Female Hair Loss

Women can suffer from hair loss much in the same way as men. Although the causes for female hair loss can vary greatly.

Hair loss in women can be either temporary or permanent.

Permanent Female pattern hair loss can be similar to male pattern hair loss with a slightly different pattern. Hair loss occurs when the hair follicle gradually shrinks which results in shorter and finer hair. The pattern of thinning is different to male pattern baldness:

  • The hair gets thinner and finer on the crown (top) of the scalp and begins to widen through the centre hair part.
  • The hairline is not affected, except for normal recession, which happens to everyone as they age.
  • The hair loss does not result in almost or total baldness, as it does in men.

Temporary hair loss can be due to many causes, some of which are:

  • Medication
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress
  • Untreated hypothyroidism
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Lack of sleep

Female Pattern Baldness

female pattern baldness

Traction alopecia
Traction alopecia is another type of female hair loss. This is when the hair is constantly under tensions and being pulled in the same areas on the scalp. This is most often caused by hairstyling, for example, frequent tight braiding, tight high ponytails and most commonly hair extensions.

Trichotillomania is classed as an obsessive-compulsive disorder, in which the sufferer cannot control the urge to pull, pluck or twist their hair. The areas from which hair is most commonly pulled are the eyebrows, eyelashes and the scalp, the result can be permanent if the hair loss if not treated.



Hair Loss In Women


Dr Max Malik – Hair Restoration Surgeon – Elate Health

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