Hair loss occurs when new hair does not replace hair that has fallen out. Hair loss is usually related to one or more of the following factors: Family history (heredity). The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition that occurs with aging.
Usually refers to hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness. Some people like to let their hair fall untreated and untouched. Others may cover it with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves.
Dandruff is a common condition that causes the skin to become scaly on the scalp. It is not contagious or serious. But it can be embarrassing and difficult to treat. Mild dandruff can be treated with a gentle daily shampoo.
When you have aged up, you may notice thinning hair in some areas of your head, or your hair may change from its original color to brown or white. Hair follicles contain pigment cells known as melanin. These cells give your hair its color. But over time, hair follicles can lose pigment, resulting in white hair.
is a condition that causes hair to fall out in small patches, which can be unnoticeable. These patches may connect, however, and then become noticeable. The condition develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.
Excessive or unwanted hair that grows on a woman’s body and face is the result of a condition known as hirsutism. All women have facial and body hair, but the hair is usually very thine and light colored.
It’s fairly well known that Lithium and Depakote (valproate) can frequently cause hair to start staying in your brush or comb instead of on your head. Some other medications prescribed for bipolar disorder also may cause thinning hair (alopecia).
is a type of impulse control disorder. People with these disorders know that they can do damage by acting on the impulses, but they cannot stop themselves. They may pull out their hair when they’re stressed as a way to try to soothe themselves.