Here Are Different Types of Alopecia:
- Alopecia Areata – This is an autoimmune condition that presents in the form of circular patches of hair loss. This condition can arise at any age and is often exacerbated by factors such as work stress, death of a loved one, and poor health.
- Alopecia Totalis – This is more advanced than Alopecia Areata. In its most extreme form of alopecia, there is a complete loss of hair from the scalp.
- Alopecia Universalis – This is another autoimmune condition that is denoted by the total, or near-total loss of hair, from all over the body. It is a rare condition, accounting for about 1% of alopecia cases.
- Traction Alopecia – This predominantly affects women who often have their hair pulled back in braids or under weaves. It also includes people with trichotillomania, a compulsive disorder caused by constant hair plucking and pulling. The strain of this sustained pulling causes stress on the hair follicles around the edges that eventually fall out. If caught in the early stages, this condition may be reversed with due care.