Does age affect hair loss?
Will I lose my hair as I get older?
There are a number of medical conditions that can cause hair loss in younger women, but ageing is definitely an important factor in hair loss and it’s thought that over 50 per cent of women over the age of 65 will experience hair thinning to some degree.
Androgenetic alopecia, known in men as male pattern baldness, also affects women although it presents differently. Men tend to lose hair from either the hairline first or the crown of the head, usually retaining hair on the sides and back of the scalp. Women, on the other hand, typically lose hair in a diffuse thinning across the scalp as a whole.