Long Term or Permanent Hair Loss

Long Term or Permanent Hair Loss


Hair loss affects more than 50 million women today. Malaysia Hair Imports  Cranial Prosthesis (aka cranial prosthesis wigs), for women suffering from long term or permanent hair loss due to a medical condition such as chemotherapy, alopecia, or other medical conditions.(see below)

Androgenic alopecia and traumatic alopecia are the most common causes of hair loss in women.


Androgenic Alopecia

Hereditary hair thinning, occurs in both men and women. It is the most common form of alopecia in women. It can begin as early as in the 20s. By age 40, 40% of these women have noticeable hair thinning due to this condition. By age 50, 50% of them have severe signs of hair loss. When this type of hair loss occurs, women usually do not develop true baldness in the patterns that occur in men, the areas affected are in the temples and the crown of the head, while the front hairline is usually preserved.

Traumatic Alopecia

Hair loss due to scarring of the scalp area. This form of hair loss frequently occurs in African-American women. Traumatic alopecia is divided into three categories: traction, chemical and follicular alopecia.


Traction Alopecia:

Hair loss associated with persistent use of tight braids, hair rollers, weaves, twist, locks, or cornrows. 
The first sign of traction alopecia is thinning above the ears and the forehead. This hair loss is often seen in young girls. Partial or complete regrowth of hair can follow, but permanent loss of hair can occur when the roots of the hairs are severely damaged.


Chemical Alopecia:

Damage to the scalp and hair shaft caused by commercial relaxer products. It will resemble hair thinning resulting from hereditary causes, but it will also include scarring of the scalp, which could irreversibly damage the hair follicles.


Follicular Alopecia:

Gradual destruction of hair follicles by the excessive use of pomades with a hot comb or iron.Thinning usually begins at the crown and then spreads evenly throughout the head. It is an irreversible condition.


Alopecia Areata:

Alopecia areata, is an autoimmune condition where the hair follicles are attacked by a person’s own immune system , resulting in the arrest of the hair growth stage. Alopecia areata usually starts with one or more small balding patches on the scalp and can progress to total hair loss .