Hair care or Hairstyle
Dyeing, perming or relaxing your hair can damage your scalp. So can excessive pulling, styling and incorrect use of brushes or straighteners. In the course of time, this damage can lead to hair loss and it can also be permanent.
Hormones are the most common cause of hair loss in both women and men. In both sexes, the specific hormone responsible for hair loss is the same: dihydrotestosterone (known as “DHT”), a hormone that your body produces as a by-product of testosterone.
This hair loss is called androgenic alopecia or Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL). Overall, it is the most serious form of hair loss. Because androgenic alopecia shrinks your hair follicles, the hair you lose is often gone permanently.
Folliculitis is a term for inflammation of the hair follicles, usually caused by staphylococci or fungi. It is known to cause hair loss.
It causes inflammation of the hair follicles that looks like acne around the hair follicles. In the early stages, the hair follicle may still be present. However, as folliculitis progresses, the hair follicle falls out.
Severe and prolonged hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can cause hair loss. The loss is diffuse and affects the entire scalp rather than discrete areas. The hair appears uniformly sparse. Hair regrowth is common with successful treatment of the thyroid disorder, although it may take several months and be incomplete. It is unusual for mild hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism or short-term thyroid problems to cause hair loss.