Hang On to Your Hair: 5 Ways to Treat Hair Loss
Most of us don’t think there’s anything unusual when we see strands of hair on our hairbrush, in the shower drain, or on our clothes. After all, it’s common to lose about 50 to 100 strands of hairs a day, according the American Academy of Dermatology. However, dramatically shedding hair (150+ strands a day) or seeing it turn baby-thin can be traumatic. While hair loss is typically thought to be limited to men, the fact is that it can happen to anyone, at any age. In fact, 40 percent of those who suffer temporary or long term hair loss are women. In some cases, hair loss is linked to genetics, but many other factors can play a role. The good news is that there are a number of safe treatments that can slow or even reverse hair loss. It all depends on the cause. Here are some reasons why you might be seeing less hair on your head, and what to do about it.