Hair Loss Patterns in Women
While it isn’t likely that women will go completely bald, hair loss can be significant to the point that it affects overall appearance. Keep in mind that female hair loss is different than male baldness due to the pattern in which the hair is lost. Men tend to experience hair loss starting in the front of the head, receding back with time. Women, on the other hand, experience thinning in other ways.
Female pattern hair loss is a progressive condition and can start with a bit of thinning around the part in your hair. This thinning causes the part to widen. Some women have widespread thinning that affects the entire top of the scalp. It is also possible for thinning to affect the front hairline.
Another sign of female pattern hair loss is that the thickness of your hair is shrinking. For example, you might notice that your ponytail is thinner and smaller compared to the hair thickness you’ve had in the past.
It is normal to shed between 50 – 100 hairs per day, which is why you see hair collecting in your brush over time. But if you notice the development of thinning or balding patches, it may be time to talk to Dr. Sharma about your treatment options.