Hair fall is very normal. The average human being sheds around 50 to 100 strands per day. The bad news is that hair fall is very different from hair loss. Hair loss happens when hair follicles are unable to generate new hair any more. In most cases this leads to baldness.
Many experts agree that most people do not know that they are suffering from hair loss until they notice that their hair is thinning. It is therefore important to know what the problem is in order to find an effective cure. Here are the 5 types of hair loss:
1. Male Pattern Baldness
Male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia is experienced by both men and women. In this type of hair loss, hair is thinning and is slow to grow back. Many also find that their hair strands become weaker. The cause for male pattern baldness is usually hereditary. In most cases, there is almost no way to reverse the problem.
2. Cicatricial Alopecia
Cicatricial Alopecia or scarring alopecia also cannot be reversed. This is the result of inflammation of the scalp causing scar tissue to form on top of the scalp. This causes the hair follicle to scar and prevent it from regenerating hair.
3. Alopecia Areata
Alopecia Areata is caused by an autoimmune disease. Scientists still do not know what triggers this kind of hair loss.
4. Talogen Effluvium
This type of baldness causes change in the hair growth cycle. This happens when severe shock is experienced by a person. Severe mental or physical shock can cause the hair follicles to go into a resting phase. When this happens hair follicles do not regenerate hair for a period of time. Pregnancy, illness, depression and some diseases can cause Talogen Effluvium.
5. Traction Alopecia
Traction Alopecia is caused by severe hairstyles. Increased amounts of pressure on the hair can cause tension on the scalp and pull hair roots. Traction alopecia causes the hair roots to weaken and stop regenerating hair.