In today’s time, the problem of hair loss has become common due to many genetic and environmental factors. About 50% of women face hair loss, while 40% of men have hair loss by the age of 35, 65% by 60 and 80% by the age of 80. Dust, dirt, pollution, improper care, is all leading to hair fall. Trichologists everywhere have several patients on a daily basis. From not wanting to oil our hair, to tying them tightly, all lead to hair loss and we must take action to stop, or at least reduce it.
Causes of hair loss
We have all grown accustomed to a fast-paced life. And that doesn’t leave room for taking care of us. We tend to neglect our health so, naturally, our hair are way down in our priority list. Taking our hair for granted may not be one of our best calls. Our hair need constant care and nurturing otherwise their roots weaken, resulting in hair fall. In India, about 45 billion men and 20 million women have fallen prey to this problem. Apart from improper care, one of the most common causes of hair loss is Androgenetic Alopecia.
What is Androgenetic Alopecia?
Androgenetic or Androgenic Alopecia is a form of hair loss in both men as well as women. In men, this condition is known as male-pattern baldness, while in women it goes by the name of female-pattern baldness. Exact reason for this condition is unknown, but apart from many environmental factors, genes are a trigger in one out of five cases. So, if someone in your family has this problem, chances are, you might too.
In men, the hair loss occurs in a well-defined pattern, creating a ‘M’ shape, beginning above the temples. In women, the hairline does not recede. Instead, the hair becomes thinner all over the head. This is more common in men, affecting about 50% of men over the age of 50. In women, it is likely to strike after menopause.
Treating hair loss
It is best if we take care of the health of our hair from the very beginning instead of waiting for the problem of hair loss to occur first. Just like our body requires food and water, so does our hair. Without proper nourishment and care, our hair become thinner to the point where they can no longer hold to their roots, and hence start to fall.
One thing that can be done is scalp or head massage. Doing so improves our blood circulation and eventually lessens hair fall. Also, frequent oil massages are a must if you want your hair to be strong. Oil acts like food to our hair so oiling once a week or once in every ten days provides our hair the strength that they need.
Another solution is to enroll oneself into a hair loss program with a trained Dermatologist. The number of people seeking professional treatment for hair loss has dramatically increased over the years. A lot of clinics, with skilled Trichologists, offer such programs at reasonable prices with zero side effects, thus enabling re-growth of hair quickly and effectively. A glimpse of the various websites of different clinics will show you their procedure of treatment and also take you through their success stories, so that you can make an informed decision.
Book an appointment
To enroll yourself into a hair loss program, you can book an appointment online as well, as almost all clinics and Trichologists have their websites on the Internet. There are trained Trichologists in all cities, be it Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmadabad or Kolkata, with whom you can get an appointment.
It is best if this problem is addressed in its early stages rather than waiting for it to aggravate, otherwise one might face baldness in the long run. See visible results by taking proper care of your hair and visiting a Trichologist for further help.