A full head of hair represents one's style and implies youthfulness and good health. So, when there are too many hairs on the pillow or shower floor, it can be alarming. Is it the natural cycle of hair growth and loss, a health concern, a temporary situation or the beginning signs of baldness?
The most important fact is that the earlier the situation is diagnosed, the greater the chance of preventing permanent hair loss. First, consult with your healthcare provider to ensure there are no underlying health issues. However, even if there is a medical condition to be treated, it may not reverse the hair that has been lost. So, it's wise to also consult a hair loss specialist at the same time so that preventive action can be taken.
UNDERSTANDING HOW HAIR GROWS
Underneath the skin, multiple hairs grow from each hair follicle, usually 2 to 5 hairs per follicle, which are nourished by blood vessels. All hair goes through a cycle, beginning with hair growth, called the Anagen phase, into a resting period until it sheds two to seven years later. Each hair is at a different stage of the growth cycle.
Over time, the Anagen stage can be weakened through lack of proper blood flow or nutrition, clogging of the hair shaft, scalp scarring, medical complications, or other issues that either cause the hair to thin or not grow. Less hairs grow from the follicle, maybe only one or two, giving an overall appearance of thinning hair. A hair follicle may not possess hair during the shedding cycle, but still be alive. Thereby, treating the problem can stimulate new hair growth. However, once the hair follicle actually dies, there is no way to regrow hair.
The average person has over 100,000 hairs on their head with approximately 100 hairs shedding at any given time. Due to forces of nature, a person typically sheds more hair in the spring and fall.
THE SCIENCE OF TRICHOLOGY
Over the past decade there has been a tremendous amount of research in Trichology, the scientific study of the scalp and hair follicle. Researchers have found that a healthy scalp leads to healthy hair. Conditions of the scalp that clog or prevent blood flow to the hair follicles eventually leads to baldness. When the scalp is properly cleansed, the hair follicles unclogged, nutrients and blood flow restored, as long as the hair follicle is alive, new hair growth is possible.
Some of the issues Trichology addresses are:
- Dry scalp, dandruff and dull hair
- Oily hair and scalp
- Excessive hair loss, thinning hair or balding areas
- Eczema, psoriasis and itching
- Hair breakage or failure to grow length
- Over processing from perms, hair straighteners, hair coloring, etc
- Loss of hair from tension caused by braiding, pony tails, hair twirling or pulling
- Hair loss after pregnancy
- Hair loss during and after menopause
- Cranial radiation therapy or chemotherapy
- Hair loss after severe weight loss
HEAD FIRST CERTIFIED
Trichology is of core importance to what we do at LaDonna Roye Hair Stylists and Hair Loss Solutions. Maintaining a healthy scalp is important regardless of any other services you select. As a leader in hair loss solutions, LaDonna Roye is the first to offer Capilia's Head First program to Southwest Florida. As a Head First Certified Hair Renewal Center, our stylists have been formally trained and certified in providing Head First products and scalp treatment to our clients.
Take the first step to a healthier scalp by scheduling a private consultation with LaDonna Roye's certified hair loss renewal expert. Via use of a microscopic camera, your scalp and hair follicles can be magnified to evaluate conditions that might not be obvious. This initial evaluation is essential to determine a course of treatment, customized to your specific situation.
Head First program can helps fight the six most common signs of unhealthy, aging hair:
- Thinning or balding areas
- Breakage or split ends
- Oily scalp and hair
- Unruly gray
SAFE FOR YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The wide array of trichology products from Head First are doctor endorsed and biodegradable. It's green for the environment and good for you. Our goal is to offer only products that are proven in their safety and reliability, designed to stabilize the biological causes of hair loss and restore strong, healthy hair.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
Take a proactive approach to solving your hair loss by scheduling a private consultation with LaDonna Roye's certified hair renewal specialist. It's painless! Learn about trichology and actually see photos of your scalp and hair follicles. It's the first step to positive action and will change your life forever.