One way to determine hair loss is to use location and time determinants. Hair loss can only affect the hair on the scalp or all over the body. Hair loss can be temporary or permanent. Hair loss can also be affected by heredity, hormones, medical conditions, or aging.
Another term related to hair loss is alopecia. It describes excessive hair loss on the scalp. Hereditary, androgenetic hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness. Some people prefer their hair loss to progress without treatment and don’t want to hide it. Other patients choose to cover the problem with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And others choose one of the treatments available to prevent further hair loss and restore hair growth.