Just the Facts:

Women usually experience hair loss much later in life because before menopause, high levels of the female hormone estrogen keep male testosterone at bay. However, during and after menopause, high levels of DHT in the blood can result in hair loss that is generally characterized by a uniform thinness throughout the scalp. This makes genetic hair loss in women much harder to detect in its early stages, though much more traumatic in its later stages if nothing is done to alleviate the situation.