Women and Hair Loss

Hair loss in women can be absolutely devastating for the sufferer’s self-image and emotional wellbeing. On the other hand it is considered much more acceptable for men going through the process of hair loss than it ever has been for women. The way society looks at thinning and baldness has made many women suffer in silence.

Just 10 years ago there were very limited options for women’s hair loss solutions while today you have a tremendous amount of options in quality, attachment methods, and styles. Today’s women make up forty percent of American hair loss sufferers, Unfortunately, it is only recently that the medical community started showing a serious and growing interest in women’s hair loss

Ludwig Scale

Ludwig Scale There are several scales to help determine the stages in women’s hair loss for instance the Olsen scale, and the Ebling-Rook scale, but the Ludwig Scale and the Savin Scale are the two most commonly used methods for creating a uniform analysis of hair loss in women. Although the Ludwig Scale & the Savin Scale are nearly identical in nature, the main difference is that the Savin Scale measures overall thinning as well as density.



Men and Hair Loss

The progression of male pattern baldness is generally classified on the Hamilton-Norwood scale, which ranges from stages I to VII. The Hamilton-Norwood Scale was first developed by Dr. James Hamilton in the 1950s, this measurement scale was later revised and updated by Dr. O’Tar Norwood in the 1970s and is commonly referred to as the ‘Hamilton-Norwood Scale’.

The Hamilton-Norwood scale is a guide only in order to determine how advanced a man’s hair loss/level of baldness is. The higher the number, the more advanced the hair loss.

The rate at which males lose hair is very individualized. Some men will at younger age lose their hair rapidly and stay at a certain point for the rest of their lives. Other men can have no detectable hair loss until they are in there fifties, only to advance to a high degree of hair loss in just a few years. Typically, if thinning occurs early in life there is a very good chance that the person is destined for a great deal of hair loss. There is no accurate indicator of how hair loss will evolve but to possibly help determine how far hair loss will advance one should look at the family history. Look at any older males in the family. Look at both sides: the father, brothers, grandfathers, uncles, etc. The notion that the balding gene comes from just one of the parent’s side is an old wives’ tale. If at least some people in your family have a good degree of hair loss and you are noticing signs at a young age then you may want to prepare yourself that there could be more hair loss. Still, you can only use your family history as a guide.

So what do you do with this knowledge once you have determined where you are on the Scale? Educate yourself about the options available to. JA Alternatives has been successfully helping people with hair loss for nearly 30 years. You owe it to yourself to come in to any one of our 6 locations for a free consultation. Allow one of our hair loss professionals to guide o the solution that is just right for you.

Hair loss: Causes and effects

Numerous factors can contribute to the irregular loss of hair, including genetics, stress, diet, physical constitution, and hair and scalp conditions. One of the highest instances of hair loss and thinning hair occurs from the build-up of hair care products and debris.

Regular hair care products clean and treat hair, but some neglect the important needs of the scalp. Ingredients used in their formulation make your hair feel clean and look good, but these very ingredients are also slowly clogging hair follicles. Continuous use of these products may eventually zap the life out of scalp and hair…possibly leading to hair loss.

After thorough examination of the problem several years ago, preliminary measures were taken to develop a revolutionary program and superior quality product line consisting entirely of ingredients recognized as safe in the cosmetic industry, for men and women of all ages – to give hair follicles a chance to return to their normal life cycle.


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