Women’s Hair Loss
A normal amount of hair loss or shedding in women is 100 hairs per day. Anything in excess of this would be considered thinning or losing hair.
Although the main culprit for hair loss, DHT is the same in both men and women the reason and the timing for which it is created are quite different.
Over 40% of women will experience the hormonal form of hair loss Androgenic Alopecia (female-pattern hair loss. This type makes up approximately 95% of hair loss and is commonly referred to as hair thinning as it’s experienced consistently across the scalp and is the least severe form.
Women’s hormonal hair-loss is generally experienced due to fluctuations in their hormone levels. Oestrogen is a natural blocker of DHT so at certain times of life for Women the level of Oestrogen in their system changes. Typically, these are things like pregnancy and pre/post menopause. As Oestrogen dips more DHT is created at the hair follicle causing hair loss in women.
There are other types of hair loss women may experience that are far less common and more like to be server like: alopecia areata, alopecia areata totalis and alopecia areata universalis. If you are unsure of your type of hair loss we would recommend consulting your physician.