What Causes Hair Loss?
Like scalp disorders, hair loss can be significantly determined by factors such as your genetics, environment and lifestyle choices. Below are other common and quite treatable causes of hair loss:
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is hair loss. It is the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it usually grows.
Traction Alopecia is caused by tension and pulling force of the hair. Any hairstyling method that pulls and stresses your hair can result in breakage and baldness. Traction alopecia occurs predominantly in women related to styling techniques.
Androgenic Alopecia is gradual hair loss that affects both men and women. It is also known as male/female pattern baldness, described as the loss or thinning of hair on the head's crown or hairline shrinking from the temples.
Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) occurs primarily in the central (crown) part of the scalp. The hair loss radiates outward in a centrifugal or circular pattern and is usually gradual. CCCA causes the destruction of the hair follicles and scarring leading to permanent hair loss. It is a widespread cause of alopecia or hair loss in African American women.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system attacks your own body; specifically, hair follicles are attacked. Alopecia Areata is non-scarring and usually causes hair to fall out in round patches. The hair loss is temporary but can be permanent.
Alopecia Totalis is an autoimmune disorder, which causes your immune system to attack your hair follicles. It is considered a genetic condition that results in complete loss of hair on the scalp. The hair loss is usually permanent.