UNDERSTANDING FEMALE HAIR LOSS
Hair loss is an increasingly common concern among women. This guide explores the different factors contributing to women's hair loss, from hormonal shifts to medical conditions and lifestyle choices.
Taking A Closer Look at Female Hair Thinning
Female hair thinning, also known as Female Pattern Thinning (FPT), is a common condition that causes women's hair loss, leading to gradual thinning of the hair on the scalp. It is characterised by a widening part and a reduction in hair volume.
Women of all ages can experience Female Pattern Thinning with 30% of women showing signs of hair loss before they reach the age of 30. Over 50% of women experience Female Pattern Thinning after menopause or after a hysterectomy.
Female Pattern Thinning is an inherited condition often triggered by stress, too much anaerobic exercise, medication, menopause, and Polycystic ovary syndrome.
Unlike Male Pattern Thinning in men, it does not lead to total baldness. Often Female Pattern Thinning starts in the hair parting and becomes noticeably wider, slowly thinning the hair over the scalp.
Recognising the Signs of Women's Hair Loss
- A wider hair parting.
- Increased scalp visibility through the crown of your hair.
- Recession at your temples.
- Your hair not growing as long as it used to.
Sudden Hair Loss for Women
Sudden hair loss can be distressing, often indicating an underlying issue. If your rate of hair loss has increased suddenly you may be suffering from Diffuse Hair Loss, also known as Telogen Effluvium.
Excessive hair loss is the shedding of around 300 hairs in a 24 hour period. Most women on average lose around 50-100 hairs a day (about a golf-size ball of hair if rolled up).
Because hair grows at a very fast rate it is sensitive to the slightest imbalance to your body which can cause hair loss.
Potential Triggers of Sudden Hair Loss in Women
- Rapid weight loss
- Changing medication eg: stopping birth control pills
- Medical conditions
- Long illness
- Nutritional deficiencies eg: iron deficiency and thyroid imbalance
Here to help
Hair loss is a common concern among women, and we're here to help you on your journey to healthier hair. Our tailored treatments and drug free products are designed to restore health to your hair.
Remember, women's hair loss is a treatable condition, and by proactively addressing it, you're taking a significant step towards reclaiming your hair's vibrancy and your own self-confidence.