Female Hair Loss

Hair Loss in Women

No one really associates hair loss with women, however hair loss in women is far more common than you may think.

In the past some female celebrities like Jessie J, Natalie Portman and Demi Moore shaved their hair for work or for charity. For these females hair loss is temporary, and hair quickly grows back. However, for women all over the UK and across the World, hair loss in women is a life changing problem. Female hair loss can have a devastating impact on the sufferer and their confidence can be drastically affected.

Of both sexes it has been proven that men are more likely to suffer hair loss than women, but total hair loss, thinning hair and bald patches are more common in women than you may think.

Female hair loss causes consist of many different factors such as weight loss, diet, imbalances in hormones, cancer treatment, genetic factors and stress.

One of the most common causes of hair loss in women is believed to be androgenetic alopecia, hereditary female hair loss. If both your parents have lost their hair, or if you have family members who suffered hair loss at an early age, then the chances of you suffering from hair loss are much greater.

There are two different types of female hair loss: permanent and temporary.

If you are suffering from temporary female hair loss you can be confident that it has an extremely high chance of growing it back. One cause of temporary hair loss is cancer treatment. Hair loss is a side effect of chemotherapy, and hair typically grows back not long after the treatment has finished. Other causes of temporary hair loss can be after giving birth or from periods of stress.

Permanent hair loss for women is much more dramatic however. Permanent loss of hair can have a dramatic impact on the sufferer, but thankfully there are solutions provided by different hair loss treatments.