Many conditions and situations can lead to female hair loss. One of the more common conditions is Androgentic Alopecia. This condition is seen in female hair loss patients. It is a genetic type of hair loss that can also be affected by some environmental circumstances as well.
It is similar to the type of genetic male pattern androgentic alopecia. Females will experience a different pattern of hair loss than the males. There is usually a general thinning of the hair that is seen in women.
Another situation where female hair loss is seen is with temporary hair loss following childbirth. Due to the hormonal changes during and after delivery of the baby, women may experience a temporary thinning of the hair in the months following the birth of the child. The hair loss is temporary and will be resolved once the hormones stabilize and return to their normal state.
Chemical treatments such as perming and applying hair color can sometimes be a contributing factor to female hair loss. Many times these treatments can cause hair to break off due to improper use of the products by leaving them on the hair for too long.
Other hormonal changes such as thyroid conditions may contribute to the hair loss or thinning of the hair in women. A hypothyroid condition (underactive) or hyperthyroid (overactive) may have a symptom of hair loss. Hormonal changes during menopause can also cause some thinning of the hair.
Females that go on crash diet or a low protein diet may experience some thinning of the hair as well. A diet rich in protein is necessary for healthy hair. If protein is eliminated or reduced, it may have an impact on the growth and health of the hair.