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What is the normal cycle of hair growth and loss?

The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for 2 to 3 years. During this phase each hair grows approximately 1 centimeter per month. About 90% of the scalp hair is growing at the same time. About 10% of scalp hair is in a resting phase at the same time. After 3-4 months, the resting hair falls off stage and, instead, begin to grow new hair.

It is normal for hair fall every day, as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience an excessive drop (more than normal) hair. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children.

What is common baldness?

Usually, the "common baldness" means a male pattern baldness or permanent pattern baldness. It is also called androgenetic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men. Men who have this type of hair loss usually have inherited the trait. Men who start losing their hair at an early age tend to develop more extensive baldness. In the case of male pattern baldness, hair loss, usually causes formation of inputs and baldness on the top of the head.

Women may develop female pattern baldness. In this form of hair loss, this can become thin on the entire scalp.


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Female hair loss

2006-05-22 22:50:01 by h-boy

My mother is going to be 68 this summer, and is experiencing reasonably significant hair loss that is causing her a lot of anxiety and insecurity.
She's considering looking into hair replacement surgery to fix the problem, but i'm hoping there are other means out there that would be helpful to her. The amount of hair that she's lost since the last time I saw her (6 months ago) is pretty significant.
Does anyone have any suggestions that I can give her that would help stop or slow any future loss, and possibly help her regain some of her hair? What about surgery? What are her options?

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