All You Need To Know About Female Pattern Baldness

Female pattern baldness is a condition that causes hair loss in women, also known as androgenic alopecia.  Even though it’s similar to male pattern baldness, women’s hair loss pattern is different than men.  As women age, they experience hair loss especially after menopause.

Women go through some hormonal changes as they age, which leads to hair thinning or in some cases serious hair fall.  If your hair loss is too much, we suggest you see a dermatologist for medical help.  It’s better to get treated sooner to prevent further loss of hair.

What is female pattern baldness like?

For women, the hair growth starts slowing down, and it takes longer for new hair to grow.  The hair also starts thinning and is more prone to breakage.

Women start to lose hair beginning from the parting line, and all over the head.  Though hair thinning occurs throughout the hair, women don’t generally go completely bald.

There are three types of female pattern baldness:

  • The first type is where the hair starts thinning around the parting.
  • The second type is where there’s increased thinning as the parting widens.
  • The third type is where the hair thins out throughout the scalp

Causes of female pattern baldness

  • Hair loss can be caused due to genetics. If your mother or father has experienced hair loss you could experience the same.
  • It can be caused due to an endocrine disorder such as diabetes or thyroid.

How is female pattern baldness diagnosed?

If you notice your hair thinning, check with a doctor or dermatologist.  He will examine your scalp to understand the hair loss pattern.

A blood test may also be performed to check thyroid or androgen levels, if the doctor suspects another kind of hair loss.

Treatment for female pattern baldness

If you do get diagnosed early, you could begin medication to avoid further hair loss.  However, any medication that you start taking, will have some side effects and may or may not be effective.

The best way to camouflage your hair loss is with real human hair extensions.  These hair extensions are great if you wish to add length and volume to your hair.  There are different types of human hair extensions available.  Clip- on hair extensions, for example are great if you need that extra length or volume for occasions.  The other types of hair extensions are micro- ring hair extensions, tape- in hair extensions and glue hair extensions To understand which one is suitable for your hair type, check with a hair extension expert, so that he can check your hair quality to decide which one would be suitable for you.

If your hair has thinned out especially in the crown area, the use of hair toppers would be an ideal solution.  These toppers can be easily attached and taken off, just like clip- on hair extensions.

If the hair loss is severe as in the case of an illness such as alopecia or cancer, we suggest the use of human hair wigs.

Each of these, human hair extensions, hair toppers, and human hair wigs can be fully customized to suit your requirements and are the ideal solution if you are experiencing any kind of hair thinning or hair loss.

If you are looking for advice for your hair loss, do contact us on +91 9967123333/  +91 9820116273.