What Are the Types of Hair Loss

What Is Hair Loss, What Are the Types of Hair Loss?


What is Hair Loss?

Hair loss is a problem that can occur due to scalp diseases, drugs, malnutrition, stress, genetic and hormonal factors. A healthy scalp has an average of 100 thousand hairs, and an average of 100-150 hair loss in adults is considered normal.

What Are the Types of Hair Loss?

Depending on different factors, at least 10 types of hair loss can be defined:

  • Alopecia Areata: Hair loss that occurs in patches anywhere on the body
  • Alopecia Totalis: Total hair loss on the scalp
  • Alopecia Universalis: Loss of all body hair
  • Alopecia Barbae: Loss of facial hair
  • Alopecia Mucinosa: Baldness resulting in scaly patches
  • Androgenetic Alopecia: Thinning of hair until it becomes transparent
  • Traction Alopecia: Hair loss due to excessive shrinkage in the hair shaft
  • Anagen Effluvium: Hair loss caused by chemicals
  • Scarring Alopecia: Baldness that causes scarring in the area of hair loss
  • Telogen Effluvium: Hair loss caused by the opening of the hair gaps more than normal