Everyone loses hair. It happens during your morning shower while you are blowing it dry or when you give it a quick brush- and that is normal. On average, we lose fifty to a hundred hairs a day. That is just hair going through its cycles and there will always be a new one to replace it, but hair loss may also be a sign of a more serious medical condition that needs an evaluation by a dermatologist and possible treatment.
Dandruff or Seborrhea is a common non-contagious condition of skin areas rich in oil glands like the face, scalp, and upper trunk that are marked by flaking (overproduction of skin cells) and sometimes redness and itching (inflammation) of the scalp. It varies in severity from mild flaking of the scalp to scaly, red patches.
The problem of thinning hair may grow with the age of an individual. Common causes of thinning hair may include hormonal imbalance, protein deficiency and so on. An individual should increase the intake of protein rich items in order to obtain strong and healthy hair.
Hair Loss, Male Pattern Baldness (Male Pattern Alopecia)
About two out of three men experience hair loss by age 60, and most of the time it's due to male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss is caused by a combo of genes and male sex hormones and usually follows a classic pattern in which the hair recedes at the temples, thus leaving behind an M-shaped hairline.
Hair Loss, Female Pattern Baldness (Female Pattern Alopecia)
Female Pattern Baldness (Alopecia) is a form of hair loss affecting women due to an inh
erited susceptibility. It is most commonly noticed after menopause, although it may begin earlier.
It is due to a combination of a family history of balding, aging, and hormones.
Alopecia aeratea is an autoimmune disorder resulting in hair loss. The immune system of the body mistakenly stops hair growth for unknown reasons. Hair loss may be patchy or sparse and may involve the rest of the body in addition to the scalp.
Blow-drying, straightening, highlighting, and perming regularly can wreak havoc on hair by leaving it brittle, broken and unmanageable. Split ends and dry hair are just two casualties of over styling. Excessive styling and heat can cause split ends, which occur when the protective outermost layer of hair (the cuticle) is damaged and peels back.