Rob Callahan lives in Minneapolis, where he covers style, culture and the arts for Vita. Hair loss is an expected phase of the hair growth cycle -- facial hair included. So it's normal to see whiskers fall out when you wash or comb your beard.
Photo Credit: John Abraham - May 12, I know for most of us, the thought of losing precious beard hair is quite frightening. I for one, am likely to hold a small memorial service if a particularly long hair has fallen.
Alopecia areata is a health condition that causes hair loss. Alopecia barbae is a specific form of alopecia areata that affects the beard. Usually, it comes on suddenly and you begin losing beard hair in small circular patches.
Skip to content. I am a 28 year old male, and for no apparent reason, I've lost some facial hair. It doesn't grow anymore on a certain portion of my chin and on my upper lip, and the skin there is like a baby's.
Alopecia areataalso known as spot baldnessis a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body. Alopecia areata is believed to be an autoimmune disease resulting from a breach in the immune privilege of the hair follicles. There is no cure for the condition.
Most of the guys spend their teenage thinking of a manly bead that will be his signature one someday. What will he feel if he finds out patches and bald spots in beard under the chin when he needs a full-pledged beard the most. This is really a sheer disappointing and disheartening moment.
Facial hair loss is unexpected, unwanted or uncontrolled disappearance of facial hair. In men, this form of hair loss commonly occurs as symptom of an autoimmune condition called alopecia barbae. You also might develop facial hair loss if you have an impulse-control disorder called trichotillomania or if you have a chronic autoimmune disease called lupus.
A lot of us have patchy beards and curious bald spots, but those are just genetics at play. What about the guys who have more concentrated bald spots, right in the middle of a full beard or mane? That might be alopecia.
Or perhaps a few running down the drain after a wash? Should you be worried? Is your beard falling out?
So, you may have noticed some of your beard hairs swirling down the drain during your morning shower, or seen them fall in the sink or cling to your beard brush during your daily beard routine. For a lot of us, this can be upsetting. Not to mention, seeing a bunch of hair falling out tends to set off our warning bells for health concerns.