Hairfall and red spots on crown area. What this could be?
Hi, during the past year, I’ve lost so much hair due to shedding. I thought perhaps it was due to menopausal symptoms and some stress, but once I began paying more attention, I’ve noticed the following: It was mostly in the crown area of my head I have quite a bit of scalp tenderness; Sometimes it itches (seemingly from beneath my scalp), Hair thinned in that area couple extreme breakage, This past weekend, my colorist paid much more attention to the crown area and notice every tiny, red spot in that specified area. She took photos of a healthy scalp and that crown area to show the difference. Help!!
@onde Hello, Female alopecia is often quite distinct from male hair loss. The common culprits can be genetic, stress-induced (dieting, surgery, childbirth, etc.), medical conditions (thyroid disorders, anemia, chronic conditions, etc.), as well as direct damage (hair coloring, hair products, hair styling, etc.).
Here are some tips to keep your hair and scalp healthy:
- Washing your hair daily can strip it of protective oils. Wash your hair every other day and once or twice a week during the dry winter months.
- Use a mild moisturizing shampoo
- Try not to blow dry your hair as excessive heat can damage the hairs and follicles. But if you must, keep it at a cool temperature and hold it at a comfortable distance from your head.
- Avoid hair products such as spray creams, gels, or lotions as they may clog the hair follicles and damage the hair themselves.
- Avoid hair coloring, perming, and straightening as the chemicals and heat damage the hairs as well as your follicles.
- Eat healthily and exercise.
You may also consult a dermatologist or physician specializing in hair care to be evaluated and discuss your options. Thanks!