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Understand the ways that women experience thinning hair.

How can I tell if I’m shedding more than normal?

It’s likely that if you’re shedding more than normal, you’ve already noticed. Maybe you’ve paid attention to the hair that’s lost in the shower or while brushing your hair. While these signs of increased shedding could indicate a form of hair loss, the best way to know if you have hereditary hair loss is by looking at your pattern of hair loss and your family history. Does the hair on the crown of your head appear particularly sparse? Does your family have a history of hair thinning? If so, it’s entirely possible you’re experiencing genetic hair loss.

Pay attention to your part

Many women speak of their hair part as being one of the first things that changed while in the early stages of hair loss. If your part has begun to widen, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to cover it the way you used to, you may want to pay attention.

Note your family history

Female pattern hair loss is genetic, so your first step should be to look to other family members to see if their hair has thinned. On the flipside, if you’re experiencing rapid hair thinning and have no family history of hair loss it would be best to check with your doctor to help understand what could be causing it.

Female pattern hair loss?

The most common reason for thinning hair in women is androgenetic alopecia (AGA), also known as hereditary hair loss or female pattern hair loss. Genetics, hormones, and age can cause changes to your hair follicles, which may lead to this condition. There are numerous probable causes for hair loss in women, but heredity is often the primary reason.

How female pattern hair loss happens

As a result of the hair loss cycle, all women experience a level of hair loss. If you experience hereditary hair loss, changes in your follicles interrupt this normal cycle, which leads to thinning hair and hair loss in women. Learn about the hair growth cycle.

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