Female Hair Loss Information

20 Common Conditions

The most common form of hair loss affecting both men and women, although more commonly seen in men. Genetic in origin and inherited either from the mother or father's side...

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This is a sudden loss of hair typically occurring after chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy works by targeting cells that are rapidly multiplying (like cancer cells), but this also...

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This is a psychological condition of compulsive hair-pulling and twisting resulting in patchy hair loss, often with increased severity during times of emotional stress. It’s classed as a focussed repetitive...

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Chemotherapy drugs are extremely powerful and designed to destroy active, rapidly dividing cells. Unfortunately, these effects are non-discriminatory. In other words, they don’t only attack the rapidly multiplying cancer cells,...

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Also referred to as Traumatic Alopecia, it's often caused by ill-fitting wigs, badly fitted hair weaves and human hair extensions. The hair loss is caused by prolonged tension or "traction"...

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Telogen effluvium is also referred to as ‘chronic telogen effluvium’ (CTE). Unlike androgenetic alopecia, this condition causes diffuse/generalised thinning, instead of localised baldness. Such thinning isn’t necessarily symmetrical and it...

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Badly fitted hair extensions can cause traction alopecia and, in recent years, the media has increasingly highlighted various celebrities suffering from the condition after hair extension use. The prolonged traction...

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This is a condition where hair loss is localised and patchy, typically resulting in round, coin-like patches of baldness on the scalp. It's said to affect around 0.01% of the...

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Chemical treatments such as perms, dyes, tints, colours and bleaches can cause damage to hair if used too often, too aggressively or negligently. Whilst normally something from which your hair...

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Accidents, trauma, major surgery, serious or chronic illness and other forms of severe physiological stress can cause large numbers of hair follicles to simultaneously enter the resting and shedding phase....

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Like our skin, the state of our hair is frequently a reflection of the inner body’s wellbeing. So, underlying disease can be a direct or indirect cause of hair loss....

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Major surgery, trauma, serious or chronic illness and other forms of severe physiological stress can cause large numbers of hair follicles to concurrently enter the resting and shedding phase. This...

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This is a rare disorder that completely destroys the hair follicle and replaces it with scar tissue, thus causing permanent hair loss. Scarring alopecia can be the result of external...

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Menopause results in a change of balance between the female sex hormone, oestrogen and the male sex hormones, the androgens, which are also present in low amounts in females. During...

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A healthy diet is of course essential for healthy hair growth. Like our skin, the state of our hair is frequently a reflection of the inner body’s wellbeing. Protein deficiencies,...

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High levels of DHT in the hair follicle can cause it to malfunction, decreasing the growth phase of the hair. Eventually, the hair shortens until it looks like peach fuzz....

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After giving birth, a large amount of the new mother's hair will go into the 'resting phase'. This is a period lasting two to three months, at the end of...

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Low protein diets cause the body to save protein by shifting some of the body's hairs into the resting phase. Excessive hair loss can occur two to three months afterwards....

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Alopecia Totalis involves the complete loss of scalp hair. In some cases, treatment to stimulate the regrowth of hair can be achieved through topical or injectable cortisone. Unfortunately, at Mark...

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Alopecia Universalis results in the complete loss of not only scalp hair, but hair from all over the body. In some cases, treatment to stimulate the regrowth of hair can...

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