When you think of hair loss, you may think of your dad or grandfather, but many women also suffer from hair loss— and for far different reasons than your grandfather. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40 percent of women suffer from "visible" hair loss before they're 40. In the U.S. alone, 80 million men and women suffer hair loss, later in life, due to hereditary conditions.
While normal hair loss — 50 to 100 hairs a day — isn't anything to worry about, it may be time to see a doctor if you start to notice more than that. Luckily, there are things that can be done to reverse the hair loss process or even put an end to it.
"One suggestion is to journal the process, starting with the point at which hair loss was discovered, being careful to note any changes in hair care practices or health issues," Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of LivSo, tells Bustle. "Medication and dietary changes are important to note."
But while going to a doctor can definitely give you some pointers, here are some unexpected things that could be leading to your hair loss, according to experts.