5 Little Known Facts About Women’s Hairloss


Think hairloss only happens to males? Unfortunately, women are just as likely to experience hairloss as men.

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Ironically, despite how common hairloss is among women, there are plenty of things that we still don’t know about it. The most common misconception is that hairloss is only a man’s problem, which is why it’s especially distressing for women when it happens to them.

Arming yourself with the correct information about women’s hairloss is the first step you can take to deal with it. Take note of these five little known facts about hairloss in women:


Fact #1: As much as 50 percent of women experience some form of hairloss by age 50.

It is not always a case of full baldness, but women do experience varying scales of thinning hair, which can be just as distressing.


Fact #2: Women can experience hairloss as early as their twenties.

Similar to males, women can also experience premature hairloss where hair starts to thin as early as their twenties or even earlier. Hormone problems can be a factor that affects hair health at that age, as well as nutritional deficiencies and stress levels.


Fact #3: High-androgen birth control pills can affect hairloss in women.

Birth control pills influence the appearance and growth of hair, but even more so if you are genetically predisposed to hairloss. Stopping birth control intake can also cause temporary hairloss in some women.


Fact #4: Around 40 percent of post-menopausal women experience hairloss.

Estrogen and testosterone are the two hormones that influence hair growth the most. During menopause, estrogen levels drop, giving way to the heightened effects of testosterone. An effect of this is hair fall and weaker hair.


Fact #5: Hairloss can have psychological effects on women.

Hairloss is often trivialized as an aesthetic issue, but it has been clinically proven to have negative psychological impacts on women. Effects range from loss of self-confidence to depression and anxiety, just to name a few.


If you’re already experiencing thinning hair, now is the best time to have your scalp assessed by a qualified trichologist. Call 892-4247 for a free hair and scalp analysis.