It is typical for an individual to lose between 50 to 100 hairs throughout the day; however, these hairs are continuously replaced. If more excessive hair loss occurs, there may be an underlying problem: Hair loss caused by an underlying problem is usually short-lived and, once the root cause is removed, the lost hair is replaced. The root cause of hair loss can range from stress to inadequate protein consumption. When permanent hair loss occurs, hormones (including testosterone) and genetics are typically to blame.
Although you might associate hair loss with men, it is a problem that affects women almost as much as it does men. About 40 percent of the people who suffer from hair loss are women, according to the American Hair Loss Association. While not every female hair loss patient is a good candidate for hair restoration surgery, a hair transplant can help many women get their hair–and their confidence–back.