Types of hair loss?
At Transitions Hair Solutions we are proud to offer leading edge solutions for virtually all types of hair loss. Learn about each!
Before addressing your hair loss, it’s essential to first identify the contributing factor(s) to your condition. At Transitions Hair Solutions we are proud to offer leading edge solutions for virtually all types of hair loss. Let’s take a closer look at the most common types of hair loss:
Derived from the Greek term ‘alopekia,’ alopecia is a medical term used to describe hair loss of any kind. There are many degrees of alopecia, however the fact of the matter is; the average hair loss sufferer experiences emotional and physiological turmoil as a result. Alopecia can result from a multitude of factors including: genetics, scarring, medical complications, over processing, and even ringworm. If you are experiencing alopecia of any degree, it’s essential to seek help immediately. The longer your hair loss progresses untreated, the more difficult it will be to stop and/or reverse its effects.
Female Pattern Hair Loss
The most common type of hair loss in women, female pattern hair loss is known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Characterized by the Ludwig Scale, female pattern hair loss is a genetic disorder that causes hair to begin thinning at the crown of the scalp. Though it is uncommon, if left untreated female pattern hair loss can advance to complete baldness at the crown.
Male Pattern Baldness
The most common type of hair loss in men, male pattern baldness is also known as androgenetic alopecia. Characterized by the Norwood/Hamilton Scale, male pattern baldness is a result of genetics and typically begins to manifest itself at the crown and/or frontal hairline. If left untreated, male pattern baldness can quickly advance to partial or total hair loss.
Chemotherapy and Hair Loss
In addition to the painful toll that chemotherapy takes on the body, hair loss is yet another difficult side effect. Chemotherapy is a highly toxic medication used to eradicate cancer cells in the body. Unfortunately chemotherapy also damages healthy cells, including hair follicles. Many cancer patients find total hair loss to be one of the most trying aspects of the treatment process. The loss of one’s self confidence at such a difficult time often compounds the emotional devastation. Though chemotherapy related hair loss is almost always temporary, it can take years for a cancer patient’s hair to return to its original texture and condition.
At Transitions Hair Solutions we are proud to offer a complete line of the most advanced, synthetic and 100% human hair wigs on the market today. It is our goal to help those suffering from chemotherapy related hair loss to look and feel their very best during a very difficult time. If you or a loved one are preparing to, or have already begun, chemotherapy, we urge you to consider the following:
- Consulting a hair replacement studio right away is the best way to ensure you receive a wig that looks and feels like your own naturally growing hair. If you’ve already begun to experience hair loss it’s not too late. Schedule a consultation today!
- During your consultation, ask to see and feel hair prosthetics samples. Try them on and examine each closely. You want to select a hair replacement system that is both beautiful and comfortable.
- Synthetic hair is an affordable option for those who plan to wear a hair prosthesis for a year or less. If you expect to need to wear your hair system longer, a wig made of human hair is likely a better option.
- Comfort is of the utmost importance. Keep in mind that your hair replacement systems will rest on your scalp. You want to select a system that is breathable and comfortable. Meeting with a hair loss consultant in person is the best way to ensure you’re selecting a hair prosthesis that is both attractive and comfortable.
Hair Loss and Children
Hair loss in children can be a particularly difficult condition. The social pressures that young people face can magnify the emotional side effects of hair loss. Just as alopecia is the most common type of hair loss in adults, it’s also typically the cause for hair loss in children. Some studies have found that it’s important to allow a child to determine how they would like to address their hair loss. If you, or a loved one, are suffering from adolescent hair loss we encourage you to keep in mind that there are many options available, each of which is designed specifically for children.
Trichotillomania is a disorder that compels one to recurrently pull out their own hair, eventually resulting in noticeable hair loss. A condition that was once considered a rarity is now believed to impact more than 1 percent of population. Unfortunately many trichotillomania sufferers are under the impression that they are alone. If you, or a loved one, are experiencing trichotillomania we urge you to seek help. Early intervention can help you to overcome the disorder and hair replacement systems can ease the healing process.
There are thousands of causes and types of hair loss that impact millions of men, women and children every year. If you, or a loved one, are experiencing hair loss, we urge you to seek treatment today. With the help of a trained specialists, you can begin to address your hair loss immediately and get back to your active lifestyle.
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What causes hair loss?
According to the staff over at the Mayo Clinic;
Most people normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. But with about 100,000 hairs in the scalp, this amount of hair loss shouldn’t cause noticeable thinning of the scalp hair. As people age, hair tends to gradually thin. Other causes of hair loss include hormonal factors, medical conditions and medications.
The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. In genetically susceptible people, certain sex hormones trigger a particular pattern of permanent hair loss. Most common in men, this type of hair thinning can begin as early as puberty.
Hormonal changes and imbalances can also cause temporary hair loss. This could be due to pregnancy, childbirth, discontinuation of birth control pills or the onset of menopause.
A variety of medical conditions can cause hair loss, including:
- Thyroid problems. The thyroid gland helps regulate hormone levels in your body. If the gland isn’t working properly, hair loss may result.
- Alopecia areata. This disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles — causing smooth, roundish patches of hair loss.
- Scalp infections. Infections, such as ringworm, can invade the hair and skin of your scalp, leading to hair loss. Once infections are treated, hair generally grows back.
- Other skin disorders. Diseases that can cause scarring, such as lichen planus and some types of lupus, can result in permanent hair loss where the scars occur.
Hair loss can be caused by drugs used to treat:
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
- Other causes of hair loss
Hair loss can also result from:
A physical or emotional shock. Many people experience a general thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock. Examples include sudden or excessive weight loss, a high fever, or a death in the family.
Hair-pulling disorder. This mental illness causes people to have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, whether it’s from the scalp, their eyebrows or other areas of the body. Hair pulling from the scalp often leaves patchy bald spots on the head.
Certain hairstyles. Traction hair loss can occur if the hair is pulled too tightly into hairstyles such as pigtails or cornrows.
What is the best hair loss treatment?
We get this question all of the time and frankly there is really is no easy answer. There is no one size fits all for the average individual. There is however, a few solutions that can provide some fantastic results for a majority of people who are experiencing hair loss. (Fantastic is defined here as cessation of further hair thinning and perhaps some regrowth, ranging from a little to moderate. Al depending on your specific circumstances.) There are some individuals who respond unusually well– and then there are those who don’t respond at all. The fact is, most hair loss sufferers fall somewhere in the middle.
Since there are many causes and reasons in pattern loss for both women and men, it is best to approach the problem from several angles to maximize results, as some treatments address different underlying causes. A common fundamental approach is to use an “antiandrogen” of some kind, such as Propecia (men only) or Revivogen (men and women), and a growth stimulant such as Rogaine Foam or Tricomin.
If medications and other drugs aren’t the solution for you, then you have the option of a hair transplant, wigs, hair piece or toupee, now known as an integrated hair system. These solutions have come a long way in the past number of years and now are virtually undetectable to the average person.
Does wearing a hat contribute to or cause hair loss?
No, wearing a hat does not cause hair loss, unless of course the hat you are wearing is so tight that it pulls out your hair.
Can brushing or frequency of washing my hair cause me to lose my hair?
The frequency by which you wash your hair, brush, and or comb your hair, in addition to the types of shampoo do not contribute to hair loss. Again, this can depend on how aggressive you are with your brush, comb.
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