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Primary causes of female hair loss

Updated: Mar 7


What are the top 5 causes of female hair loss?

During their lifetime, 1 in 5 women will suffer from hair loss. With this loss comes a significant stigma. It has been shown that women who suffer from hair loss tend to have worse self-image than the men who suffer from hair loss. Read more to learn about the top 5 causes of hair loss if females.

The number one cause of hair loss in women is the same as the number one cause of hair loss in men. Androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness, is also the number one genetic cause of hair loss in women.

The second most common cause of hair loss in women is a condition called telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium is hair loss associated with stress. The type of stress can be either emotional of physical stress. Those who are suffering from CoVID 19 related hairloss are mostly suffering from telogen effluvium.


The third common cause of female hair loss is hormone related. Thyroid hormones, androgen and estrogen imbalance, too high of a testosterone or even hormone changes during pregnancy can all cause hair loss.

The fourth common cause of female hair loss is a condition called traction alopecia. This is due to trauma on the hair follicles. The constant trauma leads to thinning and eventual loss of hair follicles. This condition is common in women who wear tight weaves or ponytails.

Finally, the fifth cause of female hair loss is typically due to medication and certain nutritional deficiencies. Some commonly used medications such as certain blood pressure pills can lead to hair loss. Furthermore, certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies can also lead to thinning and hair loss in females.

In conclusion, female hair loss is a more common condition than one would expect. Although, most causes of hair loss in women are reversible, whenever, the hair loss is too far gone, hair transplantation can be an excellent option to restore the natural appearance of the hair.

If you have any questions or concerns about hair loss and are wondering if hair transplantation is the right procedure for you then you can request an appointment below.






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