Thinning hair happens to men and women alike. The recommended treatment for men and women is the same – regular application of an effective hair loss treatment and regular use of a hair loss shampoo. Women often think of hair loss shampoos as a solution for men only. Or they have heard that women can suffer adverse side effects if they use hair loss shampoos. Neither of these concerns is true, however, and to explain why, we need to understand what causes hair loss, and why the reasons for men and women are different, but the same! Keep reading to understand why, and how to effectively combat hair loss and thinning hair with an appropriate shampoo.
The main reason for thinning hair in men is fairly well known: An excess in production of testosterone reduces the strength of the hair follicle in the scalp, and its ability to produce strong healthy hair is compromised.
Women, on the other hand, benefit from the natural production of estrogen which protects the hair and encourages healthy growth. As mentioned earlier, this is in contrast to men, where estrogen levels are much lower than in females. Thinning hair in females, which is not due to traction alopecia, has the same reason as in men: Elevated testosterone levels. After the female menopause, testosterone levels rise, which affects the hair follicle and causes hair thinning. This is why male and female hair thinning is different, but the same!
Understanding this is the key to finding a solution to hair thinning and hair loss in both men and women. While men will happily select from a range of effective hair loss shampoos, women are often stopped for fear of undesirable side effects of hair loss shampoos. That fear is based on myths and urban legends. Let’s dispel some of these myths before we look at some effective hair loss shampoos.
- Women will NOT grow facial hair using hair loss shampoos
- Hair loss shampoo is NOT made for men only
- Women will not suffer side effects
These myths serve only to prevent women from enjoying the same type of success that men have in their crusade against thinning hair and hair loss. Men and women suffer from thinning hair due to a testosterone imbalance which can be addressed using one of many available, effective hair loss shampoos. These shampoos counter the negative effects of testosterone and encourage healthy hair growth thanks to their natural herbal and plant ingredients and time– tested formulas.
Plantur 39 Caffeine Shampoo is a plant-based shampoo that contains a natural source of caffeine to counteract the sluggish effect testosterone has on hair follicles by increasing hair root activity. This shampoo is designed for post-menopausal women who experience thinning hair as a result of hormonal changes. It is, however, suitable for other types of hair loss as well.
For a general hair loss shampoo formulated to tackle general hair thinning and hair loss, LA Science Follicle Stimulating Shampoo is popular with both men and women. This shampoo has been clinically tested for hair loss and its effectiveness is based on stimulating hair follicles during the growth phase. The blend of different oligopeptides in this effective hair loss treatment makes it one of the more popular hair loss shampoos.
Finally, Tricomin shampoo, complemented by the other products in the Tricomin range, including Tricomin Solution Follicle Therapy spray, is an effective and gentle treatment that works well with thinning hair and hair loss to promote a fuller, healthier head of hair.
In summary, there are many effective hair loss shampoos that are formulated to be equally beneficial for men and women. Women should certainly not hesitate to use these products as they will help maintain healthy hair where thinning would most certainly have otherwise continued unabated.
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