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Forty percent of hair loss sufferers are women, and the phenomenon can be particularly devastating for them. Hair loss in midlife is expected and they can still be seen as attractive, says Kobren, with men. One person may lose hair being that a mix of stress and a recent surgery or medications. Known sometimes the cause is a combination of factors. Anyways, the latest research indicates girls follow mother’s father, boys follow father’s father, says Kingsley. Contrary to popular belief, notes Kingsley, genetic hair loss probably is not tied to your mother’s father. In such cases, hair growth can be encouraged by addressing the underlying problems. For instance, the hair loss is typically temporary, when the cause is nutrient deficiency or stress. Actually, besides, genetic hair loss says Emmanuel. Scarring can be caused by chemical hair styling services or ‘tootight’ pony tails, a big poser Emmanuel sees with many African American women who are hairloss sufferers.
Women with genetic or autoimmune related hair loss have very few options for hair regrowth, says Kobren. Kobren encourages women interested in using minoxidil to buy it over the counter to save money. Men with ‘geneticallydriven’ hair loss have more options for hair regrowth, continues Kobren, thanks to a drug called finasteride, that is marketed as Propecia by the pharmaceutical giant Merck. Because of the possibility of sexual consequences, a lot of men shy away from taking finasteride, however, including loss of libido. I’m sure you heard about this. Surgery can be an effective option for men with male pattern baldness, says Kobren. So procedure’s success is predicated on moving DHT resistant hair to areas on the scalp that previously grew ‘DHT sensitive’ hair. Kobren cautions that the site is just a starting point a place to begin to do due diligence. He advises people interested in transplants to comb through the site for someone in their area. I’m sure that the most important thing someone interested in surgery can do, says Kobren, is homework.
Kobren believes that two other emerging therapies hold promise. Most of other miracle cures like thickening shampoos or standing on your head are nothing more than snake oil, says Kobren.