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What you need to know

The hair is like a picture frame to our faces and introduces our first impression
. In fact, according to American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) we all have at least 100,000 hair follicles on our head.

Experiencing hair shedding is a normal human process. According to AAD, we lose between 50 to 100 hairs per day. Further on, we will explain when you should seek a expert consultation.

The Hair Anatomy

Anatomía del Cabello. Gráfica: JJHRC

The hair follicle is the root. It dermines everything about the growth of the hair. According to ADD we have around 5 million hair follicles in our body.

The hair follicle has some parts including:

The papilla contains all the blood vessels. It will deliver the supply of blood and nutrients for hair growth.

The bulb is the parte where the hair cells divide.

The hair shaft is the part of hair that you see. It’s made of hard keratine protein that is also vital for the growth. 

The hair growth cicle

This is why is it so easy for some people to grow their hair and so hard for others.  This cicle has three parts. The first is  known as anagen phase. 

Hairs grow approximately 1 cm per month. This phase will last between 2-7 years. People with long hair takes a longer time in this phase than those with short hair. A healthy lifestyle and proper care leads to a better hair growth. 

The second phase is known as Telogen. In this phase hair is resting for approximately three weeks.  Then it continues with the Exogen phase. Then old hair begins to fall off. 

A sample image of 100 hairs loss approximation. Foto: JJHRC

¿Why I’m loosing hair?

There are a variety of causes  which can lead to hair loss. In this article you can learn the most common causes for experiencing excess hair shedding. 

According to ADD, there are more causes for hair loss including:

  • Lost 20 punds or more

  • Given birth

  • Had hign fever

  • Undergone operation or recovering from illness (especially it it includes high fever)

  • Stopped taking birth control pills.

Some of this causes are reversible or temporal. Hair shedding may occur even between two or four months after given birth or a stressful event. 

 

¿When to consult an expert?

We recommend to consult a dermatologist or an expert when:

  • Noticing thinner hair

  • Losing tufts of hair

  • Excessive hair loss,

  • Hair loss in patches or noticing bald patches in the head.

¿How we can help you?

In JJ Hair Replacement Center we have more than 15 years of experience in hair loss or shedding with no pain or surgery. We use two methods:  Hair replacements or (capillary prothesis) and Capila’s 100% natural hair line. For any further questions or additional info you can contacts us  by phone or email: info@jjhairreplacement.com

Sources:

  • https://www.aad.org/public/parents-kids/healthy-habits/parents/kids/hair-grows
  • https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/hair-loss/insider/shedding
  • https://hairtheme.com/hair-shedding/
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