2. When to seek Medical Help?
3. Can improper care of my hair cause hair loss?
Yes. If you use tight hair rollers, the pull on your hair can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. If the pulling is stopped before scarring of the scalp develops, your hair will grow back normally. However, scarring can cause permanent hair loss.
Hot oil hair treatments or chemicals used in permanents (also called "perms") may cause inflammation of the hair follicle, which can result in scarring and hair loss.
There are 2 common patterns
- Male pattern baldness: This involves a receding hairline with thinning around the crown with eventual bald spots. This has been attributed to genetics and testosterone influence.
- Female pattern baldness: This involves thinning on the scalp with an intact hairline. It is attributes to genetics, testosterone imbalance and age.