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Identifying Female Pattern Baldness


According to Dermatologists at the University of California, San Francisco, males aren’t the only gender at risk of hair loss—female pattern baldness (or female pattern hair loss, FPHL) affects roughly half of all women between the ages of 12- and 40-years-old. Rather, akin to having a high chance of inheriting your dad’s asthma, you also have a likelihood of becoming heir to your mom’s thinning hairline.

If you notice your hair is thinning, not growing as fast, or if female pattern baldness runs in your family, here’s how to identify FPHL…

1. Commonality of Female Pattern Baldness

We hear and see proof of male pattern baldness every day on the streets, at work, and on television. However, for women, FPHL is less visible and often more hidden.  Not that men don’t suffer embarrassment due to hair loss, they certainly do.

However, for women who begin to experience thinning hair and hair loss, the tendency is to hide the loss with a wig, hair extensions, or by covering hair. With over half of women struggling in silence with female pattern baldness—many experiencing hair loss as early as puberty (or at approximately 12-years-old).

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