HELP, I’M LOSING MY HAIR!
For a while, your hair has been accumulating on your brush, pillow and clothes. You have no doubt that you lost your hair abnormally. Before you panic about finding yourself bald, assess your health and lifestyle. There are solutions to solve the problem, from strengthening your immune system to hair loss treatment and even hair transplantation in case of permanent loss. Let’s do a check.
LIFE STYLE, STRESS, HERITAGE
You recently had surgery, high fever, stress, gave birth, you are particularly tired: More hair loss is normal as long as it does not last for more than 3 months.
Beyond that, we are talking about established alopecia. Other reasons may be the source of your hair loss: dietary deficiencies (iron, calcium, magnesium…), loss of appetite, repetitive coloring or perm, frequent use of rubber bands, contraception… First make an appointment with your doctor. He or she will prescribe a blood test to make a thorough assessment and recommend an appropriate initial treatment, if necessary, before referring you to a dermatologist or hair loss specialist.
PROTECTING YOUR HAIR: THE RIGHT ACTIONS AND THE RIGHT TOOLS
Hair, consisting of several hundred thousand hair strands, must be carefully preserved in order to be healthy. Poor quality tools, improper movements can be the cause of sudden hair loss. The care worthy of the name starts with a quality comb, a brush to use gently to not abuse the scalp and lengths and to clean them regularly.
As for shampoos, the offer is plentiful, suitable for all problems, fine hair, oily, unruly, curly, colored, dandruff… and open to any budget. Choose mild, non-alkaline shampoos and gently massage your scalp. To awaken the shine, rinse possibly with a few drops of vinegar in cold water, dry gently outdoors or at medium temperature, complete the hair wash. If you regularly use hair sprays, gels, sprays, and styling mousses, be sure to rinse to remove any residue of these products that tend to stick and produce a lot of residue.
WHICH REMEDIES IN CASE OF HERITICAL ALOPES OR HAIR THINNING?
Only a specialist, dermatologist or hair transplant surgeon can accurately diagnose the condition of your hair and scalp. It’s a normal phenomenon to see it getting thinner over the years: those lucky enough to keep gray hair as thick and durable as 20 years old are rare.
In addition, baldness is often inherited: If you are a man and your father got bald early, there is a possibility that you will inherit it. However, women are not protected from increasingly thinning hair and a scalp with sparse areas either.
Food supplements can be prescribed orally or by injection: vitamins A, E, F, B4, B6, B8, trace elements, amino acids, and nutritional rebalancing. Injecting mesotherapy and PRP into the scalp to stimulate growth can give good results. Medications have been proven to give good results in case of mild baldness.
If all these treatments give variable results, hair transplantation is the definitive solution to regain thick hair, provided you have a good hair density at the back of your head. A surgeon who specializes only in hair transplantation can determine the feasibility of a transplant after consultation and offer you the most appropriate implant technique for your case.