Hair Loss In Women

Did you know that hair loss affects an estimated 30 million women in the U.S.? While male pattern baldness is widely understood and discussed, many women suffer in silence thinking they’re the only ones facing hair loss.

Common Causes Of Hair Loss In Women

  • Genetics: The most frequent cause of female pattern baldness is genetics, a predisposition for hair loss inherited from both biological parents. The medical term for genetic hair loss is androgenetic alopecia.
  • Harsh Styling Practices: Frequent use of hot styling tools contribute to hair breakage. Additionally, tight hair styles such as ponytails, braids or buns worn for extended periods of time can trigger hair loss.
  • Chemical Treatments: The chemicals used in coloring, perms and relaxers can damage hair and cause it to break.
  • Diseases: Numerous medical conditions can cause hair loss, including thyroid disease and autoimmune diseases such as lupus.
  • Changes in Hormone Levels: Childbirth and menopause are common causes of hair loss due to the large fluctuation in hormone levels surrounding these events.
  • Diet and Nutrition: A lack of protein and iron can contribute to hair loss, as can eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia.
  • Prescription Drugs: Certain medications can trigger hair loss, including blood thinners, birth control and medicines for heart problems, blood pressure and depression.
  • Cancer Treatment: Some chemotherapies and radiation therapies cause hair loss.

For informational purposes only. The exact cause of hair loss can only be determined by a medical professional.

What does hair loss look like for women?

Female pattern baldness is typically more diffuse with overall thinning or a widening of the part. Hair loss in women occurs most frequently on the top of the head. Over time, hair loss progresses and eventually leads to increased scalp exposure.

The Ludwig Scale

Designed to categorize female pattern baldness, the Ludwig Scale defines three main stages of hair loss.

While the Ludwig Scale helps broadly classify female hair loss, some women may not fit neatly into one category, or may have another type of hair loss condition.

Female Hair Loss is Common

  • 50% of women will experience female pattern baldness by the age of 50

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