Female-pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the commonest type of hair loss in women and tends to occur gradually from the age of 40-50 onwards, however in some women it can occur earlier and can progress more rapidly.
FPHL is also known as androgenetic alopecia. Typically, an even pattern of thinning occurs on the top and front of the scalp, often leading to a wider and more visible parting line.
Women with FPHL do not lose all their hair, however without treatment the condition continues to progress and unfortunately there is no cure. However, there are excellent treatments which can lead to hair regrowth, but these are best to be used regularly, early and continuously.
Before starting treatments, it is sensible see a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to exclude other causes of hair loss that might need different therapy.