Hair Loss

Male pattern hair loss is commonly referred to as androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness. It is a genetic trait that is generally related to hormones in both males and females. imbalance in a particular hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the scalp can lead to a shortened anagen phase, which will lead to reduced production of hair. Anyone who has a genetic history of this kind of hormonal imbalance can be liable for it to continue in them. In other words, if your forefathers have suffered from male pattern hair loss, that hereditary that you carry forward, could be the reason for hair loss in men. In male pattern hair loss, the patient starts losing hair due to the shrinking of the hair follicle. The result ends in the follicle becoming weak and the hair that grows is shorter and finer, or nullified hair growth at all. In some cases, in spite of the hair follicle being alive, the hair simply stops growing. This androgenic miniaturization is the most common cause of male pattern hair loss and on an average, affects up to 70% of men.

What causes hair loss in women is a very widely searched point. Hair loss in women commonly known as female pattern hair loss is a condition that occurs in women who suffer from androgenic alopecia. An imbalance in the hormones that results in the lowering production of hair and deterioration of the hair follicle. This hair ailment in women has been affecting up to 40% of women by the age of 50, and even before in the current scenario. As a matter of fact, while men notice thinning hair in certain areas of their scalp such as temples and crown, women with female-pattern hair loss notice hair thinning all over their scalp with increased and obvious hair fall occurring on the top of the head, causing the center of the head to widen.

Hair loss treatment and prevention solutions have been the talk for decades now. There are incalculable number of foods, tinctures, pills and exercises which are said to be are rich sources for hair growth. Now we also have stem cell regeneration which has not yet come up with any conclusive research that stem cells can be used to generate normal hair growth back again. However, we still have clinically and traditionally proven data showing that certain remedies actually work.

How to prevent hair fall?

Most of us think about preventing hair fall only after hair loss becomes a major setback in our lives. It works out a lot easier both emotionally and financially if it is taken good care of at an early stage itself. In fact, the truth is – preventing hair loss is much simpler than treating hair loss. But as we say better late than never, it could definitely give fair results when started. Here are some tips to follow to keep your hair healthy:

1. Follow a healthy lifestyle

Eat Nutritious food rich in keratin, vitamin B, Zinc, iron, calcium and especially proteins. Hair is made up of proteins and requires food that are rich in proteins to bring health and luster to the hair. Drink at least 3 liters of water a day and avoid stress.

2. Take care of your hair

Dirty hair and scalp are more inclined to getting affected by hair loss and other severe hair ailments. Taking good care of hair by using good hair products like shampoos and conditioners is very important. Always dilute the shampoo no matter how good and herbal the product is before washing your hair. Also concentrate on cleaning the scalp and hair roots. Make sure while applying conditioner, your focus must be the ends of your hair which is maximum prone to split ends, dying and are more vulnerable than the damage that occurs out of exposure and pollution these days.

3. Avoid things bad for your hair

Artificial chemical colouring, hot ironing, styling, perming, hot oil treatments, pulling the hair tight into buns and pony tails or braids etc. Pulling the hair tight especially make the hair follicle weak and comes off resulting in poor hair growth.

4. Adopt simple Home treatments

Conditioning of your hair with natural conditioners like egg, honey and curd, beer, and other natural conditioners adds up to stronger and shinier looking hair.

5. Avoid blow drying your hair

Blow drying dries up the scalp and damages the hair follicles as a result. It is important to dry your hair partly and then use blow drying techniques by lowering the heat setting to the lowest.


Finasteride is the first and only FDA-approved drug most hair transplant surgeons generally recommend. It is generally taken orally every day to treat male pattern hair loss on the top of head and mid-scalp area. Finasteride works to prevent the reaction of DHT in the scalp, which is generally noticed in common hormonal pattern baldness. The results for many patients is undeniable. Another popular is Rogaine, a prolonged use of the product is necessary to see lasting benefits.

Minoxidil is a topical liquid that helps enlarge hair follicles and stimulate hair re-growth. It is supposed to be applied to the top of your scalp, instead of taken internally. Rogaine contains the only Non-Prescription, FDA approved ingredient (Minoxidil) that is clinically proven to regrow hair. Hence it is important to use rogaine only if directed by the trichologist. The makers of Rogaine have concluded rigorous clinical studies to prove the safety and how effective Minoxidil is for regeneration of hair.

PRP Therapy is done with an extremely thin needle through which your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into your scalp. The growth factors in your blood cells naturally stimulates hair growth. PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women. It is a non surgical natural medical procedure for balding ailments.

Iron Supplements: Most women end up in having iron deficiency which could be a cause for their hair loss. The hair doctors may test your iron level, singularly if there has been a history of anemia in the patient’s family, or heavy menstrual bleeding. Iron supplements are mostly recommended if a woman’s iron level shows up to be less than 70 nanograms per milliliter. Iron supplements add to the strengthening of the hair and stimulate better hair quality.

Importance of Hairline

The outline of hair growth on the head, especially across the temples and upper forehead is called the hairline. The frontal hairline is distinctly the most important feature of the entire head. On a subconscious level, beyond rationality, our appearance – based on what we look like, speaks volumes about our age, attractiveness, compatibility as a mate, and even about our health.

Hairline carries a huge significance as it is purely responsible in framing an individual’s face. This simple statement contradicts the creative and cosmetic impact of this exceedingly vital frontal zone. One reason that numerous men with frontal hairline depletion naturally go in for the “comb-over” effect, is that it fabricates a hairline of sorts it frames or creates an outline to the face at the top and at the temples. The issue is that it is so conspicuously evident to others who see it as an attempt to camouflage the hair loss.

Restoring Hairline – A Facial Art:

Framing of the face is an art. Imagine a window without a pane. It may be a done up design, but it is still an incomplete design. When you complete it with a proper strong grill or a pane, it definitely pleases your eyes! Similarly, frontal hairline balding depletes the frame re-establishing the hairline helps regaining the frame. The subsequent appearance is one of youth, power and energy.