Female alopecia literally mean female baldness. It’s a problem that affects up to 40% of women at some time in their life.
There are many types of female alopecia some are cause by hormonal imbalance, others by stress, others by diet and in rare cases genetic. Nearly all can be cured although one type in particular alopecia areata ( characterized by bald circular patches on the scalp) is not really curable in the truest sense of the word as the condition can come back under the influence of some trigger facts. In my book a cure is something that’s permanent and sadly this type of hair loss can and does recur.
OK now for a list of some of the types and whether or not you should consider natural, semi natural or combination female hair loss products for treating these conditions.
This is caused by for example combing or brushing the hair too aggressively. Recommended treatment for this should be natural and perhaps counseling if the traction is part of a obsessive compulsive behaviour (sadly this is on the increase with teenage girls)
I mentioned above that this is the appearance of circular balding patches that can be anywhere on the scalp and the numbers of these can range from the one to as many as 15!
The cause of this condition is not really known and it is one of the most difficult to treat with treatment periods ranging from 6 months to 18 months. In fact I would say that the latter is a more accurate estimate. The treatment for this varies and in some cases it goes away of it’s own accord especially stress related cases. The fact is that there is a time lag between the hair loss of 3 months and hair regrowth of the same time so it will logically take a minimum of 3 months to see if any treatment has been effective in stopping or at least reversing the alopecia areata hair loss.
The most effective treatment for a mild case is using a combination product again always consult with your doctor before taking any alopecia treatments but there are FDA approved drugs like Minoxidil and treatments like Provillus for Women which seem to be good and are also effective.
This is a type of alopecia which results in scarring of the scalp through inflammation. Over time the inflammation actually damages the hair follicles thus making it much harder for the hair to grow back. Common causes of this condition are lupus and lichen planus and treatment can be quite difficult as the trigger cause hasn’t been found yet by scientists although herbal solutions containing Saw palmetto seem to arrest the scarring better than other products.
This is most apparent due to the action of stress or a change in emotional circumstances and can often accompany berievement. Although scientists haven’t worked out the cause of this type of female alopecia fully some interesting research seems also to point to vitamin deficiencies in the sufferers diet. This one is much better treated naturally and some trichologists believe that time is the best treatment for this one.
There are other types of female alopecia that are quite common however each persons cure or treatment will depend on individual triggers so what works for one person will not work for another and often it is much better to go to a doctor just in case there is another underlying serious problem.