What Is Hair Loss

Science Behind Hair Loss




Hair is made up of a protein called keratin that is produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. We know that As follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are being pushed out through the surface of the skin at the rate of about Five inches a year. The hair you can see is actually a string of dead keratin cells(Ya it’s true).

The average adult head has about 110,000 to 130,000 hairs and loses up to 100 of them a day; finding a few stray hairs on your hairbrush is not necessarily cause for alarm.

Androgenetic hair loss is seen in both men and women but is worse in men. Hair Loss Patterns in men and Women are Different. It is also called Alopecia and Baldness in sculp. The hair loss condition is worst in Men than women Because the Density of men’s Hair is much lesser than the women Hairs and Number of hair follicles are also less in mens. so Baldness in men are clearly visible than Women.

Hair loss can affect just your scalp or your entire body. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications.

Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness. Some people prefer to let their baldness run its course untreated and unhidden. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the treatments available to prevent further hair loss and to restore growth.

The most common cause of hair loss is a medical condition called hereditary hair loss. About 1000 million men and women in the world have this type of hair loss. Other names for this type of hair loss are:

  • Male pattern baldness.
  • Female pattern baldness.
  • Androgenetic alopecia.

Why We Loss Hair ?

We know that Hair Loss is common in every one. but many people don’t know why this happens. Mostly in elder people we see more Hair Loss . There are many Reason behind the Hair loss. They are as follows.

  • More Stress
  • Lack of Keratin
  • Age factor
  • Physical Stress
  • Mental stress
  • Lack of Vitamins
  • Lack of Proper Rest
  • Acess use of Chemical Shampoos and Other Products that will Damages hair Follicles
  • Too Much Vitamin A
  • Lack of Protein
  • Change in Hormones etc…

Thyroid disease, anemia, protein deficiency, and low vitamin levels may cause hair loss. Alopecia areata is a relatively common cause of hair loss that usually resolves on its own.

Female pattern hair loss, called androgenic or androgenetic alopecia, is basically the female version of male pattern baldness. “If you come from a family where women started to have hair loss at a certain age, then probabaly you might be more prone to it,”. Unlike men, women don’t tend to have a receding hairline, instead their part may widen and they may have noticeable thinning of hair.