We asked the specialists at Vinci Hair Clinic to share their expertise and answer some more frequently asked questions about hair loss prevention and treatment.
How much hair fall is normal?
Vinci Hair Clinic’s specialists say that one of the key points to understand about hair is that it follows a natural cycle of growth and shedding. Normally, up to 90% of our hair is in the growing (anagen) phase and up to 10% is in the resting (catagen) phase. A much smaller amount of hair will be in the shedding (telogen) phase, which causes a loss of between 50 and 100 strands of hair each day.
Are there any at-home remedies that work to treat hair loss?
DIY hair loss treatments are appealing as they are generally cheap and involve using ingredients that most of us have in the kitchen – like onion juice or green tea. Baldness remedies like these are often supported with enthusiastic anecdotes but rarely backed up with strong scientific evidence. Vinci’s experts explain that there are no home remedies that have been proven to be effective in treating hair loss. Too many people waste their time trying such treatments when they could be using a clinically-proven solution such as minoxidil, finasteride or LLLT.
Does shampooing or conditioning your hair contribute to hair loss?
There are many misconceptions about how shampooing and conditioning are linked to hair loss. Some people believe that washing your hair too often can cause hair loss, while others insist on the contrary. The truth is that hair loss is not generally caused by normal washing routines or hair-care products. However, Vinci’s experts do say that keeping your scalp clean and avoiding irritation is important for healthy hair growth. Take time to choose products that are suited to the needs of your hair and scalp, and maintain a regular cleansing routine to reduce the risk of hair growth problems.
The specialists at Vinci Hair Clinic told us that ideally, you should get professional advice as soon as you notice changes in your hair loss or hair density. Getting hair restoration treatment early on offers several advantages. Early stage hair loss is often easier to treat and in many cases, it is possible to prevent it from progressing any further.