In females, baldness takes place when hair starts falling out and new hair does not grow at its place. The initial symptoms start with the thinning of the scalp hair. Hair thinning starts mainly on the top and crown area of the head, although the front hair line remains as it is. It is very rare that females may face complete baldness like males. Grade I: Central thinning but skin not visible. Grade II: Thinning of hair with skin shinning through. Grade III:Frank baldness.

Cicatricial Alopecia

It is a kind of a scary disease where in the hair follicles get destroyed. It is a very critical disease which is not very easy to inspect at the early stage, but if not timely taken care, could bring devastating effects on the patients. It is very rare disease which may or may not show its symptoms at the initial stage. It is not restricted to males only and can take place in women as well.


Trichotillomania is a kind of hair loss resulting from continuous urge to twist the hair or pull the hair until it breaks off. It is a considered as a response of impulsive control disorder but it causes are not yet clear. As per the research, 4% of the total population is affected by it,mainly females. Its initial symptoms include coming out of hair in round patches, sometimes across the scalp resulting into uneven appearance.
The target places for hair pulling usually are eyebrows, body hair and eyelashes. The people who have this disorder are also found to be having depression, anxiety and poor self image.