Every other day, people decide to have a hair transplant operation and make researches for a convenient method, like the FUE technique, and a reliable clinic. But most of the time they forget about learning the reasons. We would like to inform you about how hair loss happens and about the types of hair loss.

What is hair loss?

Today, hair loss (as known as alopecia) is one of the most common problems among people. Despite the fact that we think this problem is only related to men, it isn’t. Nowadays, a remarkable number of women and even young people are also complaining about hair shedding. However, this problem happens especially to middle-aged men.


Even though there are various reasons for alopecia, the symptoms and the treatments are almost the same. Moreover, there are some hair loss types which are easy to diagnose and be cured.

How hair loss happens?

Hair loss happens both men and women. Basically, there are two hair pattern, which are male and female. And hair loss processes differently for both hair pattern.

Hair loss in male hair pattern

Men type of hair loss can start after their adolescence and follow throughout their entire life. Generally, it starts so little that you cannot even realize it. While it proceeds, it leaves a ring of hair along the bottom of the scalp. Unfortunately, the vast majority of men who have male pattern hair loss, end up becoming bald.

Hair loss in female hair pattern

This process is different for women. Most of the time, the hair slowly thins over the scalp, although the hairline doesn’t recede. This happens to vast women due to ageing. This is a part of the process. Also, hair loss may happen to women any time after their adolescence. Even though hair thins in female pattern hair gradually, baldness seemed rarely in women.

Types of hair loss

Hair loss may happen to anybody for various reasons. It may be a genetical factor, or else. However, today’s most common reasons for hair loss are


  • androgenetic alopecia
  • alopecia areata
  • alopecia totalis
  • telogen effluvium
  • anagen effluvium
  • tinea capitis
  • cicatricial alopecia


Androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common hair loss type. According to numbers, more than 50 million men and 30 million women are affected by this problem, in the United States of America. Even though this type is a hereditary reason for hair loss, today we can avoid it with some medical support and surgeries.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata is a type of hair loss that happens due to the immune system’s attacks to healthy tissues, even to the hair roots. Consequently, hair falls out and averts the new hair to grow.

Regardless of their age, everybody may encounter this condition. Most importantly, this process is faster than others and thus it concludes suddenly and makes hair fall every part of the body. After enough time without any treatment, this disease may turn into alopecia totalis, or complete baldness.

Alopecia Totalis

Alopecia Totalis, likely to Alopecia Areata, occur due to the immune system’s error. Although the reasons for Alopecia Totalis are not known properly, experts think the main factor for this hair loss type is stress.

It is the most horrifying hair loss type because it can turn into Alopecia Universalis, which is a complete hair loss on the entire body. There is no specific cure method for this but doctors recommend patients to have supplements that support the immune system. For instance, fruits and vegetables that contain selenium, vitamin A, B2, B6, and C.