Female Pattern Hair Loss
Recent research suggests that up to 60% of post menopausal women and approximately 13% of pre menopausal women suffer some degree of hair loss. This hair loss is usually attributed to hormonal changes; however, hereditary hair loss is still the major cause of thinning hair in both men and women.
Female Pattern Hair Loss is characterised by an increased production of testosterone and differs to the male pattern in that women usually experience a general thinning of the hair with the predominant hair loss occurring over the top of the head.
Due to the diverse causes of female hair loss, it is important not to 'self diagnose' and to seek medical advice in the first instance in order to eliminate any potential illness, allergies or diet deficiencies. Please read the LA Science Hair Loss Triggers page for further information.