There are many different types of hair loss in women and evaluation by a hair expert is important to determine the reason. One of the most common is Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL). It is caused by an interaction of a person’s genetic makeup and hormonal influences. Thinning occurs in scalp hair progressively over time in different types of patterns. The hairs become smaller and more fine through a process called miniaturization. The influence of hormones is not as pronounced as in men. Also, hair thinning is typical instead of actual baldness.
Evolution of Female Pattern Hair Loss
The pattern of female hair loss is usually different from men. Thinning usually occurs over the entire top of the scalp. The Ludwig classification shows the different stages of progression when not treated.