Causes of Hair Loss

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Hair Loss and thinning is common but treatable!

What is the normal cycle of hair growth and loss?


The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for 2 to 3 years. Each hair grows approximately 1 centimeter per month during this phase. About 90 percent of the hair on your scalp is growing at any one time. About 10 percent of the hair on your scalp, at any one time, is in a resting phase. After 3 to 4 months, the resting hair falls out and new hair starts to grow in its place.

It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive (more than normal) hair loss. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children.

Hair Loss in Men

Male hair loss happens due to the chemical Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. DHT builds up around the hair follicle and eventually kills both the follicle and the hair.

Hair follicles in areas that are destined to become bald seem to be especially sensitive to DHT, and shrink when exposed to it.Hair Loss in Men

Follicles on the sides and back of head are not exposed or affected to DHT. Male Pattern Baldness is the most common form of hair loss, representing close to 95% of all cases of hair loss in men.

Approximately half of the male population experience Hair-loss by age 50. So if you are experiencing hair loss, you are certainly not alone.

Its important to make an appointment to see our team of Hair-loss specialists in order to help limit or stop further hair loss and regrow some hair.

Your Hair-loss Specialist will diagnose your specific areas of follicle deficiency and then determine the most suitable option to achieve your normal hair again.

Hair Loss in Women

Female hair loss occurs in more than one pattern. If you are a woman experiencing the first signs of hair loss, we strongly suggest you seek advice from a Hairlogica hair restoration specialist as soon as possible. We have numerous options available to assist you in the treatment of your hair loss.

In most cases, female hair loss can be effectively treated. If you are a woman who has started to lose scalp hair, you are not alone if:

— You are unpleasantly surprised by the hair loss

— You don’t understand why you are losing hair

— The patterns of hair loss in women are not as easily recognisable as those in men.

Unlike hair loss in men, female scalp hair loss may commonly begin at any age through 50 or later, may not have any obvious hereditary association, and may not occur in a recognisable “female-pattern alopecia” of diffuse thinning over the top of the scalp. A woman who notices the beginning of hair loss may not be sure if the loss is going to be temporary or permanent—for example, if there has been a recent event such as pregnancy or illness that may be associated with temporary hair thinning.

Female Hairloss

If you are a woman who is worried about loss of scalp hair, you should consult a Hairlogica hair restoration specialist for an evaluation and diagnosis.


Self-diagnosis is often ineffective. Women tend to have less obvious patterns of hair loss than men, and non-pattern types of hair loss are more frequent in women than in men.

In women as in men, the most likely cause of scalp hair loss is androgenetic alopecia—an inherited sensitivity to the effects of androgens (male hormones) on scalp hair follicles. However, women with hair loss due to this cause usually do not develop true baldness in the patterns that occur in men—for example, women rarely develop the “cue-ball” appearance often seen in male-pattern androgenetic alopecia.

Hairlogica outlines that Patterns of female androgenetic alopecia can vary considerably in appearance. Patterns that may occur include:

Diffuse thinning of hair over the entire scalp, often with more noticeable thinning toward the back of the scalp.
Unlike the case for men, thinning scalp hair in women due to androgenetic alopecia does not uniformly grow smaller in diameter (miniaturise). Women with hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia tend to have miniaturising hairs of variable diameter over all affected areas of the scalp. While miniaturising hairs are a feature of androgenetic alopecia, iniaturisation may also be associated with other causes and is not in itself a diagnostic feature of androgenetic alopecia. In post-menopausal women, for example, hair may begin to miniaturize and become dif?cult to style.

The precise diagnosis should be made by a Hairlogica hair restoration specialist.

Find out more about Hair Loss Help for Women

Hair Loss in Children

The medical name for hair loss is alopecia, Hairlogica has treated thousands of patients with alopecia totalis and aeratus, thisnis where a child may lose hair all over the scalp including all body hair and eyebrows, alopecia aeratus is where one may experience losing hair in patches, similar to 20 cent piece sizes all over the scalp.

If you are experiencing any of the above we strongly suggest you speak with a Hairlogica Hairloss therapist for more information or book online for a free Hairlogica consultation.

Hairlogica has assisted thousands of children with various hairloss problems,

A recent patient has experienced terminal follicle damage due to extreme chemotherapy, Hairlogica has helped the family in assisting with recovery of a full head of hair again.

Hair Loss in Children

Chemotherapy had severely damaged the hair follicles on this child’s scalp.

After Hairloss Treatment for Children

Hairlogica assisted this child so that she now enjoys a better quality of life thanks to having a full head of hair again.

Hairlogica and parents were extremely pleased with the outcome.

Hairlogica has worked with many children impacted by disease and hairloss.