Women usually maintain their hairline, and suffer from thinning hair, whereas men tend to lose their hairline and often all hair in certain places. It is not generally understood in the community that womens hair loss is almost as common as mens. It is often less visible, and women can cover it up often so it is not noticed as often. And womens hair loss can be the cause of more severe psychological reactions in women than men and so women can often benefit from some forms of counselling. So if you are suffering from womens hair loss what do you do? It is vital to understand that you can only take the appropriate steps to attempt to control or reverse your hair loss once you know what is causing it. Visit your doctor and if necessary your doctor will refer you to a specialist. Then you know why you are losing your hair. You should receive some clear instructions from your medical professional on the options open to you, the likelihood of success, the possible side affects if any and the cost. Only then can you make an informed decision on how to deal with womens hair loss as it affects you.