WHAT IS HAIRLOSS
hair goes through a cycle that lasts from 3 to 7 years and ends with a
normal physiological shedding making way for the new hair to grow.
The number of hairs that fall at a particular time is from 10 to 50 a
day and varies from person to person and according to the time of the
year even in the same person. However when there is excessive
shedding and the new hair does not replace it the result is alopecia
Factors giving rise to hair loss:
Environmental (external pollution or internally ingested toxins e.g. through smoking, drugs, pharmaceuticals etc.)
Seasonally induced activity of the scalp functions
Lack of sulpho amino acids
Lack of vitamins, zinc and iron
has been established that one of the causes of hair loss is due to the
fact that the hair follicle progressively becomes harder because of lack
of nourishment and oxygenation eventually resulting in suffocation of
the bulb.and atrophy of the hair follicle.
Diagnosis of abnormalities in the scalp
Sparseness of hairs on the scalp
Capillaries can be seen indicating that the dermis has become thinner.
The scalp feels rigid to the touch and it is also dry and flakes off easily