Hello hello, just thought I'd let you know what my experience with female patten baldness (androgenetic alopecia) has been like. I've lived with this now for nearly a decade (actually gosh golly I think it has been 10 years now ) It began when I was 21 years old. It has been a slow progressive thinning. Typically women with this type of hair loss experience a gradual diffuse type thinning, which had been true to what I've dealt with. I know often time women think that a diagnosis of female pattern baldness means that there hair is going to fall out over night, which is not the case. Some women may thin faster than others, but this is not the type of hair loss that results in immediate baldness. When I first started losing my hair I was convinced I'd be bald by 30, but I'm 31 one now and wouldn't ya know it, I STILL have hair on my head, albeit not the amount I'd like, but enough to get by.