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.
The Signs of Hair Loss
Learn more from WebMD about the various symptoms of hair loss in men, women, and children.
The Basics of Hair Loss
Learn more from WebMD about the various causes of hair loss in men and women.
Treating Hair Loss
WebMD explains the various treatments for hair loss.
Understanding Hair Restoration
How surgical hair restoration works: where donor hair comes from, how hair type and skin color play a role, and other factors.
Hair Transplants Not Just for Men
Vin Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal, Mr. Clean -- the bald male is accepted, even celebrated, in todays society. But a bald woman? Hardly. Double standard aside, help is on the horizon.
Women and Hair Loss: The Causes
WebMD talks to experts about the possible causes of hair loss in women.
Expert Q&A: Fighting Hair Loss in Women
Many women with hair loss suffer in silence, altering their hairstyle to hide thinning or patches. But the sooner you seek care, the better the chances of successfully treating it.
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.
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.
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.
Slideshow: Tips for Women With Thinning Hair