Stages of Hair Loss
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Male Pattern hair loss
The early stages of Male Pattern hair loss usually develops in one of two ways, either hair recedes first from the sides of the head (temples) or first from the top of the forehead. The difference can be seen in the pairs of diagrams below.
 
Stage 1

 
Stage 2

Stage 3


Stage 4


Stage 5


Stage 6



   
Female Pattern hair loss
The four stages of Female Pattern hair loss, based on the Ludwig Scale charts, are illustrated below. Hair loss in women is not as distinct as in men. More often it appears as diffuse thinning throughout the scalp.

 
Stage 1

Stage 2


Stage 3


Stage 4
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