Early Signs of Hair Loss and Hair Thinning in Women
Thinning hair doesn’t happen overnight. And the sooner you notice the symptoms, the sooner you can do something about it.
HERE’S WHAT TO LOOK FOR
If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s time to treat your thinning hair.
More hair on your pillow
More strands on your brush or comb
More hair in the drain
Sunburn or thinning spots on your scalp
Taking a Closer Look
Pay attention to your parting
Many women say their hair part was one of the first things they noticed in the early stages of thinning hair. If your parting has begun to widen, and there doesn’t seem to be as much coverage as there used to be, it may be time to take action.
Note your family history
Female pattern hair loss and thinning is genetic, so your first step should be to look to other family members to see if their hair has thinned. However, if you have no family history of hair loss, and notice rapid thinning, it would be a good idea to check with your doctor to better understand what’s causing it.
Female pattern hair loss?
The most common reason for thinning hair in women is androgenetic alopecia — also known as female pattern hair loss. Genetics, hormones, and age cause changes to your hair follicles, which lead to this condition.
LET’S GET DOWN TO THE FACTS
- The average scalp is covered with 100,000 hair follicles.
- No new hair follicles are formed after birth, and as you age follicles can stop producing new hair.
- Female pattern hair loss can start at just about any point in a women’s life — usually peaking around menopause.
- Most people lose between 50-100 hairs a day, but a consistent loss of 150 hairs or more a day is considered significant hair loss.
- Left untreated, hereditary hair loss will continue, so early treatment is key to preventing more hair loss.
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