Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where the hair growth begins. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they’re 40 years old. It usually begins when clumps of hair fall out, resulting in smooth, round hairless patches on the scalp or other areas of the body. Alopecia comes in many forms and can occur for a variety of different reasons. (more…)
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If you’ve finally made the decision to purchase your first wig, then the process can be new and exciting for you. Your journey with hair loss hasn’t been easy, but purchasing a wig is the first step to taking control of your life again. The process can be overwhelming for a first-time wig buyer, so before you set out to purchase your first wig – take a few moments to plan. (more…)
It’s no secret that Americans are concerned with their diet. When typing “diet” into any search engine, it’s likely that you’ll receive a host of millions of sites referencing fads, trends, and research to what we should eat and how we should eat it. Many of these diet trends require that the consumer eat a certain list of ingredients for an extended period of time such as WHOLE30, a program that illuminates non-processed whole foods, grains, dairy and sugar. Dieting is a wonderful way to achieve healthy weight-loss goals or just to lead a healthier lifestyle in general. However, in attempts to achieve quick weight-loss, or an inability to understand proper nutrition, some people can have negative effects from dieting. (more…)
Mom and Dad don’t always pass down the best genes. While you may love that cute button-nose you inherited from your mother, your balding father gave something a little less charming. Being genetically predisposed to hair loss is, unfortunately, unavoidable. Female alopecia most commonly presents itself over the entire scalp, resulting in baldness. This can be especially disastrous for older women who have grown accustomed to having a full head of hair. In some cases, alopecia occurs on the front and top of the scalp while thinning sparingly toward the sides. Learning more about the mechanisms behind genetic hair loss, the signs you may have inherited alopecia, and understanding possible solutions will give you a clear head while going through this emotionally draining time. Let’s get started.
Alopecia affects the hair follicles, causing hair loss. Hair loss can be a few spots, around the size of a quarter, or more; it all depends on the person. While there is unfortunately no cure for alopecia, there are a few options for sufferers. If you suffer from this stressful disease, keep reading to learn how you can battle hair loss in relation to alopecia, and enjoy relief from its worrying symptoms.