Hair loss is usually a problem for adults but, sometimes, young people can also be affected; it can be a sign of trouble. Some reasons for hair loss in youngsters can include disease, poor nutrition, and harsh medical treatments like chemotherapy or hair-damaging hairstyles (braids).
Unfortunately, hair loss can impose great stress on many people.
Most persons lose from 50 to 100 scalp hairs daily; these hairs generally re-grow out of the same follicle, unless there’s a problem. Talk to your doctor about your hair loss problem.
Of the 80 million persons undergoing hair loss and scalp problems, one-half to two-thirds are women; women experience more depression than men (viewing it less as “natural”) in regards to hair loss. In fact, in a study on hair loss, 29% of women felt scared, 47% embarrassed, 28% paranoid, and 15% unattractive.
Though men appear to be more prone to hair loss and thinning, women are just as likely to suffer problems, especially as they age. More for women than men, hair is a status symbol and closely connected with “attractiveness” (or the lack of such). But women tend to lose hair differently than men and the tell-tale signs of thinning may be somewhat different
In assessing hair loss tendencies for women, consider family history and whether there are follicles of different sizes, potential signs of female pattern hair loss.