Hair loss is frightening, saddening and a fearful reality for too many men and women. Yes, women are in the fight against hair loss too. Mistakenly thought to be just an affliction against men; according to Americanhairloss.org women make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers.
Scary numbers but as high as they are, society has pretty much forced women to deal with this problem in silence. It is even more acceptable for men to go through this problem and women to just throw on a wig and “deal with it”.
The medical community does not see this as a real disease but rather a cosmetic problem because it is not life-threatening. Unfortunately there is more to it because hair loss can also be an indicator of an underlying health problem. Whenever something bad happens in the body, your hair falling out is often the first clue to the issue.
There are other reasons for hair loss but recently Alopecia (the medical term for baldness) has been in the news more and gaining some real concern. There are several forms of Alopecia including Traction Alopecia, Telogen Effluvioum, Anagen Effluvium, Androgenetic Alopeica and Alopecia Areata but one that many naturals face is simple hair breakage from over-manipulation, heat styling or chemical usage.
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