We’re hardwired to look at someone with thick shiny hair and admire it. Intrinsically, we decipher it to mean that the rest of the body is so healthy that it can divert extra energy to the hair. This is part of the reason it can be tough for those losing their hair, even though there are several reasons for hair loss in otherwise healthy people and hair loss doesn’t necessarily mean someone is unhealthy. While we’re all familiar with hair loss in men, women lose hair, too, and it’s more common than you might think. Regardless of who is experiencing it, hair loss can cause emotional distress.