Each day a person normally loses 50 to 100 hairs. Healthy hair and follicles are on a continuous cycle of growing and resting. Approximately 85 to 90 percent of normal hair should be in a growing phase for four to five years. During this time the remaining follicles should be in a resting state for two to four months. It is completely normal to shed some hair at the end of the resting phase, but you should pay attention to any large amounts of hair loss.If you have noticed excessive hair loss, you may be one of the approximately 50% of men who suffers from androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness. To some men this problem can be embarrassing and lead to lowered self-confidence.
Androgenetic alopecia is usually a result of heredity. Men who are predisposed to hair loss, actually have hair follicles which are more susceptible to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a derivative of testosterone that can cause the follicles to shrink. Once these follicles shrink, they go into a resting phase and hair starts to thin and then stops growing altogether. Certain hair follicles are more sensitive to the DHT, such as the ones on the crown of the head. The follicles on the sides and back of the head are not as readily affected, thus leaving many men with a "horseshoe" shape to their remaining hair. Suppression of DHT is an effective way to allow the affected follicles to continue to grow hair.
Along with heredity, there are other factors that can cause or contribute to hair loss in men. These include serious illness, some medications, stress and traumatic events. No matter what the reason for your hair loss, there is help for the problem. The experts at Axis Salon are ready to help you regain the appearance you want. Visit Axis Salon today to find out how we can help you overcome hair loss.
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