Most frequent questions and answers
The word alopecia means “hair loss.

While doctors have stated there is no definite cause to certain types of hair loss or follicles having a shorter growth period, there are various factors that can cause hair loss such as:

  • Stress
  • Poor Health
  • Poor Diet
  • Medical Conditions
  • Medication and Drugs
  • Genetics
  • Cosmetic Procedures
  • An array of other causes

Signs of hair loss and hair loss conditions vary between men, women and children.

  • Men
    • Thinning hair on the scalp
    • Receding hairline
    • Horseshoe shaped pattern that leaves crown of head exposed
  • Women
    • Hair thinning, especially crown of head
    • Excessive shedding of hair, but not complete baldness, after various illnesses and drug treatments, rapid weight loss, anemia or stress.
  • Children
    • Sudden loss of patches of hair
    • Complete loss of all hair on the body
    • Patches of broken hairs and incomplete hair loss on scalp and eyebrows.
  • Although you can’t reverse natural balding, you can use preventative measures such as:
  • Eating healthy hair care foods
  • Taking hair vitamins and supplements
  • You can detoxify your body
  • You can minimize mental, physical, and emotional stress
  • You can choose healthy hair care products wisely
  • You should avoid certain chemical treatments
  • Be careful of mechanical damage
  • Avoid hair weaving and braids, which causes traction alopecia
    • Go natural: Leave your hair in its natural color and texture. If that is not an option for you, give hair time to recover between blowouts and chemical treatments.
    • You can choose healthy hair care products wisely: Use a basic shampoo designed for your hair type. When curling your hair, choose less-damaging sponge rollers.
    • Brush properly: Using a proper brush (moderately stiff, natural-bristle brush) which is less likely to tear your hair, apply full strokes from the scalp to the tips of your hair to distribute the hair’s natural oil. Be gentle, and avoid brushing your hair when wet, when it is especially fragile. It is best to use a wide toothed comb on wet hair.

Call your doctor about hair loss if:

  • If you have a sudden loss of patches of hair
  • If you have patches of broken hairs and incomplete hair loss on the scalp and/or eyebrows
  • If you are rubbing or pulling out your hair
  • If you have any unexplained hair on any part of the body.
  • If your child has sudden losses of patchy hair, pulling or rubbing hair, or unexplained hair loss


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