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How to fight against hair loss

Occasional or reactional hair loss and chronic hair loss have different causes. It follows then that they would also have different treatments. So, what can you do about hair loss? Discover the steps to take depending on the type of hair loss and on the physio-pathological mechanism implemented.

Hair loss and alopecia: why do you need to organize a consultation as soon as possible?

Every type of hair loss is different, so to identify the exact cause of your hair loss, it is necessary to consult a specialist of a healthcare professional as soon as possible... And you should do so as soon as the first symptoms begin to show. Losing hair in clumps over a period of three to six months, dull-looking hair, dandruff or itching, irritation, or simply the impression that you can see your scalp through your hair, are all signs to watch out for.

A dermatologist, a genuine scalp specialist, is the healthcare professional most qualified to pinpoint your type of hair loss and explain how you can combat hair loss. Hair loss is thus a common reason for dermatological consultation: more than 10 million French people suffer with this pathology. 

Occasional hair loss should not be confused with chronic alopecia, such as androgenetic alopecia, anagen alopecia or age-induced alopecia: the first is totally reversible whereas androgenetic alopecia can be more difficult to treat. Adapting treatments to your needs when fighting against hair loss is thus absolutely essential.

What can you do about hair loss?

Occasional hair loss can have several causes: an unsuitable pill, hormonal changes, the postpartum period, a vitamin or mineral deficiency (due to a diet, for example), a change in season or intense stress.
Whatever the cause, if you are experiencing persistent hair loss, you will need to take a closer look at your lifestyle and adopt good habit to prevent the hair loss from getting worse.

Every day, the people who suffer with this phenomenon ask themselves what can be done to fight hair loss. Watching what you eat is crucial. In order to grow effectively, a hair follicle goes through various cellular proliferation stages that require oxygen and a number of nutritional elements. When the blood flow supplies the follicle with enough nutrients, and with ample amounts of vitamins and minerals, this has a direct impact on your hair’s health and appearance. When treating hair loss, a food supplement containing essential vitamins and minerals can thus serve as a beneficial therapeutic solution. 

At the same time, optimize your hair care routine by using the right products. To avoid further damaging hair that is already falling out, choose mild cleansing care that is gentle on the scalp. Invest in a shampoo that helps stop hair loss, as well as an adapted hair care product along the lines of an anti-hair loss lotion. Usually available in a no-rinse formula, it is easy to apply and helps slow down hair loss. The only prerequisite: chose the anti-hair loss product adapted to your type of hair loss.  

What to do about alopecia

In both men and women, unlike with occasional or reactional hair loss, the cause of chronic alopecia is sometimes easier to identify.

What to do about alopecia and hair loss in men

Chronic diffuse hair loss is characterized by episodes of hair loss eventually leading to a miniaturization of the hair and a reduction in hair density. The mechanism by which androgenetic alopecia manifests is hormonal and involves the androgen receptors found in the dermal papilla. These receptors are stimulated by dihydrotestosterone (an active metabolite of testosterone). 

In the case of androgenetic alopecia, the dermatologist may prescribe a treatment of anti-hair loss medicine. To date, two types of medicinal treatments are available: minoxidil and anti-androgen medications such as finasteride. These local treatments are typically able to stabilize hair loss but are unable to stimulate regrowth. Hair implants are also a solution for restoring a full, dense, long-lasting head of hair.

How to combat female alopecia

Although the expression can be scary, behind this type of hair loss is chronic telogen effluvium. It progresses gradually over a period lasting more than six months, and affects mostly middle-aged women. What is the cause? Healthcare professionals most often cite the shortening of the anagen phase. The result is shorter hair, which goes through a shorter hair cycle and thus falls our more often. Once again, you mustn’t waste any time to consult a specialist, who will identify whether the hair loss is the result of a thyroid problem or of a mineral of vitamin deficiency. Note that, if the hair loss is localized on the top of the head, this may be an early indicator of androgenetic alopecia.

In the case of androgenetic alopecia, the healthcare professional may prescribe anti-hair loss medicines such as minoxidil.

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Action against occasional hair loss (caused by stress, fatigue, post-pregnancy, changing seasons, etc.)

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Action against chronic hair loss (> 6 months)

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