all, causing cortisol levels to skyrocket – which affects the growth and health of their strand. Ultimately, there was the storm. perfect for hair loss.
Despite all of these external – and internal – influences that are driving the increased speed of hair loss, there are steps to regain control.
Here are Ms. Kingsley’s four tips for doing just that – as well as better preserving the hair you have.
Defend yourself, speak up and ask for help
There is always a reason for hair loss and always something that can be done to help.
Ms Kingsley said: ‘Women apologize for being ‘conceited’ when expressing concerns about their hair loss. In fact, hair loss is never harmless.
“Our hair is an important part of who we are and is extremely important to our mood, self-perception and confidence on a daily basis.”
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Have a balanced, colorful and varied diet
Eat a balanced, colorful, varied and seasonal diet rich in energy, protein, healthy fats, vitamin B12, zinc and iron.
Ms Kingsley said: “To make sure your hair gets all the nutrients it needs to grow to its best, take hair-specific nutritional supplements.
“Hair cells are the second fastest growing cells the body makes, so they are very needy. Add to that the fact that although hair is not physically essential, it is a tissue with incredibly nutritional needs. elevated and unique.
“The locks therefore benefit from additional supplies of certain vitamins, minerals and proteins.
Take care of your scalp
The health of your scalp plays a vital role in hair growth.
Ms Kingsley said: “Everything from scalp inflammation and microbial imbalances to genetics and hormonal sensitivities can impact the health of your hair follicles and the hairs that emerge from them.
“Use topical products daily to stimulate and protect your scalp from internal and external aggressors.”
Know Your Hair Loss Products
Ms Kingsley said: ‘Know what your hair loss products do and what you can reasonably expect from them.
“Topical leave-in products can make a lasting difference in your hair growth cycle, rate of hair loss, and the health of your hair follicles.
“Wash [topical] formulas, such as shampoos, conditioners, and sprays, will help with instant aesthetics and breakage.