Male pattern hair loss is something most of us are familiar with. Female pattern hair loss gets less attention. Part of this is because it’s less common, and part of it is because there are a number of other potential causes for hair loss in women. Another part of it, though, is that many women simply aren’t comfortable talking about hair loss. Crucially, though, knowing the signs of female pattern hair loss can help you identify if—and seek treatment early, greatly increasing the efficacy of that treatment.
Male pattern hair loss is exceedingly common. In fact, it’s experienced by roughly two thirds of all men across the world. Male pattern hair loss, also called androgenetic alopecia, can vary in its severity, as well as the age at which it becomes noticeable. Even so, the early warning signs of male pattern hair loss are fairly consistent—and the sooner you recognize and respond to them, the more effective treatment can be.
Most women have a pretty good idea of what they can expect during menopause. Hot flashes, mood swings—these symptoms are fairly well known. There is one symptom that women can be surprised by, though—and that’s hair loss. Following menopause, roughly 40 percent of women deal with thinning hair—a rate that’s comparable with hair loss in men. In this post, we’ll guide women through menopausal hair loss—why it happens, what to expect from it, and what can be done about it.
To our valued clients,
We wanted to take just a moment to express our sincere gratitude to Judy Principato, who began serving as a Hair Professionals stylist in 2010 and has formed many meaningful relationships with our regulars. You all love her as much as we do, so it’s bittersweet for us to announce that Judy has retired to spend more time with her family.
It’s common knowledge that certain forms of cancer treatment, including both radiation and chemotherapy, can lead to hair loss. What you might not realize is that there are many other medical treatments that have hair loss as a potential side effect. In fact, many of the clients we see at Hair Professionals have experienced thinning hair as a result of medications they’ve taken.
Historically, hair loss has always been something we’ve associated with older men—or at least men approaching middle age. Cases of hair loss in younger men have always been seen as rare. That may be changing, though—and the men’s hair loss epidemic may be claiming not just younger guys, but even boys and adolescents.