By the age of 60, up to half of all women will start experiencing some kind of hair loss. But female hair loss can actually begin much earlier than that in your 20s, 30s and 40s. In fact, it could be happening to you right now. Genetic, or inherited, hair loss in women starts like this: First, your previously healthy looking normally growing hair starts to look a little thin and lifeless. Then you start to notice more hair than usual is coming out in the hairbrush or in the shower. Regardless of when female hair loss sets in, it's always a horrible moment of realization that your days of growing new hair to replace shed hair have stopped. Women's hair loss can deliver a sharp blow to your confidence and self image.