What is Hair Loss ?
New hair normally replaces the lost hair, but this doesn’t always happen. Hair loss can develop gradually over years or happen abruptly. Hair loss can be permanent or temporary.
What causes hair Loss ?
First, your doctor will try to determine the underlying cause of your hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss is hereditary male- or female-pattern baldness.
If you have a family history of baldness, you may have this type of hair loss. Certain sex hormones can trigger hereditary hair loss. It may begin as early as puberty.
In some cases, hair loss may occur with a simple halt in the cycle of hair growth. Major illnesses, surgeries, or traumatic events can trigger hair loss. However, your hair will usually start growing back without treatment.
- Hormonal changes can cause temporary hair loss. Examples include: pregnancy, childbirth, menopause
- Medical conditions that can cause hair loss include: thyroid disease, alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles), scalp infections like ringworm
- Medications used to treat: cancer, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, heart problems
- A physical or emotional shock: a death in the family, extreme weight loss, a high fever
- Traction hair loss can be due to hairstyles that put pressure on the follicles by pulling the hair back very tightly.
How to combat hair loss & hair thinning
1. Balance diet
Make sure you’re eating a balanced diet that includes adequate amounts of iron and protein. Certain beauty regimens can worsen or cause hair loss.
2. Growth Supplements
3. Delicate shampooing
Unless you have extremely oily hair, consider washing your hair only every other day. If not, use a very mild shampoo.
4. Topicals gels
Do at home treatments to prevent and regrowth the hair. Crescina HFSC 100% Complete Treatment 1300 (10+10 vials) combines 2 formulations in one pack.
Crescina Re-Growth HFSC (amber vial) promotes physiological hair growth. Crescina Anti-Hair Loss HSSC helps prevent and hinder the physiological, non-pathological, causes of hair loss.
How to combat extreme hair loss
For extreme cases surgical procedures, such as hair transplant are the best to treat baldness. It involves moving small plugs of skin, each with a few hairs, to bald parts of your scalp. This works well for people with inherited baldness since they typically loose hair on the top of the head. Because this type of hair loss is progressive, you would need multiple surgeries over time.