Hair loss – this is a scary phrase, especially for women. Many people associate beautiful hair with femininity and womanhood so understandably hair loss is something to be dreaded. When faced with the fact that contrary to common belief, hair loss in women is about as common as it is for men, that can be disconcerting. The good thing is that there is always something you can do about it! Lets take a look at the different causes of hair loss and what can be done to help.
There are 4 main types of hair loss that are commonly experienced: pattern baldness, Alopecia Areata, Telogen Effluvium, and Anagen Effluvium. All of these types of hair loss are unique in how they affect hair growth and what treatments may help alleviate them.
Male or female pattern baldness is a very common condition, affecting about 3 million people annually. This is the type of hair loss that people are usually most familiar with. In men it can be seen as loss or thinning of hair at the crown of the head and a receding hairline at the front of the head. In women it usually manifests as thinking along the hairline, causing the part to look wider and wider. Pattern hair loss is most common in older people, starting after 40 but most common past 60. The cause of this type of hair loss is usually genetic, passed down from parent to child.
Though this type of hair loss is not reversible or temporary there are several things that can be done to help lessen its affect. You have probably seen TV commercials for various products that can be taken to reduce hair loss as well as for things like plugs, which replace lost hair. Medications to avoid further hair loss and hair transplants to replace lost hair are the methods usually employed to treat this type of hair loss. Unfortunately most hair transplant treatments are pricey and uncomfortable. A more affordable alternative that is a very attractive and versatile option for women is a hairpiece. In the past hairpieces, especially those for men may have not looked so good or have been obviously not natural hair, but these days hairpieces look very natural and beautiful. Not only do they look good but they can also be very versatile, allowing the wearer to style their hair easily and change their look quickly. The SHE Mono Lace by Beyond the Beauty is perfect for disguising hair loss at the hairline. This hair topper easily and securely attaches to the top of the head and can be used to create any hairstyle that can be created with your natural hair.
Alopecia areata is another common type of hair loss, though it is a distant second to pattern baldness, affecting about 200,000 people per year. This type of hair loss is also incurable but may be improved with various types of treatment. It is caused by autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks hair follicles resulting in hair loss. This type of hair loss is usually recognizable by the circular bald spots it leaves behind either on the scalp or other parts of the body. This type of hair loss is usually temporary with hair falling out for several months and then growing back. There are several different types of medications that can be used to treat this condition but if it is not severe a hairpiece can be the easiest solution. Hairpieces like the SHE Mono Lace by Beyond the Beauty, which are real human hair extensions offer the most natural look and are often undetectable.
Telogen Effluvium and anagen effluvium are both types of temporary hair loss related to the hair’s growth cycle. Anagen refers to the hairs first phase of growth while telogen refers to the resting of shedding phase of the hair cycle. In most people the anagen cycle lasts for 2-4 years, then the hair shifts to the telogen phase for several months before it falls out to be replaced by a new hair. Both of these conditions generally affect the whole head in a diffused manner, meaning hair does not fall out with more concentration in certain areas but rather thins overall. They also both are usually temporary. Telogen effluvium can be caused by many non-genetic factors like stress, medications, trauma or other things whereas anagen effluvium most often is associated with cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation. Neither of these conditions has a particular treatment that is known to cure or prevent them since they are almost always temporary and can be caused by so many different factors. Many people opt for temporary solutions like topical treatments or cooling caps. Hair toppers are once again a great solution for this type of hair loss. The SHE Mono Lace by Beyond the Beauty can easily disguise diffused hair loss like that caused by telogen effluvium and anagen effluvium.
We have taken a look at the four most common types of hair loss, what causes them and what treatments can improve these conditions. Though they may be caused by different factors, occur in different types of people and have different types of treatments it is easy to draw the conclusion that a hair topper or human hair extensions can easily disguise the effects of any type of hair loss. Beyond the Beauty is proud to help any customer match a SHE Mono Lace by Beyond the Beauty to their natural hair by color, style, length or any other factor to ensure the most seamless look. If you are anyone you know is suffering from hair loss do not despair, a beautiful hairpiece made with real human hair extensions will give you the confidence of natural, beautiful, full looking hair with ease.