Thin hair and hair breakage are conditions that are not really true hair loss problems. For the most part, thin hair is an inherited trait, like hair color. Blond hair is the thinnest form of hair, red hair the thickest. A full head of blond hair must contain roughly forty thousand more hair than a full head of red hair in order to give an equal impression of fullness. Other than using hair dyes, which either coat or swell your hairs depending upon whether you use temporary dyes or permanent dyes, or through the use of protein conditioners and body builders, there is no way to change the pattern of growth of hair follicles to produce the thicker hair.
Hair breakage is another condition that can give the impression, however false, of being a true hair loss problem. In fact, there is really nothing wrong with the hair root, the growing area of the hair. Hair breakage results from damage to the hair shafts caused by excessive bleaching, frequent permanent waving, or straightening. These processes can render hair brittle, fragile, and unable to withstand normal daily hair care manipulation, such as combing, brushing, and blow drying.
If many hairs break, especially near the surface, a condition resembling true hair loss can result. However, since no permanent hair loss actually occurs, simply stopping all bleaching and waving for the several months is usually all that is necessary to allow your hair to return to normal. In the meantime, the continued use of conditioners to thicken, moisturize, and untangle the hair can be helpful.
Individuals who habitually twirl, bite, or chew on their hair may temporarily damage their hair. The damage is purely mechanical trauma to the hair shafts. In these cases, hair fragility and breakage result solely from over manipulation. Making the person aware of the habit is usually enough to stop it. Once the habit is stopped, the growth back normally.
Category: Hair fall