Thursday, February 28, 2008

Advice for Hair Loss Sufferers

Some people are under the impression that hair loss can be caused by stress, this is only if you have undergone extreme physical or mental torture for months. Also male pattern baldness is not caused by a lack of circulation or nutrients to the follicle, whether it is by hats, ponytails, or anything else. It is proven that sweat and dirt are not an issue either, just think about how many ingrown hairs there are all over your body.
Hair loss can occur when the two biological processes in a non-balding man begin to change as the man ages. Normally Testosterone and 5-alpha-reductase Enzyme combine to form DHT, the naturally occurring hormone which assists with sexual development. DHT and Androgen Receptors in the hair follicles combine to carry out the creation of normal proteins in follicles, which regulate the health, growth, and resting cycles of a follicle.

After puberty, the increase in testosterone also creates an increase in DHT and the Androgen Receptors. Overabundance of this activity directly affects the growth regulating that goes on in the follicle leading to slower and less healthy growth each time the hair grows, rests, and regrows again. The degradation process of the follicle is typically very slow, and takes many years, but the result is very apparent on the scalp to the hair loss sufferer. New hair growing from a DHT swamped follicle comes back thinner and shorter than it did the last time. Over several years, its growth degrades so much that it can no longer be seen. This is Androgenetic Alopecia also called Male Pattern Baldness.

If you have lost your hair due to male pattern baldness, then there are plenty of things to do to try and grow it back. However in this process of growing your hair back you must be willing to do that following.

Hair loss advice

Diet, you must focus on healthy food choices. Go with lean protein and soy products as well as beans, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables that can improve the strength of the hair.

Also, take very good care of your scalp. When the scalp is not fit growth is reduced. Over time styling product build up and excess sebum(oil) can have a negative effect on the hair follicle. Keep it clean with a good quality shampoo and conditioner as often as you need them. Even daily if possible.

Finally, understand that losing hair is simply a natural part of evolution and life. It is a natural event that is part of how we are made up.