Losing all or some of your hair can be a very upsetting experience for most people. It is massively common in both men and women, and for many people, once their hair has been lost, it will never grow back again. There are many varied causes behind hair loss. From heredity reasons to hormone changes, the causes of hair loss are not easily prevented.
Stress can also be linked to hair loss. The process, which is known medically as telogen effluvium is usually only a temporary problem, but can become permanent in some cases. This type of hair loss can occur after physical stresses are placed on the body such as childbirth or major surgery. Bad diets are also a common cause of hair loss.
Another condition that leads to hair loss is alopecia areata, where you develop bald patches on the scalp. People can also suffer from hair loss if they wash and blow dry their hair too frequently.
If you start to lose your hair then there are a number of things that you can do to help restore your hair, or even replicate the appearance of hair. Over the years, a number of alternatives have been tried and tested. Historically, wearing a wig was a common way of hiding the effects of hair loss/baldness. Whilst you can purchase a very high-quality wig that looks realistic, wearing a wig can be very uncomfortable. In hot weather, you can get very hot as one of the main ways heat leaves the body is through the head, and a wig can prevent this from happening. People also struggle with wigs in windy weather, so it is not an ideal solution for many people.
Other remedies for hair loss include hair transplants. This can be a very expensive procedure, with costs ranging from a few thousand dollars to over $10,000, so it is not affordable for all. Another consideration is that transplants are not always a permanent solution and you may need repeat transplants to achieve long-term hair replacement.
If you’re looking for a more reasonable solution then there are many products that have been developed that can stimulate the regrowth of hair. You can purchase shampoo style products that are proven to have results in hair regrowth, and most of these products will cost you under $100. Some of these treatments work by revitalizing hair follicles that have stopped growth and some work by thickening out the existing hair.
Hair loss can be your worst nightmare and can have a major impact on your happiness, making the research and work that goes into finding ways of dealing with hair loss extremely valuable. Some people are so badly affected by hair loss that they can become reclusive and not want to leave the house or be seen in public. This is an awful situation, so given that there are a number of solutions to hair loss, they are worthwhile looking into if your happiness is at stake.