It is not what you would imagine the advertisements of male-oriented products for hair growth, but about two-thirds of women are also faced with hair loss at some point in life. Not surprisingly, many women find it so alarming as men, or maybe even more.
For many, the loss is permanent. But some of the causes of hair loss in women can be treated. A visit to your doctor can help you get to the root of the problem.
Most people naturally experience some hair loss as they age. But age, hormonal changes and heredity cause some to lose more hair than others. The result can be partial or total baldness known as alopecia.
Men are much more likely than women to have hair loss and baldness as they age. “Male pattern baldness” is the line of regression and loss of hair on the top of the head. Typically it is genetic.
But there is a “pattern baldness” also inherited, which can result from a modest loss of hair to a significant in women as they age. Hair loss may be first evident in women between 25 and 30.
The female pattern baldness starts with the replacement hairs becoming progressively finer and shorter. They can also become almost transparent.
Usually, hair loss is much less prominent than in men. It also occurs in a different pattern. Most women first experience thinning and hair loss where they make the parting and the top of the head, but do not have a receding hair.
About fifty percent of women who experience hair loss have female pattern baldness. Unfortunately, it is often permanent as in men.