This type of hair loss is often called “female-pattern baldness” where women will also notice thinning at the “crown” of the head with the rest of the hair spared. How does it happen? It is a hereditary condition. How is it treated? You will have to see your doctor for effective treatments which may include prescription level medications, which may also include hormonal therapy. This type of hair loss is also treated with over the counter medications like topical minoxidil (Rogaine).