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Thinning Hair in Women
While usually thought of as a male problem, thinning hair now affects over 40% of women over the age of 40. The causes of thinning hair in women are different and more complicated to those that affect men. While male hair loss displays a definite pattern, women’s hair loss tends to occur as an overall thinning this is often called "diffuse thinning”. There are many causes for thinning hair in woman and it is important to get a GPs diagnosis before trying to treat the condition. Certain conditions such as pregnancy, childbirth, overactive thyroid and menopause can affect the hormone balance and these can all contribute to thinning hair. Other factors that can cause thinning hair in women are brought about by the use of extreme hair treatments such as colorants, perms and hot oil treatments. These can inflame the scalp causing damage to the hair follicles.