Female Hair Loss Information

Mark Glenn, London

Here's a list of the common female hair loss issues we encounter. And, where possible, we'll tell you how we can help...

  • Anagen Effluvium

    This is a sudden loss of hair typically occurring after chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy works by targeting cells that are rapidly multiplying (l... more →

  • Trichotillomania

    This is a psychological condition of compulsive hair-pulling and twisting resulting in patchy hair loss, often with increased severity during times of emotional stress. I... more →

  • Traction Alopecia

    Also referred to as Traumatic Alopecia, it's often caused by ill-fitting wigs, badly fitted hair weaves and human hair extensions. The hair loss is caused by prolonged tens... more →

  • Telogen Effluvium

    Telogen effluvium is also referred to as ‘chronic telogen effluvium’ (CTE). Unlike androgenetic alopecia, this condition causes diffuse/generalised thinning, instea... more →

  • Hair Extension Damage

    Badly fitted hair extensions can cause traction alopecia and, in recent years, the media has increasingly highlighted various celebrities suffering from the condition after hai... more →

  • Alopecia Areata

    This is a condition where hair loss is localised and patchy, typically resulting in round, coin-like patches of baldness on the scalp. It's said to affect around 0.01% of the p... more →

  • Chemical Treatments and Bleaching

    Chemical treatments such as perms, dyes, tints, colours and bleaches can cause damage to hair if used too often, too aggressively or negligently. Whilst normally something... more →

  • Stress and Trauma

    Accidents, trauma, major surgery, serious or chronic illness and other forms of severe physiological stress can cause large numbers of hair follicles to simultaneously enter th... more →

  • Illness and Sickness

    Like our skin, the state of our hair is frequently a reflection of the inner body’s wellbeing. So, underlying disease can be a direct or indirect cause of hair loss. ... more →

  • Major Surgery

    Major surgery, trauma, serious or chronic illness and other forms of severe physiological stress can cause large numbers of hair follicles to concurrently enter the resting and... more →

  • Nutrition and Diet

    A healthy diet is of course essential for healthy hair growth. Like our skin, the state of our hair is frequently a reflection of the inner body’s wellbeing. Protein ... more →

  • Menopause

    Menopause results in a change of balance between the female sex hormone, oestrogen and the male sex hormones, the androgens, which are also present in low amounts in females. ... more →

  • Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

    High levels of DHT in the hair follicle can cause it to malfunction, decreasing the growth phase of the hair. Eventually, the hair shortens until it looks like peach fuzz. ... more →

  • Pregnancy and Childbirth

    After giving birth, a large amount of the new mother's hair will go into the 'resting phase'. This is a period lasting two to three months, at the end of which the hair falls o... more →

  • Protein Malnutrition

    Low protein diets cause the body to save protein by shifting some of the body's hairs into the resting phase. Excessive hair loss can occur two to three months afterwards.... more →

  • Alopecia Totalis

    Alopecia Totalis involves the complete loss of scalp hair. In some cases, treatment to stimulate the regrowth of hair can be achieved through topical or injectable cortisone. ... more →

  • Alopecia Universalis

    Alopecia Universalis results in the complete loss of not only scalp hair, but hair from all over the body. In some cases, treatment to stimulate the regrowth of hair can be ach... more →