Female Pattern Baldness (Androgenic Alopecia): This form of female hair loss is usually limited to the front, sides, or crown area of the scalp. Unlike male pattern baldness, hair tends to thin rather than fall out completely. The most common cause of progressive hair loss in women, FPHL (Female Pattern Hair Loss) is also known as androgenetic alopecia and affects about 40% of North American Women (American Academy of Dermatology, 2015).
It has the distinct appearance of hair thinly mainly on the top and crown and usually begins with a widening through the centre hair part.
Hypothyroidism: The thyroid system releases hormones that regulate growth and development through the rate of metabolism. Having both an overactive or underactive thyroid can cause changes to hair, including differences in texture and thinning throughout the scalp.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome): Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects how a woman's ovaries operate. Symptoms of this syndrome include irregular or no periods at all, acne, increased body or facial hair weight gain and thinning or hair loss on the head.
Folliculitis: Folliculitis is a condition wherein which hair follicles become inflamed. This inflammation is usually caused by a bacterial infection where excess oils and sebum clog the hair follicles preventing hair growth. To relieve minor folliculitis, it is recommended to use over the counter topical antibiotics such as bacitracin or neomycin. If your folliculitis is more severe, you may require griseofulvin or oral antibiotics. Be sure to discuss with your doctor which solution would be best for you, as some of these medications have side effects.
Lupus: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body's immune system attacks the tissues and organs.
A condition in which there is no hair growth. Unlike alopecia, which describes hair loss where formerly there was hair growth, hypotrichosis describes a situation where there was no hair growth in the first place. In this case, a fitted human hair wig is the wearer's best option to provide full coverage.
Hair Replacement options: Depending on the extent and positioning of the hair thinning, a wearer may opt for hair extensions, hairpiece system or human hair wig that can add fullness and length to fine areas. If the wearer finds they have thinning throughout the hairline and crown area, it's likely best to look into a hairpiece system or wig to provide adequate coverage.
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