Hair loss is a constant and natural process that accompanies the age and that, to date, was much more frequent in men than in women.
We all lose between 50 and 80 hairs a day. Like the cells of our skin, our hair is renewed naturally. New hair with an average life cycle of 2 to 7 years replace those that we lose daily. And each hair follicle produces a new stem during its growth phase.
Our hair can experience between 25 and 30 cycles throughout our lives. However, when it comes together with other factors, the process of hair loss can accelerate. When there are no new stems to replace the hair that we lose, the hair becomes clear in several areas.
How to know if it is a hair loss worrying? If between 2 and 4 months after that fall (supposedly seasonal) we notice that the density of the hair has diminished, that the scalp has begun to thin or that the hair is thinner and weaker
The doctor begins by prescribing a blood test to the patients (levels of iron and thyroid hormones).
It is valuable to know the mechanism behind hair loss, since it is important to reduce the anxiety of patients. Normally they prescribe nutritional supplements (sulfur amino acids: taurine, cystine) that help shorten this period of hair loss. Anti-hair lotions can also be effective.
Causes of Hair loss
Progressively, hair growth slows down and the cycle is reduced to one year instead of three or four. The hair follicle is less embedded in the dermis and begins to atrophy. Consequence: the hair becomes thinner. The hairline on the scalp begins to recede at the temples, forehead and on the top of the head.
Hair loss can be caused by:
- medicines, such as anticoagulants or treatments for cancer
- a psychological shock
- unbalanced diets, etc.
- seasonal change
- Solutions to fight against hair loss
In any case, it is advisable that you consult quickly with your dermatologist. In fact, it is easier to slow down hair loss than to make it grow. There are different treatments for hair loss, such as specific shampoos, lotions and serums. Your dermatologist can also prescribe a medical treatment. Finally, there are also surgical techniques for hair transplantation, which can be used as micropigmentation and microblading.
We recommend you daily:
- Use mild shampoos and avoid aggressive products with hair
- Rest and avoid stress
- Eat in a healthy and balanced way