When we think of baldness, the image that usually appears is one of a middle-aged man with a rapidly, aggressively receding hairline. At Advanced Hair Studio, not only do we know that that’s a thoroughly unfair stereotype – but that it simply isn’t true.
The reality of the situation is that everyone can experience hair loss. Moreover, at some point or another, almost everyone does experience hair loss at some point.
Women are often thought of as immune to many of the most common hair loss scenarios. Unfortunately, not only can women contract many of the same hair loss diseases and disorders, but many hair loss issues are also unique to females.
Baldness in women is real, and silently affects thousands in Australia alone.
The History of Women and Baldness
Historically and culturally, bald women have typically been associated with several different personality traits or characteristics.
The first and most prominent of these also happens to be the most unfair. Bald women have been consistently associated with witches and witchcraft throughout history. That’s because of the high levels of importance that society places on women and their hair.
While it is considered perfectly acceptable for men to be bald – in some instances it is even preferable for men to be bald – society has tied the notion of femineity and womanhood to women’s hair.
Cultural depictions of bald women are almost always negative. They’re portrayed as harsh and ugly, with malignant intentions.
It’s no wonder that women report feeling intense feelings of shame and embarrassment surrounding their hair loss. This is a problem that needs to be addressed.
Why do Women Go Bald?
Contrary to popular belief, there are just many ways for women to lose their hair as there are for men.
- Various forms of alopecia, the most common hair loss disorder
- Telogen effluvium; an accelerated phase of hair shedding resulting from high levels of stress and other negative emotions
- Trichotillomania; a mental disorder which involves the subconscious tearing one’s hair out as a reaction to stressful events
- Hair loss following major life events, such as childbirth
- Hormonal imbalances
What Can Be Done to Treat Baldness in Women?
Thanks to Advanced Hair Studio, we now have the solutions to women’s hair loss problems.
Our Female Advanced Laser Therapy – which has a 90% success rate – regrows your hair with our industry-leading laser beam technology.
Finally, our Flashpoints hair extensions can introduce your thinning hair to a new world of thickness and length.