hair loss causes
What is normal about hair loss?
It is important to note that shedding of hairs is a natural process with anything from 100 to 300 hairs randomly shed each day. In this article we’ll look at two distinct aspects of normal hair loss. Firstly, we’ll examine what is actually involved in the hair growth cycle. Secondly, we’ll assess the natural progression of hair loss over time.
Hair is composed of long, twisted keratin fibers that are protected by a coating of keratinized cells. Just below the surface of the skin lies a cluster of active cells known as the dermal papilla and it is from here that the hair grows into its follicle.
This growing fiber eventually hardens and grows out from the scalp. At this stage the hair fiber is dead with only the root tip containing living cells. In a little more detail, the hair growth cycle, consists of three distinct stages:
1. Anagen stage – a phase of growth that can last between two and seven years. On average, each hair grows about six inches (15cm) per year.
2. Catagen stage – a phase of transition that lasts roughly two to four weeks. At this time the hair shaft detaches from the dermal papilla and moves up within a shrinking follicle.
3. Telogen stage – a resting period that lasts about three months allowing the hair to detach itself from the follicle before falling out. After this, the cycle repeats itself unless other factors intervene to prevent repetition of the cycle.
Clearly time has a role to play in the development of hair loss for both men and women. Humans are born with varying amounts of soft and fine body hair. Through time some of this hair becomes stronger and develops further characteristics such as colour and texture.
Up to the onset of puberty the hairline is characterized by a low spread across the forehead. For men, this continues only for a few more years.
As men progress through their twenties the hairline takes on a more mature look typified by recessions to the frontal temporal regions and accompanied by slight thinning elsewhere. This concave appearance doesn’t necessarily equate to premature balding as it is all a question of degree.
The Norwood Scale is an extremely useful tool in developing a hair growth strategy as it allows you to establish your own degree of hair loss in a way that is understood by physicians and other hair loss experts.
More importantly, it can help to set your mind at rest and allow you to differentiate between normal hair loss that does not require remedial action and more extreme loss that calls for immediate action.
You can assess the extent of your own hair loss by following the link below. Please go to Normal Hair Loss to find out more about the issues covered in this article.
Richard Mitchell is the creator of the web site at myhairlossadvisor.com website that provides information and guidance to those suffering from premature hair loss.
How can I stop my hair loss?
How to prevent hair loss
* Avoid hairstyles that pull on the hair.
* Avoid high-heat hair styling tools.
* Don’t chemically treat or bleach your hair.
* Use a shampoo that’s mild and suited for your hair.
* Use a soft brush made from natural fibers.
* Try low-level light therapy.
What is the main reason for hair loss in females?
There are a wide range of conditions that can bring on hair loss, with some of the most common being pregnancy, thyroid disorders, and anemia. Others include autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and skin conditions such as psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis, Rogers says.
What type of vitamin deficiency causes hair loss?
Research shows that a lack of vitamin D in your body can lead to hair loss. One role vitamin D plays is stimulating new and old hair follicles. When there isn’t enough vitamin D in your system, new hair growth can be stunted.
Why is so much of my hair falling out lately?
Excessive daily hair shedding (which is know as telogen effluvium) is not reliant on having a genetic predisposition, it occurs as the result of an internal imbalance or upset, such as a nutritional deficiency, severe stress, crash dieting or an illness” says Anabel Kingsley.
What is the best home remedy to stop hair fall?
Natural Remedies To Treat Hair Fall
* Egg Mask. Eggs are rich in sulphur, phosphorous, selenium, iodine, zinc and protein, which together help promote hair growth.
* Licorice Root.
* Coconut Milk.
* Green Tea.
* Beetroot Juice.
* Greek Yoghurt and Honey.
* Aloe Vera.
* Fenugreek Seeds.
What vitamin should I take for hair loss?
Biotin or B vitamin is one of the best vitamins when it comes to your tresses. When you lack biotin, your body is unable to create enough red blood cells because of which less oxygen travels through your scalp. Due to this, your scalp is not properly nourished and you experience hair fall.
How do I know if my hair loss is normal?
Preliminary Tests To Check If Your Hair Fall Is Normal
Take about 60 hair strands in between your fingers. Gently, pull the hair as you run the fingers through it. If you have 5-8 hair strands in your hair, you can consider it as normal hair fall.
How can I stop hair loss and regrow hair naturally?
* Massage. Massaging the scalp can help to restore hair growth and can be used in conjunction with hair oils and masks.
* Aloe vera. Aloe vera has long been used for treating hair loss.
* Coconut oil.
* Fish oil.
* Onion juice.
* Rosemary oil.
What should we eat to reduce hair fall immediately?
Suffering from hair fall? Here’s what you should eat
* Carrots. It’s not just the eyes, Vitamin A-rich carrots provide excellent nourishment for the scalp.
* Green peas.
* Low fat dairy products.