Hair loss can happen for a variety of reasons, and fortunately there are many women’s hair loss solutions available. Although hair loss is often considered a male problem, it actually does affect many women too.
It is believed that as many as half of all women who have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) go undiagnosed. Despite this, PCOS has a wide range of symptoms, and one of the most obvious and distressing ones is hair loss.
What Is PCOS?
PCOS is when the ovaries become enlarged and contain many follicular cysts. PCOS is estimated to affect around 1 in 10 women of child-bearing age, making it unfortunately very common. To make matters worse, it is not known what causes PCOS. It is related to the levels of certain hormones in the body, particularly to high levels of insulin. PCOS is usually a hereditary condition, and it can be passed down by either parent. To make matters worse, a cruel irony of PCOS is that not only does it cause hair loss on the scalp, but actually causes unwanted hair growth around such areas as the face, breasts, and stomach.
PCOS causes a large amount of testosterone to develop in the body, which is referred to as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This condition causes the hair follicles to shrink, which slows down and eventually stops hair growth altogether.
Women’s Hair Loss Solutions For PCOS
Women experiencing PCOS-related hair loss must take care of their existing hair. Hairlogica have been helping women with PCOS for years with our first-rate hair loss treatment for women, and we can help you too.
Besides our treatment, we recommend avoiding harsh chemicals, such as perms, colours, and bleach being put into the hair. Affected women should not use hair products containing sulfates or alcohol either. Allow your hair to have some time between washes so your natural oils can nourish your hair.
Treat Your Hair Today
Is PCOS affecting your hairline? Contact Hairlogica today on (03) 8844 9600 to inquire about our hair loss treatment for women.