Hair Thinning in Women

What causes it? What are the best solutions?

Most Common Causes:

Each strand of hair sits in a tiny hole in the skin called a follicle (this is the root). In general, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicle does not grow new hair. The follicles remain alive but dormant, as they are too weak to grow new hair.  This suggests that it is still possible to grow new hair. Therefore, you need to act quickly when you notice hair thinning or hair loss.

The reasons for female pattern baldness are not well understood, but may be related to:

  • Aging
  • Changes in the levels of androgens (hormones that can stimulate male features)
  • Family history of male or female pattern baldness
  • Heavy loss of blood during menstrual periods
  • Certain medicines, such as estrogenic oral contraceptive
  • High levels of stress
  • Hormone changes during pregnancy or right after


Hair thinning is in women different from that of male pattern baldness. In female pattern baldness:

  • Hair thins mainly on the top and crown of the scalp. It usually starts with a widening through the center hair part. This pattern of hair loss is known as Christmas tree pattern.
  • The front hairline remains unaffected except for normal recession, which happens to everyone as time passes.
  • The hair loss rarely progresses to total or near total baldness, as it may in men.
  • If the cause is increased androgens, hair on the head is thinner while hair on the face is coarser.

Itching or skin sores on the scalp are generally not seen.

Medications to Treat Hair Loss:

The best treatment for you will depend on the cause of your hair loss or thinning.

Ask your doctor to run your hormone and vitamin level panels to see if anything is off balance.  Sometimes, this will be the issue and once fixed, your hair will start to grow normally again.

In other instances, a woman might consider a medication like minoxidil (Rogaine), which helps with certain types of hair loss, or another treatment to replace or regrow lost hair.

A newer option being used to treat hair loss is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. For this treatment, the doctor draws your blood, divides it into its separate components, recombines the blood fluid (plasma) with a high concentration of platelets (structures in the blood that help with clotting, among other functions), and introduces the resulting preparation back into the scalp.

Read our reviews on these various hair-loss treatments here!

Are Hair Fibers for Women?

Elite Hair Fibers:

Elite Hair Fibers are not just for me.  Our products can help any who has thinning hair or balding spots. Even though the founder, Brian, made the hair fibers for himself, women make up a larger majority of our customers.  Elite Hair Fibers can make hair look 10x thicker than the starting density and they look natural on all types of hair.

Some of the best hair transplant doctors, like Dr. McGrath and Dr. Panine, say that Elite Hair Fibers are the best hair fibers on the market. Also, David DiMuzio, a famous hair transplant YouTuber, said he likes our hair fibers and he’s tried 8!

People who have tried our hair fibers love them too – we only have five-star reviews online. If you do not like our hair fibers, we have a 45-day money-back guarantee. Our team can even help you learn how to use the hair fibers for the best results.

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We know that hair loss can be hard on people, and we want to help. Elite Hair Fibers can make hair look better in just a few seconds, and they’re safe to use daily.  We hope you will try Elite Hair Fibers and love them like we do!

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This page will help you decide on whether or not hair fibers are for you.  We’ll teach you all about our all-natural product and show you how to properly use hair fibers.

Other Options:

When medical treatments fall short, women can also consider cosmetic options to make up for lost hair.  Check out our article on caring for and styling thinning hair.

Hair Care and Styling Tips for Thinning Hair

At the other end of the spectrum is hair transplantation, a surgical procedure that moves active follicles from the back of the scalp to areas where the hair is thinning.

If you are interested in a hair transplant, we are available for a consultation.  We can help give you a better understanding of the process and give recommendations.  Although we have a hair product to help cover hair loss, our main priority is to educate people on hair loss solutions and ensure that you can find true confidence in your hair.  Our founder has been through hair loss and continues to battle its symptoms with products and hair transplants – we hope we can help you do the same.

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