Various hair conditions can affect anybody. Be it the young or the old and irrespective of the gender hair conditions are not something which should be ignored at any point. Hair conditions are easily identifiable and can be treated well if diagnosed in time. If you leave the treatment delayed for too long then it will be long process of treatment and can even cause you to lose your hair. Therefore if you notice anything different about your hair or are just recovering from a long illness it is advisable that you visit a specialist as soon as possible.
Some common hair conditions that you should be on a look out for:
Premature hair loss leading the baldness is referred to alopecia in medical terms. It is natural for some amount of hair to fall daily (about 50 to 100 strands) but if the hair fall is more than that it is a cause of worry. Alopecia is a condition in which hair falls but does not grow back. The reasons behind this can be poor circulation, poor diet, infections, diseases, anemia, and nervous system injury. The hair of health is influenced by nourishment it derives from the blood stream and therefore in different kind of alopecia the hair tends to fall in patches. This hair condition is treatable with the help of injections and medications.
This is a hair condition caused by fungal infection to the scalp. Bare patches of skin start showing on the scalp and this condition can also affect the hair one eyelashes and eyebrows. Children who are under the age of ten are mostly affected by this condition. Tinea Captis can be easily treated by first curing the fungal infection.
One of the most common hair conditions is dandruff. The white flakes are shed from the outer layer of the skin on the scalp and eventually fall out on the shoulders. There are mainly two kinds of dandruff: dry and oily. Dry dandruff is very difficult to remove by brushing. Oil dandruff is more severe as it is patchy and crusty. It has a dirty yellow color and the scales are bigger. Oil dandruff can cause the skin to redden and inflame. Dandruff is a hair condition that should be treated by experts.
Irritation and Itching On the Scalp
Scalp is very delicate and any kind of allergic reaction can lead to irritation and itching of the scalp. Itchy scalp, sensitive scalp, small white flakes because of scratching and blisters on the skin. Irritated scalp can be treated by a specialist with the help of medications and other internal treatments.
Excessive Hair growth
The hair condition of excessive hair growth is known as hirsutism. Yes this is true! This condition is caused because of the imbalance in male and female hormones. This condition mostly affects women and the hair starts growing like men for example on chest, stomach, lips and chin. The main reason for this condition is because of genes, hormonal imbalance and some kind of medication. Hair removal and medication are two types of treatments that are offered for hirsutism.
Dry hair is condition which causes the hair to appear dry and brittle. The hair resembles like a broom sometimes. There are many reasons for dry hair such as swimming without protection, wrong shampoo, too much exposure to the sun and lack of moisture in the body. The correct way to treat dry hair is to change the shampoo, stay hydrated and keep the hair protected.
Greying of hair with age is a common condition but grey of hair prematurely is a serious condition which can make you look aged that you actually are. Premature greying can be treated by a hair specialist.
Hair conditions can cause a blow to the self-esteem and therefore should be treated with utmost care at all times.