Hair loss is a very common problem and can be suffered by anyone men, women or children. It can be hereditary, due to any illness or any medication. Treatment of hair loss depends upon the cause behind the loss of hair. Some people do not just try to hide or treat it but others are very conscious about this and cover it with various methods. But before going for either of these, first one should have complete knowledge about hair loss.
At one time, around ninety percent of hairs grow on your scalp and at a rate of one cm per month. A normal hair growth cycle lasts for two to six years. Rest of 10 percent of hairs is in resting stage, which falls after 2-3 months. In place of those fallen hair, new hairs start growing. In normal course, we shed few hairs everyday. But when this rate of hair fall is more than normal, it means you are having hair loss.
There are numerous causes of getting hair loss:
This is male pattern or female pattern baldness. Heredity plays major role in it. Androgenic alopecia history in your family can increase your risk of baldness.
It occurs due to faulty immune system of body.
When there is a change in normal hair cycle due to any emotional or physical shock, this kind of hair loss occurs.
This kind of hair loss is caused by various hairstyling techniques or treating hair with chemicals. If these techniques are used regularly, they can damage hair follicles to the extent that they stop producing hair.
If you take a diet which lacks in essential nutrients like protein, iron or zinc, you may have to deal with hair fall. You may have poor diet if you take crash diet or you have any illness.
If you take medicines for diseases like arthritis, gout, depression, high blood pressure or some other problems, you may have hair loss. Birth control pills can also cause hair loss in some women.
Certain treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy can cause alopecia.
You can have temporary hair loss due to hormonal imbalance in your body. You can have hormonal changes during pregnancy, stopping birth control pills, having a baby, start of menopause or under activity or over activity of thyroid glands. Three months after delivering a baby, most of the women have large hair loss. Some people have thinning of hair over the crown of the scalp due to overproduction of testosterone .
Bleaching, dying, coloring, straightening or having permanent waves of hairs can damage your hair permanently. These procedures use harsh chemicals and they damage the hair roots. Over brushing or over styling can also damage and cause hair loss.
you can have hair loss if you have any infection on your scalp like that of ringworm. It enters the hair root and skin of scalp and causes hair loss.
If you have a bald patch due to alopecia Areata, generally hairs grow back after few months. If any medication has caused this hair loss, you may ask your doctor to change the medicine. Hair loss caused by treatments like chemotherapy, grow back after some times. Hair loss due to any fungal infection of the scalp can be treated by taking oral antifungal medicines or applying topical antifungal medication. Hair loss caused by hormonal imbalance can be treated by correcting hormonal imbalance. Some medicines can reduce speed of pattern baldness or prevent its development. Minoxidil is one such medicine available over the counter.
If none of the medicine works, you can go for artificial hair replacement, hair weaving or wigs to cover hair loss.
Eat balanced diet having essential nutrients.
Reduce general stress in your life by practicing meditation
Avoid treating your hair excessively with beauty treatments.
Avoid any tight hairstyle like braids or buns.
Avoid unnecessary twisting or rubbing of your hairs.
While applying oil in hairs, just gently massage with your finger tips.
How To Naturally Regrow Lost Hair
The Cause You Don't Know About Regrowing Your Hair Naturally.
Hair Loss No More
How to prevent and stop hair loss, and regrow hairs
How To Stop Hair Loss & Regrow Your Hair
How to Regrow Your Hair Naturally and in Easy Way
|Add your Home Remedy below..|
Help !! my hair is breaking and thinning. what can i do? I use just for me no lye relaxer.
#1 - smorajoy - 07/06/2009 - 15:29