Is Female Hair Loss The Last Taboo?

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Is Female Hair Loss The Last Taboo?

There are many male celebrities without much hair on their heads who are still considered sex symbols, such as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jason Statham, and Tyrese Gibson to name a few, but finding a celebrated bald woman is much more difficult.

It seems that when it comes to women and their hair, losing it or not having much to start with is still considered taboo, leaving many women with deep insecurities that they often can't even discuss with their closest friends or loved ones.

The Quicky speaks to three women who have lost their hair for different reasons, and an expert in female hair loss to find out why it happens, how common it is, and why for many women it still feels too embarrassing to talk about in 2021.


Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Leigh Campbell - Mamamia's Executive Editor and co-host of You Beauty and This Glorious Mess Little Kids podcasts who lost lots of hair during and after pregnancy

Keryn Donnelly - Mamamia's Pop Culture Editor who lost some of her hair twice during lockdown due to stress

Maddie King - Mamamia's Social Media Executive who lost most of her hair when she underwent chemotherapy

Professor Rod Sinclair - Expert in Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Sinclair Dermatology

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