Hair loss in women is different from hair loss in men. It usually occurs at a later age than men, between the late twenties and forties. It usually occurs during hormonal changes, such as around postpartum menopause and post-menopause. Although the main causes are an effect of our heritage of genetics, it can also be seen as a reason for events in our daily life, such as the use of birth control pills. Hair loss in women is generally seen as the weakening, thinning and reduction of the hair strands in the upper part of the scalp. No matter how much hair loss occurs in women, it usually maintains its place. Rarely, as with men, there is a risk of hair loss on the entire scalp. Contrary to frontal opening in men, women experience a general dilution. Hair loss is especially common in women of advanced age as well as in men. Hair loss in women becomes evident especially during menopause.
Women produce a small amount of androgen with the ovaries and the adrenal gland. Androgens are responsible for hair loss in women through the same mechanism that creates hair loss in men. Apart from ovaries and adrenal glands, prehormones converted to androgens are also created in ovaries. Women rarely lose their entire hair in one area due to female pattern hair loss. If they lose, another underlying pathological cause should be sought. In women, the development of hair follicle miniaturization, with implanted hair areas, is more rare. Normal thickness hair is found mixed with thin, small diameter hair. For this reason, female type hair loss; it is a decrease in hair density rather than total hair loss. The hair growth cycle is affected as in men. The growth (anagen) phase is shortened, short hair is increased, and the rest (telogen) phase is increased, and hair thinness is observed. If hair loss is thought to be due to abnormal low or excess hormone, hormone levels should be measured.