It is a condition where female gradually lose their hair and leads to baldness. It is a pattern of hair loss cause due to hormones, aging, and genetics. Unlike male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness is an overall thinning which maintains the normal hair line.


Each strand of hair sits in a tiny hole in the skin called a follicle. In general, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicle does not grow new hair. The follicles remain alive, which suggests that it is still possible to grow new hair.

The reason for female pattern baldness is not well understood, but may be related to:

  • Aging
  • Changes in the levels of androgens (hormones that can stimulate male features)
  • Family history of male or female pattern baldness
  • Heavy loss of blood during menstrual periods
  • Certain medicines, such as estrogenic oral contraceptive


Hair thinning is different from that of male pattern baldness. In female pattern baldness:

  • Hair thins mainly on the top and crown of the scalp. It usually starts with a widening through the center hair part. This pattern of hair loss is known as Christmas tree pattern.
  • The front hairline remains unaffected except for normal recession, which happens to everyone as time passes.
  • The hair loss rarely progresses to total or near total baldness, as it may in men.
  • If the cause is increased androgens, hair on the head is thinner while hair on the face is coarser.


Homoeopathy today is a growing system and is being practiced all over the world. Its strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When hair loss is concerned there are many effective medicines are available in Homoeopathy, but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient, considering the mental and physical symptoms.

ARNICA MONTANA: Arnica increases blood circulation in the scalp, stimulate hair follicles. Prevent hair loss in both man and woman.

BORAX: Hair is rough and horny, cannot be combed smooth. Hair tangled at the tip and stick together., cannot be separated.

CANTHARIS: Hair falls out when combing, especially during confinement and lactation. Severe dandruff with scales on the scalp.

CALCAREA CARBONICA: Hair loss from thyroid hormone imbalance. Falling of hair due to hypothyroidism. Excessive perspiration on the scalp, wets the pillow. Itching of the scalp. Cold spots on head. Chilly persons. Catches cold easily. Craving for eggs and indigestible things like dirt, chalk, pencils. Fatty, and obese persons, easily overworked and exhausted.

CALCAREA PHOSPHORICUM: Falling of hair in bunches on combing. From poor nutrition. Predisposition to glandular and bone diseases.

FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM: Hair loss from anemia. Takes cold easily. Great mental and physical lassitude indisposed to physical exertion, nervousness and prostration

FLOURIC ACID: Hair falling after chemotherapy. Falling of hair after fevers. Brittle air.

LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM: Hair falls of after abdominal disease, after parturition with burning, scalding and itching of scalp, especially on getting warm from exercise during the day. Premature greying of hair. Loss of self- confidence. Poor self-esteem. Fear of public. Prefer warm drinks and foods. Craving for sweets. Flatulent abdomen.

NATRUM MURIATICUM: Hair falls out if touched, mostly on forepart of head. Scalp is very sensitive. Face is shiny as if greased. Falling of hair after childbirth. Hair comes out in excess while combing. Hair fall from hormonal imbalance. Severe headache, worse from heat of sun. Introverted and depressed women. Craving for salt and salty foods.

PHOSPHORUS: Falling of hair in large bunches in spots.  Round patches of scalp, deprived of hair. The root of the hair seems to be dry; the denuded scalp looks clear, white and smooth. Itching of scalp. Presence of copious dandruff.

SEPIA: Hair loss from hormonal imbalance. Falling of hair during menopause, pregnancy, after childbirth and nursing of a child. Losing of hair after chronic headache. Irritable and indifferent women. Hot flushes followed by perspiration. Bearing down sensation in the uterus.

SILICEA: Premature baldness, Itching of the scalp before menses.

THALLIUM METALLICUM: Hair falls after acute exhausting diseases. Hair falls off with great rapidity. Hair fall from thyroid hormone issues.

THYROIDINUM: Hair loss and greying of hair from thyroid hormone imbalance.

WIESBADEN: By the use of this remedy hair will grow rapidly and becomes darker. New hair take place of the fallen hair rapidly.