Female pattern hair loss is mostly related to genetic hair loss tendency. In most of the female pattern hair loss, DHT pathway is not involved, reinforced further by the fact of ineffectiveness of finesteride treatment for women. In few cases hyperandrgenic conditions and hormonal irregularities leads to female pattern hair loss.
Minoxidil work very well in women. 2% minoxidil applied to the scalp twice daily increase the hair count by 29%.