There are a lot of reasons to experience hair loss.
In normal conditions, we can shed around 100 hairs per day. It can be more during your hair wash day, for instance.
In Spring and Autumn we shed more hairs (everywhere, including brows and lashes!). Some people call it seasonal hair loss. Terrestrial mammals change their fur with the change of the seasons, to adapt to the change of temperature. The hair follicles "rest" during summer (the telogen phase) and enter the shedding phase (exogen phase) in fall mainly, and occasionally spring.
Temporary, stress-induced hair loss (telogen effluvium). Common during pregnancy, after the famous COVID-19, in moments of high stress (exams, new job). It does not last forever.
Androgenetic alopecia. In gents, knows as male-pattern baldness; more than 50% of men over age 50 have some degree of hair loss. There is an alteration in the hair cycle development, follicular miniaturization and inflammation. One of the molecules that intervene in the process is dihydrotestosterone (DHT), that binds to the scalp hair follicle androgen receptors. Scalp subcutaneous blood flow is also lower in this type of alopecia.
Alopecia. An autoimmune disorder: the immune defences of the body attack the body's hair follicles, resulting in hair loss in patches (alopecia areata), all over the scalp (alopecia totalis) or over the entire body (alopecia universalis).
How to tackle hair loss?
In our professional opinion, it should be holistically (as any kind of problem or condition!!). Very often there is more than one cause. For instance: hectic lifestyle (stress) and not eating healthy (lack of essential nutrients, pro-inflammatory diet).
Get to know the cause. So you can treat the root of the problem, not the symptoms. We give you some ideas:
Try to take a step back from your life and analyse your life style. Are you constantly living under stress? Maybe you need to find a way to tackle it.
Visit a dermatologist. They can identify allergic reactions, dandruff, excess of sebum, etc, and offer you some guidance.
Visit a hair specialist. Not cheap, but as they can tell you exactly the cause, they can save you a lot of money and time in products and services that would not work for you.
Visit a nutritionist. Get a blood analysis done, and take supplements if needed (always with guidance!!).
Natural treatments. It is important to understand that these treatments work before the hair follicle dies; therefore, it is crucial to take action as soon as you realise that hairloss has started. They need to be done at least during 12 weeks, initially, regularly, and they can be spaced out ones the results show up.
Scalp massage. As the dead of the follicles is also partly related with lower circulatory levels, we recommend a daily 5 min simple scalp massage. You can do them with oil or without oil, but using the correct technique is essential, see this.
Scalp oiling. Again, the oil should be adequate, with a suitable balance of fatty acids, and infused with essential oils or plants that fight hair loss.
Weekly hair loss Ayurvedic treatment. Applying a mix of plants that have been used in India for centuries. To do it at home, or to receive the service at the salon. You can find more information here.
Ayurvedic shampoo bar. If you have no time to come to our salon or do the treatment at home, this shampoo bar is perfect for you as it is a 2-in-1, it cleans but if you leave it 5min it also acts as a treatment. A bestseller among our clients. Find more information here.
Hope you found it useful! Any question, do not hesitate to call us or to send us an email.