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So What Causes Hair Loss and What Can You do About it?
Alopecia (al-o-pe’sh-ah) is the technical term for any abnormal form of loss of hair. The natural falling out of the hair should not be confused with alopecia. When hair has grown to its full length, it comes out by itself and is replaced by a new hair. The natural shedding of hair occurs most frequently in spring and fall. On the other hand, hair lost in alopecia does not come back unless special treatments are given to encourage hair growth. Certain hairstyles such as ponytail and tight braids may be contributing factors in constant hair loss or baldness.
Alopecia senilis (se-nil’is) is the form of baldness occurring in old age. This loss of hair is permanent. Alopecia prematura (pre-mah-tu’-rah) is the form of baldness beginning any time before middle-age with a slow thinning process.