How does my hair grow?

Or not grow. At age 40, we start loosing the hairs on our head, literally. They cease to be there, we start to drop from a max of about 100 thou to 150 thou, to, well, lets just say "fewer." About 70% of women by age 80 report significant hair loss. And yet not all hairs stop growing. Under the influence of the male hormones the fine hairs on the body start to coarsen. So hairs that might have been downy, soft, basically so un-noticeable you never noticed, they now become thicker and darker and seem to have "appeared" out of no-where. Rather than specifically age related it is more years from menopause related. Hormones have a role, and it's more linked to male hormones, but exactly which and what levels, that remains to be worked out.


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