Female Hair Loss: What Causes It And What You Should Know

Many people think that hair loss is a sign of poor health. However, this is not always the case. Hair loss can be caused by genetics or stress, which may lead to thinning and balding on top of your head. The good news is that there are treatments available for hair loss for both men and women alike! While it may be more typical for men to experience hair loss, we see a fair amount of women come in for hair loss treatment as well.

The most common type of hair loss seen in women is diffuse pattern of hair loss, which means the hair loss is spread across the entire scalp. In men with androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness), there’s typically one area that’s most affected by the condition. Women typically see a diffuse pattern of hair loss, which means it’s spread across the entire scalp. This is more common in younger women as well because they’re experiencing their first episode of hormone changes that trigger this type of hair loss.

Does stress cause hair loss?

The most common cause of hair loss in women is stress, but there are several other factors that can lead to hair loss, including genetics and aging. Stress is a known contributor to hair loss in both men and women alike. In addition, the effects of stress on the body can be intensified by certain lifestyle choices such as smoking or overuse of alcohol.

Does COVID cause hair loss?

Many women have noted hair loss after experiencing a positive covid test. This is because hair loss is a common side effect of a fever. So in short, as a side effect of COVID, you might experience temporary hair loss. Worry not, because hair usually comes back to its normal growth after a while. However, if you don’t see the desired comeback, you can come in with us for a consultation and we can help you discuss hair transplant alternatives!

If you’re experiencing hair loss, there are options available to help you restore your hair and regain your confidence.

The good news is that you can do something about it.

Hair loss is a normal part of life, and it’s not a sign of poor health. In fact, nearly everyone loses hair throughout their lifetime. If you’re experiencing more than normal shedding, though—or if your hair looks thinner than usual—you may have an underlying cause for the loss.

The main culprits behind female pattern baldness are genetics and hormones. “It’s basically similar for both men and women,” says Dr Ben Johnson, founder and medical director at Hair Transplant Associates in Maryland and New York City. “For women with PCOS [polycystic ovarian syndrome], they’ll usually see their frontal hairline recede first.” Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), on the other hand, affects the top third of your scalp: “That tends to progress from front to back,” explains Dr Johnson.

At Hair Specialists Houston, we’re appy to help you on your way to a happier you! Contact us today and come in for a consult with Dr Linville to discuss your options.