A LITTLE THIN ON TOP
Hair not as full as it once was? We’ve got you covered
There’s a reason it’s called your crowning glory – hair, whether long, short or dyed any which way, is intrinsic to your sense of self. So when you notice there’s less to brush than there once was, alarm bells ring. The trauma of thinning hair shouldn’t be underestimated: research by Yale University found women were more affected by losing their hair than by a relationship break-up. ‘Women are taught that physical appearance is the primary criterion of their worth,’ says professor of psychology and gender studies Marianne Lafrance, who led the research. And hair is perhaps historically one of the greatest signs of feminity. ‘Girls are praised if they have long hair or a lot of hair,’ Lafrance adds. ‘Flowing locks matter.’ So if you start to lose it, you want to fix it. Stat. But the kicker is, it’s hard to know why women lose their hair. We’ve spoken to the experts to understand more about the primary causes of female hair loss and the best fixes out there.