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Hair thinning affects almost everyone, but because we are self-conscious about our health and looks, we tend to sweep it under the rugs. Many people don't like to talk about hair loss when experiencing it. Don't ignore the feeling of losing hair if you are. You are not only the one, as many people experience hair loss across the globe. Our hairs growth rate begins to go down as we grow older. Also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, male and female pattern baldness , is largely caused by genetic factors. If you fail to take immediate action by seeking treatment, your hair loss condition will worsen with time.
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Our skin grows hair everywhere on our bodies except the soles of our feet and the palm of our hands, bellybuttons, and eyelids. A protein called keratin makes our hair, which is produced in the outer layer of skin in hair follicles. The hair growth process happens when old cells are pushed out from the skin’s surface by new hair cells produced by the hair follicles. Normally, hair grows at a rate of six inches per year.
The hair strand consists of a string made up of dead keratin cells. The number of hair strands in the scalp of an adult is about 150,000 hairs. Every day, we lose about 50 to 100 hair strands per day. Our scalps grow about 90% of the hair at any one time. Several factors can influence the hair follicle's growth cycle, and each follicle maintains its life cycle. Factors that affect hair growth include diseases, age, genetics, hormones, and more. The hair’s growth cycle happens in three phases:
This happens between two to eight years, and it involves the active growth of hair.
This phase occurs in two to three weeks, and it is the transitional phase of hair growth
The telogen phase in the growth cycle involves the hair resting, and growth doesn’t occur for two to three months. Once the three months are over, the hair will shed out, and it’s going to be replaced with new hair. After that, the growth cycle will start once again.
Note: The hair’s growth rate slows down as we age
Hair thinning especially happens at the crown of the head. Hair loss signs happen differently for different people. It also happens differently in men, women, and children.
This usually happens in women as the first sign of hair loss, and it involves a widening part. You may notice that your scalp will start showing when the hair starts thinning.
Normally, we usually shed 50 to 100 hair strands per day in good health. You may be suffering from some form of hair loss if you start losing more than a hundred strands of hair per day. If you notice this, it is high time to seek help from a hair specialist or a dermatologist.
When men suffer from hair loss, they will experience receding hairlines. On the other hand, women will notice receding hair around the temple. The hair around the temple or hairline will be shorter when hair loss starts. This is known as hair miniaturization. Hair generated by an inactive hair follicle will become thinner. This will happen until the hair follicle becomes dormant and stops producing new hair.
This form of hair loss is brought about by genetic factors. It usually affects both men and women. You can start losing hair when you are as young as 20 years if you suffer from male pattern baldness. It is a bit different in women, and they will start noticing thinning hair in their 40s or older if the condition is female hair balding.
This type of hair loss usually happens when a person is traumatized or undergoing a stressful moment, both physically or emotionally. It is a temporary hair thinning since it usually alters its growth cycle. It usually affects the scalp.
This hair loss usually affects the whole body, causing hair to fall out everywhere, including the eyebrows, public hair, and eyelashes.
A person with this kind of psychological disorder tends to pull out his or her hair. It usually affects children.
This hair loss condition occurs due to scars on the skin caused by inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, cellulitis, and folliculitis. Skin disorders such as lichen plans and forms of lupus may also lead to scars that destroy the ability of hair follicles to generate hair.
In young adults and children, this form of hair loss causes sudden patchy hair thinning that may end up causing general hair loss (alopecia totalis).
This refers to the natural hair loss condition that usually happens as we age.
Understanding the reasons for your hair thinning or loss can help guide you as you explore your options.
Hair loss doesn’t happen the same way in men and women. In men, hair loss usually happens in balding at the crown or a receding hairline. The reason why it is called male pattern baldness as it happens in the same way in men and is also quite common. The pattern is not always the same or common for women. It causes overall hair loss or widening of the part.
Read more to know what you can do about gender-specific hair loss issues and their causes.
The scalp of an average man has about 100,000-150,000 hair strands. Where are those hair strands found now? On the pillow, floor, hairbrush, or shower drain. But is it supposed to be this way? As part of the hair growth cycle, an average person will shed about 50-100 hairs a day. Understanding hair loss and how it relates to the hair’s growth cycle begins by understanding the anatomy and biology of hair.