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It’s not of­ten talked about, but hair loss in women isn’t so rare. In fact, one in three of us will no­tice hair thin­ning or loss from the age of 30, and it can start as early as our twen­ties, says der­ma­tol­o­gist Dr Eleni Yi­asemides. “Most peo­ple lose 50 to 100 hairs a day, which is con­sid­ered nor­mal,” she says. “How­ever, peo­ple who con­sis­tently ex­pe­ri­ence loss or shed­ding of 150 or more hairs a day may be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing sig­nif­i­cant loss.”

Yi­asemides says that fe­male pat­tern hair loss is ei­ther hered­ity or caused by tel­o­gen ef­flu­vium, a type of tem­po­rary loss that sees ‘rest­ing’ hair shed, com­monly due to some sort of shock or some­times the ef­fects of med­i­ca­tion. “It’s a very emo­tional is­sue for women, and stress can be the ul­ti­mate cul­prit.”

Early signs can in­clude a build-up of hair in your brush or shower drain, or notic­ing that you need to twist your hair tie around your pony­tail more times than usual. Hap­pily, how­ever, new ad­vance­ments mean re­gain­ing thick­ness and boost­ing new growth is en­tirely pos­si­ble. Yi­asemides rec­om­mends con­sult­ing a hair spe­cial­ist if you’re wor­ried, but says an at-home treat­ment such as Women’s Re­gaine Foam can work won­ders, re­ac­ti­vat­ing hair fol­li­cles to stim­u­late growth.

Try: Kéras­tase Speci­fique Aminexil, $275 (six-week sup­ply). Women’s Re­gaine Foam, $86 (two-month sup­ply). An­gel en Provence Rose­mary AC­TI­VAT­ING Re­growth ESSENCE, $54. Hair­cur HAIR Ex­press Spray, $44.

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