Those who have it are proud of it. Those who don’t it, covet it. And those who are in the process of losing it, well, they do all they can in their power to keep it. You guess it—it’s hair we are talking about.
All humans, regardless of gender, lose and regrow hair. Alopecia, or baldness, occurs when the normal human pattern of hair growth is out of balance. The normal pattern of hair is growing, resting and shedding—and if growth pattern is out of balance, hair does not regrow as fast as it falls.
While it’s easy to blame your genes for your bald scalp, but there are dozens of causes of hair loss. It’s important to understand how you lose your hair, so you can know how to prevent it. Besides hereditary genes, other influencing causes of hair loss include anemia, poor dieting, surgery, stress—and emotional trauma.
Hair loss can commonly occur in women as much as it can in men. However hair loss occurs with women in very different ways. Men lose a bigger portion of hair due to androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness; whereas women lose hair less noticeably—and often just have hair that looks like a little thinner all over.