Hair loss and thinning

March 8, 2017 / No comments / in Hair Care / by avacareadmin

Hair loss and thinning doesn’t age-discriminate and can affect girls and boys as young as 12 years of age.

One of the common misconception about hair is that it is alive, when in fact hair is nonliving and does not heal itself once it is injured.

Contrary to popular belief, your hair doesn’t need sunlight to grow. The hair follicle is below the surface of the skin and therefore isn’t dependant on sunlight.

Neither a wig nor a hat will interfere with the growth of hair, as hair grows from the follicle. However, any covering on the head may rub against the scalp causing hair breakage.

The common ritual often practiced is pouring water over the head that is harmful.. And causes hair fall from the crown area of the head.  The recommendation is thrice a week.

We are born with about 100,000 hair follicles and they decrease gradually until middle age. So vitamins will help you get a healthy constitution but not a thicker mane.

Only severe traumatic stress has been known to cause a temporary and sudden thinning of hair. Once the stress level is less, in almost all cases, hair growth returns to normal.

Hair grows half-an-inch per month, whether you cut it or not. It has nothing to do with your stylist’s scissors. Everyone has a certain length their hair will grow to and then stop. Even if you don’t cut it for a year, once you have reached your God given length it will not grow any further.. But will develop split, get weak and break. A trim once in 2 months is a must to keep hair from splitting. Curly, dry and treated hair will split faster than straight hair.

People who lose hair may also have dandruff but there seems to be no association between hair loss and dandruff. The problem is once u develop dandruff your scalp starts to itch and constant scratching and rubbing of the scalp will lead to breakage and hair fall.