Podcast 207: Solutions to hair loss in women: tackling the taboo

Hair loss in women

In this episode of Green Beauty Conversations, we delve into the often unspoken world of hair loss, particularly in women. Podcast host and Formula Botanica CEO Lorraine Dallmeier talks to guest Helena Gibson, a seasoned expert in haircare solutions, who shares her insights into the stigma and solutions to hair loss in women.

The issue prompted Helena’s journey into business with her company Strut Hair Solutions, and the creation of Unveil Restorative Haircare, a line of haircare products targeting weak and thinning hair and hair loss.

Helena’s personal and professional experiences shed light on the impact of hair loss on self-esteem and identity, and saw her offer hope and solutions through innovative products and empathetic support. Tune in now to take part in a very important conversation that affects millions of people around the world, but has typically excluded women from the discussion and solutions.

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“Having open conversations about hair loss in women and avoiding making insensitive comments or judgments can make a significant difference in supporting those affected.” – Helena Gibson – Strut Hair Solutions

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In this episode with Helena Gibson, you will hear:

  • Helena’s personal connection to hair loss through her mother’s experiences and how it propelled her into the hair care industry.
  • Her journey from opening a kiosk to founding Strut Hair Solutions and later, Unveil, focusing on natural, cruelty-free, and effective hair growth products.
  • Insights into the common causes of hair loss, including genetics, stress and medical treatments, and the importance of scalp health.

Key takeouts include:

  • The prevalence of hair loss: Helena highlights that hair loss is a widespread issue affecting millions worldwide, not just due to genetics, but also stress, medical conditions, and treatments.
  • Empathy over sympathy: Helena emphasises the importance of understanding and empathy in addressing hair loss, rather than pity, highlighting the emotional and psychological impact on individuals.
  • Innovation in haircare: The development of Unveil’s hair growth products, focusing on plant stem cell culture and peptides, showcases a move towards healthier, more effective hair loss solutions without harmful side effects.
  • The power of education: Educating clients on proper hair and scalp care, debunking myths around hair loss, and providing practical tips for maintenance and prevention.

Meet our guest – Helena Gibson

Helena Gibson Unveil Restorative Hair CareHelena Gibson is a serial entrepreneur, author, podcaster, creator of Unveil Restorative Hair Care and founder of Strut Hair Solutions. After watching her mother try to find solutions for her thinning hair, Helena realised that so many other women must be struggling with the same thing.

In an effort to help her mother, Strut Hair Solutions was born to help women feel vibrant, sexy and free from the negative self-image that hair loss can cause.

During Covid, after 20+ years in the hair industry, Helena decided that she wanted to make a larger impact in the industry and created Unveil, a natural and cruelty-free line of hair growth products that serve as a natural alternative to traditional hair loss treatments.

Find out more about Helena and her work:

Unveil Hair Care Website

Follow Unveil on Instagram | Facebook | TikTok |

Unveil Offer: Helena and Unveil Restorative Hair Care are very kindly offering listeners of the Green Beauty Conversations podcast a 20% discount for the 60 days after this episode is published on 4th April, 2024. Use code “LORRAINE” at the checkout to get your special offer.


There’s a wealth of information in our old episodes and we encourage you to go back and listen to them. If you want to hear more about some of the topics we covered in this episode, please do delve back into the podcast archives. Go and listen to:

Episode 153: From mainstream neglect to indie beauty success: the story of Equi Botanics
Episode 139: Sustainable haircare – why less is best
Episode 57: Do natural deodorants work?

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Lorraine Dallmeier is a Biologist, Chartered Environmentalist and the CEO of Formula Botanica, the award-winning online organic cosmetic science school. Read more about Lorraine and the Formula Botanica Team.

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