6 Types Of Hair Loss
Alopecia - From the Greek word, “Alopek”, which means “Fox,” because that animal sheds it’s coat twice a year. In general, it means balding. But there are many causes of hair loss and sub-types of alopecia.
1. Alopecia Areata - Describes hair loss occurring in patches with no illness or physical discomfort. Hair will fall out for a time and grow back. Thenthe hair loss will "migrate" to a different part of the scalp. It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, in which hair follicles, are damaged by a misguided immune system. Our Herbal Re-growth recipe is the only formula, successfully tested in a scientifically controlled double blind study
2. Androgenetic Alopecia - Male and female Pattern Baldness. It is thought to be a hereditary form of hair loss, possibly triggered by stress. With women, is it more of a general thinning of the top of the head, which can advance to include the sides and back. With men, it usually takes on a definite pattern thought to be inherited. Androgenetic Alopecia represents 85% of all hair loss.
3. Traction Alopecia - Mothers keep young girls in tight hair styles creating a constant pull over many years. Evntually the hair follicles get tired of fighting and quit growing. This hair will not grow back. Advise everyone to stop wearing tight hair styles that place strain on the root system.
4. Trichotillimania - Caused by tension on the hair. Some people twist their hair around a finger in a nervous habit until they eventually pull it out by the roots enough times, that the hair follicle gives up. This hair will not grow back. Psychological counseling is recommended.
5. Alopecia Totalis - Total loss of the hair on the scalp.
6. Alopecia Universalis - Total loss of hair on the body.