Female Pattern Hair Loss
Female hair loss can be very distressing
In women, hair loss is defined as an unexpected, heavy loss of hair. In general, humans shed 50 to 100 hairs per day. There is a natural balance between hair growth and shedding.
Women suffer from female pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia. Unlike male pattern baldness, women’s hair can fall out in a different pattern than men’s.
It’s an understandable feeling – nobody wants to lose their hair, and the stigma around the onset is daunting. People tend to associate a lot of negative attributes with hair loss like old age and disease – despite how many more factors play into the issue. When hair starts coming out in the shower, in a hairbrush, or onto the pillow, the mental toll can be intense.
It’s not uncommon to develop low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and even reclusion from friends/family. What’s worse is that many people refuse to seek help when they notice the problem – deeming it unnecessary or vain.