Why is my hair thinning and What can I do about it?
Updated: Jul 9
Some days after brushing your hair you notice the brush seems full of hair. How much is normal and how do you know if you are losing more than normal and your hair is beginning to thin out.
It is very normal to lose a few hairs daily, in fact it can be from anywhere from 50 to 100 hairs and that is often from the way we wear our hair (tied with elastic band) our hair products, overuse of sprays, or it could be something to do with your hormones.
Women tend to start noticing changes in their late 20’s through their 40’s usually across the top, where men generally have specific areas where they notice thinning.
Hair growth and loss goes through several stages. Let’s look at these stages in the cycle.
The growing stage called Anagen, is the longest phase and hair grows between 3 – 5 years sometimes up to 7 years. During this stage, the hair follicles continue to grow until you get a cut, they fall out or end their cycle.
In the second stage called Catagen, the hair goes through a transition cycle where the hair growth begins to slow down. During the resting stage called Telogen hair doesn’t grow and this usually lasts around 3 months. This is also when new hairs start to form in follicles. When you start to notice the 50 – 100 hairs a day as mentioned above the hair is in the shedding stage known as Exogen and can last between 2 to 5 months but the good news is new hair is growing in the follicles as the old hairs (those 50-100) are falling away.
The GOOD NEWS
There are hair loss medical treatments to the rescue of thinning hair.
Botox- Botulinum toxin injections paired with IV infusions of vitamins are generally known to encourage hair growth and appear to improve the tissue environment surrounding the hair follicles by decreasing scalp tension and improving blood flow.
With IV infusions, the body receives the vitamins and minerals by injecting the solution directly into the bloodstream. This process bypasses the digestive system which allows the client to feel the positive effects almost instantly.
The Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) commonly used in hair restoration is “autologous,” meaning that it is derived from the patient’s own blood. To obtain PRP, a patient’s blood drawn and then is spun in a centrifuge to separate the solid from liquid components.
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