An average person with a normal head of hair loses between fifty and one hundred hairs per day. Under normal circumstances, lost hairs are replaced by an equal number of new hairs, which are made in the hair root within the follicle below the scalp surface. Your hair, which grows faster during the summer than in the winter, grows about a half an inch per month. Growth occurs in cycles-a growing phase, a resting phase, and a falling out phase. In general, hair grows for approximately one to two years before falling out and being replaced. Since most of your hairs are in a growing phase at any time, you often are not aware of your average daily hair loss.
For many women, concern about hair loss may put them in a state of near-panic. Most women who experience loss of hair have visions of losing all their hair and looking like a bald man. Fortunately, this type of balding in women is rare. However, the panic and concern are understandable. Straight hair can be made curly, dark hair light, and vice versa, but a bald head cannot usually be made to re-grow hair, and this is what frightens anyone experiencing hair thinning or loss. By playing on this fear, some unethical manufacturers and advertisers are able to sell millions of dollars’ worth of useless “hair-growing” or “hair-loss-preventing” concoctions.
There are many causes of hair thinning and hair loss. Some conditions affect the growing hair root, some do not. Some types of hair loss are reversible; unhappily, many are not. Finally, there are situations that appear to be true hair loss, but really are not. Common causes of hair thinning and hair loss, proven methods for preventing some kinds of hair loss, and ways you can deal with permanent hair loss are the subjects of this post.
Category: Hair fall