If your hair is not as thick as you remember, you are not alone. There are many reasons for hair loss in adult women. The two most common, which both present with a thinner head of hair, are hereditary hair loss (female-pattern hair loss) and shedding of the hair (telogen effluvium).
The Stages of Hair Loss
While it is easy to describe and recognize hair loss in men, most people do not know how female androgenetic hair loss progresses in women.
- The early stage is characterized by a widened part or more “scalp show.”
- As it progresses, women notice that they have lost more density in the crown, but they will retain their frontal hairline.
The reason why most people cannot describe female-pattern hair loss is that women are able to more easily hide their hair loss until it has progressed a fair bit.