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Alopecia is a medical term for excessive or abnormal hairloss. Its an autoimmune disorder in which white blood celss attack healthy hair follicle cells. This will cause the hair follicle to shed that hair and will not replace or regrow that hair until the the immune system stops attacking that hair follicle. Once that happens the hair could grow back during the next growth cycle.

  • Alopecia (hair loss) affects to some degree an estimate of 1-4 women in the US
  • Alopecia can affect people of all ages but its most commonly seen in youth between the ages of 15 and 40
  • 20% of these cases reported hairloss recurs or becomes permanent 

Most Common Causes of Hair Loss:

  • Heredity/Genetics
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Stress/Trauma
  • Illness
  • Medications
  • Age
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Certain Hairstyling

Natural Look Salon and Wigs understands the cause and effect that hair loss can have on your identity. Its very important to us that you have a sense of comfort, confidence, and support for what you are going through. Restoring you beauty during a time when you deserve to feel beautiful is our top priority!

Learn More about the Different Types of Alopecia.

Alopecia Areata

According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, Alopecia Areata affects as many as 6.8 million people in the United States.  It often appears in people during early childhood with those younger than 20-years of age; however, both children and adults may be affected.  This condition is considered an autoimmune disease and is not gender specific affecting both males and females alike.

The most common form is Alopecia Areata “patchy” were the disease attacks the hair follicles causing them to slow down production or become smaller in one area of the body usually forming a coin size bald patch on the scalp or other areas of the body.

Often times we will work with Alopecia clients to help them cover up these patchy areas by using toppers and blending the topper in with their existing natural hairs, length, and color.

The good news is even when you are experiencing this condition your hair follicles will remain alive and often times they will grow back within a few months; however, this condition can also repeat itself several times. 

For about 10% of those with this condition, it may become permanent, whereas the hair will never grow back or the client ends up advancing in condition to Alopecia Universalis or Totalis.   Unfortunately, there is no known cure for Alopecia.

We recommend that you contact the National Alopecia Areata Foundation for additional information and support.

Alopecia Totalis

Alopecia Totalis Is a complete loss of hair on the scalp.  Some people that develop Alopecia Areata will also develop into Alopecia Totalis.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 7%-25% of those people with some form of Alopecia Areata will develop into either Totalis or Universalis.

Alopecia Universalis

Alopecia Universalis (AU) This is a condition of Alopecia that results in complete hair loss of the scalp and entire body. It is the most advanced form of Alopecia Areata.
Like many forms of Alopecia, this is considered an autoimmune condition or disease with no known cure. Factors that may contribute or trigger the onset of this type of hair loss are physical stress, trauma, hormonal changes or viral infections. It is also thought that in some cases genetic