Hair loss among women

Hair loss and unhealthy hair affect 40% of women and represent problems that often become even worse after menopause. These problems have a severe impact on women’s confidence and sense of femininity.

How does female hair loss develop?

The female hair loss process is different to that of men. A hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) affects the scalp follicles in such a way that they produce little hair or stop producing hair altogether. This is known as androgen hair loss. When it comes to women, follicle sensitive to DHT are located in areas of the scalp different to men. As a result, hair loss patterns are also different. Among men, hair loss is mainly visible at the top of the head. Women, on the other hand, lose hair in a more distributed pattern, along with a receding hairline in some cases.

Hair loss as a result of hormonal changes and menopause

Under normal circumstances, the female body produces less male androgen hormones than the male body. However, certain hormonal changes in the female body can result in the production of more DHT. This can thin out head hair, while making other parts of the body hairier.

Women can be affected by elevated DHT production following pregnancy or after menopause. And women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can also be more susceptible.

As a result of menstrual cycles, the female body constantly experiences hormonal changes. Depending on individual sensitivity to certain fluctuations, hormonal changes can manifest themselves in the form of hair loss and hair that becomes thinner and limper.

Why are some women affected by hair loss, while others are not?

Hairs grow in a cycle from the same follicles. The growth phase lasts for 2-6 years and, on average, repeats itself 20 times over the course of a human life. This means that someone with a short cycle starts balding sooner, while someone with a long cycle might still have a full head of hair at age 100. DHT shortens the hair growth cycle, which is why it is so important to identify hair loss at an early stage. That makes it possible to address the problem and keep a full head of hair all the way into old age.

Esthecin improves hair quality

Esthecin is a hair growth serum that nourishes the hair follicles, thereby stimulating hair growth and improving hair quality. Women who tested Esthecin – on average – noted improvements in all areas. Their assessments are reflected in the below graphic.

Esthecin is a combination of various natural ingredients, all fully plant-based. An innovative liposomal technology has also been developed for Esthecin, which makes sure that the active ingredients actually reach the hair follicle cells.