Hair loss is a very common phenomenon and the scientific community still hasn’t solved the problem despite investing trillions of pounds. Everyone loses hair, yes, it’s a common problem for men and women. We lose almost 50 to 100 hairs every day whenever we shower, blow-drying our hair or just giving the hair a quick brush. It happens due to the regular cycle of hair loss and hair growth. It’s typical to shed hair and any lost hair is replaced with new.
As we get older, we’re likely to lose the thickness and volume and it is totally normal. But some people lose hair more quickly than others, even younger people. This has been known to link directly with a hormonal imbalance and other health problems. In some cases, hair loss can happen to a totally healthy individual and can damage a person’s self-esteem. Here’s a quick rundown to see some real causes of hair loss.
There are different types of alopecia that affect the hair on the head. The main types are (1) Alopecia Areata, and (2) Alopecia Totalis. In its most basic form, alopecia can start as random bald spots which can go away or spread to different parts of the scalp. Totalis is when all of the hair on the head has fallen out. Alopecia Universalis means the loss of hair from all over the body. There are other alopecia types that can affect only women.
Hereditary Hair Loss – does it run in the family?
This is the most common cause of hair loss, especially in men. If you have a family history of getting bald, you are very likely to lose hair at some point in your life. Mostly it happens gradually and in patterns and phases as you age. Women tend to experience thinning hair and loss of hair thickness and volume. Essentially, whether you go bald or not is decided by the genes from your mum and dad.
Stress Related Hair Loss
Emotional stress also participates in hair falling out. Having a divorce, had an accident, or have you experienced the death of loved ones? All of these factors contribute to hair loss. Hair naturally has a life cycle, growth phase, rest and a shedding phase. In cases where you are physically and emotionally stressed beyond your limits, it will trigger more hair into the shedding phase and will likely lead to hair loss. Try to combat stress by exercising and get some professional help.
Poor Diet & Bad Nutrition
The body needs nutrients to kick start hair growth. Proteins and minerals are extremely important in order to manage follicle growth cycles. A poor diet can lead to excessive hair loss. Try eating a healthy vitamin rich diet to aid healthy hair growth and to avoid other signs of damaged hair such as dryness and brittle hair.
Pregnancy-Related Hair Loss
Don’t be surprised if you lose some hair during or after pregnancy it’s quite normal and it happens with almost every pregnant woman. Giving birth itself can be a very traumatic experience but the good thing is, your hair should gradually grow back.
Medications and their side effects
Hair loss can result as a side effect of certain drugs and illnesses. Drugs such as cancer medications and health conditions like high blood pressure and heart complaints. In some cases, hair grows back once you come off medications, but side effects can can cause hair to become thinner.
Anemic Hair Loss
Almost one in 10 women face hair loss due to the lack of iron in their diet. A blood test is recommended to determine the cause. When blood doesn’t have enough red blood cells to transport oxygen around the whole body, the body will go into survival mode so the body focuses oxygen away from the hair follicles. Eating an iron-rich diet (beef, pork, fish, and leafy green vegetables) or taking iron supplements can help with this.
Some aspects of losing hair, unfortunately, can be out of our control such as hereditary issues. But other causes can be tackled in other ways by following regular nutrient rich eating habits. Using some home remedies and treatments can also help, and trying to treat the underlying problem is often the best course of action.
So, will dormant hair follicles produce more hair?
We highly recommend scalp pigmentation and we carry out services to the highest standards in our clinics every day. Skalptec will give you a full honest insight into the options that are available.
Hair transplants are expensive, scalp micropigmentation is more affordable and non-surgical. Our treatment is low maintenance, and you won’t have to consume medicines or pills afterwards. We can offer you a life changing solution to your hair loss problem and we will provide results you will be happy with. The chances are you have looked at all your options and you’re ready to contact us. Even if you’re at the start of your journey give us a call don’t stress any more than you are right now – we totally understand your concerns and our friendly team will help to answer your questions to put you at ease.
WE HAVE VARIOUS SMP CLINICS ACROSS THE UK – COME AND SEE US!
Skalptec has various treatment clinics in multiple UK locations including:
Liverpool – Terence Jones Owner of Skalptec & UK National Award Winner (our Head Office is located there). Click here for more about Terence.
Newcastle – Ian Allen lead technician (MPUK19 Nominee for Scalp Technician of the year). Click here for more about Ian and his clinic.
You can also learn more about Skalptec and the scalp micropigmentation benefits as well as learn how we can help you to cover the early signs of hair loss: baldness, hair thinning, receding hairline and more. Contact us to arrange a free no obligation informal consultation with one of our expert scalp technicians.
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