The Pro’s Guide to Tackling Hair Loss and Thinning

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Beauty Director Jenna Rosenstein talks with experts Dr. Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand and Mara Roszak about how to handle fall-out and get voluminous hair.

One of the most common beauty questions experts get is how does one get healthier-looking hair—especially if their hair wont stop thinning or straight-up falling out. “I feel like so many women are experiencing hair loss,” says Harper’s BAZAAR beauty director Jenna Rosenstein. “It’s what I’m hearing from women on social media all the time.”

From constant styling to everyday stresses, there are so many factors that could be keeping you from having fuller hair. To understand why we are shedding more than normal and what to do about it, Rosenstein talked to dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand and celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak.

Stress is the most common cause of hair loss.

Hair goes through phases of healthy growing and shedding, and when your body suffers an emotional or physical stressor, you may experience more fall-out. Dr. Houshmand told Rosenstein that stress is the most common cause of hair loss and that many of her patients who are experiencing more hair loss lately may also be undergoing more prolonged stress due to the recent pandemic.

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