An estimated eight million women in the UK have hair loss. Research has found one in eight of those surveyed were under 35. It is believed that the prevalence of hair loss to women is actually higher than this and that women often suffer in silence. Women can often resort to spending a huge amount of money on commercially marketed treatments that can be largely ineffective. The effects of hair loss can have a great effect on a woman’s self-confidence.
There are various reasons for female hair loss, they can range from a vitamin deficiency, sudden weight loss or over-styling, hormonal imbalance and physical or emotional stress.
There are two widely known female hair loss density scales used by most hair loss specialists: the Ludwig Scale and the Savin Scale. They are identical except that the Savin Scale also measures overall thinning.