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Your Top 10 Questions About Hair Loss Answered

Are you suffering from hair loss or thinning hair? Do you start finding more hair on your pillow or in your hairbrush? Do you find more hair in the shower drain after your bath? Hair loss questions are likely some of the biggest health and beauty concerns that most people face today. While losing hair is part of our daily lives, beginning at age 35 with a 40% loss rate of men and growing to a 70% loss rate for men age 80, the majority of the worldwide population will suffer from a hair loss problem. By age 60, women hair loss sufferers will be in the 80% range. In this article by Wellaholic and curated by Tropika Club, we will answer your top 10 questions asked about hair loss and hair regrowth. 

QUESTION 1: AM I LOSING MORE HAIR THAN I SHOULD BE?

Do not panic immediately if you see more hair in the shower drain. Based on hair restoration experts, women lose between 50 and 100 strains per day, even up to 150 in some cases. Men tend to lose even more hair. Now, when you grow older, hair gets thinner and greyer as a result. When this happens, the hairs break more easily. There are many factors leading to this, including the loss of protein, vitamins, minerals and other hormonal factor may also be the cause. hence, the hair follicles will start to shrink, and this will restrict the mechanism for new hair growth.   

​Hormones are the most common cause of hair loss for both women and men. In both sexes, the specific hormone responsible for hair loss is the same: dihydrotestosterone (known as “DHT”), a hormone that your body produces as a byproduct of testosterone. 

Your body uses testosterone as a precursor for several other hormones. One of these hormones is DHT. DHT affects your hairline by miniaturizing hair follicles, causing the hairs to stop growing as they normally would and eventually fall out.

This hair loss is called androgenic alopecia, or female-pattern hair loss (FPHL). Overall, it’s the most serious form of hair loss. Because androgenic alopecia can miniaturize your hair follicles, the hair that you lose is often gone permanently.


QUESTION 2: HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM GETTING STRONGER HAIR?

You can check on your hair’s health and strength with this method:

  1. Take about 50 to 60 hairs between your fingers
  2. Pull or tug at it, running your fingers through your hair.
  3. Pulling out 5 to 8 strands of hairs with this method is reasonable. 
  4. However, if you are pulling more hairs than this, then it might show that you are losing more hair than the normal amount.

QUESTION 3: HOW DO I KNOW IF MY HAIR LOSS IS DUE TO MAIN PATTERN BALDNESS?

Male pattern baldness refers to a loss of hair on the scalp in men. It happens as hormone levels change over a man’s lifetime, and especially in the later years. It is thought to affect 50 million men in the United States, and half of all men by the age of 50 years. Now, going bald is a relatively slow process which will take a significant amount of time to happen. Identifying the first phase of hair loss that leads of baldness is often tricky and hard to determine. However it is still possible. You will need to look for signs of a M-shaped or horseshoe-shaped hairline. This is further complicated with hair thinning and excessive hair loss during a shower. When this happens, the indicator for male pattern baldness is strong. 

Androgenic alopecia refers to the genetic condition of male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness or hair loss caused when enzymes in the body turn the hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone also known as DHT. This hormone has the effect of shrinking the hair follicle. It aesthetically appears very differently in both men and women. For example, the Journal of Investigative Dermatology says that “the prevalence of mid-frontal hair loss increases with age and affects 57% of women and 73.5% of men aged 80 and over.” 

Except for loss due to genetic factors, hair loss is usually temporary.

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