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10 Myths You Shouldn't Believe About Hair Loss in Women

Health.com Logo By Rachel Swalin of Health.com | Slide 1 of 10: Hair in shower drain

The truth about hair loss

If you start seeing globs of hair in the shower drain, it's easy to get freaked out. After all, hair can be an important part of a woman's identity, and hair loss is typically seen as a man's problem. The truth is, women make up about 40% of the Americans suffering from unwanted shedding, and 50% of all women experience female pattern hair loss (yes, that exists) by age 50.

So it's a big myth that hair loss is a man's problem. Read on for 10 more truths about your tresses.
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