It’s an embarrassing secret that women go to great lengths to hide, but nearly a third of all women experience thinning hair and hair loss; to be painfully blunt, women bald. We’ve all seen older women with wispy locks teased up in an attempt to hide the expanding circle of pink scalp at their crown. Many women experience age-onset thinning, or “miniaturization,” in which the length and diameter of the hair shaft decreases. Hair follicles can also shrink with age as hormone levels change, causing “androgenic alopecia,” baldness. But age isn’t the only cause of thinning hair in women.
Many women lose hair during pregnancy or menopause, a casualty of hormones gone wild. Medications, shock, stress and heredity can also cause hair loss. Hereditary baldness increases the risk of hair loss for both men and women.
The problem is we don’t expect women to bald. Balding is considered a male problem. Hair loss in women is so embarrassing it simply isn’t discussed. In the past, women could hide their thinning locks under cute little hats; but unless you’re a member of the British royal family, that solution went out of fashion decades ago.
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