Hair loss and shedding are two different processes which people are not aware of. Both these conditions happen because of different reasons and there effect on the hair also varies a lot. If you are dealing with such a situation then read the given topic properly to increase your knowledge.
You might not know but on average we all lose 50 to 100 hairs every normal day. But, many people lose more hair than this which is very common in response to illness or an event. Excessive shedding is called telogen effluvium. However, there is a difference between hair loss and shedding. Hair loss occurs when something is not allowing the hair to grow properly and this is known as anagen effluvium. In both situations, the hair shedding is very different.
How hair shedding is affected by hair growth cycle?
The hair goes through a growth cycle and it has three phases which are anagen, catagen, and telogen. The hair in the anagen phase lasts for 2 to 8 years which do not fall out. The catagen phase lasts for a few weeks and hair does not grow as they shift to the resting phase. The last stage is the telogen phase which lasts for a few months. In this, the old hair drops and gets replaced with new hair. Around 10% of hair is in the telogen phase.
What is the reason behind excessive hair shedding?
Also, known as telogen effluvium which is temporary and in this phase around 100 hair is shed every day. This happens because the hair shifting is faster as compared to normal. The reason for this is weight loss, stress, hormonal change, or recovering from illness.
In case you are pregnant, then also hair shedding occurs for 2 to 4 months. When the body returns to normal the hair growth cycle gets normal. In most cases, the hair thickness gets back in 6 months to one year.
If that is not the case, then you should get the visit the doctor for hair loss treatment.
What is the reason behind hair loss?
This occurs when the hair does not grow and also known as anagen effluvium. It occurs because of chemotherapy treatment, genetic hair loss, taking medications, using harsh hair products, or pulling out the hair. If hair loss occurs because of these factors it won’t get reversed until the problem is removed.
What I can do about hair problem?
Make sure that you do not wait for a long time to get the treatment. Getting the diagnosis at an early stage will prevent the problem from increasing in the future.