Many conditions and diseases can result in hair loss, as can improper hair care.
The most common cause of hair loss is hereditary thinning or baldnessaldo known as androgenic alopecia or pattern baldness.
In past articles we have have discussed the fact that losing your hair can cause depression and anxiety and sadly, some of the medications used to treat these conditions can contribute to hair loss. It puts you between a rock and a hard place and you are left with a feeling of low self esteem.
While few people are happy about male hair loss, it is at least a possibility that can be openly discussed; understood; prepared for.
Women put so much value on their hair, it can be heartbreaking — even more so than for men — when it starts to thin or fall out. Yet, despite hair loss affecting 21 million women in the United States, the issue is still seen as a male-focused problem.
3D printing is everywhere these days: From Valentine’s Day roses to exquisite culinary art, it seems like there’s no form that the space-age printing technology can’t achieve. But this development in 3D printing takes the possibilities to a whole new level.
It's yet to be seen exactly how 3-D printing will change the world, but the technology is already proving to be an asset in the prosthetics industry — in this case, hair.
Danielle Marzella of Transitions Hair Solutions in New Jersey has made dozens of 3-D printed hairpieces for people who suffer from hair loss, many of them cancer survivors. She's worked in the industry for more than two decades, and says the 3-D printed hairpieces, while expensive, "are the closest thing to your natural scalp and hair," Grillo told TODAY.
“According to the Academy of Dermatology, almost half of the American population experiences thinning hair by the age of 40, but people with certain thyroid conditions may start to lose their hair even earlier and more quickly,” reported Foxnews.com.
We know that many of you have found it useful to read of the experiences of others with alopecia. This is why our blogs are so popular and why so many of you have chosen to search the internet for stories about alopecia.
Different people deal differently with hair loss. Women tend to be much more emotional and vocal about hair loss as her hair is a woman’s crowning glory. Without it women don’t feel beautiful and they lose self-esteem. It can cause serious depression and make one hide from the world.