Hair Loss Reasons for Women

Hair Loss In Males & Females

The Difference


Estrogen promotes hair growth cycle by increasing the synthesis of collagen, which gives hair its healthy lustre and boosts natural growth.

A decrease in estrogen production, therefore, not only causes hormonal deficit but affects the hair's life cycle.

The problem of hair thinning and hair loss becomes more prevalent among women in their forties and above, as the production of female hormones goes downhill after it peaks in their twenties.

For some women, the presence of female-type AGA is also observed, causing excessive hair loss.


While hair growth is usually stimulated by the female hormone, Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) is a classical case of hair loss resulting from the imbalance of androgens. AGA is the transformation of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) — a 'faulty' male hormone that instructs cells not to regenerate new hair.

Two types of 5α-reductase convert testosterone to DHT: *Type-I 5α-reductase, present in large quantity in sebaceous glands *Type-II 5α-reductase, present in large quantity in the hair papilla

A recent study clarified that the type-II 5α-reductase is the one that strongly affects male-pattern hair loss. Males with defective type-II 5α-reductase do not experience male-pattern hair loss. The secreted type-II 5α-reductase is mainly expressed in the hair papilla of on the forehead and the top of the head, so men with AGA tend to have thin hair on the forehead and the top of the head.

How To Combat Hair Loss At The Root

The hair bulb consists of keratinocytes dividing to form the hair shaft,
the inner sheath, and the outer root sheath.


Preventing hair loss in women requires that they:

  1. Maintain 85% or more hair in the anagen (growth) phase, to ensure hair is consistently in regeneration
  2. Prevent age-related hair follicle contraction through proper maintenance of the hair roots in the dermis

The dermal papilla, at the base of the bulb, is considered the biological engine of the hair. Growth factors under the influence of the dermal papilla may have a crucial role in the growth and development of hair follicles. IGF1 proteins, responsible for hair bulb matrix formation, help stimulate keratinocytes, guide follicle development and control the hair cycle.

Thus to maintain healthy hair, it is necessary to increase the division rate of hair matrix cells and maintain hair in the anagen phase, and strengthen the attachment ability of the outer root sheath.

The key: Drug-Free supplements with hair growth boosting factors and healthy hair cycle maintenance support.


Average no. of hairs on a global surface of 600cm2 in the human scalp



Scalp hair lost each day


Percentage of women has thinned hair


Percentage of female hair loss results from hormonal changes, as in pregnancy or menopause


During menopause, 4 out of 10 women suffer from thinning hair