Causes for hair loss

Hair Loss (Alopecia)

Hair loss, independent of its background and causes, is a distressing condition that significantly affects quality of life. It is a condition that can happen in any stage of life and to anyone. Hair Loss can be classified as two types: scarring and non-scarring. These are mainly categorised in three types, metabolic/hormonal, chemical and physical. There are 46 known types of hair loss.

There are unfortunately much false and misleading information about hair loss but whatever the cause for your hair loss is, it is important to follow a healthy hair care regime. The products will help maintain this by producing a healthier scalp and improving the hair growth. Many hair loss conditions can still be treated by recognising the problem, stabilising it quickly and try to reverse it as much as possible, even in the comfort from your own home. The stage of hair loss at which treatment is started, rather than age, determines the chances of success.


Types of hair loss

Hair loss disorders comprise an extensive group of conditions that can be classified as scarring and non-scarring alopecia. Whereas scarring alopecia is irreversible, in non-scarring alopecia there is no damage of the hair follicles. Some of the most common types of hair loss disorders fall under nonscarring alopecias. The most important factor is to understand the pathophysiology of hair loss in order to stabilize the condition and promote the hair growth as quick as possible.

The three most common alopecias are male and female pattern baldness and diffuse hair loss. The most common scalp disorders are dandruff, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, which all can lead to an unhealthy scalp.