Hair fall control
The loss of hair (alopecia) is a natural phenomenon in all hair-baring animals that normally occurs during the hair growth cycle. It is estimated that most individuals (assuming they have a full head of hair) lose about 100 scalp hairs over a 24-hour period. Hair loss can become a cosmetic problem when it occurs in the wrong place at the wrong time in the wrong individual. True hair loss should be distinguished from damage to the hair shaft, which may cause breakage close to the scalp. This sort of damage is most often caused by exogenous chemicals used to alter the physical characteristics of the hair shaft (hair dye, etc.), but certain genetic diseases can alter its strength and durability.
Dermatology divides cosmetically significant hair loss into two categories.
• Scarring alopecia: This sort of irreversible hair loss is characterized by damage to the underlying skin which results in scarring that destroys the hair follicle and its potential for regeneration. A simple visual examination is usually sufficient to diagnose this problem, although occasionally a biopsy may be necessary. Certain skin diseases as well as physical trauma produce this sort of damage.
• Non-scarring alopecia: This potentially reversible type of hair loss is very common and can be due to many causes, including certain diseases, drugs, aging, diet, as well as a genetic predisposition for hair loss called androgenetic alopecia (common balding).
• There are three cycles of hair growth: growing (80% of follicles), resting, and shedding. In human hair, each follicle cycles at its own individual rate as opposed to most animals, where these cycles change with the season, and all hairs are in the same part of the cycle at the same time. This is why animals grow a thicker coat in the fall and shed most in the spring and why human beings do not shed.
• Unlike most animals, in humans, each hair has its own pattern of growing, resting, and shedding.
• Each person sheds hair and regrows hair every day.
• When this balance is disturbed and more hairs are shed than are regrown, alopecia or hair loss results.
Dandruff, known as seborrhea in the medical community, is a form of eczema that occurs in areas of the body that produce a lot of oil. Although dandruff can appear on many different parts of the body including chest and face, most people associate it with the scalp. Although it’s not dangerous to your health, dandruff can limit your wardrobe and make you feel self-conscious about the way you look. Dandruff flakes are highly visible in dark hair and on top of dark clothes.
It’s very hard to keep them from falling on your shoulders, which can constantly embarrass you and drastically reduce your confidence. Although you might feel helpless and frustrated, don’t give up on finding a solution for your dandruff problem. Learn everything you need to know about effective dandruff treatment, and get the beautiful and healthy head of hair you’ve always wanted.