Hair loss or Alopecia, is a major concern for almost everyone who lose their hair in large chunks almost regularly. And I am not talking about losing the regular 100 strands of hair.
Hair loss is said to occur when a person loses more than the average count of 100 hairs per day due to various reasons. More often than not, they lose their hair due to a condition called Androgenetic Alopecia or Male Pattern Baldness. When females are affected by this condition, it is called Female Pattern Baldness.
But is it only the adults who suffer from acute hair loss problems? Or is hair loss a by-product of ageing? The answer to both these questions is a flat No.
It is common for both adults and children to lose their hair. In fact, it can occur in babies, teenagers and pre-teens. Take a look at the common causes for hair loss in children.
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Hair loss can be devastating. It opens floodgates of emotions for both men and women. To begin with, they lose their confidence and feel left out, especially when they are judged by their peers on the basis of their appearances. More often than not, they feel anxious and depressed. After all, it is not a choice they voluntarily opt for.
Here are some of the psychological effects of hair loss that people go through, which will give you a better perspective. Read on to know more.
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No one wants to deal with hair loss. And why would they? A thinning mane or bald patch on the scalp is not something that anyone would want to wake up to and flaunt it before the rest of the world! But then, more than being scared of losing out their hair, they spend many sleepless nights worrying about the reasons, which can lead to hair loss. What they do not know, is that, most of the reasons are nothing but widespread myths.
Here are some of the common myths associated with hair loss. Go through them to get a better perspective.
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Our hair growth occurs in a cycle that begins with the Anagen or Growing phase, followed by the Catagen or Regression phase and then, by the Telogen or Resting phase and finally the Exogen or Shedding phase. The hair re-enters the Anagen/Growing phase after the Exogen/Shedding phase.
In the resting phase, the hair starts detaching from the follicles, leading to hair fall. One of the main reasons that can trigger hair fall in this stage is physical or emotional stress. Stress can lead to an imbalance of the hormones and confuse the immune system. As a result, your immune system will start attacking the hair roots and this will lead to temporary hair loss or Telogen Effluvium.
Here are some of the ways you can overcome stress and limit hair fall and hair loss.
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It is quite common to find strands of hair on your hairbrush while combing, on the bathroom floor during a shower or on your pillowcase. On an average, both men and women end up losing 50-100 strands of hair, which is considered to be normal. But when the count is more and you end up with a thin layer of hair or hair loss, it is time to take charge and do something.
Before everything else, you must understand the underlying causes of hair thinning and hair loss. Let’s take a look at some of them.
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