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If you are a woman experiencing shedding or thinning hair, you are in the company of an estimated 20 million American women who also suffer from hair loss. Unfortunately, many women mistakenly believe they are the only female with this condition because it is a common misperception that hair loss is something that only happens to men.
While women typically experience a somewhat different hair loss pattern than men, the onset of hair loss in both sexes can occur anytime after the teenage years. Because of the effect of hormones, for some women, hair loss can become more evident: After the birth of a child Around menopause After a total hysterectomy While female hair loss can present in many ways, the most common types of hair loss in women are: Diffuse hair loss, in which hair loss is evident all over the scalp, resulting in decreased hair density, coverage and volume of hair throughout, A slight recession of the hairline, and/or Loss of density and coverage at the frontal half of the scalp–starting just behind the hairline and extending toward the crown. In most cases, unlike male pattern baldness, hair loss in females does not typically result in a total balding of the affected area. Treatment of Female Pattern *Each individual's treatment and/or results may vary