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Female Pattern Balding: Signs To Look For And What To Do About It

female pattern baldness

Thick, long, lustrous hair has always been associated with health, fertility, femininity and youth. So when women start shedding more hair than normal—normal being between 50 to 100 strands a day—it can definitely be traumatic.

While alopecia is primarily thought of as a men’s issue it effects women as well, and can be caused by a variety of reasons ranging from hormones and stress to medical conditions and medications. Although men and women can both suffer from extensive hair loss, female pattern hair loss or balding looks different as compared to when it happens to their male counterparts.

It starts with minimal thinning at the part, which can most often be disguised by changing the side of the part or the hairstyle.

As it progresses, the thinning at the part becomes more obvious with the gap widening. This is accompanied by visibly decreased volume.

At the final stage, there is a “see through” effect as the hair thins at the top and crown of the scalp. This diffused thinning of hair is caused by increased shedding as well as reduction in volume of hair and thinning of each individual strand of hair. There may even be bald patches.

Naturally, all this can have a negative impact on a woman’s mental and emotional wellbeing and it’s best to address hair loss right at the start. Here are some ways to manage female pattern hair loss.

Diet
It’s important to strengthen and nourish the scalp from within with a diet rich in fish, eggs, chicken, green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale, carrots, tomatoes, oats and lentils. These are packed with a variety of proteins, vitamins and minerals, which are necessary in maintaining hair and scalp health. Similarly walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin, sunflower and chia seeds make great additions to a diet that aims to prevent hair loss.

Topical Serums
While a healthy and balanced diet will help keep the scalp and hair healthy from within, topical serums help fortify the scalp and strands from the outside. The botanical stem cell extracts and Allosterys PE in the Hair Regeneration Tonic with PhytoKines (Hair Loss 4 to 6) have an anti-inflammatory effect on the scalp, promote a healthy hair cycle and prevent hair loss. This tonic is also free from sulfates, silicones and parabens and doesn’t have any artificial colouring, fragrances or toxic chemicals. When applied to the scalp it helps anchor dermal papilla, protects hair from free radical damage while boosting hair density so it looks fuller and thicker. It also helps to inhibit 5-alpha reductase and is anti-DHT making it suitable for mild to severe hair loss and hair loss prevention.

Hair Loss Treatments
A comprehensive treatment like the Papilla 3-Step Signature Scalp Treatment that targets the scalp and the roots of the hair to improve hair growth is ideal when it comes to tackling female pattern hair loss. The first step of this treatment is to remove any product build up, excess sebum and dead skin with gentle and thorough exfoliation using the Detox Hair Mask.

This is combined with the DNA Activator for Hair Growth treatment that further helps cleanse the scalp and increase microcirculation with the help of ionisation and mild electrical currents or iontophoresis. It also helps balance the pH level of the scalp creating the ideal conditions for hair growth. Hair is then washed and a relaxing head massage ensures the scalp is ready to receive nutrients from the following steps.

Once the scalp is cleansed and exfoliated, Scalp RF RegenULTRA uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to deliver scalp-nourishing ingredients like Salmon PDRN that improve scalp health and repair DNA damage directly to the hair papilla. Radiofrequency also helps stimulate fibroblasts and induces healing for scalp rejuvenation, which in turn reduces hair fall and strengthens the strands.

After this, the S.E.P Activator uses Scalpelectroporation technology to deliver Papilla Haircare’s proprietary hair growth solution into the superficial and deeper layers of the scalp to further help tackle hair loss. This technology is up to 17 times more effective than topical applications making it perfect to tackle a variety of scalp conditions.

To further enhance scalp health and rejuvenate hair follicles to improve hair growth, the session ends with Lux LLLT treatment or LED energy therapy that also helps to seal in the nourishment from the previous steps.

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