Have you looked around at a family gathering and worried that you will end up like Grandad Nigel, Uncle Steve or even Great-Aunt Julie?
The men have all started to thin in their 20’s and gone bald by 30, and the women are appearing thin on top by their 70’s.
You worry that you will follow the family curse of Androgenic Alopecia or Male/Female Pattern Baldness…
First, I would like to explain why this happens, but keep reading for how you CAN prevent Hair Loss and why treating it early is key!
Thinning of the hair across the top of the scalp is a completely normal part of the ageing process.
If you are genetically dispositioned to Androgenic Alopecia your Hair Loss is caused by the male hormone DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) and what you inherit is a sensitivity to that hormone.
DHT causes miniaturisation of the hair follicles and gradually over time the follicles start to produce thinner hairs, that grow slower and the hair growth cycle shortens until the follicle eventually becomes inactive.
Most people think that there is no ‘cure’ for Hair Loss and while it may be true that there is no one off fix, this type of Hair Loss can be managed and prevented from getting worse.
The earlier you treat hair loss the more hairs that you retain, and therefore the more hairs you have to thicken. So if you are concerned that you are in the early stages of Hair Loss my best advice is always to :
*Treat it early
*Be consistent with treatment
It really can be that simple!
Do not think that opting for the clippers is your only option!
Treatments offer solutions to fight Hair Loss in a number of ways.
Some inhibit the DHT hormone to slow down or stop the thing causing the Hair Loss.
Others speed up the production of hair cells to produce thicker hairs and therefore give more coverage.
And lastly, treatment may also involve relocating hair follicles (that don’t have the receptors to thin, to an area that is sensitised) to build density in an already thinning area.
There really are treatment options that DO WORK!
I would love to hear your thoughts if anyone has had any experience with Hair Loss prevention treatment? Or if you found this information valuable?
Feel free to comment or PM
– Sophie ‘The Hair Loss Expert’ Humphrey