Hair Loss Explained

Hair Loss Explained

Hair Loss Explained

Androgenic Alopecia – A.K.A: Male Pattern Baldness:
Due to genetic and hormonal factors, hair starts falling from the temples and the crown and then the bald areas and the only hair left is on the side of the head.

Did You Know…?
…25% of men start losing their hair by age of 30

Alopecia Areata

  • Patches of hair start to shed due to the immune system attacking hair follicles.
  • Usually caused by stress and hair might not regrow for a year. When they do, they might regrow in a slightly different colour or in white.

Alopecia Totalis:

  • When a person losses all his or her hair on the scalp. It is thought to be an auto-immune disorder. Hence, hair follicles get attacked by the immune system for unknown reasons.
  • Some people think that one of the causes is stress.

Alopecia Universalis

  • The difference between alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis lies in the fact that the latter also involves hair loss in other parts of the body such as eyebrows, eyelashes and beard

Traction Alopecia

This type of alopecia can be caused by excessive strain put on on the hair. This can happen when hair is braided for a long time or is heavily pulled.

Telogen  Effluvium

This happens when there is a temporary thinning of the hair. Hair might also grow thinner for a while. Should be monitored as hair is expected to grow back after a while.


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