When it comes to women, hair loss, and hair care, there are many myths. One of the biggest myths women suffering from thinning hair believe is that it’s in the genes. Women are raised from a very young age to treat their hair as precious. Fairytales like Rapunzel and her mile-long hair do little to prepare women for real-life hair woes. The only way to understand the exact cause of your hair loss is to visit a specialist dermatologist.
Common causes of hair loss
There are some common causes of follicle damage which lead to hair loss. These causes have nothing to do with genetics. They have more to do with everyday hair-care habits. These common causes of hair thinning include the following:
- Pulling hair too tight when styling
- Hormonal changes (especially after giving birth)
- Thyroid problems
- Inadequate nutrition
Combating thinning hair
There are a variety of treatments available for thinning hair. The treatment that will work in each individual situation will depend on the cause and extent of hair loss. According to a 2003 study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, a shampoo containing 1 percent zinc that was used daily resulted in significant hair growth.
Laser treatment to stimulate hair growth
Laser hair treatment, or to use the correct term, laser phototherapy, is an up and coming solution to hair loss. In just two twenty-minute sessions per day, Theradome, one of the leading products in this area, can help by using laser diodes to stimulate hair-follicle growth.
Designed in a helmet-like form, the laser device produces light at a wavelength of 678nm. Without getting too technical, this is the wavelength that stimulates the hair follicles the best. Does the device really work and what does this mean for other treatments? The people behind this technology stand by it and regard it as a safe and effective solution to androgenetic alopecia.
Skeptical? Perhaps you should be. Every year, dozens of new hair therapies hit the market. However, without understanding the cause of hair loss, you may end up getting frustrated with trying new technologies which fall short of delivering good results. Vinci Hair Clinic specialises in hair loss treatments for both men and women. Get in touch today to discuss your unique circumstances by visiting www.vincihairclinic.com.