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Female Hair Loss

At the British Hair Clinic, before treating female hair loss, we understand what has caused it. Unlike hair loss in men, female hair loss can be due to a number of different causes. Hair loss in women can have a massive impact on a woman’s confidence.

Types of hair loss in women

Three main types of hair loss in women have been noted.

Androgenetic Alopecia

Most common cause, often unpredictable pattern of hair loss

Telogen Effluvium

Can be caused by many things such as medication, diet and stress

Non-pattern hair loss

All other types of female hair loss

What Causes Female Hair Loss?

Sometime medical issues may be causing hair loss. There are some obvious conditions and health problems that may be causing the hair loss in women.


Pregnancy affects virtually every aspect of female health. The changes in hormones a woman experiences during pregnancy can affect hair. The increase in oestrogen levels during pregnancy acts as a protective mechanism for hair and helps keep the hair in the growth phase of the hair follicle cycle. Once childbirth has happened, oestrogen levels drop and this may cause a sudden loss of hair due to something known as shock hair loss. Usually, in the months after delivery, the hair will begin to grow again. This type of hair loss falls under Telogen effluvium.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and hair loss in women

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects many women. It is a hormonal disorder which increase the androgen levels in females (testosterone and dihydrotestosterone – DHT). Like in men, it is the DHT which causes the increased hair loss in women. The DHT blocks the hair follicles, preventing them from growing new hair. This is a form of androgenetic alopecia.

Menopause and hair loss in women

During menopause, oestrogen levels drop. Oestrogen helps keep the hair follicles in an active growth phase. As the levels drop, hair thinning and hair loss can occur.

Anaemia and hair loss in women

Anaemia causes a lack of iron in the blood. Iron contains a protein called ferritin which helps maintain the growth phase of the hair follicle and hair follicle strength. Iron deficiency can lead to hair thinning and hair loss as iron is a vital nutrient for your hair.


Hair transplant in women in similar to that in men. At the British Hair Clinic we have completed dozens of successful FUE hair transplant procedures on women. The FUE method works by extracting your existing natural hair from the back of the head (or elsewhere if needed) and transplanting them into the scalp area where there is balding or advanced hair thinning. A small section of the back of the head is usually trimmed (depending on the size of the procedure) from where the hair is taken out of and hair around it are spared so that they can cover the trimmed region after surgery. This allows women to wear their hair down after surgery.

The procedure follows a similar process to that in men (see what is FUE hair transplant) as does the recovery stage.

How Do I know If I Am Loosing My hair

  • – Noticing the appearance of thinning hair or a receding hairline yourself
  • – Other people informing you that you are losing your hair (you may not notice yourself)
  • – Excessive hair on your pillow, the shower or in the bath plug, or on your hands when styling your hair.