Understanding hair loss
For some people, hair is a seductive asset, for others it is a way of expressing their personality or style. So seeing it fall out can be very annoying!
You find more and more hair in the shower drain, on your brush or your pillow, the hair near your scalp is getting thinner and thinner... You may be at risk of hair loss. What kind of hair loss am I experiencing?
There are two types of hair loss:
Reactive hair loss, which can occur after an emotional shock. Also known as acute diffuse alopecia, it is characterised by sudden, punctual and extreme hair loss that affects the entire head. It is reversible and mainly affects women.
Progressive hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia, which affects both sexes and increases with age. It is characterised by a progressive and localised decrease in capillary mass at the level of the temporal gulfs or the top of the skull and the tonsure in men, and mainly along the central axis of the skull in women. It is not reversible and can lead to baldness in men, i.e. the total or partial absence of hair.
There are several factors that cause hair loss.
Hair growth is subject to various factors: seasonal changes, diet and any deficiencies it may contain, stress, which can cause hair loss or, more seriously, alopecia, hormonal changes, which have a direct impact on the hair cycle, and genetics. There is a genetic predisposition to hair loss, especially in men (thanks dad, thanks mum). Like the rest of our body, hair ages too: hair cycles become shorter and after the age of 50, hair grows more slowly.
The dermal papilla is one of the two elements that make up the hair root along with the hair matrix. It is the only vascularised area of the follicle, where the nutrient supply (vitamins, micro-nutrients) takes place, and it therefore governs the entire hair growth cycle. In the event of hair loss, the functioning of the dermal papilla is altered, as a result:
At the level of the bulb, a vascular and nutritional deficiency and lack of hair anchoring
In terms of the hair cycle, a reduction in the duration of the anagen phase, i.e. the growth phase of the hair
The hair's needs are threefold: to stimulate growth, slow down hair loss and strengthen the hair.
HAIR LOSS SOLUTIONS
If your hair loss falls under not normal, seek your doctors advice.
It's not normal if...
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