hair loss:
Types of Hair Loss

Androgenic Alopecia- The most common form of hairloss for both males and females. Commonly known as Male Pattern Baldness. Thinning begins from the temples or the crown of the head leaving hair only around the sides and back of the head, over time there might be complete baldness.

Alopecia Universalis- The hair of the Scalp and Body is completely lost.

Alopecia Totalis- Is the complete loss of Scalp hair.

Alopecia Areata- Also known as Marginal Alopecia. In this case the immune system attacks the hair follicles and normal hair growth is disrupted in a spotty pattern. The cause is unknown but it is commonly associate with autoimmune conditions like thyroid disease, vitiligo, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. Sometimes it can be hereditary.

Ophiasis – Is a form of Alopecia Areata where hair is loss encircles the scalp.

Traction Alopecia- This is hair loss caused by damage to the hair follicle by constant pulling or tension over a long period. Usually seen in people who wear tight braids or cornrows.

Chignon Alopecia- Is a form of Traction Alopecia where hair loss occurs at the top of the head usually the results of wearing hair in a tight bun.

Hyptrichosis- Is a condition where there has never been any hair growth.

Telogen Effluvium- Stress or Illness can push the hair follicles prematurely into “resting stage” causing hair loss.

Trichotillomania-Is a phycological disorder in which a person compulsively pulls out their own hair leaving them with noticable hair loss.

Lichen Planopilaris- This disease usually affects the mouth and skin but it can also result in permanent hair loss.

Trichorrhexis Nodosa This is a problem within the hair fiber where there is no cuticle layer resulting in the fraying and swelling of the nodes.

Hypertrichosis (Hirsutism) This is usually a hormonal disorder caused by the over production of the male hormones. Excessive hair growth can occur in the face, chest, shoulder, lower abdomen and thighs, but can also result in male pattern baldness.

Folliculitis Is a very common bacterial infection of the hair follicle, usually it can be repaired by the easy removal of the infected hairs.

About hair loss
On average a person loses anywhere from 50 to 100 hairs from the scalp per day.
Hair loss due to improper hair care or styling habits, medication, stress or diet can be reversed, but there is no prevention or reversal for genetic hair loss.