Today we have a second guest post from the lovely Alisha Smith. Alisha wrote for us last week about laser treatment the benefits of it for hair loss. Alisha is a freelance content writer and has been in the field for over seven years. As mentioned in her last posts, hair loss is a lot more common than many people realise it is important to raise this awareness so that people know there are things that can be done about it, before it is too late.
Hair loss is something that a lot of women experience at some point of their life. For a lot of individuals it can be the cause of a great loss of self confidence for which they seek different methods to combat the problem. Nevertheless, determining why the hair loss began in the first place is just as important as finding a solution as well. One of the most common causes behind female hair loss is Telogen Effluvium. But what actually is it? And how does it cause hair loss?
First and foremost, how do you know if your hair loss has been caused by Telogen Effluvium? Well, when this affects an individual the hair loss is widely spread out around the entire scalp rather than being specific to a certain area of the head. The hair thus becomes shredded and a lot thinner than it usually is.
So why would you experience Telogen Effluvium and the consequent female hair loss that accompanies it? There are several reasons as to why this may be the case, and they range from a reaction to medication, emotional stress, physiological stress, dieting, pregnancy, menopause and alike. All in all, these all relate to a great amount of strain being put on the body either physically or mentally – in most cases usually both.
How worried should you be if you have Telogen Effluvium? The good news is that if you start to lose your hair because of this, however it is not all doom and gloom. In fact, it is likely that your hair will grow back and get better with time. The reason for this is because it is related to hair growth. This means that during the growth cycle new hair will be produced. To give further clarity, the hair growth cycle is as follows: a three year growth phase called anagen and a resting phase which lasts three months and is called Telogen. All in all, the anagen phase will grow and push out the hair.
If you think that your hair loss is as a result of Telogen Effluvium then you should still seek professional advice in order to be certain. After all, it is better to have peace of mind and the clinic you choose will be able to give you advice and present you with the best solution to aid the problem and help your hair grow back quicker or stop the hair loss itself. There is a vast array of solutions available and so you need to make your decision based on solid and experienced advice. Keeping in mind the fact that your hair grows back after experiencing Telogen Effluvium may mean that you do not need any help – but you would not know this for sure until you speak to a professional.
Overall, female hair loss can be the source of distress for a lot of people. Nevertheless, if you have knowledge about why your hair is falling out and what you can do about it then you will instantly feel less worried and a lot happier about the options at your disposal.