HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE PERFECT HEAD OF HAIR?
THICK, LONG, VOLUMINOUS?
FOR ONE IN EVERY FOUR WOMEN HAIR LOSS IS A POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING PROBLEM THEY'LL HAVE TO FACE.
("Significant amounts of hair...it was just hair everywhere.")
("When I was taking a shower I felt like all my hair was gonna come out.")
("I even started to have nightmares that I was gonna wake up and not have any hair at all.")
FOR KAY BOSWELL IT CAME OUT IN CLUMPS. HER HIGH-STRESS HOSPITALITY CAREER HAD TAKEN ITS TOLL ON HER HEAD.
"It was making me feel so inadequate."
STRESS IS ONE OF THE TOP REASONS FOR FEMALE HAIR LOSS, OR TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM.
IN FACT NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THE SECOND STRONGEST PREDICTOR OF CENTRAL HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN IS THEIR MARITAL STATUS!
DIVORCE OR DEATH OF A SPOUSE CAN ACTUALLY THIN YOUR TRESSES. OTHER REASONS FOR HAIR LOSS INCLUDE MAJOR SURGERY, WEIGHT LOSS OR MEDICATIONS. TO TREAT IT, TRY BIOTIN OR IRON SUPPLEMENTS, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, OR MINOXIDIL. A GOOD SOURCE OF IT IS THE POPULAR MALE HAIR STIMULATOR ROGAINE.
"Rogaine is definitely worth using it works better in women than in men."
ANOTHER TOP HAIR LOSS FACTOR?
EXCESSIVE STYLING. A CLEVELAND CLINIC STUDY FOUND 30 PERCENT OF MIDDLE AGED BLACK WOMEN ARE BALDING DUE TO EVERYTHING FROM CHEMICALS TO TIGHT BRAIDS AND PONYTAILS.
TO PROTECT YOUR LOCKS, SET YOUR HAIR DRYER ON LOW, KEEP YOUR STYLING TOOLS AT OR BELOW 347 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT, AND HEAT YOUR LOCKS NO MORE THAN TWO OR THREE TIMES A WEEK. AVOID PRODUCTS WITH AMMONIA AND STYLES THAT PULL ON THE HAIR.
A HAIR TRANSPLANT HELPED KAY REGROW HER LOCKS AND A NEW CAREER HELPED REBUILD HER CONFIDENCE.
"Hair does matter, especially for women."
A NEW STUDY FOUND THAT EXCESSIVE DRINKING AND SMOKING ALSO BOOSTS THE RISK FOR HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN.
RESEARCH SHOWS THE DRUG MINOXIDIL, FOUND IN ROGAINE, IS ESPECIALLY EFFECTIVE IN YOUNGER WOMEN WITH HAIR LOSS.
DOCTOR PIZARRO SAYS THE EARLIER YOU BEGIN TREATING THE CONDITION CAUSING THE HAIR LOSS, THE BETTER CHANCE YOU'LL HAVE AT REGROWING HEALTHY HAIR.
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