What are potential causes of hair loss?
Androgenic alopecia which causes continuing and gradual thinning of hair and ends at hair loss
- Exposure to chemicals or medical treatments like chemotherapy
- Excessive stress and depression
- Improper care
- Malnutrition/unhealthy lifestyle with fat rich diet
- Certain diseases, like hypothyroidism, seborrheic dermatitis etc
What is the normal cycle of hair growth and loss?
The normal cycle of hair growth continues for 2 to 6 years during which each hair grows approximately 1 centimeter per month. There is about 90 % of the hair on your scalp that is growing at any one time. Rest 10% stays in a resting phase. This hair with resting phase falls out after 2-3 months and new hair grows at their place. This is a natural process but some people may experience excessive hair loss.
Is there any effective cure for baldness?
It is disappointing yet hard fact that currently there is no cure available for baldness in men. Though some lotions are available in the market that can help you slow down the process but they can not cure or stop altogether. However, you can concentrate more on other aspects of your looks to uncover your baldness.
What is hair transplant?
In this treatment, plugs of hair are taken from the side or back of the scalp and transplanted surgically onto the bald areas. However, the process has improved over the years of research, but still it takes few months to give the real effect.
What is aromatherapy?
It is the use of essential oils, such as Bay, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Jojoba oil, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, and Roman Chamomile to get therapeutic advantages. Aromatherapy dates back to the time of Cleopatra. These essential oils are highly concentrated extracts that are extracted from the various parts of plants, such as flowers, leaves, bark and roots etc. These extracts are believed to have active "lifelike" properties and assumed as the "blood&" of the plant. However, no scientific study documents the effectiveness of these substances until date.
Does dandruff cause hair loss? How it can be removed?
Well, dandruff is not an actual cause of hair loss but it should be cleared up as soon as possible. It is actually mild inflammation of the scalp that causes flaking. Compounds like selenium and zinc pyrithione are commonly found in certain shampoos and proved quite effective in treating dandruff problem. They should be kept on head for 5 minutes before being properly rinsed. Another reason for dandruff can be nutritional deficiencies. So, adequate amount of vitamins and proteins are suggested to the persons who have dandruff.