Hair loss effects both men and women’s confidence, appearance, and can be caused by several factors. There are many different types of hair loss (scientifically known as alopecia) and each type warrants different reasons you might be losing your hair.
This type of hair loss is commonly known as male/female pattern baldness which starts in the early 20’s. It starts with a receding hairline and hair loss from the crown and frontal scalp. Women typically experience it later in life and experience overall hair thinning. It can be heredity or caused by hormones, it still has relatively unknown hair loss causes.
Starts off with patchy hair loss then turns into complete baldness. Luckily, hair begins to return after a few years. It has been shown to linked to stress and triggers a negative reaction where the body attacks itself and the hair follicles.
A natural phase in which the hair follicles stop producing and hair becomes shorter. During this time, the growth phase is shortened and enter the resting phase. It can come with age and an indicator that it is occurring is if hair begins to thin out.
A psychological disorder which people pull their own hair out. Unclear but seems to be a result of environmental and genetic factors.
Happens when large patches of hair enter the resting phase causing shedding and thinning. Caused when a person’s system is in shock, due to illness, accidents, certain medication, over sun exposure, surgery nervous shock.
A permanent loss of hair caused by inflammatory skin conditions. Scaring from these condition leaves scars that damage hair follicles and prevent hair from regenerating.
A combination of lifestyle changes, medical procedures, and prescription-based solutions can help to prevent or reverse pattern baldness. Nearly 2/3rd of men and women will experience some form of pattern baldness, the reasons of exactly why this is occurring is still unclear. It is believed that environmental factors and genetics could play a large role.
Dealing with bald patches involves taking anti-inflammation drugs to prevent the body from attacking itself and provide relief to the hair follicles. Treatment involves taking a steroid
This type of hair loss is difficult to treat since its causes are relatively unknown. Age seems to play a factor as well as overall hair treatment in later years. Making sure not to use harmful products or excessive hair coloring.
Since Trichotillomania (hair pulling) is psychological disorder, recovery includes finding ways to physically prevent hair from being pulled. Head covers, gloves, slippery oils and assistance from others can help and let the hair recover.
Treatment and recovery from Telogen Effluvium comes from a diet that includes nutrients such as vitamin D, iron and zinc, careful not to blow dry, straighten, curl, or color hair.
Decreased stress also shows to promote the growth cycle, lastly looking into a prescription drug solution, if the situation demands it.
Treatment of hair loss from scarring can vary depending on how damaged the skin is. Surgery, or a treatment of drugs can possibly promote growth in the affected areas.
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