The hairs growing on our head are terminal hair and are deeply rooted in the fat layers of the scalp. Hair follicles extract nutrition from the adjoining blood vessels and capillaries. Normally, these hairs complete their phase of Anagen or the growth phase, which is of around 3 years, before moving into resting and ultimately to dying phase. In their last phase the follicles drop out, giving way to new hair. However, when affected from any external factor causing hair loss, the natural growth and rest phase gets disrupted.
Hair loss can be triggered due to various factors including stress, pregnancy, medicine, increased level of DHT, disruption of general immunity and genetic predisposition. However, most of the men and women suffering from hair loss are cases of pattern baldness which is caused due to imbalance of DHT. Hair loss in women that is due to female pattern baldness is however different from that of male. Female hair loss treatment methods are therefore different from that of male hair loss treatment.