Hair loss is a natural process and it is thought that we all lose between 50 to 100 hairs a day, without making much difference to the thickness or length of our hair, simply because of the vast amount of hair follicles that produce new hair every day. However, hair loss is a problem for quite a large amount of people at some point in their lives and can be down to a number of different factors.
It can cause a lot of insecurities for those who suffer from hair loss, especially in younger people. Unfortunately, there is no direct cure for hair loss, however there are ways to slow the process down and ultimately encourage the hair to regrow. Here we look at the biggest causes of thinning hair and hair loss and ways to treat it, minimising the problems you face.
Common Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss is extremely common in people who are over worked and stressed. Hair loss usually only occurs weeks after the stressful time due to the hairs cycle, however it can be expected and is especially common in those who have faced a traumatic experience that has caused a huge amount of stress on the body, for example, child birth. Hair loss caused by stress is also known as telogen effluvium and is a temporary condition, meaning the growth of hair will usually go back to normal.
Male and female pattern baldness is also an extremely common cause of hair loss, but unfortunately this isn’t temporary and once hair loss has started to progress, it is difficult to get the hair to regrow. Pattern baldness can occur in both males and females from as young as 20. This can have a detrimental effect on self-confidence and a lot of people will do what they can to reduce the problem.
Of course hair loss is common in those of an older age and this is when the majority of permanent hair loss occurs. The hair follicles close, resulting in permanent hair loss and are mostly common in men as opposed to ladies. However, women can suffer from thinning hair, especially during pregnancy and childbirth. The hair usually recovers after a period of time and instead of balding, there is an overall thinning of the hair.
There are ways to slow down the process of thinning hair for both men and women and for those who suffer a lot from the problem, an FUE hair transplant is a very popular solution. Although they may be expensive, the results are natural and can bring back the self-confidence that was lost when hair loss took place. For those with thinning hair, there are non-invasive solutions, in the form of cream or tablets. These can stop the hair from becoming thin and promote hair regrowth.
The follicular unit extraction hair transplant involves removing hair from donor areas of the head and placing them on the crown. These follicles will be placed in graft areas, which have previously had hair in order to make them look as natural as possible. The procedure does take a long time due to the intricacy of the procedure, however the majority of people who undergo the transplant are pleased with the results.