Knowledge is power. Learning about hair loss is the first step to finding a solution.
For informational purposes only. The exact cause of hair loss can only be determined by a medical professional.
Americans are losing their hair.
of women experience hair loss by age 40.
of women with hair loss reported symptoms of depression.
It’s a common misconception that only men experience genetic hair loss. But androgenetic alopecia, as it's known, also happens to be the most common cause of hair loss in women, too. Most women start to see hair loss in the form of a widening part, diffuse thinning all over, or bald patches.
Hair loss is more common in women than you might think—but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it.
Aging can cause hair to thin. Over time, an increased number of hairs transition into the resting phase of hair growth while remaining hairs become shorter and thinner. This process is called involutional alopecia.
Chemicals used in coloring, perms, and relaxers damage your hair and cause it to break, leading to an overall appearance of thinning.
Numerous medical conditions can cause hair loss, including thyroid disease and autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
Frequent use of heat styling tools such as blow dryers, curling irons and straighteners, can damage your hair. Even wearing tight styles like ponytails, braids or buns for extended periods of time can cause hair loss.
There are several health conditions and disorders that may lead to hair loss, including trichotillomania, alopecia areata, and more.
Some chemotherapies and radiation therapies can cause your hair to fall out.
Certain prescription medications can trigger hair loss, including blood thinners, birth control, and medicines for heart problems, blood pressure, and depression. It's important to know how medication can cause hair loss.
Childbirth and menopause are common causes of hair loss due to hormone imbalances surrounding these events.
A lack of protein and iron in your diet can contribute to hair loss, as can eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia.
This type of hair loss is characterized as minimal thinning. Hair loss at this stage can be so mild that it goes unnoticed. Typically, the hair becomes thinner in appearance, but the front hairline does not recede. However, those with Grade 1 hair loss will not experience a receding hairline.
At this moderate stage, women may notice decreased volume and a widening of their part. More of the scalp can become visible, and women may see an increase in hair shedding.
Often described as diffuse thinning, this grade of hair loss creates a see-through appearance on the top of the scalp. This is the most severe type of hair loss for women.