An attack on the hair roots
In alopecia areata, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own hair roots and results in the hair falling out. The disease often shows up as circular bald patches on the scalp but there are cases where all the body hair falls out and onset is often sudden and without warning. Although alopecia areata is not contagious it affects those affected very deeply on a psychological level. Hair may grow back on its own and there are treatments that can help it grow back more quickly in some cases but sometimes its will recur repeatedly.
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Avoid sun damage to hair
Too much sun can bleach the color of your hair and turn it into a brittle, dry mop that breaks and splits with the gentlest application of tension and result in dramatic hair breakage. And if you already have thinning hair, you risk a sunburn on your scalp. Choosing hair care products with sunscreen (such as coconut oil) provides some protection, although it can be hard to coat your hair evenly. That’s why it is a good idea to wear a hat when you are out in the sun — especially if your scalp is exposed.
Watch your habits and your environment
Personal habits all have a direct impact on hair and how it grows. No amount of food or hair care treatment or careful combing and protection will help to correct the impact of these other factors on your hair so it is best to address these factors before they cause problems.
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