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11 April, 2018


Hair loss is very common in men but what's lesser known is how surprisingly common some form or version of hair loss can be in women. Yet, for some reason, people still seem shocked when they see a woman with thinning hair, female pattern baldness or bald spots. The reality is however, women suffer from hair loss too but unlike men who are more than likely experiencing male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia, other causes of hair loss in women are typical... Read More

9 June, 2016


A recent review of 19 studies carried out by researchers at Johns Hopkins University confirmed that there is a ďstrong associationĒ between specific scalp-pulling hairstyles and the development of a condition known as traction alopecia. Read More

6 January, 2015


Unfortunately, there are no clinically proven and FDA approved pills to treat female baldness. The only clinically proven treatment for female patients with thinning hair is Rogaine (minoxidil). Read More

10 September, 2014


Donít panic. First, Rogaine (minoxidil) is perfectly safe. It will not burn your scalp. However, liquid minoxidil may cause redness and irritation that will subside upon discontinuation. Read More

24 April, 2014


You have mentioned that you consulted with a physician. Beyond performing a blood test, did your doctor discuss the various causes of female hair loss with you? Read More

14 January, 2014


Iím not a medical professional but I want to begin by addressing your physicianís assertion that covering the scalp is beneficial as it protects it from the harmful rays of the sun. Read More

21 March, 2012


Because of an imbalance between estrogen and testosterone due to declining estrogen levels, thinning hair and accelerated hair loss is common in women during menopause. Hair on certain areas of the head that are more sensitive to androgen hormones like DHT (associated with male pattern baldness) may thin or fall out. Similarly, declining estrogen levels may result in unwanted facial hair growth. Read More

31 January, 2012


While many causes for female hair loss are well documented, according to leading hair loss experts, there are still many unknown factors relating to its origin. While environmental factors cannot be completely ruled out, it would be a mistake to self-diagnose your condition. Read More

11 June, 2011


You may want to try using Nizoral Shampoo two to three times per week. While primarily a dandruff shampoo, studies show that Nizoral reduces sebum excretion by more than 6% and may also increase the diameter of hair follicles. It can take up to 6 months to see the changes. Read More

14 October, 2010


There is a variety of reasons why women experience hair loss. Lexapro is commonly associated with hair loss as is stress and even aging. It is quite normal for the average human head to shed up to 100 hairs per day so if you are experiencing noticeable thinning, you may be losing much more that you think. Read More

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