Advice sheet: Hair loss
- Why am I losing my hair?
- What can I do about it?
- Do’s and don’ts
- Specific natural ingredients for dry hair
- The Yoroshe tip
Why do I lose my hair?
Hair loss is often a worrying phenomenon, because of the amount of hair that remains between the fingers, on the brush or on the pillow when you get up. Is it irreparable? What can be done to counteract this phenomenon?
We already lose up to 100 hairs per day in a normal way.
If you consider that you have an abnormal and stronger than average hair loss, it is called “effluvium” or failure.
Secondly, when the loss is visible on the scalp and you can see holes, it is called “alopecia”.
And finally, if you see specific areas of baldness, it is then a total baldness.
To better understand, we need to look at the cycle of a hair
A hair is made up of 100,000 to 150,000 hair follicles (a hair comes from a follicle).
Every day, between 50 and 100 hairs fall out and the follicle begins a new cycle.
The growth phase is called the “anagen” phase, so that the follicle produces a hair, it takes between 3 and 7 years for a woman and 2 to 5 years for a man. The hair grows about 2 millimeters per week.
Then the “anagen” phase gives way to the “catagen” phase, the hair then “dead” remains in place on the skull for 3 months.
Finally the hair falls out, it is the “telogen” phase.
A hair follicle alone produces 20 to 25 cycles and then produces nothing more. So the faster a hair falls out, the more the follicle produces.
Different causes of hair loss
Genetic factors (androgenetic alopecia) certain diseases, certain medications, hormones (pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, menstruation), fatigue, stress, emotional shock, diet.
- Aggressive brushing
- Tight hairstyles
- Seasonal changes
How to remedy it?
The solutions depend on the causes, it is really case by case, I often recommend a blood test to understand where the deficiencies are.
- Use a gentle shampoo with a neutral pH of 5.5. Be careful with detox and anti-dandruff shampoos because they are more aggressive.
- Do cranial massages
- Take a blood test
- See a doctor if the hair loss is very severe
- Take food supplements if necessary
- Have a healthy diet (with iron, silicon, fatty acids, zinc and vitamin B)
NOT TO DO:
- Do not wash your hair too frequently
- Rub your hair aggressively with a terry towel
- Brush your hair vigorously
- Use heated appliances
- Repeatedly color your hair
- Abusing gel, hairspray, dry shampoos
- Tight hairstyles
Specific natural ingredients against hair loss:
Fenugreek, Shikakai, Kapoor Kachli, Nettle, Amla, Brahmi
Ricin, Carapate, jojoba, garlic, avocado, fenugreek, amla, sapote, nigella, borage, chaulmoogra
Essential oils :
Bay saint thomas, peppermint, lemon, ginger, grapefruit, cedar of the atlas, clary sage, ylang ylang
Bay saint thomas, Cedar of the atlas, Rosemary with Verbenone, Ylang Ylang
Maca vital, royal jelly, Panthenol BS
The Yoroshe tip
First of all, for hair loss, I would advise you to take a personalized diagnosis if the loss is not so strong or if not, to make an appointment with your doctor and to do a blood test which will be important for the rest of the treatment.