Female hair loss can be devastating. As a woman, your hair plays a large part in your identity. It’s often said that when a woman changes her hair, she changes her life. It’s a symbol of femininity and when you have a bad hair day, you have a bad day in general.

Therefore, if your hair starts to fall out or it becomes significantly thinner, it can be absolutely devastating.

Female hair loss is actually a lot more common than you might think. It can be triggered by a lot of different factors including giving birth, stress and age. Whatever the cause, there are things you can do to deal with the problem and below you’ll find out some of the best ways to deal with it.

Try topical female hair loss treatments

It’s likely you have spotted your gradual hair loss quite quickly. If so, you could be lucky in the fact there are some brilliant, effective topical treatments that can help. They won’t stimulate new growth, but they will help to slow down the hair loss process and in some cases, stop it completely.

Minoxidil is by far the best topical treatment out there. Available in a 2% strength over the counter, or higher strengths via prescription, this simple treatment is applied directly onto the scalp. It’s clinically proven, is easy to apply and works great for mild hair loss conditions.

Maintenance tips

How you maintain your hair will make a big difference to how quickly you lose it.

Invest in a natural bristle brush if you haven’t already and be sure to only brush the hair when it’s dry. Limiting your use of heated hair styling appliances is also recommended. Allow your hair to dry naturally when possible and avoid tight fitting hairstyles such as ponytails and buns.

Interestingly, the rise in female hair loss is contributed to traction alopecia. This is caused by the way you style your hair, with weaves and extensions being particularly bad for causing baldness and thinning.

Overall female hair loss is a devastating yet common problem. It’s highly recommended you seek advice from your hairdresser, dermatologist or doctor before starting any treatments.