Is hair loss normal? Is there a solution?
We regularly ask ourselves the question, is my hair loss normal? The answer is yes, it is completely normal to lose your hair! They are usually found on the brush, the
pillow or our clothes. Fortunately, they grow back. However, if the amount of hair lost is greater than usual, it is time to look for effective solutions.
To begin with, hair loss treatments really work!
Let's be better informed and demystify our bad popular beliefs.
The Bradörf & Origa Expert Advice Team can tell you more about hair loss and its causes.
Are you losing your hair? You don't need to worry. We have on average between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on our heads. Each of these hairs goes through different phases during its life, in particular the fall phase during which between 10 % - 18% of the hairs are replaced by new ones. Thus, each hair has a limited life span: from two to six years depending on the case. Hair loss is therefore completely natural and normal.
We start talking about "hair loss or alopecia" when the loss becomes significant: if you lose more than 100 hairs per day or if your hair becomes visibly thinner.
In the event of hair loss, the treatment depends directly on the cause. However, this can be difficult to determine. Most often, genetic factors come into play.
There are two options. Let's determine the cause together:
1-Reactive hair loss.
You must go back chronologically to 6 months before the hair loss. Oh yes! Hair loss can occur half a year after its triggered. We are going to cover a range of possibilities that you must be vigilant and reactive to in order to act at the source of the problem as soon as possible.
1/1. Probable causes of point hair loss (less than 3 months)
1- Seasonal change: at the beginning of Autumn and Spring
2- Hormonal changes such as: pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, abortion or miscarriage
3- End of contraceptive treatment with an estrogen-progestogen pill
4- Taking certain medications
5- Very violent psychological shock, such as a death or accident
6- Large-scale surgical operation
7- Prolonged general anesthesia
8- So-called mechanical causes (Hair often tied up, excessive handling, poorly adapted heating tools, abuse of chemical alterations ...)
2/1. Probable causes of long-lasting hair loss (more than 6 months)
1- Taking certain medications for a long time
2- Excessive weight loss
3- Poor eating habits leading to deficiencies in iron, zinc, calcium or magnesium ...
4- Constant or sustained state of stress that can result in mood disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders ...
5- Eating disorders such as anorexia or severe diet
6- Endocrinological and thyroid problems
If you have recognized one of these triggers, then anti-hair loss treatments can help you, but will not be the ultimate solution without adjusting your diet, lifestyle, and medication etc. Consulting with your physician and having blood tests will always help you be the main actor in your results. Collaboration will therefore be necessary between your consultant and you in order to eradicate this factor with the help of the right overall treatment.
On the other hand, if none of these causes concerns you, you are subject to a natural cause.
2. Progressive hair loss.
1/2 Progressive hair loss linked to heredity in men.
Hereditary baldness (androgenetic alopecia) despite being the main cause in men (85% of the cases in men), also affects women. Hair loss in men spreads gradually or in spurts, it can begin at the age of 17-18 years.
The growth phase of the hair is shortened, it falls out faster and becomes thinner over time. In men, the forehead recedes, so do the temples, and the hair on the back of the head eventually falls out.
The evolution may stop, at least gradually, in subjects treated early.
Despite everything, most often and in the absence of treatment, it continues inexorably until baldness.
What you need to know!
Despite the popular discourse `` it's genetic, we can't do anything '' it's untrue! So don't wait any longer! Moreover, most of the companies offer anti-hair loss solutions very effectively control deposits due to the production of DHT (dihydrotestosterone), responsible for this type of hair loss.
DHT is carried by sweat, so it is essential to wash the scalp frequently with anti-hair loss shampoos that absorb surface deposits of DHT in order to control hair loss. However, to want regrowth you will have to accompany the shampoo with a treatment in order to eliminate the DHT fixed on the receptor site responsible for the growth of the hair inside the follicle.
2/2 Women - Progressive hair loss linked to heredity
Some women also suffer from hair loss during menopause or following hormonal imbalances. They mainly lose their hair on the top of the head. Hair loss in women can also be caused by alopecia areata (alopecia area) which manifests as circular patches suddenly become devoid of hair. Children and young adults can also be affected by this pathology which can reappear years later. The causes of alopecia areata are not always clear, although doctors speculate that it is due to a defensive reaction of the body against the hair bulbs.
During diffuse hair loss, also called diffuse alopecia, hair becomes sparse. The scalp is much more visible, but there are no bald areas to speak of. There are many causes and effects of this pathology, but this hair loss can be reduced with the right treatment.
What you need to know!
Progressive female hair loss can occur at any age. However, as hair loss is a hormone-dependent process, it mainly occurs around or after menopause.
If left untreated, hair loss that is initially inconspicuous can become severe, although it has never resulted in baldness in women.
Advice from the Bradörf & Origa Expert Consulting Team
In the case of hair loss treatment it is important to respect the dosage and the duration of the treatment, as a general rule the treatments are in 3 stages (shampoo, repairing conditioner, stimulating treatment) and must last (minimum 3 months) until obtaining results.
The anti-hair loss shampoo is the essential first step in starting a treatment.
Hair loss shampoos contain ingredients that control the build-up of surface DHT, the primary factor in hair loss, they also support hair and scalp health. It is the safest and gentlest way to fight against excessive hair loss.
It is not always easy to evaluate the results during this type of treatment. But Bradörf & Origa shares with you a tried and tested method appreciated by our customers.
For short hair. At the start of treatment, take a photo from the top of your head under a light and each month take a photo under the same conditions (position, hair style, brightness) and it will then be easy for you to compare the results (controlled fall, hair regrowth , increased density ...)
For longer hair: From the start of the treatment, collect all traces of hair in your brushes, the sink or on your clothes and group them in a Ziploc (one per week), it will be easy for you to compare from week to week the progress of your treatment results.
Please share your good results with our community to encourage one in two people affected by hair loss to find a solution.