7 Signs of Thinning Hair in Women

Thinning Hair Women

Like men, women also lose hair as they age. And exactly like their male counterparts, some women also start shedding hair at quite a young age – in their 20s and early 30s. There are different patterns of hair loss that women suffer from, but the most common among them is female pattern hair loss. Female pattern hair loss can occur in many different ways, based on what is causing it. In some women, it comes gradually and progresses over time. While in others it comes on suddenly and affects not only the scalp but the whole body as well. If you are also shedding hair more than normal – a hundred strands daily on average – then you are most likely to experience hair thinning in near future.

7 signs of thinning hair in women may include:

  1. Gradual thinning on the top of the scalp:

Losing hair with age is equally common among men and women. If you are losing hair due to aging, it will always be gradual. It will take several years before people will start noticing your hair thinning.

  1. Women typically retain their hairline:

While men start losing hair from the front in a pattern resembling the alphabet ‘M’, women generally retain the hairline and lose maximum hair from the crown.

  1. Women rarely experience total baldness

Hair loss in women rarely progresses to total baldness. They, women suffering from female pattern baldness shed hair from the entire scalp but it never progresses to total baldness.

  1. Circular or patchy bald spots

Some women also experience circular bald spots on the scalp. If this is the case with you, your hair loss is most probably due to skin infection. Bald spots in this type of hair loss are generally coin-sized and usually affect the scalp only. But in case of serious fungal infection, you may also start losing facial hair (eyebrows, mustaches, beard etc.).

Note: One of the most common symptoms of hair loss due to fungal infection is that the skin becomes itchy and inflamed before the hair falls out. This type of hair thinning can be easily reversed by treating the infection.

  1. Sudden hair loss:

Sudden hair loss is not that common but it still exists. Mostly women suffer from this type of hair thinning after a physical or emotional shock. Hair thinning in this case is worst. You lose handfuls of hair every time to you brush or wash your hair. Sudden hair loss causes overall thinning on the scalp and the sufferer does not experience bald patches like in the case of fungal infection.

  1. Full-body hair loss

Some ailments and their treatments cause the patient to lose hair from the entire body. The most common treatment that causes people to shed hair from the entire body is chemotherapy for cancer. But the good thing about this type of hair loss is that you grow back hair automatically as soon as the treatment is stopped.

  1. Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp

If you are experiencing scaling patches on the scalp that are spreading, you are most likely suffering from a skin condition called ringworm. This type of hair thinning is often accompanied by broken hair.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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