Almost one-third of women experience hair thinning or balding at some point in their life. If you’re dealing with hair loss due to pregnancy, illness, or age, there are a variety of ways you can deal with this issue so you can both feel and look your best.
Hair Extensions & Wigs
If you are experiencing hair thinning or loss, you don’t have to just live with it. There are many options on the market that can help you. A crown topper
is a type of hair extension specifically made for, you guessed it, the crown of your head, which is an area prone to thinning. If you’re not ready to dive into the world of wigs or your hair loss isn’t quite that significant, a crown topper might be a good idea to cover problem areas as well as add volume. If you suffer from generalized thinning, hair extensions
can be used to add thickness, volume, and length and are easily removable when you don’t need them. With clip in technology, you can easily take them on and off when needed. If you do feel like you want to cover your entire head, the good news is that wigs have come a long way in the style department
. A popular tool for celebrities looking to shake up their look, the wig has become more mainstream thanks to the likes of Kylie Jenner, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry.
Hats for All Seasons
On some days, you might not have the energy to deal with wigs or extensions and just want a quick solution for hiding any hair thinning or balding. Hats are an easy and convenient way to cover up undesirable areas and the good news is that they have never been more in style. If you’re wearing the popular athleisure trend, a simple baseball cap is a good choice. Wear your favorite team or if you’re feeling really fashion forward, luxury retailers are selling baseball caps with trendy slogans as well as plain hats in neutral colors. In the fall and winter, a sturdy wide brimmed felt hat will leave no one the wiser, with the added bonus of keeping your head warm as well. With less hair to insulate the scalp, women who suffer from hair loss often have a hard time with dealing with the cold and a good hat will hit two birds with one stone. In summer, head covering is important as the last thing you want is to get a sunburn on any exposed areas of your scalp. Wide brimmed hats and floppy straw hats will do the trick, as well as keep you looking on trend for summer.
If you’re interested in trying to regrow your hair, talk to your doctor about what options might be right for you. Minoxidil, which you’ve probably heard called by the brand name Rogaine, can be used by women too. It does come with some side effects, such as irritation. The formulation is available in different strengths, such as 2% and 5%. The more intense the formulation, the higher the risk of irritation. If you suffer from short term hair loss, you can cease using the product as soon as you see new hair growth. However, if you have long term issues, such as age-related hair loss, you’ll need to use the product continuously. If your hair loss is significant to the point of large patches of balding, hair implants are another option that can be investigated.