Straight talk about hair loss
Why is my hair falling out?
Hair loss has many causes, but the most common is a condition called androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness. This form of hair loss is genetic and does not happen suddenly, it’s a gradual thinning that happens over time. For men, it most often starts with a loss of hair at the crown of the head. For women, its affects are more scattered with patchy hair loss across the scalp.
What are some other, less common forms of alopecia?
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that causes hair loss on the scalp, face and other areas of the body. It happens when your immune system mistakenly attacks the normal cells that make up your hair follicles. This condition often linked genetically among multiple family members.
Traction alopecia is a loss of hair around the hairline, usually caused by wearing tight hairstyles such as ponytails, weaves or braids. The condition occurs when hair follicles are damaged from constant pulling or tension over a long period of time.
Cicatricial alopecia is also known as scarring alopecia. This condition refers to a group of rare disorders that destroy your hair follicles and replace them with scar tissue, eventually causing permanent hair loss.
What other things can cause hair loss?
Other types of hair loss can be attributed to an increase in stress, illness, injury, changing hormones, poor nutrition or eating disorders and certain medications.
I’ve heard that wearing a hat can cause hair loss, is that true?
No. This is one of the many myths surrounding hair loss, which most often is caused by genetic predisposition.
Is hair loss normal?
More than 80 million men and women in the United States experience hair loss, or alopecia, the medical term for hair loss. While, it is normal to shed 50–100 individual hairs a day, if you are noticing thinning or bald patches you could be experiencing a form of alopecia.
What can I do about my hair loss?
You can schedule appointment for a free consultation with our experts at Argyle Hair Solutions. Our experience and resources can help you take positive action to reduce the impact of hair loss on your life. Click here to get started.