Dandruff occurs due to an imbalance between cell regeneration and cell shedding, with a bias towards the cell shedding is the term given to the extensive scaling of the scalp, which sometimes extends itself to the eyebrows and is diagnosed by the flaking which takes place, which are visible as white particles called dandruff.
The best way to get treated for dandruff is to oil your hair, at least 3 times a week, and wash your hair with a good anti-dandruff shampoo once a week and a mild shampoo twice a week. Remember, an anti-dandruff shampoo if used too often, flips the hair of its natural oil. If the dandruff does not clear, it is better to consult a Trichologist, who will determine the stage in which the dandruff has reached and prescribe the necessary course of action.
Men have the male hormone androgen and women have the male hormone androgen and the female hormone oestrogen. This male hormone androgen is a very peculiar hormone because this is the hormone is responsible for the growth of hair all over our body, at the same time; this hormone reduces the growth of the hair in the fronto-vertex region leading to various stages of baldness. When we achieve puberty, the male hormone starts attacking the hair genes.
In woman, the female hormone oestrogen, prevent the bad action of androgen on the hair gene. That is why the ratio of a woman going bald to men is 1 is to 100. But in some circumstances, when the female hormone oestrogen levels start dipping inside a woman's body, for example after pregnancy, menopause, stress or female contraceptive pills, then the male hormone androgen starts its action on the hair genes and the hair starts becoming scanty in the fronto-vertex region. A woman doesn't go bald because whatever the circumstances oestrogen remains in the body to a particular level. That is why we would see scantiness but not baldness in a woman. This is called female pattern baldness or female pattern thinning.
Premature greying is defined as the greying of hair before the age of 35. After 35 years greying is a normal physiological process. A pigment called melanin manufactured by the melanocytes gives the colour to the hair and skin. In hairs, which are prematurely greying, functional melanocytes are absent.
There are three main causes of premature greying: a. Lack of hair and scalp conditioning i.e. lack of oiling b. Anaemia c. Sudden emotional shock or continuous stress over a period of time.
Suddenly you notice hair everywhere. Hair in your comb, on the pillow and on the shower floor. This is a sure sign that you are suffering from Hair Loss . Hair loss is the first sign that something internal is wrong with you. Hair loss is an important sign that your body recently went out of balance and may still be out of balance. It results as a reaction to a disturbance within the body.
The disturbance may have been a temporary one to which the body quickly adjusts, or it may be a more serious one, which the body has difficulty coming to terms with. With hair loss, the cause of hair loss occurs about three months before the actual hair loss. This is because any internal imbalance such as high fever, sudden weight loss, stress causes many of the growing hair to pass prematurely into the resting phase (Catogen) followed by the falling phase (Telogen). The hair remains in this phase for about three months after the event causing the hair loss.
Causes of Hair loss : 1) Lack of Oiling (Scalp conditioning); 2) Dandruff; 3) Mineral deficiencies; 4) Keratin deficiencies; 5) Hormonal imbalances; 6) Stress; 7) Viral fevers; 8) Medication; 9) Birth control pill; 10) Anaemia.
1) Genetic: Inherited growth patterns due to parental growth structure. 2) Racial / climate: people in warm Mediterranean countries tend to have a heavier hair growth than those from colder climates. 3) Tweezing, waxing, moles and birthmarks. 4) Puberty, Pregnancy and Menopause can cause hirsutism. 5) Women with polyestric ovaries suffer from hirsutism.