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Two Most Common Forms of Hair Loss (EXPLAINED)

Updated: Dec 24, 2023

Hair loss can be a traumatic experience and or life altering "normal" for some. Hair loss can either be caused by mechnical damage, illness (medication) or it can be hereditary. Although there are many different technologies, products and options that are offered to help re-grow hair the truth is there is no definite cure and once the hair follice is permantely damaged hair does not grow out of the follice anymore. Let's look into two types of hair loss:

Androgenic Alopecia

Excessive androgenic hormones (having a hormone imbalance) is also called female pattern baldness. It is hereditary, you can inherit the genes from your mother, father, or both. Because FPHL (Female Pattern Hair Loss) is more common after menopause, hormones may also play a role there is no set cure.  It can develop after puberty in women and develops over 15-30 years. Women experiencing menopause will see lost of density in hair as estrogen levels are decreasing causing a slow decrease of hair density and size. Specific products can be used to slow down the process of hair loss which will give the apperance of fuller and thicker hair.

Traction Alopecia

Is a result of the hair on the scalp being pulled too tightly,  especially at the sides near the ears, at the nape of neck and the front of the scalp.  Styling techniques that create tension in certain areas cause the hair to break or pull  out from the follicle too soon. Traction is a scarring alopecia which means the scalp  experiences the trauma of hair being pulled repeatedly, the body’s natural response  is to protect itself. If the hair continues to be pulled aggressively the hair will not grow  back. 

To learn of more ways to combat these forms of hair loss, or slow the process of hair loss down contact me at: Lindse` Mary Haircare:

Be kind and gentle with your hair. ❤️

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