Around 20% of women will experience some degree of hair thinning in their lifetime. Hair loss in women is generally diffuse, as compared to the characteristic pattern of baldness in men. Hairline is always maintained even in maximum thinning.There are immense psychological effects of even the slightest of hair loss in women. This in part is due to the belief that females do not lose hair and its fine for men to lose hair. Hair loss in females
is not acute and may be associated with cyclical variations. It can also be aggravated during pregnancy and at menopause as it is affected by hormonal changes.