Hair loss in women is actually very common, despite what many may believe. However, woman experiencing thinning hair may suffer in silence and female hair loss is often not discussed as prevalently as male hair loss. Because of this, you and many women feel alone and are not aware of how common this issue is.
Here are ten facts about hair loss and thinning in women:
- Hair loss affects women of all ages, ethnicities, and nationalities.
- Nearly 21 million women experience female pattern baldness.
- Women often experience diffuse hair thinning, commonly called androgenic alopecia.
- Most women dealing with hair thinning and loss are between the ages of 25-35.
- At the age of 35, hair density is changing and often times not noticeable until your 40’s or 50’s.
- Thinning of hair in 25% of women is caused by an increase in dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
- Women may also experience thinning or loss of eyebrows and eye lashes.
- 50% of women will have hair loss by the age of 50.
- Hair shedding from stress can be temporary, but 1 in 4 women who are predisposed to genetic hair loss, will not be able to re-grow hair.
- Menopause can cause hair thinning in up to 40% of women due to changes in hormones.