Premature hair loss in young women may be temporary and resolve within a few months, or may be permanent and progressive, eventually resulting in significant areas of balding on the scalp and body.
Alopecia areata is a form of temporary hair loss that causes small areas of patchy baldness across your scalp, eyebrows and body hair.
Traction alopecia is a type of temporary hair loss that result from excessive brushing, tight hair styles and use of chemical treatments such as relaxers and dyes.
Telogen effluvium is a temporary stopping of hair growth that causes hair to thin and fall out, and may result from stress, childbirth and sudden illnesses.
Chronic diseases such as lupus, thyroid disorders, diabetes, malnutrition and eating disorders may cause temporary loss of hair in young women.
Female pattern baldness is an inherited condition that causes permanent thinning of your hair on the sides, front and crown of your head.
Cicatricial alopecia is a type of permanent hair loss caused by damage to your hair follicle. It is more common in young and middle-aged women.