Self-check the degree of hair loss

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Nearly 300 million people in the world lose their hair, and the number of people who lose their hair is increasing every year. This is related to the development of society, people’s living habits and pressure. For contemporary young people, hair loss is more worrying than sudden death. How to understand your current hair loss situation and take timely treatment measures is very important for hair loss friends!

The degree of hair loss of male androgenetic alopecia is currently mostly classified by Hamilton classification (Hamilton-Norwood classification), which is divided into 7 levels and 12 types of hair loss.

Grade 1 is that the hairline is completely normal or slightly shifted back.

Grade 2 is that the frontotemporal hairline is shifted back in a triangle, reaching 2 cm from the line of the external auditory meatus.

Grade 3 is that the frontotemporal hairline retreats more obviously, The normal hairline of the external auditory canal is more than 2 cm the grade 3 variant is common in the elderly, with total baldness on the top of the head with retraction of the frontotemporal hairline, and the degree does not exceed grade 3.

Grade 4 is alopecia on the top of the head with retraction of the middle forehead. A bunch of thick hair separates these two areas.

Grade 5 is larger diffuse alopecia or baldness on the forehead, and the hair band separating these two areas is narrowed and the hair density is reduced.

Grade 6 is horseshoe alopecia, side and back alopecia Area increase.

Grade 7 is a serious form of male androgenetic alopecia. In addition to horseshoe alopecia, hair loss around the ears and occiput appears.

Among them, grades 2 to 5 belong to mild to moderate alopecia. Because the hair follicles have not completely shrunk, there is still a chance of recovery at this time; grade 6 and above are severe alopecias, and most of the hair follicles have shrunk. At this time, treatment is difficult to obtain. Satisfactory results. The patient’s hairline on both sides of the forehead was behind the hairline, and the hair on the top of the head was sparse, and the grade was at least grade 3 or higher. The specific diagram for the grade of hair loss can be compared.

Female hair loss is mostly divided into two types the hairline is shifted, and the hairline is sparse. The reasons for this situation are roughly as follows

  1. Long-term separation in the same place: Long-term hair seam will not change. Under the action of external force, the boundary position will grow in the same direction, and the scalp will be exposed and look very sparse. At the same time, the hair on top of the head will be exposed to ultraviolet light for a long time, which is excessively lacking. Water and exposure to the sun will easily cause hair loss and hair loss.

Female Diffuse Alopecia Grading

2. Androgenetic alopecia, the biggest cause of hair loss is hormones. Females are generally dominated by estrogen, but there are also male hormones as a balance. Unstable androgen levels or sensitivity to androgens will affect hair growth, accelerate the resting period, cause androecosis, and unhealthy lifestyle habits. Increase in aggravating hormones. Although most males occur in males, females also occur in a certain proportion. The symptoms are wide hair gaps, diffuse hair loss, and thinning of the top of the head. It is not very obvious if you do not pay attention in the early stage. It usually occurs during periods of greater hormone changes in the body, such as menopause.

3. Postpartum hair loss, generally, it is also manifested in the forehead, top of the head, and hair seams. The cause of hair loss is generally that there will be relatively large fluctuations in hormones before and after childbirth. In addition, the mother has a lot of mental and physical loss. Insufficient sleep and irregular diet can aggravate hair loss.

Fortunately, postpartum hair loss usually heals on its own in about half a year, and the hair loss will be relieved. Just keep a good mood and get enough sleep. However, if the hair loss is severe, the sparse areas can be replaced by hair transplants.

What should I do if the top of the head and hair gaps are thin?

(1) Adjustment of life details

Correspondingly, girls who like middle points must often change the position of the hair seams, and don’t keep a hairstyle unchanged for a long time, which can reduce traction alopecia accordingly.

Excessive sun exposure will affect hair health and accelerate the aging of the scalp skin. Therefore, sun protection should not only target the facial skin, but also the scalp sun protection. Massaging the scalp can also play a relaxing role, promote blood circulation in the scalp, and relieve scalp tightness and numbness. Very good results.

(2) Medication

Women with sparse head and hair gaps can be treated with minoxidil to relieve hair loss, but they must be used under the guidance of a professional doctor.

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