Ariana Grande, Xuxa and Britney Spears: discover the details of the pathology that caused celebrities to lose their hair
Viviane Coutinho is a trichologist and helped us learn more about alopecia, which is still surrounded by many doubts, what it is and how many types there are
In recent months, some celebrities have reported cases of alopecia, such as Gretchen, Maiara, Maraísa, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears and Xuxa. But do you know what it is or if there are more than one type? Well, a quick search on the internet is enough to understand that alopecia is a pathology that affects the health of the hair, but we know that the experience of a professional is irreplaceable. We then spoke to trichologist Viviane Coutinho who explained a little more about the topic which, even though it has become so well known, still raises doubts. “Alopecia is a condition that causes thinning or hair loss. We call rarefaction when the volume of hair decreases and the loss itself can be temporary or permanent. The best known type is the androgenetic type, but there are many others, such as alopecia areata, traction, cicatricial, frontal fibrosing and others,” he says. Photo: Google Images This is exactly the situation faced by presenter Xuxa Meneghel: androgenetic alopecia. Here, the trichologist explains that age also has an impact: «It is one of the conditions that manifest itself most clearly after the age of 40, but it can manifest itself already in adolescence. As time passes, the strands end up thinning and the scalp starts to have gaps. You know that thinning hair we see out there? That’s it. In men, the most damaged area is the forehead area, but in women, hair loss occurs mainly in the central areas of the forehead. head”, she explains. According to her, the loss of a few strands of hair a day is considered normal, however, if this amount increases, it is important to contact a specialist: “Hair loss is a natural human process, so I always advise patients Don “Don’t worry about finding a few fallen a day. The alarm occurs when this quantity becomes really considerable. Then yes, we should seek professional help. Furthermore, another alarming situation that works as a parameter to know if it is time to look for support are the empty spaces on the scalp that give us the ability to see it more easily,” he warns. Another well-known type is traction alopecia, which occurs when excessive use of megahair or hairstyles that strongly pull the hair, as happened to singers Britney Spears and Ariana Grande. Viviane explains that having the health of your hair compromised by this type of alopecia does not mean that it is not possible to use such hairstyles or extensions: “The important thing is to be careful, reduce the frequency and, moreover, also reduce the amount of force applied at the moment of hair manipulation. Another important tip is to vary your hairstyle. If you wear your hair a lot, try leaving it looser, for example”, he suggests in conclusion.
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