Hair Loss in Women Directory
In many women, hair loss appears as overall thinning of hair as opposed to a bald spot or receding hairline. Hair loss may be genetic or may be a result of an underlying condition or a medication. Minoxidil is a common treatment used in female hair loss. Hair transplants can also help. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes hair loss in women, how the cause is diagnosed, what treatments are used in treating female hair loss, and much more.
Women's Hair Loss Types
Women's hair loss, like men's hair loss, takes the form of various types of alopecia and effluviums.
Surgical Hair Restoration for Women
Some women with hair loss make good candidates for hair restoration surgery. Learn more here.
Women's Hair Loss Treatments
Hair loss in women is often treated with a topical solution (Rogaine), some oral contraceptives, a medicated shampoo, and other drugs.
Hair Loss in Women
Hair loss is not just a problem for men. Many women are afflicted by the condition as well.
What Women Can Do About Hair Loss
By middle age, 40% of women show signs of pattern hair loss
Hidden Causes of Hair Loss
If you're losing hair, the biggest question is why. Here's an in-depth look at factors that may contribute to hair loss, including lifestyle, heredity, and medical causes.
How Women Can Fight Hair Loss
Fight back - don’t let thinning hair sap your confidence -- or your style. Learn why your hair might be getting thinner, what products and medications can help, and tips for looking your best.
Thinning Hair: Can Medications Help?
Don't give in to thinning hair. Medications are available that can help restore women's hair, too.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Female Pattern Baldness
Mistakenly thought to be a strictly male disease, women make up a significant percentage of American hair loss sufferers. Forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
Slideshow: Women's Hair Loss -- Thinning Hair Causes and Solutions
Thinning hair and bald patches are surprisingly common in women. See the progression, causes, and treatments for this distressing condition.