How to Judge The Type of Hair Loss?

Hair loss is divided into male hair loss, oily hair loss, and pathological hair loss. What is the basis for distinguishing them?


  1. Look at the degree and area of hair loss!

☕1. If you have M-type hair loss on your forehead, the possibility of androgen alopecia is relatively high. Androgen alopecia often starts from the hairline, and it is easy to form an “M” shape.

☕2. If you have hair loss on the top of the head, or in the hair spin area, the possibility of androgen hair loss is very high. The top of the head and the forehead are the two most common areas of male hair loss.

☕3. If you lose hair on the top of your head and forehead at the same time, and the hair loss areas are connected together, it is obvious that the possibility of androgen hair loss is enhanced.

☕4. If you have regional hair loss, lumpy hair loss and the edge of the hair loss area is neat, the hair in other places is good. Obviously it is a characteristic of alopecia areata.

☕5. If your hair is reduced overall and there is no obvious hair loss area, then it may be due to mental factors.


  1. Find the cause of hair loss from your own clues

☕Q1. Does anyone in the family have hair loss? If there is hair loss in the family, the chance of hereditary hair loss is relatively large. Inherited hair loss will gradually shrink and close the hair follicles. Women generally show overall hair loss, while men begin to lose hair from the forehead hairline and eventually spread to the top of the head, which greatly affects the appearance and image.

☕Q2. How long has the hair loss been? The length of hair loss is actually a very meaningful question. If hair loss has begun during puberty, male hair loss is very likely, because the time period around the age of 20 is the period when male androgen begins to vigorously. This period of severe hair loss may be caused by DHT; on the contrary, such as hair loss time It is not long, and the possibility of androgen hair loss is very low. It is very likely that it is due to other factors, such as mental factors.

☕Q3. How about sleep, diet and mental stress? Living habits have a great influence on hair. If you stay up late and have a lot of mental stress, hair loss will increase. Don’t underestimate these external factors. Medical research has shown that more than 70% of alopecia areata is related to mental factors.


Three, judge according to the characteristics of hair loss

☕1. Androgen alopecia (hereditary alopecia) is characterized by M-type or baldness. Generally, there will be signs of hair loss around the age of 20, and the hair loves to be oily, and the family has heredity.

☕2. Postpartum alopecia is a typical acute telogen alopecia, mainly due to unstable hormone levels, mental and dietary factors.

☕3. Mental alopecia is characterized by long-term problems such as staying up late, mental stress, and insomnia.

☕4. Alopecia areata is characterized by lumpy hair loss, high mental pressure, and the appearance of hair loss in a short period of time, not painful or itchy.

☕5. Physical hair loss is characterized by long-term wearing of hats, ponytails, etc., resulting in sparseness, shifting of the hairline, and widening of the hairline.

☕6. Temporary alopecia. Taking medicine, getting sick, undergoing chemotherapy, menstrual period, pregnancy and after giving birth in a short period of time causes a lot of hair loss.