The Most Common Reasons of Hair Loss in Women

Hair loss is a very common problem that affects both men and women, from all parts of the world. Hair grows from follicles in the dermis of the skin. Scalp hair grows as natural “bundles” containing between one and four hairs each. That is no joke and since women value their crowning glory, they are bound to do everything just to keep a healthy and beautiful hair.

If you have excessive hair loss, it makes sense to first understand the possible causes. There are many reasons for this including medication, radiation, chemotherapy, exposure to chemicals, hormonal and nutritional factors, thyroid disease, generalized or local skin disease, and stress. Below, I am going to go over some possible reasons for hair loss.

The Common Causes of Hair Loss in Women


This is the most common cause of thinning and affects both men and women. Men generally have hair loss concentrated in a specific pattern from the front through to the crown. Women tend to have thinning throughout their head without being in any specific pattern.

Patchy Hair Loss:

In the vast majority of cases the condition is temporary and goes away all by itself withing 6-7 months, and hair growth in the bald patch resumes. About 10% of those who have an episode of alopecia areata experience longer-term hair loss, or new patches of hair loss as old patches resume hair growth.

Diseases that Cause Hair Loss:

Some diseases have hair loss as one of their symptoms. Such hair loss is usually vastly different from the normal hair loss that is associated with aging and is seldom the first and only symptom of these diseases. Once these diseases are treated, hair grows back to its normal style.

Female Pattern Baldness:

Believe it or not, most women affected by hair loss lose it for the same reasons as men. In the case of women, pattern baldness may start later and the effects may be less extreme due to the influence of female hormones, but the condition is nonetheless the same as that found in male pattern baldness.


Even if a woman undergoes hysterectomy, the production of hormones is still affected and the woman will experience the symptoms associated with menopause. But if you choose the full hysterectomy, there is a great chance that you will suffer from hair loss.


After pregnancy many women experience a loss of hair, this is caused many hair simultaneously entering the resting (telogen) phase. Within two to three months after giving birth, some women will notice large amounts of hair coming out in their brushes and combs. This can last one to six months, but resolves completely in most cases. This condition is caused by the hormonal changes that take place after a woman’s body recovers from her pregnancy.

There is a wide range of female hair loss products offered in the market. Ask your doctor which ones you can use. Don’t take hair loss problem lightly; act on it now.