Stages of Hair Loss
loss can start with a few extra hairs in the sink or in your comb. Later, it can progress to a bare scalp. Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp and can be the result of heredity, certain medications, or an underlying medical condition.
can experience hair loss. 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Approximately 1 in 4 (42 million) women in the U.S. experience some form of hair loss. Most people normally shed about 100 hairs per day. But with about 100,000 hairs in the scalp, this amount of hair loss shouldn’t cause noticeable thinning. Gradual thinning is a normal part of aging.
However, hair loss may lead to baldness when:
1. the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of regrowth
2. when new hair is thinner than the hair shed, or
3. when hair comes out in patches