Nobody wants to experience hair loss, but it can happen to anyone.
Stress, hormones and genetics all play huge factors in the health of our hair, and according to the Cleveland Clinic, about 50% of women will experience it in their lifetime. Over the years, celebrity women have come forward to not only help normalize this experience, but also to share their solutions for hair loss.
We take a look at not just the hair loss journey, but the journey to regrowth and hair health.
Suggested by Milano’s hairstylist, Linh Nguyen, the Nioxin kit comes in six different systems to best cater to your hair type. Delivering thickening treatment and packing in hydration, the system reduces hair fall from breakage and helps to strengthen hair.
“The best text I got this week was Alyssa saying her hair is doing much better and she’s continuing the Nioxin regimen,” Nguyen told People. “Her hair feels thicker and she’s happy with the results.”
Speaking with Byrdie, Sharon Stone revealed a struggle with hair loss after having a stroke in 2001. In the years since, on the long road to recovery and reentering Hollywood, Stone has discovered a system that was able to restore her hair.“ I started using this Augustinus Bader shampoo and conditioner and after-shampoo leave-in conditioner….all the hair I had lost under here, on the sides from the stroke, grew back,” she says. “And I have hair!”
This replenishing leave-in treatment helps promote natural hair growth and prevent shedding. Softening and detangling, this conditioner is a powerhouse of nourishment that helps bring hair back from the damage of daily styling and processing.
Formulated without fragrances or allergens, this leave-in hair treatment leaves hair stronger through their blend of amino acids and peptides. It can even help reduce the appearance of split ends.
Coming forward with her struggle regarding hair loss, Ricki Lake made headlines last year when she shaved her head. “I went back and forth about coming forward last year,” Lake tells People. “It’s such a shameful thing.”
Having tried everything she could get her hands on, including Rogaine, steroid injections and PRP therapy, Lake finally came forward, though not without some fear. “I was afraid of coming out,” Lake explains. “Because no woman as far as I knew had ever gone public about female baldness.”
This Danish brand specializes in hair-restoration, and you can tell. Their award-winning Hair Gain Extract is specially formulated to each client’s scalp needs to create a targeted, effective treatment.
“I’ve more than regained my hair,” Lake tells People.“It’s healthier than it’s ever been.”
The system works by focusing on the health of your scalp, improving the protective barrier and delivering much-needed moisture. The extract stimulates hair growth and helps reduce thinning and breakage.
A film career isn’t easy on hair, and Nicole Kidman has been upfront about that fact. “When I was younger, I didn’t pay enough attention to my hair, especially considering the demands of my career,” Kidman explains. “I’ve realized that our hair deserves as much attention and care as we give to the rest of our bodies.”
Kidman’s struggle with hair thinning and keeping her hair healthy has its roots back in her early career, when hair straightening was the norm. “Do I wish that I hadn’t screwed up my hair by straightening it all the time? Sure,” Kidman tells The Sunday Morning Herald.
This duo is devoted to hydration, packing in critical moisture to for dry and damaged hair to prevent breakage and fall out. Powered by plants and a specially formulated vegan keratin alternative, this shampoo and conditioner combo targets hydration and repair by reducing scalp irritation and fighting frizz.
Magnolia bark supports a healthy scalp environment while murumuru seed butter locks in hydration, providing the perfect, soothing experience for your damaged hair.
Sometimes the styles we love can end up causing us damage in the long run, without us really noticing. “During the pandemic is when I really noticed the wear and tear on my hair,” Anthony tells POPSUGAR. “My hair was just coming out.”
After wearing her hair in a signature high ponytail and in protective styles like braids, she noticed the cumulative wear and tear on her hair was having an effect: hair loss. “I wear my hair up all the time and [it’d] just constantly pull on my edges,” she explains.
Sometimes you find something that works, other times, you make it yourself. In comes Inala, Anthony’s hair-care brand created to reduce hair loss and promote growth. Using a rice water complex, the Power Potion hydrates with an oil-free biotin and amino-acid packed formula.
“The Power Potion really targets whatever your problem area is,” Anthony explains. “I love hearing about and also seeing the amazing results. It’s like you’re giving people their confidence back. You’re giving people their self-esteem back and that’s a beautiful thing. It’s more than just hair care.”