Hair loss might become a complex medical condition that can affect people emotionally and psycologically.
Many people are still unaware that early detection and treatment of hairloss condition can help to preserve and reverse the hair..
The choice of treatments for hairloss depends on the underlying cause and treatment tolerance level of each individual. The evaluation and treatment of hairloss should begin as early as possible after the onset. Many manifestations of hairloss may be reversed or minimised with prompt intervention.
The hair growth cycle comprises of three phases: Anagen stage, growing phase of the hair, where the duration determines the length of the hair shaft, usually lasting 2-6 years. The follicles will proliferate actively and hair is fully pigmented, until slowly developing into the Catagen stage, during which the hair bulb expands and mitotic activity decreases. This process may take 2-3 weeks time. Telogen stage, also called the resting phase, is when the hair prepares for shedding. In this 3 months period, the follicle separates from the dermal papilla to the epidermis and re-enters the Anagen phase.
The hair cycle is not synchronous throughout the scalp. In a healthy individual, most of the hair is in the anagen phase and 10-15 percent of the hair is in the catagen or telogen phase. Hair density however varies according to racial differences and ethnicity. Whereby an average of 90,000 follicles were found on Asians'scalp and roughly 100,000-150,000 on that of Caucasians.
Progress of Female Pattern hair loss:
Female pattern hair loss often starts with diffused thinning of the hairline, eventually progressing to the vertex or the crown area.
At times people will notice little of hair shedding, but why do their hair continues to thin out? Well, that is because of a disturbance to the normal hair growth cycle, resulting to slow regrowth. Therefore, diagnosing the cause should be the primitive approach before choosing the right treatments.
|pic: Noticing a more obvious hairline?|
The earliest signs of hair loss, starts with an appearance of larger and longer hair line. Its getting difficult to have the right parting for the same hairstyle.
Hair sheds off with the lightest movements of brushing, bigger clumps of hair appear in the washroom, on the pillow or bedroom floor.