Many people don’t realize that they are beginning to lose their hair until the problem has pretty much progressed. The shock that occurs when they realize that their hair is beginning to thin can take a toll on a person’s physical and mental health.
Despite the fact that it is a natural process that the body’s genetics triggers hair loss, women in particular can end up feeling embarrassed and isolated. It’s important to remember that approximately 38% of women will experience hair thinning, the most common type of which is androgenetic alopecia. Therefore, there is nothing to be ashamed about if your hair is beginning to thin. The reason why is normally a combination of a family history of hair loss combined with changes in the levels of male hormones known as androgens and aging. The right combination of these things mean that, in time, the size of individual hair follicles will begin to shrink. As follicles become smaller, they produce thinner, shorter, and more fragile hair. Over time, the number of follicles will also decrease, further contributing to hair loss.