Feel like your hair is just less . . . there? Male and female pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia) is incredibly common. For instance, by age 50, half of white men see visible signs, as do about the same proportion of women over age 70. Genetics and hormones may affect hair health. In women, hair loss is also more common after menopause, when estrogen levels drop, she says. Your overall health and lifestyle are part of the equation, too. Read Gina’s recommendations for how to handle hair loss here!