Let's Talk About Hair Loss
Hair loss is often a sensitive subject and one that many of us feel embarrassed to talk about. So, let’s talk about it...
Around 50% of men and 25% of women will at some point throughout their lives experience some form of hair loss. In fact, some research shows even higher proportions of us with some form of hair thinning or worse, so it really shouldn’t be a secretive topic in this day and age.
On average, we lose between 50 and 150 hairs a day, so don’t be alarmed if you lose some hair from brushing or notice the drain getting clogged once in a while, that’s normal! It’s when you start to notice larger amounts of hair loss for a continued period that it’s time to take a closer look.
Hair loss, also known as alopecia or baldness, is a very tricky subject. There is a seemingly never ending list of issues or ailments that are potentially fatal to our flowing locks. With so many potential causes of hair loss, it makes it difficult to not only diagnose what might cause hair to fall out, but exactly how to treat it. So let's go through some theory:
What causes hair loss?
Genetic hair loss is normally caused by hormone imbalances that cause the area around the hair follicle to shrink gradually, causing thinning hair and eventually the loss of the hair follicle entirely.
Reactive hair loss refers to hair loss that is caused by influences other than hereditary, such as tension, stress, poor diet, friction or even simply over styling your hair.
Common types of hair loss?
There are a huge number of reasons for hair loss in women and men.
- Androgenetic alopecia
- Male-pattern hair loss
- female pattern hair loss
- Sudden female hair loss
- Sudden Male hair loss
What can I do to prevent hair loss?
There are numerous things to help combat hair loss. Thankfully hair loss that is caused by body imbalances are normally self correcting which which means that once the imbalance is corrected our hair starts to grow back.
Massage your scalp