In this condition, the growing phase of the hair drastically slows down and it takes a lot more time for the newer hair to start growing. With the shrinking of the hair follicles, hairs tend to become thinner and finer over time, which can cause easy breakage. Females can lose anywhere between 50-100 hairs on a daily basis but those suffering from female pattern baldness would lose more. This condition can be classified into three types:
Type I: Small and very less noticeable thinning begins around the part.
Type II: The part starts to widen and there is increased thinning around it.
Type III: Highly noticeable baldness around the top part of the scalp along with thinning of hair throughout.
How to Prevent?
Preventing female pattern baldness is not always possible as the condition is genetic. But, women can follow certain preventive tips to prevent damage and breakage. Listed here are a few of them:
Include essential vitamins, proteins and iron in their diet.
Limit treatments like straightening, hair extensions and perming that can cause hair damage
Brushing the hair when it is fragile and wet can lead to hair breakage. Use your fingers instead to de-tangle it or wait till the hair is dry.
Safeguard hair from sun damage by wearing a scarf, hat or carrying a parasol.