Most Common Reasons for Hair Loss in Women and Men Revealed
Anyone who has started losing their hair knows what it feels like to be in this position, desperately searching the internet in the hope of finding a way to stop them from losing their hair.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to the causes of hair loss. People have many different beliefs about the causes and what can be done about it. Some think wearing hats causes hair loss, some say it is hereditary, others think chemical treatments effect hair growth, stress, old age, or even the foods you eat.
Whatever the differing opinion are, one thing that everyone can agree on is that no one wants to lose their hair, and for those unlucky ones it is not a pleasant experience. People generally like to look as youthful as possible and since balding makes a person look older it is never welcomed because when they look younger they feel better.
How does DHT cause hair loss?
An early sign of balding that people commonly report is that they see more hair than usual on their hair brush, in the bathtub or on their pillow.
Over the recent decades, scientists have proven that hair loss occurs as a result of a hormone by-product known as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which causes the hair follicles to gradually shrink until they no longer exist.
In most cases hair loss is an inherited condition and it can be reversed by reducing certain things within the follicles. By being able to reverse the hormone by-product DHT that causes hair loss, you are able to regrow the hair back to what it was say 3 to 5 years ago. So for those that are beginning to lose their hair and notice it start to become finer and miniaturized, then they are actually able to get that hair back and make it longer and thicker.
DHT is not only the culprit for hair loss in men but also for hair loss in women too. In 95% of cases hair loss is due to DHT, regardless of gender.
Hair loss is caused because testosterone gets converted into DHT and then this in turn attaches to the androgen receptor and as DHT builds up within the hair follicle the hair becomes increasingly thinner and finer at which stage you will start to see miniaturized hair on the scalp. So as hair naturally sheds, the hair gets replaced by finer and thinner hair.
Hair loss does not occur overnight, it takes place as the hairs become finer over time. This is visible with the naked eye and as the hair becomes less dense more scalp becomes visible on that area.
There are products available that prevent the production of DHT within the hair follicles and can reverse the hair loss process by preventing DHT from reaching the hair follicles and also preventing testosterone from converting into DHT, so hair can grow longer and thicker.