Everybody experiences hair loss from time to time, women and men alike. For example did you know that everyone loses about 60 to 100 hairs a day? We talk about hair loss when someone loses more then 100 hairs a day for a longer period of time. In this case more hairs will fall out then will grow back. The normal hair growth cycle is disturbed.
To get a good understanding of hair loss we have to understand how hair growth works
Hair grows in a cycle. This means that there are several stages to go through for one hair to fully develop. The hair goes to three different stages
The growth stage or the Anagen stage. This is the first step of the cycle. The hair grows a few centimetres a month. This stage will last for approximately 3 to 5 years.
The Catagen stage. This stage will last for 2 weeks. During this stage the hair will transfer from the growth stage to the resting stage.
The Telogen stage or the resting stage. The Telogen stage takes on average 3 to 5 months. The hair gets more dull and will eventually fall out, making room for new hairs to grow.
To prevent hair loss it is important to take action in an early stage. The sooner you are starting to take measures to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss the bigger the chances are you will succeed.
Hair loss men
Hair loss with men often has an hereditary character. This type of hair loss is called Alopecia Androgenetic. There is no standard age where the hair loss for men will start. Some men experience hair loss already in puberty while other start to notice thinning of the hair when they are 40. Male pattern baldness will often affect your self-confidence. This is the reason a lot of men are looking for ways to combat the male pattern baldness. The dermatologically and scientifically proven products of Neofollics will help with this.
Hair loss women
If hair loss with men is considered unwanted then hair loss with women is probably experienced even worse. But there are a lot of women who experience hair loss as well. For example, during pregnancy the body will produce so many hormones that 95% o the hair is in the growth stage. Unfortunately this means that after the pregnancy the hair will transit into the telogen stage. This causes an increase in hair loss in the first 3 months after the pregnancy. Hair loss can also happen to women during the menopause. During the menopause the production of Oestrogen will decrease. This will cause the hair to reach the Telogen stage sooner what causes more hairs to fall out. This can happen gradually but also all of a sudden.
Hair loss due to stress
Both hair loss in men and hair loss in women are also often caused by stress. This form of severe stress that causes hair loss is also called Telogen Effluvium. So why does stress affect hair loss? Stress increases the adrenaline level in the body. Because the blood flow in the scalp is weak, the adrenaline is not broken down well by the body. The moment the adrenaline comes into contact with the sebaceous glands in the scalp, lactic acid is produced. Lactic acid negatively affects the scalp and hair growth. It damages the hair roots, eventually causing hair loss.
What can you do in case of hair loss due to stress?
Initially, it is important to improve the blood circulation in your scalp. This so that the adrenaline can be drained faster and therefore less lactic acid is created. Neofollics has the scalp roller in its range for this, among other things. In addition, the scalp must be restored to good condition. This is possible with the Neofollics lotion, the Neofollics shampoo and the Neofollics conditioner.
In addition, it is of course important to prevent stress. Ensure a regular sleep rhythm, healthy diet and daily exercise. Try to avoid stressful situations whenever possible.