alopecia areata

Is My Hair Loss Due to Alopecia Areata?

Experiencing hair loss can be extremely distressing, and is an affliction that can affect men, women and children. The first step that needs to be taken when dealing with hair loss is to determine the underlying cause, after which the relevant treatments and solutions can be sought.  One condition that results in hair loss, across all ages, is an autoimmune …

Alopecia Areata

  What is Alopecia Areata? Alopecia Areata is a common hair disease which is also known as spot baldness. It is a medical condition that causes sudden hair loss from some or all areas of the body, that typically starts with circular bald patches on the scalp. The bald patches are often the size of a R5 coin and can …

Traction Alopecia

Traction Alopecia [Treatment and Prevention] Traction Alopecia Definition Traction Alopecia literally means hair loss due to traction (or pulling). It is a form of alopecia, or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by pulling force being applied to the hair. Whilst you may associate the work ‘alopecia’ with uncontrollable, devastating hair loss, the good news is that this type of hair …