I am a 41 year woman and for the past two years I have noticed my hair beginning to thin. My Mother (67) and Aunt (58) both have thinning hair which did not begin until their fifties. I am hypothyroid but it has been well undercontrol for 8+ years now. The texture of my hair has changed significantly over the past 3 years or so, much less thickness etc. I do not want to see my hair thin anymore if I can avoid it, would I see a dermatologist or an endocrinologist for this issue? Also there is a “natural” hair loss product called Kevis on the market that is suppose to stimulate new hair growth – do you have any experiecnce or knowledge of this product? Thank you
There is no scientific data to support Kevis is any different than minixodil, which is actually the active ingredient in Kevis (but many times more expensive). Minoxidil comes in generic form or Rogaine (brand name). Use the minoxidil made for women, which has alcohol and is easier to style your hair with, rather than the variety made for men.
If the thinning is already in two members of your family who turned through menopause, then it is likely that this will also be your fate. I would like to see that you have an accurate diagnosis, which can be obtained by mapping out our scalp for miniaturization. In addition to pointing to the diagnosis, it should clearly show the degree of hair loss and give you a good baseline for future comparisons. Please be sure that you are medically OK; read through the Female Hair Loss category for more info.