Happy with your own hair?
Unfortunately an answer is not quite that simple in many cases. Many people are not satisfied with the volume of their own hair. This can be caused by stress, hormonal changes or simply progressive ageing as the hair becomes thinner or bald patches occur.
A person’s hairstyle is important to their appearance. Those who have lost their hair can become dissatisfied with their own appearance, and can become insecure and uncomfortable in many situations. Who would want that?
Diagnosis hair loss
Hair loss is a universal problem that affects both men and women. In most men, it begins in their twenties, and continues until old age. In women, hair loss can occur anytime after their 50th birthday.
Hair loss can stem from many causes, most as a result of genetic, alopecia (also called hormonal) or genetic-related hair loss. During you hair’s lifetime, it is subject to wear-and-tear, can fall out or break; until finally the hair no longer grows and the hair follicle dies off. This starts with typical receding hairlines, often at a young age, plus a bald area on the top of the head. Hair loss then spreads, until finally only the crown remains and the classic men’s bald head is created.
What are possible causes?
Hair loss can have many causes, but in most cases, three factors for hair loss occurring, can be grouped as followed:
The most important factor is the genetic pre-disposition of the hair follicle, to the sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a breakdown product of the male hormone (androgen) testosterone. Hair follicles respond to this DHT with a progressive reduction in the growth phase, then eventually the follicle becomes damaged.
As a cause of hair loss, stress and tension are often underestimated. Our everyday life can be coming very demanding – we must attend our meetings and appointments, we must withstand growing pressure to succeed, and we must work hard to compete in our professions. Stress and time pressure is by no means confined to professional life – we only have a small amount of time for rest and relaxation.
Under stress, our scalp muscles are strained and pressed to the skull. The fine blood vessels that provide oxygen and nutrients to the hair roots become restricted and can no longer feed your hair. The supply of nutrients to your hair follicles is reduced permanently, and is no longer sufficient. Stress and tension can accelerate an androgenetic alopecia or trigger loss of hair.
Poor nutrition is also a factor which can lead to hair loss. A balanced diet provides us with all the necessary nutrients and trace elements that our hair needs. However many people do not keep a healthy, balanced diet, instead they use dietary supplement products to soothe their conscience and meet their needs. This however does not provide the essential nutrients for your hair.