Common Causes of Female Hair Thinning and the Best Hair Loss Solutions for Women

A woman looking at her thinning hair in the mirror

When society talks about “balding,” it’s often primarily or exclusively referring to male balding, so it can be hard to find reliable information if you’re a woman with thinning hair. Despite being under-discussed, hair thinning in women is fairly common, and there are plenty of effective techniques for hair restoration for women. Read on to learn more about the most common causes of hair thinning in females and the best hair loss solutions for women.

Causes of Hair Thinning or Loss in Females

There are many causes of hair thinning in females, ranging from improper hair care, illness, genetics, and much more. However, the most common cause is genetics. The same thing that causes male-pattern baldness, aka androgenic alopecia, can also cause female-pattern baldness. Female-pattern baldness presents as a thinning of the hair along the crown of the scalp.

Additionally, hormonal changes such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or thyroid problems can cause temporary or permanent hair loss.

Certain medical conditions can also lead to female baldness, such as alopecia areata, or trichotillomania, which is a hair pulling disorder. Medical treatments such as certain drugs and radiation therapy for cancer can also cause hair thinning in females.

In somewhat rarer cases, some women experience hair thinning several months after a severe physical or emotional shock. This kind of hair loss is usually temporary.

Finally, not taking care of your hair properly can lead to subtle or even significant hair loss over time. Hairstyles that pull your hair too tight, like pigtails or ponytails, can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. You can also lose hair due to repeated hot oil treatments or perms.


Clearly, there are many causes of hair thinning in females. The bright side is that there are also many hair loss solutions for women, both surgical and nonsurgical, and they can all be highly effective!

ARTAS Hair Transplants

Our favorite technique for hair restoration for women is the revolutionary robotic ARTAS System. Using ultra-precise robotics, assisted by a physician, ARTAS is minimally invasive and provides natural results with negligible side effects or scarring.

The best part of ARTAS is that it creates results that last. You’ll begin to see visible results in three months and your best results will be noticeable in six months, with even more hair growth happening over the course of a year. The incredible and natural hair growth combined with the minimal side effects is why ARTAS is the hair loss solution for women that we recommend the most highly.

A close-up of a woman’s thinning hairline with hands smoothing the hair back

PRP Hair Restoration

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy stimulates new hair growth by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicles. The hair loss expert will draw your blood, place it in a centrifuge for ten minutes to separate the plasma from your red blood cells, and then inject it into your scalp. This is done in four treatments four weeks apart, with maintenance treatments every six months afterwards.

You will begin to see substantial results four to six months into your treatment, and most patients find some of their best improvement in about a year. As far as hair loss solutions for women go, PRP is highly effective when combined with ARTAS and/or medical-grade hair products.

Medical-Grade Hair Products

When considering methods of hair restoration for women, many people skip straight to medical procedures without thinking about hair products. But when you get high-quality, medical-grade hair products, you can experience some rejuvenating results.

Severe cases, of course, require more intensive hair loss solutions for women. But for cases of minor hair loss or thinning, there are many hair products that can help your hair, all without ever requiring a visit to the plastic surgeon’s office. Be sure to choose products that have been carefully designed to nourish, renew, and protect your hair.

If you are a woman interested in hair restoration, don’t wait any longer to reclaim your locks and your looks! There are many viable hair loss solutions for women, and we urge you to make an appointment with Salameh Plastic Surgery and Hair Transplant to discuss the best solutions for you. Together, we’ll decide on the best way for you to get the youthful, natural results you crave, whether it be through ARTAS, PRP rejuvenation, medical-grade products, or a combination of any of these approaches. At Salameh Plastic Surgery and Hair Transplant, we always tailor our advice for hair restoration for women to the individual woman herself.

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