How Mental Health In Women Can Deteriorate Due To Hair Thinning

A Woman Holding Her Flowing Hair

Hair is an evolutionary trait and has, across time and cultures, been seen to signify good health and youth. It goes without saying: hair loss—regardless of gender—can be catastrophic. Your hair is part of your identity, and losing your hair makes you feel like you’re losing a part of yourself that you have no control over.

This acute lack of control and perceived leads to even more stress, exacerbating hair fall: it’s cyclical. For women, hair is a symbol of beauty and pride, and it sucks that hair loss visibly shares how vulnerable we are.

Hair loss and thinning in women is often ignored or not talked about, even though forty percent of women have visible hair loss by 40. However, it’s equally as devastating and can lead to a wide range of emotional issues that can negatively impact both physical and mental health.

So, let’s talk about it.

Psychological Distress

Hair loss and hair thinning can cause extreme stress and anxiety. Hair loss is often linked to physiological issues, such as hormonal imbalances, thyroid problems, menopause, low estrogen, and so on. So, in addition to having to deal with these health problems, hair loss adds stress to your life as well! It can be a source of constant anxiety and lead to episodes of depression.


Hair loss may even lead to self-isolation and anti-social behavior. This is because hair thinning is an extremely personal journey that is on display for everyone to see. You may feel embarrassed and try to hide from people as much as possible, which will hurt your quality of life. Self-isolation also results from a loss of confidence and reduced self-esteem—both of which are closely linked to hair loss.


Hair loss and thinning hair may lead to social isolation, which may lead to depression. Depression can lead to feeling low levels of energy, low moods, and a lack of interest in activities. Hair loss can trigger depression as it can cause intense emotional suffering, and an inability to reach out for help.

What Can You Do?

To combat hair loss that isn’t genetic, there are a few simple things you can do. These include:

  • Covering your hair in the sun
  • Reducing sugar intake,
  • Avoiding pulling your hair or stressing your scalp by wearing tight hairstyles for prolonged periods,
  • Eating enough protein
  • Ensuring your hormone levels are balanced.

Surgical treatments to treat thinning hair may include hair transplant, SMP treatment, scalp micro-pigmentation. If you’re looking for SMP treatments or scalp micro pigmentation for women in DE, you can send us a message. To find out how SMP treatment can help you, and what you can expect, read all about it here.

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