Different Balding Types

What is alopecia? First let us understand that there a various types of alopecia, and various causes of female hair loss associated with this condition. Here are the different types of alopecia.

Alopecia Areata: Mostly temporary it usually starts in a small area of the scalp, but can move to other parts of the body including eyebrows, etc. Cause is officially unknown. Number one suspect? Stress!

Alopecia Totalis: Hair loss is limited to the head but usually progresses, resulting in total baldness of the head.

Alopecia Universalis: Hair loss over entire body.

Traction Alopecia: is the direct result of pulling hair too tight.

*Trichotillomania: Is actually an obsessive compulsive disorder characterized by pulling hair out, though it is sometimes categorized with types of alopecia.

Traction Alopecia Solution
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Areata Alopecia Solution
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Traction Alopecia is the most common type of alopecia we see at LA Hair. It is a direct result of individuals, including non-professionals and some professionals providing the following services, all of which involve pulling the hair too tight over a period of time:

  1. Braids
  2. Sew in Weaves and
  3. Clients who wear ponytails, hair pieces and other styles where the hair is pulled tightly from the face and or gelled down.