Some people view thinning hair as just part of the aging process and go on about their life without a care. Then suddenly, it dawns on them that they are developing a seriously bad hair day. They look in the mirror and see their youthful look quickly fading.
By this time they usually decide they want all their hair back. What they don't know is, during those 10 to 15 years of losing hair, some follicles have gone dormant and some have completely died. The hair follicles that have completely died can't be restored with the hair loss products available today.
I strongly promote hair loss awareness because of the difference people can make. Start early during the onset of pattern baldness when hair loss treatments count the most. Launch a hair restoration campaign during the early stages of hair loss and you can keep most of your hair for life. Often people lose time believing their thinning hair is being caused by stress or worse they have the attitude that it is going to happen anyway so what the heck.
Hair loss due to stress happens only if you have undergone extreme physical or mental torture for extended periods. Most people do not fall into this category. The cause of male or female pattern baldnes is genetically based so lack of circulation or nutrients to the follicle from external factors don't have a long term impact on thinning hair. These influences are only temporary agents and make no difference in long term hair loss. To be more technical, what is actually taking place is this: In your body, testosterone is converted to DHT by the enzyme 5a-reductase.
Your hair follicles that support hair have little receptors on them. These receptors really like DHT and androgens (Testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone) and so these receptors collect this stuff, especially the DHT. After the DHT and Androgens bind to the receptors, the DHT goes into the cell and interacts with the nucleus of the cell. Once the DHT is inside the cell it actually alters the production of the protein by the DNA in the nucleus of the cell. This alteration of the production of protein by the DNA of the cell causes the production of hair to cease. Over abundance of this activity directly affects the growth regulating that goes on in the follicle leading to slower and less healthy growth each time the hair re-grows, rests, and re-grows again until the hair eventually stops growing completely.
What you actually inherit from your family tree is receptors that have an affinity for DHT. The more affinity for this stuff the more hair you will lose. Welcome to the reality of male pattern baldness. However, when DHT is suppressed by a quality hair loss product, hair follicles continue to thrive. In addition to a quality hair loss product there are some things you can do to help optimize the stimulative effects of the product.
1. Try to focus on healthy food choices. Go with lean protein and soy products as well as beans, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables that can improve the overall health of the scalp and hair. 2. Quality scalp care is important. A damaged scalp from DHT laden sebum, reduces hair growth.
Over time styling products and excess sebum buildup and can have a negative effect on the hair follicles. For someone affected by male pattern baldness the primary function of a shampoo should be to gently cleanse your scalp while removing sebum and DHT from the scalp. There are shampoos on the market today that are specifically designed to do this. Removing sebum and product buildup is important for the overall health of hair follicles and it allows deep penetration of topical hair growth stimulants.
With deep penetration they become most effective. These specially designed shampoos contain essential bioactive nutrients that nourish, moisturize and improve the hair and scalp condition, creating a healthy environment for hair growth and restoration. Make the greastest difference in your hair loss by treating pattern baldness at its onset. Start treating hair loss with the first signs of thinning hair.
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