Identifying Types of Hair Loss

There are myriad of reasons for hair loss in both men and women. While selected hair loss reasons mostly applies to one gender, most of us are subjected to the more common hair loss reasons stated below.

TYPES OF HAIR LOSS- HAIR THINNING
Hair thinning is characterised by the individual hair strands losing density and diameter, causing the hair to appear thin, limp or weak. Seeking treatment can prevent this from developing into permanent hair loss. 


TYPES OF HAIR LOSS- HAIR FALL
Hair fall is the first major symptom of varying forms of hair loss which can be detected via excessive hair found on your pillow, comb and toilet floor. Early detection is key in stopping hair loss as diminishing hair volume can only be detected only after 30% of the total hair has been lost.


TYPES OF HAIR LOSS- ALOPECIA AREATA
Alopecia Areata can be categorised based on hair loss or hair fall that occurs in patches, sometimes causing one or multiples areas with extensive hair fall or hair loss. Stress is also known to be a key aggravator of alopecia areata. 


TYPES OF HAIR LOSS- ALOPECIA TOTALIS
This is a more advances hair loss stage of Alopecia Areata and involves the loss of air on the entire area of the scalp. In such cases, we assess every customer’s situation carefully to ensure they fully understand the situation and the limited effectiveness of hair loss treatments.


TYPES OF HAIR LOSS- ANDROGENIC ALOPECIA
This is known as male pattern hair loss or female pattern hair loss and is the most common form of hair loss affecting adults.


Male Pattern Hair Loss is characterised by the receding of the hair line in the pattern of the ‘M’ whereas Female Pattern Hair Loss is characterised by overall thinning of hair on the scalp- female patter hair loss does not usually lead to complete baldness. 
A key culprit of this type of hair loss is the influence of the body hormones on the hair follicles. After assessment and determining the specific type of hair loss, an effective hair loss treatment targeted at regulating the effect of the hormones on the hair follicles to restore hair growth.


TYPES OF HAIR LOSS- TRACTION ALOPECIA
This form of hair loss is caused by excessive physical stress on the hair follicles and is seen more commonly in females who subject their hair to excessive styling and over-typing. Hair growth treatment for this include making lifestyle changes to reduce stress on the follicles and boosting the scalp health to promote healthy hair growth functions.


TYPES OF HAIR LOSS- ANAGEN EFFLUVIUM/ TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM
This hair loss is generally caused by drugs or other medical treatment chemicals. In these cases, there is no guaranteed cure or treatment, however a change of shampoo to Tokio Essence Mild Shampoo can help to reduce the degree of hair fall or hair loss in this scenario by boosting nutrient supply, circulation and the follicle activity for hair growth.


HAIR LOSS PREVENTION
To prevent hair loss, one should be aware of your scalp type and use the right products and treatments. Hair loss can start from an early age and early detection and commencement of hair loss treatment can make all the difference in saving you precious locks.
In addition, diet and overall health play an extremely important role.

Please do not hesitate to find out how Tokio Essence shampoo can help make a difference in your hair loss prevention strategy. We still recommend you to speak to a trichologist in order to understand your situation better.