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Signs Of Hair Loss In Women

Hair loss is largely considered to be a male affliction, but around 40 percent of women experience some level of hair loss by age 40. Genetics, hormone changes, and other afflictions can cause a woman to have noticeable hair loss.

Are you losing your hair? Women usually don't experience a receding hairline the way men who have hair loss do, and women rarely go bald as part of their hair thinning condition.

It's important to know the signs of female hair loss so you can see a hair analysis specialist right away. In some cases, hair loss can be slowed, halted, or even partially reversed. There are also many cranial prosthetic pieces on the market today that can give you beautiful, lustrous hair that resembles your natural hair.

Your Part Is Wider 

When styling your hair, look at your part where you normally divide your hair at the scalp. Does your part look wider or less even than usual (jagged or wide at some areas, thin at others)? When you move your part to either side of your head, does your part then return to normal? Women often lose hair at their crowns, which is why your part will look different if your hair is thinning.

Your Hair Is Everywhere 

It's normal to lose some hair every day - your body naturally sheds up to 125 of its 100,000 hairs a day. If you're suddenly seeing hair everywhere, including on your pillow, clumping in your shower drain, clinging loosely to your clothing, or coming out in your hair brushing regimen, then it's time to be concerned. A hair loss specialist will go over your medical and lifestyle history and examine your scalp to determine which hair restoration treatment is best for you.

Your Hair Feels/Looks Different 

When you gather your hair into a ponytail, does the bulk feel thinner than usual? Does your hair require ample styling to maintain the same shape and hold as it used to? Does your hair visibly look fuller on the sides but lackluster near your scalp?

You may even begin to think you can see more of your scalp than usual, especially when your hair is pulled back into a ponytail or bun (be concerned if you have to tighten your hair band to keep your hair in place when you didn't have to before). In addition, thinning hair can lose its bounce and become slack.

Your Scalp Gets Sunburned 

You should always wear sunscreen on all parts of your body, but your hair usually covers your scalp to some degree and provides sun protection. When your hair is thinning, you'll notice your scalp appearing pinker or even red due to sun exposure.

Itchiness, flaking skin, and pain in your scalp can all be signs of sunburn, especially in areas where you part your hair. Wear a scarf, cap, or spray your exposed scalp with a sunscreen spray to protect your skin. 

Your Parents Have Thinning Hair

Hair loss in women is often genetic and can be inherited from either the mother or father (or both parents). If your parents or any of your siblings suffer from hair thinning issues, you can be at risk as well.

There are some ways you can improve your hair's health, although hair loss is not well-treated with overthe-counter treatments. Consider taking a Biotin supplement, which strengthens hair and nails, and switching to a phthalate- and sulfate-free shampoo.

A hair loss restoration specialist will assist you in choosing hair treatment and styling products to maintain healthy hair. The sooner you address thinning hair loss, the more effective treatments can be. Our team of specialists at Hansen Fontana will restore your hair and confidence today.