Let’s Talk: Why do we never talk about female hair loss? 18



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While few people are happy about male hair loss, it is at least a possibility that can be openly discussed; understood; prepared for.

Female hair loss, on the other hand, is something many of us only learn about first-hand, usually as we enter our 60s.

Today we’d like to ask the women in the Starts at 60 community an important question: is female hair loss something you are comfortable discussing? And if not: why does it feel taboo?

Women are under enormous pressure to maintain appearances. Keeping a healthy head of hair can be increasingly difficult over time, as follicles will naturally shrink (creating a stringier, more wiry appearance), and a certain degree of hair loss becomes inevitable.

At Starts at 60, we believe these topics should be acknowledged and spoken about openly. The more we can share our concerns about hair loss, the more confidently we can address the issues themselves.

We are proud to team up with évolis® to help break this silence.

évolis® is a natural approach to hair loss treatment – the product of 12 years of research – and uses active botanical ingredients shown to inhibit FGF5, a protein associated with hair loss, which may benefit the appearance of longer, thicker, healthier hair.

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This conversation piece is sponsored by evolis®. It was written as we feel it delivers valuable insights into a subject important to the Starts at 60 community. For more information, please visit the évolis® website.



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  1. My hair was thinning as did my mothers. I think the process has slowed somewhat. My hair certainly is not my crowning glory, I have adjusted by wearing hats a lot. I love them, its a pity I have to remove my hat in a club however. Easy peasy, on bad hair days, I dont lunch at the club!
    Not prepared to risk spending a lot on something that may not work.

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    • Having worked with cancer sufferers, there are many affordable wigs out there Philomena which are light weight, natural looking and unlike the older generation of wigs, do not scream WIG. They add no more weight to your head than one of your hats, possibly less. Good luck

  2. I’ve had intermittent ‘hair loss’ for quite some time. Thankfully, it’s only noticeable to me at this point!

  3. I am very lucky that I have always had extremely thick hair. I notice that it has thinned but only myself and my hairdresser have noticed. It is still thick just not as thick as it was before.

  4. My girlfriend has suffered for,years with this .
    And I mean suffer !
    Men can shave it off and it looks great ,
    But for woman , people think you must have cancer . Scarves and hats look great .

  5. My hair has thinned as I have got older, but the plus is that my hair for some reason has developed waves and curls! My hairdresser has no idea why this has happened, but hey I am happy.😘

  6. Yep Karen and I am going to get one when I get to the point of seeing more scalp than hair. And thank you! Its not too bad yet.

  7. My hair just started falling out and grew back white and lower back was black and streak of black one side. I have never had dark hair and my mum who has dementia was very amused by it.

  8. I decided to just go super short. number 4 buzz cut. v happy I did it certainly looks and feels better than thin rats tail hair. hate men with comb overs wasn’t about to become a womyn with comb over

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