An estimated 1 in 4 women suffer with thinning hair and hair loss at some point in their lives, yet it’s a subject that is rarely talked about or addressed, especially by those in the public eye.
With beauty and image being so central to much of the showbiz industry, it’s no wonder that celebrities are put off opening up about their own personal experiences of hair loss.
However, one famous actress has gone against the grain to speak out about her struggle with thinning hair and hair loss.
Actress Kristin Davis, who played ‘Charlotte’ in the cult hit show Sex And The City, has opened up about how she found her hair was increasingly thinning as she got older – and the stress associated with coming to terms with her hair loss.
The 52-year-old opened up to WWD confessing, “My hair just was not what it used to be. It was very fine, like it had gone away, there just was hardly any hair there…”
“I hadn’t been worrying about it – I have my daughter – but when I tried to do something or had to go somewhere I was like, ‘Where is my hair?'”
The former Sex And The City star has full, thick looking locks whilst appearing on the American TV show.
Kristin’s hair on the hit TV show was the envy of many of her fans, as well as friends, as she showed off her luscious, full waves in each fashion-focused episode. However, Kristin revealed that as expected, she had a talented team of beauty professionals around her to help her hair look that good day in and day out.
“My hair was always very difficult, which no one believes when I tell them – it’s always been not quite that easy, but because I had a lot of hair the professionals could help me make it look nice,” she explained.
Although hair loss can affect women at any age, it is more common as we get older. Jackie McKillop, Alopecia UK spokesperson and junior nursing sister at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, suggests that both sharing personal stories and talking about hair loss are good first steps to take in coping with hair loss.
Kristin’s bravery in opening up about her hair loss is sure to inspire others to do the same, and help normalise the natural process of thinning hair.
If you’re concerned about thinning hair, you can speak to your GP, or go and see a specialist trichologist.