Your ponytail is becoming thinner and you clog your bathtub with each shampoo? Here are some tips not just cons about hair loss.
After being interested in white hair, it was time that we discussed another hair issue: hair loss.
Why do they fall, how to stop transient falls and especially when you start to worry, here are some tips to keep your dream hair for a long time, “because you are worth it”!
What is hair loss?
Also called alopecia, hair loss is a completely natural phenomenon of hair death (a hair grows for about six years, lives a few days and “dies” for several months before falling).
We have about a hundred thousand hairs on the skull and lose a hundred or so a day, which ensures the renewal of the mop without it being visible in the mass.
Beyond a hundred hairs per day, the fall can become problematic, even leaving traces. To try to stop it, you must already discover what form of alopecia you have (for that, nothing more effective than a small appointment with the dermato!).
Hair loss: the different types of alopecia
The androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss, both in men than in women. It manifests itself by a progressive decrease in the quantity and quality of the hair.
The reason? Too much sensitivity to testosterone. In women, the fall is often most visible on the top of the skull. Local or oral treatment may be prescribed by a doctor to identify the sparse areas.
The seasonal alopecia is a fall that occurs in early spring and fall. It corresponds to the hormonal backlash of variations in brightness and does not exceed six weeks.
Apart from trying to prevent it, there is not much you can do except empty the siphon in your shower to avoid water damage!
The diffuse alopecia, generalized over all of the hair is often due to a disorder of the body. It can be acute in the case of depression or childbirth, or chronic if it results from a deficiency or a thyroid disorder.
The important thing, to treat this type of hair loss, is to identify the factor responsible (a blood test may be prescribed to you) and then to treat it to regain pretty hair.
Circumscribed alopecia, also called “alopecia areata”, is characterized by hair loss in a localized area. It is considered to be an autoimmune disease that responds to psychological factors like stress.
Local treatments, such as injections, or oral treatments may be prescribed by a dermatologist.
The congenital alopecia, much rarer, is due to an abnormality of the constitution of the hair or lack of hair roots.
This is the most worrying case because the hair does not grow or more. It will, therefore, be necessary to consider a transplant, expensive but not very painful, if one wishes to be able to regain a little volume.
How to prevent transient hair loss?
Since seasonal alopecia is a natural phenomenon, there is little chance that you will be able to escape it. On the other hand, you can perfectly prevent damage by adopting, at least a month before the change of season, a “beautiful hair” routine.
You can turn to gentle skincare products (natural, it’s better) and food supplements. Iron, zinc, brewer’s yeast , pollen … It’s up to you to choose the one that best meets your expectations!
Regarding shampoos that promise you to find your dream hair in a month, beware: the effectiveness in terms of regrowth of products that are commercially available is not necessarily proven.
It is, therefore, better not to expect much from it.
For example, anti-hair loss shampoos have never demonstrated any effectiveness, especially since they are kept too short on the scalp for them to have time to show what they would be capable of.
Hair loss: when to consult?
As soon as temporary hair loss sets in overtime, it can be interesting to consult a doctor, just to reassure yourself.
Depending on your degree of alopecia, he may prescribe a treatment to restore healthy hair.
Thinning hair can become a real complex and lead to worrying relationship isolation. Do not wait to be ashamed to leave your home to make an appointment with a health professional!