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.