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Understanding Common Causes of Hair Loss: Alopecia Areata


Alopecia areata affects as many as 6.8 million people in the U.S.

Alopecia areata affects as many as 6.8 million people in the U.S., but many individuals are unaware of the basic symptoms and risks associated with the condition. This week, we’re bringing light to one of the most common causes of female hair loss.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a condition that causes your hair to fall out, leading to exposed patches of skin on the scalp. The condition can also affect other parts of the body, such as the eyebrows and eyelashes.

The Causes

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body’s immune system is attacking its own cells and tissue. As a result, the natural cycle of hair growth is disrupted, causing the hair to fall out in clumps or thin out over time. Individuals with thyroid disease, vitiligo, or eczema are more likely to develop alopecia areata.


Bald patches typically occur on the top of the scalp over the course of a few weeks, once the hair begins to fall out. The skin may even itch, or feel uncomfortable during this time. Some people also experience roughness or cracks in their fingernails.


When women begin to experience symptoms of alopecia areata, the first response is to seek treatment. During this time, women with alopecia areata can regain their confidence by trying out decorative hair wraps and seeking out a wig style that suits their face and personality.


Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.



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