Dr Oz spoke about the secret reason that your hair thins as you age. Doctor Oz’s assistant of the day said that since she turned 40, she has started to lose her hair. She is even scared to touch her hair because large chunks of hair fall out. Dr Oz used a Hair Camera to show how her hair is less dense. So what is the secret reason your hair thins as you age?
Dr Oz: What Causes Androgenic Alopecia?
Dr Oz said that female baldness or Androgenic Alopecia is much different than male pattern baldness. In female balding, you tend to get thinning in your crown – near the part in the center of your hair. What is too much hair loss? Dr Oz said that he starts to worry if you are losing more than 150 hairs per day, because this can be reflective of hormonal changes which can change the density of your hair. Dr Oz said that you should try to catch the problem before it gets too severe, because once you lose so much that you cannot cover up your head, it may be too late. Dr Oz showed an illustration to explain what causes Androgenic Alopecia. During the androgen phase, hair tries to grow, but the androgens poison the well where the hair grows from and so your hair becomes thin and frail.
So how do you know if you are losing too much hair? Dr Oz suggested looking in the mirror and measuring the part in your hair with a ruler. If your part is getting wider over months, then you could have a hair thinning problem.
Dr Oz: Thinning Hair Treatment #1: Minoxidil
Dr Oz said that women should not be embarrassed to use Minoxidil – it is not just for men! Minoxidil is a topical cream that you rub onto your scalp twice a day. You can but the Over-The-Counter strength of Minoxidil for $30.
Dr Oz: Thinning Hair Treatment #2: Black Currant Oil & Primrose Oil
Dr Oz said that by taking 500 mg 2 times a day of Black Current Oil or Primrose Oil, you can help to block the Androgens from being made routinely, which helps your hair to continue growing thick and healthy.
Dr Oz: Thinning Hair Treatment #3: Soft Bristled Brush
Dr Oz said that when your hair is wet, it is delicate like a cashmere sweater and it can get damaged easily. Use a wide tooth comb to brush your hair when it is wet, and when your hair is dry, make sure that you use a soft bristled brush.