Looking for a way to make your hair grow longer faster? While there may not be a magic pill, or specific hair regimen that can help increase the speed in which your hair grows, there are some things you can do to ensure that your hair remains healthy enough to continue to grow to the lengths you desire.
What Is Hair Miniaturization?
Hair miniaturization is a natural process that occurs in 95% of all hair loss cases. It’s the starting point from which male pattern baldness occurs. Individual follicles and strands shrink over time, then become dormant and eventually scar over if left untreated.
Over the past few years there have been an increasing number of men undergoing testosterone treatments for no valid medical reason(s) other than a lifestyle trend referred to as “male menopause”. They view these treatments as the “fountain of youth” and can experience many benefits ranging from increased libido, preventing muscle mass loss, and improved energy levels.
Do you find yourself constantly brushing flakes off your shoulders? Have you tried anti-dandruff shampoo hoping that will correct the embarrassing problem?
If you are experiencing a flaky scalp, then there is a chance that it could be causing your hair to thin out.
Flaky/dry scalp is most often caused by run of the mill “dandruff”. The skin on your scalp is constantly replacing itself and when the old cells are pushed out, they can create the flakes that you see appearing on your head or your clothing. Sometimes people think this is all because they have “dry scalp” but this is really due to mild inflammation on the scalp and “dysregulated cell turnover;” the skin is shedding either too fast or too slow.
Hot tubs, close shaves, and hair restoration surgery all have something in common: they can lead to folliculitis. When hair follicles become inflamed or infected, the result is those annoying little pimple-like bumps that pop up on your skin.
Though the majority of cases are more annoying than dangerous, untreated folliculitis can evolve into bigger problems.
Finding clumps of hair in your brush may cause you to panic and immediately start researching how to make it grow back, or possibly even look into a hair transplant. It’s fairly common for people to start losing their hair in their 20’s but there is no reason to immediately freak out. Those first signs of hair loss can be painful to discover, and you might start imagining that small bald spot on the top of your head growing bigger and bigger. Most hair loss is genetic so if you take a look at your family history, you should get a sense of what your head may look like at a certain point in your life.
If you’re considering a transplant procedure, it’s normal to wonder how others might react to your new look. What might friends, family or co-workers say? Would they say anything? Would they notice? What if they notice but don’t say anything for fear of offending you?
At the first sign of thinning or after years of dealing with baldness, many men take to the internet to research restoration options.
First, visit your dermatologist (a better option than your PCP for hair loss), to find out if the problem is rooted in genetics or something else. Your next step is a hair restoration specialist.
Last Week’s Hair Blog Takeaway: Hair Loss in Women is Quite Common
On last week’s blog, we set out to answer the question: Is hair loss tougher and more difficult for men or women? Unsurprisingly, there is heated debate between the sexes, so we weren’t able to completely answer this complex question, hence, part 2.