1. Gradual thinning on the top and crown of head.
While men most commonly begin to show signs of a receding hairline, the effect of androgenetic alopecia is a little different for women. Female pattern baldness gradually thins hair located on top of the crown. This causes the part to slowly widen over time rather than losing hair in the frontal hairline like men.
2. Hair follicles falling out more frequently.
You may be pulling out handfuls of hair when you wash it or run a comb through it. While this can be a symptom of female pattern baldness, stress also plays a large part in increased hair loss. It can be frightening losing a clump of hair, but always remember – the calmer you are about it, the better it is for your your health and your hair. If you become worried or think you may have androgenetic alopecia, contact a certified hair restoration doctor to thoroughly understand all of your possible options. Most doctors will provide a free consultation just to provide you with all of the information you need to make the right decision for you.
3. Noticeable areas of the scalp.
You may notice that your hair doesn’t feel as thick as it once was. While it isn’t as common in women, androgenetic alopecia can still cause patchy and balding areas in females. If sudden or drastic hair loss occurs, we recommend consulting with a doctor. Drastic hair loss is usually a sign of a genetic hair loss condition. When treated in the earlier stages of hair loss, patients are able to regrow more hair in comparison to those treated at a later stage.