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Hair is not just a crowning glory; it holds immense importance in shaping our self-image and confidence. However, for many women, the journey of maintaining a thick, luscious mane can be challenged by female pattern hair loss.

Female pattern hair loss, also known as androgenetic alopecia, is a common type of hair loss that affects women. It is characterised by a gradual thinning of the hair on the scalp, primarily in a pattern similar to male pattern baldness, but with some differences. 

There are several effective ways of slowing down (and sometimes stopping) hair thinning in women. In fact, our customers usually see an improvement in hair density and new hair growth using a combination of holistic approaches and our bespoke topical hair oil treatment. It is important to realise, however, that treatment can take time.

Hair thinning is a gradual process, and unfortunately you will probably have lost over 15% of your hair volume before you notice it. While complete baldness resulting from female pattern hair loss is exceptionally rare, the condition should still be given appropriate consideration to find the best course of action for you. We're always ready to assist with any form of hair loss. To schedule an online consultation with our care team, don't hesitate to reach out to us.

What Causes Female Pattern Hair Loss?

Losing hair doesn't always mean your hair is falling out. In female pattern hair loss, your individual hair strands are returning thinner and shorter over several years, cycle after cycle.

Although hair thinning in women and men is caused by the same reason, its physical patterns are usually different. Just as in men, the thinning of hair in women is genetic. This can be passed down from either parent and is prompted by hair follicle sensitivity to a certain type of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Both genders produce testosterone, but men produce more, which leads to more noticeable and earlier hair thinning. 
This follicle sensitivity can trigger post-puberty and over time, your hair follicles shrink and produce thinner hair, leading to a more visible scalp. In extreme cases, follicles can shrink to the point where they stop producing hair.

The start age and severity of androgenic thinning are dictated by your sensitivity level to androgens. For women, thinning commonly starts around menopause, but younger women with a higher sensitivity level can also experience this.

Spotting Female Pattern Hair Loss:

Women usually lose hair volume in a diffuse manner around the temples and crown, whereas men experience receding hairlines. Total baldness is rare in women due to genetic hair thinning and they are more likely to regain some hair density. If you suspect you're experiencing this, we recommend discussing with a Trichologist early to maximise hair retention.

Look out for these signs:

  • Hair thinning around your temple area 
  • Hair feels/looks thinner
  • A wider hair parting
  • Scalp is more visible

What Triggers Female Pattern Hair Loss?

Hair thinning is hormone-sensitive, so it's often triggered and impacted by hormonal changes in your body. It's common to associate hair thinning with ageing, starting around menopause, but it can also occur as early as puberty if you have strong genetic predisposition.

Common triggers include:

  • Contraceptive Pills
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Menopause

How to Treat Female Pattern Hair Loss:

There are effective products available that can slow hair thinning and even improve hair density. The sooner you start, the better your results.

The most common medication for hair loss is called minoxidil, and it is often recommended no matter the type of hair loss. A common problem with minoxidil is that it can also be irritating to the skin, and it can cause hirsutism in women (excessive growth of dark or coarse hair in a male-like pattern — face, chest and back.)
The second most frequently recommended medication is finasteride, a DHT blocker that can also have very serious side effects, including depression and birth defects.

Other medications that address hormonal sensitivity that is present in your hair follicles are:

  • Anti-androgenic oral contraceptive pills, such as Dianette and Yasmin
  • Anti-androgenic medications, such as Spirolonactone

In addition Stress management is also very important as stress can raise DHT levels in your body. 

Natural DHT inhibitors

Fortunately, there are natural ingredients that can inhibit 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT, like Pumpkin seed and Indian Gooseberry - According to this study. The Mul Hair Oil has been specially formulated to contain several ingredients that are helpful in blocking DHT and  promoting hair growth as they stimulates cell proliferation. 

In most cases, female Clients using the Mul Hair oil will see an improvement in their hair density within 3-6 months.

What else can I do?

There are also instant solutions that give the illusion of thicker hair. Colouring can plump your hair shaft and choosing a hair colour closer to your scalp colour can help camouflage areas of visible scalp.