As most of us know, hair loss can be caused by a variety of different things from stress and illness to genetics and everything in between. However, did you know that the main areas of your scalp on which you are experiencing the hair loss can be indicative of its primary cause? Here’s what to look out for.

Front / Top of Scalp: If your hair loss begins at the front or top of your scalp, the chances are good that you are suffering from male pattern baldness. Don’t fret though – this is one of the easiest types of hair loss to treat.

Patchiness All Over: If you notice patchy hair loss all over your head, alopecia areata might be the culprit. This is an auto-immune disorder that causes hair to start falling out in clumps. It most commonly affects children and teenagers but can strike at any time during a person’s lifetime.

Entire Head: If your hair loss occurs all over the scalp, you may be suffering from alopecia Capitis Totalis, another auto-immune disorder that causes hair loss, but only on the scalp. Alopecia Capitis Totalis can cause fairly severe hair loss in a short period of time. However, it may also affect one gradually where the hair starts to thin before falling out completely.

The Head and All Over the Body: While Alopecia Universalis, an auto-immune condition which results in hair loss all over the body, may sound appealing to those who are sick and tired of having to get up early to shave every morning, it also results in hair loss on the head. It leads to total balding and may or may not grow back over time if left untreated (which, if you’re into the no hair at all look, can be appealing!).

The good news is that there are many treatment options available regardless of the type of hair loss from which you are suffering. Get in touch with the Hair Clinic International team today to book your free consultation!