Hair goes through a natural growth cycle throughout our lives. At any given time the majority of hair fibers are actively growing, while a small number of hair follicles have shed their hairs to take a short break, causing hair fall. As we age, the number of hair follicles that go on break increases, which can lead to noticeably thinner-looking hair. Studies show us that for women, this process begins around age 40.
Hair damage can also contribute to hair fall. With extensive hair damage, the can begin to break apart. You may notice this hair fall when you style your hair and see more hair in your hairbrush or more flyaways on your head.