Within the Hair Guide you will frequently hear us mention the term ‘follicle sensitivity’ when we speak about hair loss.
ANDROGENIC HAIR THINNING
Hair thinning, i.e. a gradual reduction in the diameter of individual hairs, can be caused by a number of factors, the most common being ‘androgenic thinning’.
‘Alopecia’ is just a general term for hair loss - from mild and temporary shedding to profuse and permanent loss.
Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by a constant pulling on the hair (and hence the hair follicles).
TRAUMATIC & COSMETIC SCARRING ALOPECIA
Permanent, scarring alopecia is a ‘secondary’ cicatricial alopecia and is caused by external damage to hair follicles.
The thyroid is a gland that regulates your metabolism. Your thyroid can be affected by many conditions.
FRONTAL FIBROSING ALOPECIA
Frontal fibrosing alopecia is a primary cicatricial alopecia and is most common in middle aged or older women.
Most people play with their hair. You may twirl your hair between your fingers when you watch TV, read, concentrate, or even as a way to flirt.
It is likely that everyone knows a person who has undergone the trauma of being diagnosed with cancer and having to be treated by chemotherapy.
STRESS & HAIR LOSS
Stress can and often does result in hair loss. This is because stress, through a convoluted route, can cause your body to produce more adrenaline.
HAIR COLOURING AND HAIR LOSS
Contrary to what you may have heard, hair colouring in itself does not cause hair loss. However, it can cause substantial hair breakage if you don’t look after your hair correctly
The amount of information blood tests can give is often crucial in the treatment of falling and/or thinning hair.
MEDICATION AND HAIR LOSS
The most commonly overlooked reason for hair loss is the use of medications, drugs and also the overuse of vitamin and/or mineral supplements.
Hair transplants can be very effective when done correctly. But how do they work? Every hair on your body has and knows its own identity