Hair loss is a common occurrence among men and women, young and old, no one is in the clear from experiencing hair loss. It can cause loss in self-confidence and make people feel uncomfortable in their own skin. The Hair Loss Advisor provides hair loss solutions tailored to each person’s concerns and circumstances. The Hair Loss Advisor places an emphasis on tailored hair loss remedies for their users as well as offer the very best of hair restoration products.
With a range of hair replacement treatments available, the choice can seem endless and confusing. We can provide the best advice to simply and effectively guide you to the best hair restoration solution to suit your needs, whether that is a hair transplant or hair restoration products.
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Types Of Hair Loss
There are so many different types of hair loss that a person might fall victim to. Yet did you know that there are some types of hair loss that seem to be more common in members of the African American race? For those not familiar with the intricacies of black hair, this may appear to be a bit odd, but for those who deal with it on a daily basis this may make a lot of sense. Do you know how to avoid the types of hair loss that are often experienced by those with African American tresses?
For example, did you know that African American hair may feel like it is strong, but in its makeup it is extremely fragile? Using regular hairbrushes and even fine toothed combs will do more damage than you can imagine. As a matter of fact, the safest implement for keeping black hair in check is the wide tooth comb. Failure to use such a gadget will result in breakage and may even pull hairs from the follicles, thus setting up the wearer for several types of hair loss later on in life. It is tempting to disregard the many hairs you might find on your hairbrush in the morning, but keep in mind that over time these hairs add up!
Black hair is in desperate need of moisture. Breakage and frizzles are oftentimes due to hair being overly dry. As a matter of fact, many African American hair stylists advise their clients to not shampoo on a daily basis but to wait two to four days between shampoos. Among the types of hair loss, this one is the easiest to avoid! Purchase a high quality conditioner to be used after shampooing, a leave in conditioner to be used in between shampoos and a shampoo specifically formulated for black hair. Baby shampoo may be used as well.
While it is all the rag, corn rows, and extremely tight pig tails or other hair styles must be avoided. Small children very often have their hair teased within an inch of its life, and it is not uncommon to see even the very young with hair breakage and brittle ends. While cornrows look great, remember the damage they do and that wearing your hair in such a style will sooner or later lead to severe follicular damage and permanent hair loss! There are plenty of other hairstyles that will make your tresses look beautiful without hurting your hair’s health.
How to grow more hair?
The only way to grow more new hair where you are no longer growing it, is with a hair transplant. Another way to think of hair transplants is to compare your hair with any plant.
- For a plant to grow it requires a seed to be planted – to grow more hair you need more follicles in the skin
- This seed then requires the right quantity and quality of nutrients from the soil around it for the seed to grow a plant. This Follicle requires nutrients from the blood to grow a hair
- If the nutrient supply decreases in quality or quantity, the seed will not get the nutrients it requires to maintain a thick and full plant. The plant will start to thin and deteriorate. Any variance in blood supply or quality and the follicle with grow a thinner hair.
- If improvements to the nutrient supply is not seen to, the seed may eventually die. Where there is no seed, it is not possible to grow a plant. If the follicle goes, you can not grow a hair.
If you are trying to grow more plants, you need to plant more seeds, the same approach is needed for your hair. To grow more hair where you have lost it, you need more hair follicles (think of them as the seed of your hair).
This is how hair transplants work, they take follicles from another region of the head and move them, helping you grow more new hair.
Remember this next quote about hair transplants & hair regrowth from us:
No Tablet, No Potion, No Lotion, No Oil, No Cream, No Vitamin, No Mineral, No Laser, No Injection and even Harry Potters magic wand can not grow more hair or regrow hair you have lost where the follicle is gone. The only way to achieve this is to transplant hair follicles from one area of the body to another. This is what hair transplants are all about.
How to Regrow Thicker Hair
For the body to grow a thick and healthy hair strand, the hair seed known as the hair follicle, needs to receive the right quality and quantity of nutrients (blood supply);
- Where the quality or quantity of the blood supply to the hair follicle decreases
- The hair strand will start to thin.
- Thinning hair can often appear to grow flatter to the scalp and appear lighter in colour, this is known as minaturisation caused by the hormone DHT and the inheritance of a gene known as the Hair Loss Gene causing Male Pattern Hair Loss and Female Pattern Baldness
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP for Hair) is a simple 30min procedure that:
- the Doctor extracts 10-30mL of blood from the patient’s arm
- he then spins it in a medical device known as a centrifuge
- the Doctor is able to isolate the rejuvenating growth factors found in the plasma & platelets of the blood, and then inject the platelet rich plasma (PRP) around the hair follicles that are thinning because of a reduction in the quality or quantity of blood caused by DHT, also known as Male Pattern Hair Loss or Female Pattern Hair Thinning
- The PRP acts in the capacity like a fertiliser, the PRP adds nourishment & nutrients for hair regrowth, PRP for hair fertilises the hair follicle.
How to Prevent Hair Loss
Hair Loss in the form of Male Pattern Baldness or Female Pattern Hair Loss, is best understood by referring to the Hair Loss Equation Below.
Male or Female Pattern Hair Loss EQUALS the inheritance of a balding gene from your mother or father PLUS the presence of the hormone DHT in your body. The result is hair loss isolated to the front hair line, temporal area, mid scalp and crown regions of the head are genetically programmed to thin and eventually permanently fall out.
Review of the two causes of hair loss, genetics and the hormone DHT, identifies that we can not remove the gene that has been inherited, therefore can we impact DHT at all?
DHT stands for Di Hydro Testosterone. It is the conversion of normal testosterone bonding with an enzyme freely available in all people. The below diagram helps explain how DHT is created.
Unless directed otherwise, it is not recommended to manipulate your hormones, however prescription medications such as Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar, Finicar etc) can help block the enzyme from bonding with testosterone, therefore reducing the impact DHT has on your hair. Finasteride will help to slow down the impact of genetic hair loss.
Another way to slow down and prevent male pattern hair loss is to stimulate the quantity and/or quality of blood supply to the hair follicle. Topical solutions and foams such as Minoxidil (Rogaine, Hair A Gain, Regain etc) and stimulating shampoos can various tonics can assist with this process.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a chemical free way to naturally treat hair loss, simply increase the quantity and quality of blood supply thinning hair follicles receive. It can help to prevent further hair loss and aid regrowth of thicker and healthier hair strands.