There are many myths surrounding hair loss that tend to make people wonder if they will go bald. Some of these myths are: I will become bald if I wear a cap, I will become bald from using styling products on my hair, or I will become bald if my mother’s side of the family deals with hair loss. Christoffels Hair Restoration has been recognized as leaders in the industry because of their honest, caring, and open approach to hair loss. Because of all of these accomplishments, we would like to clear up some popular myths.
Hair loss is not caused by wearing a cap, styling your hair, or necessarily only passed down from your mother’s side of the family. It is true that hereditary hair loss is more dominant when it stems from the female side of the family, but research suggests that if a male’s father is bald, the male is more likely to develop male pattern baldness.
What causes hair loss?
The major cause of hair loss is DHT (Di-Hydro-Testosterone). Once DHT binds to the androgen receptors, the receptors are no longer able to receive nutrients and energy, which is essential for healthy hair growth. As the DHT continues to cut off the flow of nutrients and energy, the hair eventually dies and falls out. Other causes of hair loss can be hormones, thyroid, anemia, over processed hair, chemicals, or pollutants in the air and food.
Hair loss continued.
The process of hair loss can be slow and continue to gradually expand over time, or can happen rapidly resulting in hair falling out in large masses. Approximately one-third to one-half of all people has hair loss in their lifetime. The number of individuals affected by hair loss continues to rise, increasing by 10% in the last year.
How to tackle hair loss.
After noticing the signs of hair loss, people question where they can go for help and whom they can trust for honest information. The professionals at Christoffels Hair Restoration are able to examine the scalp and hair in a holistic way. We evaluate clients based on their personal history, lifestyle, genetic factors and environment conditions. Based on this evaluation and consultation we can suggest individualized cosmetic solutions, give nutritional advice and recommend lifestyle changes to improve the health and appearance of an individuals hair and scalp. Most men treat their hair loss between ages 20 and 55, but it’s becoming more popular for men to do so after age 55. Most women treat their hair loss between ages 35 and 70, and even some as young as 25.
The results we see every day at Christoffels Hair Restoration prove the importance of starting treatment early. The earlier we start the treatment against D.H.T., the better we can control hair loss.