Hair loss does not only affect men. Women can be plagued with follicle issues too, though female hair loss is different from that of men.
Most women will note some hair thinning between the ages of 30 and 65, when the quality of hair is reduced and hair shafts become thinner. For men, hair problems can happen at any age and affect people in different ways.
According to hair and scalp care experts at local haircare centre Beijing 101, men who begin to experience hair problems at an early age are more likely to lose more hair as they age.
Apart from age, pattern hair loss differs between genders too. Male pattern hair loss mostly starts with the forehead, and will gradually form an M-shape hairline. Subsequently, the hair on the crown will begin to thin until baldness becomes complete.
Female pattern hair loss, on the other hand, usually starts with a widening through the centre while the front hairline remains unchanged. Hair thinning happens mainly on the top and crown of the scalp.
Female hair loss stems from hormonal changes – such as pregnancy, using contraceptive pills, menopause, physical and emotional stress and if one is on medication.
For the men, hair loss is hereditary, although physical stress and hormonal changes are factors that contribute to balding. Fungal infection of the scalp also adds to men’s hair problems.
While losing hair is akin to getting wrinkles due to ageing, seeking professional help and practising good hair habits can slow hair loss.
Good eating habits and sleeping at regular hours also play a part in reducing hair loss. Here are some tips to maintain healthy hair: