Thursday, February 28, 2008

Excessive Hair Loss Facts

As we all know hair loss is not only a male problem. Although a certain amount is normal, excessive hair fall can sometimes suggest that something is wrong somewhere in your body. Usually the hairs have a life expectancy of three to seven years. We normally shed somewhere between 50 to 120 hairs everyday. Rapid weight loss, dandruff, iron deficiency, a low protein intake, pregnancy or menopause, or even some pills can speed up the normal rate of hair loss.
One of the causes of excessive hair loss in women is a shift in the growth cycle, which means some the hairs are growing and some of them are already done growing.

Hereditary thinning and balding are most common causes for excessive hairloss. This can be inherited from either the mothers or father’s side of the family. Women who have this trait develop thinning hair, but do not become completely bald. One treatment involves applying lotions to the scalp twice a day. Another treatment for men is a daily pill that claims to block the formation of the active male hormone in the hair follicle.

When confronted with thinning hair or baldness, men and some women consider hair transplants, which is a permanent form of hair replacement. Anyone who has suffered permanent hair loss may be a candidate for hair transplantation. The procedure of hair transplantation involves moving some hair from hair-bearing portions (donor sites) of the head to bald or thinning portions (recipient sites) and/or removing bald skin.

Some advice on helpful ways to keep your hair around.

Don’t wear a hairstyle that pulls, such as ponytails or braids, because the constant pull can cause you to lose hair, especially along the sides of the scalp.

If you shampoo, comb or brush too often, it can damage the hair, causing it to break. If you use a cream or condition after you shampoo, it will makes you hair easier to manage and easier to comb. When your hair is wet, it is way more fragile, so don’t rub it with a towel for a long period of time or comb your hair to rough.

Also use shampoo no more than once a day, you should not forget to switch the shampoo every season. The vitamin B6 should be taken everyday to help you keep your hair. Excessive hair loss is not something you are going to die of but it is very hard on your self esteem.