Deep Breaths: Your Hair Might Be Thinning, but There's a Fix

Hallie Gould
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The American Hair Loss Association estimates that women make up roughly 40% of Americans experiencing thinning hair. Surprised? I was too. Somehow this issue has become a taboo topic among women, as if it's something to be ashamed of. (Spoiler alert: It's not.)

The majority of women will experience some thinning by midlife, putting it right up there with menopause, weight gain, dry skin, and wrinkles. However, while people boldly discuss their unhappiness with these other natural age-related occurrences, thinning hair—especially for women—is spoken about in hushed tones. Because I love to discuss previously undiscussed topics (body image, insecurities, what have you), I couldn't pass up the opportunity to shed some light on this particular subject.

One of the biggest myths about hair loss, that many people believe to be true, is that there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. "Most people think they have to just accept it and try to hide it, but if you are committed, you can not only stop it but also reverse it," explains Lars Skjoth, hair-loss guru and founder of Harklinikken. The researcher and scientist has personally examined over 60,000 cases of hair loss on three continents, so I figured he was the guy to go to for answers.

Read on to find out what he told me.

While we're on the subject of taboo topics, let's talk body image, shall we? 

This story was originally published on August 24, 2016.

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