Medically referred to as Androgenic Alopecia, is the common type of hair loss among men. This usually begins at the top of the scalp (the crown) slowly increases and spreading to the rest of the hea
Medically referred to as Androgenic Alopecia, is the common type of hair loss among women. Similar to male pattern baldness except women lose hair in a different pattern to that of men.
The most common cause of hair loss is hereditary condition. It usually occurs gradually with ageing and in predictable patterns - receding hairline and bald spots for men and thinning hair for women.
A variety of conditions can cause permanent or temporary hair loss, including hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems. Medical conditions include alopecia areata, which causes patchy hair loss, scalp infections.
Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs, such as those used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.
The hair may not grow back the same as it was before.
Many people experience a general thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock.
This type of hair loss is usually temporary.
Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair tight, such as pigtails or cornrows, can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. Hot oil hair treatments and perms can cause inflammation of hair follicles that can lead to hair loss. If scarring occurs hair loss can be permanent.
This is the most common type of hair loss, affecting both men & women as they age. In men, hair often begins to recede from the forehead in a line that resembles a ‘M.’
Some people experience smooth, coin-sized bald spots. This type of hair loss usually affects just the scalp, but it sometimes also occurs in beards or eyebrows. In some cases, your skin may become itchy or painful before the hair falls out.
Some conditions and medical treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer, can result in the loss of hair all over your body. The hair usually grows back.
A physical or emotional shock can cause hair to loosen. Handfuls of hair may come out when combing or washing your hair or even after gentle tugging. This type of hair loss usually causes overall hair thinning and not bald patches.
This is a sign of ringworm. It may be accompanied by broken hair, redness, swelling and, at times, oozing.