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30 March, 2010


Without seeing your hair loss photos, it's difficult to provide you with an adequate opinion. However, if you're seeing signs of thinning or baldness in the crown, this could be a sign of genetic female hair loss. Alternatively, small bald spot(s) in random locations of the scalp can be an indication of alopecia areata, a hair loss condition caused by an autoimmunity deficiency. Since you are... Read More

23 March, 2010


I'm sorry to hear of the unfortunate hair loss your daughter experienced from fighting. If the hair follicles haven't been damaged or dislodged, there's a good chance that her hair loss is temporary and will grow back in 6 to 12 months. However, if the hair roots have been severely damaged and/or pulled out, there's a possibility that... Read More

23 February, 2010


I have worn dreadlocks in my hair for a period of about 5 years. I never had any signs of hair loss prior to changing my hair style, but once I cut the locks out, bald patches started forming in various places on my scalp. I did not have this problem when my hair was in dreadlocks... Read More

23 February, 2010


I started losing hair rapidly about 4 weeks ago. Several years ago, I experienced a sudden onset of hair loss; I was going through a divorce at the time. I'm 35 years old. A biopsy revealed that I had Diffuse Alopecia, and my dermatologist administered some kind of injections which seemingly did the trick. My hair returned to a normal, full state. I never dreamed that 4 years later I would be going through the same thing again... Read More

11 February, 2010


Though not all women experience dramatic changes in their hair during pregnancy or the postpartum period, many new moms experience accelerated shedding and hair loss known as telogen effluvium (hair loss characterized by thinning hair all over the scalp or more rarely in a targeted location) for the first few months after giving birth... Read More

3 February, 2010


The question is whether or not your hair loss is related to your overactive thyroid or taking Levothyroxine, both of which can promote telogen effluvium (thinning hair). It can take up to 6 months or a full year for hair to return to normal after medicine induced loss. That's also assuming your thyroid condition is under control, your hormones are... Read More

28 January, 2010


The body is a complicated instrument and without undergoing a medical examination, it would be impossible for me to know with certainty what's causing your daughter's hair loss. There are a number of conditions that can cause baldness, especially in women. Some of these include... Read More

2 January, 2010


Based on the photo you've attached, it looks like you may be experiencing a non-genetic hair loss referred to as traction alopecia. This type of hair loss can occur due to unintentional hair pulling such as tight braiding, ponytails, headbands, dreadlocks, etc. that add too much strain on the hair follicles... Read More

4 November, 2009


This may very well be seasonal shedding coupled by damaged and dry hair in the winter. If it is, it shouldn't result in a net loss of hair overall. It's just that hair may be thinner during some seasons than others due to more hair follicles being in the telogen (shedding) stage of the normal hair growth cycle. You may want... Read More

1 November, 2009


Since you are a young female suffering from hair loss, Id strongly suggest first consulting with a dermatologist or trichologist to find the root cause of your hair loss. Though the primary cause of balding is genetic, even in women there can be many non-genetic contributors and at the very least, its important to rule them out. In many cases of non-genetic causes or contributing factors... Read More

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