Our hair can be many things to us: Fun and unique when we try out a new hairdo, an immediate confidence boost on a good hair day, the very definition of versatility with casual color changes or complete style transformations. In other words, hair can be pretty dang fantastic.
But there are downsides. We’re not referring to bad hair days, bad haircuts, and bad hair dye choices (purple is never wrong!). We’re actually talking about something much more jarring: Hair loss.
Have you noticed you’ve had to dig more hair out of the shower drain lately? Or you’re constantly fighting tangled masses of hair from your brush? Before we cause any panic attacks, keep in mind this could be due to your normal hair shedding schedule. Our hair strands are in a steady loop of growing/resting/shedding and on any given day we could lose anywhere from 80-100 strands. However, noticing hair strands looking and feeling less thick over time or seeing more scalp area showing, especially along the hair part is an indication something may not be on the up and up.
What’s Going On?
Several factors can contribute to hair loss in women. Many people are genetically predisposed to thinning hair, meaning this is passed down through your family. Other causes include hormonal imbalances, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, overwhelming stress or dramatic weight loss, age, or a vitamin B12/iron deficiency.
Don’t feel like you need to figure things out on your own. Start by scheduling a doctor’s visit. Your doctor will hear your concerns and possibly conduct lab work to help narrow down any potential medical issues that may be the root of your hair loss.
Whether hair loss is determined to be hereditary or from a medical condition, your doctor can provide you with various treatment options, such as:
- Minoxidil (same as Rogaine but generic options are available)
- Anti-androgens (works to reduce the male hormone, androgen, which can attribute to hair loss)
- Iron Supplements (iron deficiencies, such as anemia, can be attributed to hair loss)
I’ve Been to the Doctor, I’m Following Their Instructions, Now What?
While these treatment options can be incredibly effective, you may not see results for several months or even up to a year of use. So where does that leave you in the meantime? Luckily, there is an option for obtaining a fuller look while also staying on top of your treatment regimen: Investing in a hair topper.
Here’s a list of why hair toppers can make a world of difference to someone with thinning hair and why we love them:
- Adds your fullness and volume back instantly.
- Hair toppers come in different lengths to make blending them with your own hair simple and look natural.
- Toppers are made with different base sizes, making them perfect for adding fullness to more specific areas areas, whether small or large.
- Hair can be made from either synthetic (looks great and requires less maintenance), heat friendly synthetic (allows you to style with heat tools), or human hair locks (looks, feels, and wears like your biological locks).
- Easily attaches using pressure clips for a flawless, natural look.
One of the best parts about using a hair topper is how instantaneously this piece will change your look. This makes hair toppers a fabulous way to get a boost of confidence when you’ve been dealing with thinning locks.
To Sum Up....
Dealing with thinning hair can feel both frustrating and hopeless. However, treatment options are available to promote hair growth for the long-term. In the meantime, we highly recommend checking out hair toppers for an instant look of fullness and boost of confidence.
Do you have any experience using toppers? Tell us in the comments below!