Hair loss is very common but to a certain extent. Below we will explain in detail, how to prevent hair loss and everything you need to know about it.
Being a flexible strand, the hair is housed in the hair follicle and is made up of keratinized cells that emerge obliquely to the outside of the skin. There are certain conditions that influence hair, particularly, hormonal, nutrition, stress, and fatigue.
Their functions are:
- Form an insulating layer on the body
- Absorb radiation from the sun
- Keep out dust particles
- Eyebrows and eyelashes prevent water or sweat from falling into the eyes
- It is sensory: it senses stimuli from the environment
- Adds color to the body
It is normal to lose about 100 hairs a day, which are replaced by new hairs. This regeneration decreases over the years, as happens in all metabolic processes.
Androgenic alopecia (AGA) occurs after the age of 18 and is named as such because it is caused by a genetic and hormonal factor. It requires the presence of the hormone testosterone which is transformed by the action of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This process causes follicular thinning and chronic hair loss.
You must RECIEVE the advice of a Medical Specialist who is qualified to diagnose it. To guarantee the safety and efficacy of your treatment, it is very important to have consistency, since treatment with interruptions is not effective.
There are only two treatments that are scientifically approved and endorsed to treat androgenic alopecia (AGA), one of them is Minoxidil, in foam presentation with Astopil.
It is important to keep in mind that it takes several months for you to start seeing the result, around 8-12 weeks you will notice that hair LOSS IS REDUCED and then you will see new hair growth. Be patient.
What Steps Should I Take to Prevent Hair Loss?
- Wash your hair frequently with the right shampoo.
- Protect your hair from the sun’s ultraviolet rays on both sunny and cloudy days.
- Maintain a healthy diet.
- It is important to see your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
- You are losing hair in an atypical pattern, rapidly or at an early age (for example, in your teens or 20s and 30s).
- You have any kind of pain or itching with hair loss.
- Scalp skin with alopecia has a reddened, flaky, or abnormal appearance.
- You have acne, facial hair, or menstrual irregularities.
- You have bald patches in your beard or eyebrows.
- You have gained weight or have muscle weakness, intolerance to cold temperatures, or fatigue.
And remember that to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth, you should avoid:
Excessive exposure to the sun.
The use of gels, mousse, spray, and other chemical products obstruct the follicle and cause hair weakening and hair loss.
Brushing your hair frequently and roughly, can favor hair loss. Use combs and brushes with wide separations.
Rubbing your hair roughly while washing it and do not use excessively hot water. Hygiene must be taken care of, both in the products you select and the way you apply them. Rub gently during washing and rinse with plenty of water.
Wearing hats or A bandanna.
Tight hairstyles with clips, bobby pins, rubber bands, or any accessory, can damage your hair.
Using chemical products.
The use of hair dryers, curling tongs, hair straighteners, etc CAN ALSO DAMAGE YOUR HAIR. Try to air dry.
Stress. AS THE blood vessels that feed the hair CONTRACT, THIS causes malnutrition of the scalp and increased hair loss.
Avoid pulling out your hair or scratching your scalp.