Our hair is a part of who we are, and part of how we perceive ourselves – so hair loss can usually significantly affect our self-esteem and confidence. There’s plenty of reasons why hair can fall out, so hair loss is often not so simply labeled, as there are many different types and causes for it. The medical term for hair loss is “alopecia,” and it can be temporary or permanent. Many people believe that alopecia is something that usually happens just to men, but this is not true. Alopecia in women is very common, and hair loss can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Here are some of the different kinds of alopecia hair loss.
This kind of alopecia is usually referred to as male or female pattern hair loss. It affects millions of men and women in the United States. It is understood to be a combination of both genetic and hormonal causes.
Androgenic Alopecia in Women
This kind of hair loss develops in women any time after the onset of puberty, although usually, it starts to present in a women’s reproductive years too. Hair loss due to androgenic alopecia differs greatly from male pattern baldness because it often does not lead to total hair loss. Hair becomes thinner all over the head, especially over the top and front scalp, although the frontal hairline is rarely ever affected. This change in hair density is not always easy to spot out, as it might appear to be normal at first. You might even notice your hair doesn’t grow as long as it used to, or your ponytail is not as luscious or thick as it once was.
Alopecia areata is a disorder that causes hair to fall out in patches. This either occurs on the head or body, which has a substantial impact on people’s quality of life. It’s an autoimmune condition, which means the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles. This reaction causes hair loss, though it is not clear why this occurs.
This is known as cicatricial alopecia. Scarring alopecia refers to a group of different diseases that destroys the hair follicles. The follicles are then replaced with a layer of scar tissue, so the hair does not grow back.
If you’ve been diagnosed with any of these kinds of alopecia, come into Wigs and Hair Solutions for custom-fitted wigs to help you feel like you again.
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Whether your hair loss is minor or severe, talking to a local wig and hair replacement specialist can help. At Wigs and Hair Solutions, you can choose the wig, hair topper, or hairpiece that fits you best. If you’re not ready to wear a wig just yet, schedule a consultation regardless. There are always options for women with hair loss.
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.