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Do you feel like your hair is getting thinner? Does it seem like there are more hairs getting caught in the shower drain or tangled in your brush? Many of us may feel our hair is thinning, but because hair loss is such a personal issue, we tend to avoid the condition. The truth is, if you think your hair is thinning, it is.
Millions of Americans are dealing with thinning hair every day, so you’re not alone. As we age, our hair growth rate decelerates. There are also genetic factors that cause male or female pattern baldness, also known as androgenetic alopecia. Without intervention, your hair loss will worsen over time.
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Widening Part: A widening part is often the first sign of hair loss, especially for women. When your hair starts to thin, you may notice more scalp showing around your part.
Excess Shedding: The average person sheds 50 to 100 hairs per day. If you are shedding more than the average amount, then your hair may be starting to thin. If you’re noticing more and more hair in the drain or on your brush, it may be time to take action.
Receding at the Hairline and Temples: Hair typically recedes at the hairline for men, while women see hair receding around their temples. The hair around your hairline or temples may be shorter where the hair loss is occurring. This is called hair miniaturization. When a hair follicle is beginning to become inactive, the hair it generates becomes thinner and shorter until eventually, the follicle stops producing new hair.
Miniaturization describes the progression of thinning hair. During miniaturization, hair follicles that once were producing healthy hairs start generating thinner hairs with fragile shafts. The less-dense hairs can lead to the appearance of thinning hair. Those with hair miniaturization will experience a disruption in the hair growth cycle. This can lead to the shortening of hair strands and the constricting of follicles, which ultimately leads to hair thinning and loss.
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The most common cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, which means it’s hereditary. But, there are many other contributing factors, including, to name just a few:
Understanding the reasons for your hair thinning or loss can help guide you as you explore your options.
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Men and women lose their hair very differently. For men, hair loss often appears in the form of a receding hair line or balding at the crown. This type of hair loss is so common, it has a name: male pattern baldness. For women, hair loss doesn’t usually follow a recognizable pattern, but it can include a widening of the part and overall thinning. Read more about gender-specific hair loss issues and what you can do about them.
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Hair growth occurs in four ongoing phases: growing, transitioning, resting and shedding. Understanding the natural growth cycle of your hair helps explain how disruptions in the cycle can lead to hair loss.
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The most common cause of hair loss in both men and women is genetic. Hereditary hair loss happens because of a hormone called DHT, which chokes the hair follicle, eventually causing it to shut down. A hair follicle’s resistance or lack of resistance to DHT is genetically determined, which is why some people lose their hair and others don’t. Watch this video to hear Dr. Phipps speak about men’s and women’s hair loss, how HairClub solutions can help and what restoring his own hair was like.
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Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss, and it affects millions of men and women worldwide. There are common causes and contributing factors including genetics, age, and hormones. Often, people have more than one contributing factor. This leads to a cumulative effect which is more severe and occurs at a faster rate.
You’ve come to the right place for information whether you’re struggling with a receding hairline, thinning or bald patches. The more you learn, the better you can make an informed decision when it comes to getting your hair back.
Only a medical professional can diagnose the true cause, but the most common reason both men and women lose their hair is genetics. This condition is called androgenetic alopecia and it means being born with a propensity for hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia is also known as male and female pattern hair loss, and it can come from either or both the mother’s side or father’s side of the family.
Men experiencing male pattern baldness typically lose their hair in a very predictable and visible way. It begins with receding at the temples and/or thinning at the crown. As hair thinning progresses, the two balding areas eventually meet in the middle, leaving hair only on the back and sides of the head. The reason this band of hair remains is that it’s resistant to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Men with male pattern baldness are born with a sensitivity to DHT that attacks hair follicles at the crown and along the hairline, particularly at the temples.
Jose R. | Xtrands+® Client
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Women don’t necessarily follow the same pattern as men. Often, there isn’t an easily recognizable pattern in women. They may experience overall thinning, a widening part or bare patches at the temples. Women don’t have the same band of DHT-resistant hair that men have, so their progression can be more unpredictable.
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DHT is a naturally-occurring hormone. People experiencing hereditary hair loss have a genetic sensitivity to DHT. DHT causes hair follicles to shrink over time. This results in thinner and finer hair. Eventually, the follicles will stop producing normal, thick hairs and grow only miniaturized hairs. These miniaturized hairs are thin, fragile, colorless and almost invisible.
For both men and women, hair thinning can be progressive. That means, unfortunately, the condition may only worsen over time. But, there is hope! The sooner you take action to restore your hair, the more options you have. Hair Club offers a variety of proven hair loss solutions that work for men and women of every age with every hair type.
For informational purposes only. The exact cause of hair loss can only be determined by a medical professional.