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What causes hair loss in patches on the head?

What causes hair loss in patches on the head?

An individual can experience hair loss in many forms. They can either lose hair in chunks which can lead to complete baldness or big bald patches, some people first experience hair thinning then their hair starts losing. 

Hair loss in patches is generally seen in a condition called alopecia areata. It is a condition in which hair falls out in small patches which can be easily noticed. It is an autoimmune disorder. Hair loss can be unpredictable but you can control it with the help of  treatment. This disorder can begin at any age. This condition can affect many people regardless of age and gender. 

What causes alopecia areata?

As we know that it is an autoimmune disease which means that your immune system attacks a part of your body. The more hair follicles your immune system attacks the more hair loss you will suffer from. This rarely destroys the hair follicles and you can regrow your hair. Some deficiency may also cause alopecia areata. If someone’s parents had suffered from alopecia areata then there are chances that they may have it too. There is no exact cause of alopecia areata which is found out.


You cannot cure this disorder but you can control it. Some of the ways are:

Essential oils

Use essential oils to massage your scalp so that you can increase the growth of the hair. Essential oils will nourish your scalp and clean your scalp.

1) PRP

It is a platelet-rich plasma therapy in which your blood is drawn from the vessel and in a centrifuge plasma is separated from the blood. Then that plasma is injected into your scalp or the affected area. The plasma heals the injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

2) Corticosteroids

These are some anti-inflammatory drugs that are used for autoimmune diseases. It is also a method in which the solution or the medicine is injected into the scalp or other areas. This process takes a long time to work.

3) Minoxidil 5% topical solution 

This solution can be applied twice a day. It can also be applied to your eyebrows, scalp, and beard. It is also useful for people with limited alopecia.

4) Onion juice

It can also help get rid of some inflammation and redness. Onion juice also promotes hair growth and keeps the scalp clean.

5) DHT blocker shampoo

This shampoo gets rid of the extra DHT deposited on the scalp which causes hair fall and soon results in baldness.

There is another disease that can cause bald patches on your scalp and it’s called trichotillomania.

Trichotillomania is a mental disorder that usually happens when the person is suffering from anxiety or depression. During an anxiety or panic attack, the person gets an urge to pull their hair and maybe in chunks sometimes which leaves them bald. It can also cause more emotional distress. People with this disorder pull out their hair from their scalp and often focusing on just one or two areas. 

This disorder usually occurs in teenagers when they are suffering from problems of their own. It is an impulse control disorder. Due to hormonal changes also some teens may suffer from this and it can last up to several years as it depends on whether you take a treatment or not. 

Some of the symptoms of this mental disorder are an urgent urge to pull out your hair, breaking off pieces of hair, eating hair, always stressed, etc.


1) Hereditary

If your parent or grandparent suffered from this problem then there are chances you may have to experience it too.

2) Stress

If you are stressed from work or any other issue then that may trigger trichotillomania in some people.

3) Age

Trichotillomania usually develops when people are going through their teens. Some people between 20-25 may also experience this.


This is generally treated through different types of therapy.

Behavioral therapy

  •     Telling a person about the symptoms and consequences.
  •     Replacing this behavior with another problem.
  •     Stay motivated by being busy or being occupied.

Ask for some support from your elders or a therapist. Learn the real cause of the problem or the issue which is discomforting you.

People often are ashamed to talk about this problem. They think people will consider them something else. So don’t be ashamed and talk to a doctor about this for better treatment.

There are many other reasons due to which you can lose hair in big patches.

If you are not eating properly and not taking your vitamins or macronutrients properly then you may experience some hair loss which can cause baldness. Proteins are very important for our hair to grow and strengthen.

Baldness can be traumatizing so before it’s too late consult a doctor or dermatologist for proper treatment.

If you are someone who is facing severe hair loss due to androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness then you should look for our Medicated Anti-Hair loss kit designed by our dermatologist which includes:

Minoxidil 5% topical solution - Increase nutrition flow on your hair

Biotin tablets- To strengthen your hair

DHT blocker shampoo- To strengthen and nourish your hair

Finasteride tablets- Block Harmful DHT level on your scalp

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