An Overview to Hair Loss Types

An Overview to Hair Loss Types

Hair is first and fundamental foundation of self-confidence in people´s social life and hairloss or having weak hair is a significant problem for both men and women. This problem, which specially starts after adolescence, has both more than one reason and more than one type. Now let´s take a general look at hair loss types.

1-Male Type Hair Loss

Androgenetic Alopesia (AGA), known as genetic or familial hair loss in public, is the most common type of hair loss. Approximately 50% of hair loss complaints constitute this type of hair loss. This rate isa round 95% for men. Male type hair loss (Androgenetic Alopesia) appears with loss of quality and weakness in the hair. Which means hair loss does not start right away but it starts with such syptoms as thinning, dulling resulting hair loss.

2-Female Type Hair Loss

Hair loss, baldness is extremely ordinary when it comes to men, as it is a usual situation, as if it is perceived as a rare situation in women. However, women tend to lose hair as much as men. Moreover, the causes of hair loss in women are much more than men. For example Androgenetic Alopesia is a common reason among women just like men. Many causes such as menopause, pregnancy, anemia and various diseases can cause hair loss in women. Now let's take a look at the most evident reasons.


Hair strands are fed by the blood which is carried by capillaries under the skin. We can imagine strands as some sort of plant or flower. When the rate of blood in the body decreases, symptoms such as weakening, thinning or shedding of the hair follicles appear. The main cause of hair loss due to anemia (iron deficiency) is more common for women than men as the blood deficiency experienced by women during their periods. Menstruation, which is completely female-specific and extremely healthy, can also cause anemia.


There may be two types of goiter based hair loss. When the hormone is low (hypothyroidism), the loss of hair quality starts, the hair becomes thinner and weakens, and in the case of excess hormone (also known as poisonous goiter in medicine, known as hyperthyroidism), thinning and breakage occur rather than shedding.


Birth itself and pregnancy is a stressful and traumatic period in itself. Blood loss during birth, hormonal changes and stress can cause hair loss.

d-Hormonal Changes

Decrease, for various reasons (menopause and old age), in the female hormone estrogen in women can cause hair loss.

e-Wrong Application / Wrong Tying

Excessive intensive tying of hair, exposure to excessive heat and chemical products (such as dye, perm, blow dryer) can damage the hair as well as cause permanent shedding.

f-Extreme Stress / Severe Fever Diseases / Traumas

Sudden developing high fever diseases and traumas, excessive stress can cause hair loss.

g-Hair Loss from Accidents and Burns

h-Traction, Hair Pluck Tic (Traction Alopecia)

i-Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy to Cure Cancer

This type of hair loss usually begins after 15 to 21 days of treatment, but will come back soon after the treatment ends.

j-Unexplained Hair Loss (DUPA)