Hair Loss in Women

Female hair loss is a common condition.  Studies show that women make up 40% of hair loss sufferers.

While hair thinning can begin at any age, it often progresses more rapidly as women enter menopause. This is related to the loss of estrogen that occurs as women go through menopause. Estrogen normally has a protective effect against hair loss as it counteracts the negative effects that DHT has on the hair follicles.

The main physical difference between male and female hair loss is where the loss occurs. For men, loss and thinning begins at the temples and crown, whereas female hair loss occurs in the frontal and parietal areas. In most cases, women notice a change in their hair quality; it becomes thinner, less body, and more sparse. Often the part of the hair seems wider. It is rare for women to develop a fully bald crown.