Female Pattern Thinning
What is the difference between female and male pattern hair loss? The common thread is that both are inherited. While men get receding hairlines and thinning on the crown of the head, female hair loss looks totally different. In female pattern hair loss the frontal hairline almost always remains intact. Woman tend to lose hair more diffusely particularly over the frontal 1/3 – 2/3 of the scalp, classified according to the Ludwig distribution.
As thick terminal hairs are gradually replaced by fine thin hairs, the overall appearance becomes more and more see-through. Under magnification, there is greater variation in the thickness of the hairs and more hairs become single-hair follicles (rather than occurring in groupings of 2-4 hairs).