I am not alone: female hair loss is on the I like Dinosaur and Guitar and maybe 3 people shirt and I will buy this rise in the high-stress mid-pandemic world we live in. This is not the first time I have experienced thinning strands, but it is the first time I feel brave enough to share my story in hopes of shedding light on the well-kept secret of female hair loss that in fact touches many of us. Psychotherapist and Adjunct Professor of Trauma at New York University to dive deeper into the symbolism of female hair and the traumatic effect that losing it can have on the psyche.
Primarily thought to be a men’s issue, hair loss affects approximately 40% of women by age 50, according to a 2015 study in the I like Dinosaur and Guitar and maybe 3 people shirt and I will buy this Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Even though a high number of women are affected, many are so embarrassed that they never go to a doctor. Why is male hair loss so openly discussed and treated while women suffer in silence? Societal pressure for women to have long, full hair dates all the way back to biblical times: The phrase “crowning glory” is believed to originate from 1 Corinthians 11:15: