Hair Loss Women Singapore – Causes & Types

Posted on August 6, 2011




Types Of Hair Loss in Women:

Androgenetic Alopecia
The different patterns of Androgenetic Alopecia may include:

  • Thinning of hair diffused all over the entire scalp, with more recoignisable thinning toward the back of the scalp.
  • Thinning of hair spread over the entire scalp, with more noticeable towards the front of the scalp but not involving the frontal hairline.
  • Thinning of hair diffused over the entire scalp, with more recognisable thinning toward the front of the scalp, involving and sometimes breaching the frontal hairline.

Women with polycystic ovarian may present set of symptoms associated with androgenetic alopecia.



In women more often than in men, hair loss may be due to conditions other than androgenetic alopecia.

Some of the most common of these causes are:

Trichotillomania — compulsive hair pulling. Hair loss due to trichotillomania is typically patchy, as compulsive hair pullers tend to concentrate the pulling in selected areas.


Alopecia areata — a possibly autoimmune disorder that causes patchy hair loss that can range from diffuse thinning to extensive areas of baldness or bald patches. This sort hair loss occurs in differnent sizes– from little, round rags of hair that may re-grow through healing cure, to chronic, extreme hair loss that could affect the entire scalp.


Scarring alopecia — hair loss due to scarring of the scalp area. Scarring alopecia typically involves the top of the scalp and occurs predominantly in women. A form of scarring alopecia also may occur in post-menopausal women, associated with inflammation of hair follicles and subsequent scarring.


Traumatic or Traction Alopecia — This kind of womanlike hair loss is due to chemically treating- like perming & chemical colouring or braiding of hair.


Telogen effluvium — a common type of hair loss caused when a large percentage of scalp hairs are shifted into “shedding” phase. The causes of telogen effluvium may be hormonal, nutritional, drug-associated, or stress-associated. The condition may appear in childhood, and may improve as the person ages.