As many as 21 million women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives. Androgenetic alopecia (also known as Female Pattern Hair Loss or FPHL) is the most common type. It runs in families, and usually starts between the ages of 12 and 40. Although scalp hair is not biologically essential, the impacts of hair loss on how women feel about themselves is profound. A 2002 study found that 55% of affected women displayed symptoms of depression. However, the effects of alopecia reach far beyond symptoms of depression and include anxiety, obsessions, dissatisfaction with one’s appearance, and low...