Harvard Women's Health Watch

Hair loss: It's not just for men

With most hair-loss therapies targeted to men, where can women turn for help?

We've grown accustomed to seeing men lose their hair as they get older. These days it's not only socially acceptable for a man to be bald—it's physically appealing. Celebrities like Sean Connery, Bruce Willis, and Vin Diesel have made bald sexy.

But what about hair loss in women? We rarely see female celebrities go bald. Women don't flaunt our bald spots—we hide them.

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