Why the Hell Is My Hair Falling Out?

You're here because you are freaking out. You're finding hair on your pillow, and when you run your hands through your hair you've got a fresh wig on your hands. We'll get into hair loss and why it happens, but before that, let's discuss how hair growth works. 

There are three stages of hair growth: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. 

Let's do English. Anagen is the phase where each hair follicle grows out. the Anagen phase can last several years for each hair strand. This is followed by the Catagen phase which is when the hair takes a little break for about 10 days, kind of like a transition stage to the Telogen phase. The last phase is the Telogen phase, where the hair dies and falls out. Back to step 1. Full circle.

Now that we took the Hair 101 class, we can discuss hair loss and the common reasons for hair loss. Get ready to be schooled!

 Telogen effluvium is a scalp disorder characterized by the thinning or shedding of hair resulting from the early entry of hair in the telogen phase (the resting phase of the hair follicle). Emotional or physiological stress may result in an alteration of the normal hair cycle and cause the disorder. Aside from the loss of hair, stress also can cause heart problems, asthma, depression, and accelerated aging. We blogged about Telogen effluvium and your mom, here.

 • Androgenetic alopecia is more commonly known as male pattern baldness. MPB is usually gradual and occurs in a horseshoe shaped pattern over time. Balding can start from as early as 16! Male Pattern Baldness is caused by DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) slowly closing your hair follicles up for business. (Spoiler alert: it must be stopped!)

 Alopecia areata is also known as spot baldness, is a condition in which hair is from some or all areas of the body. Often it results in a few bald spots on the scalp. Alopecia areata is believed to be an autoimmune disease. Risk factors include a family history of the condition. The underlying mechanism involves failure by the body to recognize its own cells with subsequent immune mediated destruction of the hair follicle.

Now now, there are plenty of things you should stay away from, like high level stress and yanking on your hair, which we will get into at a later time. But for now, let's discuss options for keeping your hair, here.

In order to stop Male Pattern Baldness (the most common hair loss cause), we must stop it at the source, stop the DHT from killing your hair follicles. DHT is helpful for other parts of your body (hint, hint 🍆), so we need to target DHT only on your scalp. With a clinically proven mix of essential oils, Sayar Care targets DHT locally and stops your hair loss at the root, and kicks your hair follicles in the butt to promote regrowth. 

Learn more about Retain by Sayar Care: https://sayarcare.com/

 

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