When dealing with Women’s hair loss, you may look at the shower drain, are you noticing more hair piled up than you used to? I’ve noticed that with the added stress from the COVID pandemic, I seem to be losing more hair. Or maybe it’s just part of aging. There are multiple factors that can lead to women’s hair loss.
Why Women Lose Their Hair
I have been amazed at the variety of reasons women come to Mariposa to purchase wigs. Some, like me, are experiencing hair loss due to stress. Some are losing hair because of hormonal changes, whether natural or medication induced. Many women have thinning hair as they age. Of course, we see a lot of women losing their hair because of chemotherapy treatment for a variety of cancer types. Alopecia, a condition where the immune system attacks the hair follicles, is another cause of hair loss. And sometimes there is a trauma or injury to the scalp that leads to hair loss. Or maybe it was just a bad haircut. I’m sure I haven’t listed all the reasons for women’s hair loss, but these are the most common ones we see.
The Experience of Losing Hair
It’s a struggle and emotionally charged when a woman is losing her hair. It’s an outward manifestation of what’s going on inside of your body. And it’s a reminder each time you look in the mirror or see another person looking at you with a wondering gaze. It can be devastating to have had hair you loved and enjoyed styling piling up in the shower drain. My hair loss hasn’t even become noticeable to anyone but me, but I worry about what I will do if it continues (which probably doesn’t help!). And my situation is minor compared to so many women’s experience. But I do think it’s normal for all of us to want to look like we always have, or maybe even better than we think we have.
A Wig as a Solution
That’s probably one of the things I enjoy most about working with women who come into Mariposa looking for a wig. When we find just the right style or color and they say, “that looks like me!” it’s exciting. And wigs have come a long way with new technology. A current trend we see in women who color their hair, is to have darker roots than the rest of their hair. Now this is a trend in wigs as well. There are also wigs that have lace fronts, parts, and tops which allow natural skin to show through, just like it would with your own hair. And the number of styles, from super short to super long is amazing. You can take a look at a few of the many wigs available on our wig page. We carry Henry Margu wigs and you can see many more on their website. Whether you want to look like you always have, or try something completely new, a wig can be a solution to help with what you are going through. Maybe you’ll see me in one soon too…