Just the thought of hair loss sends shivers down peoples’ spines. The horror scenarios are varied: you comb your hair and a tuft gets caught in your brush, maybe you find hair all throughout your apartment, or you find your braid thinning, and hairline receding. Hair loss is a problem for many people - not least because hair loss can lead to a significant change in appearance.
Why am I losing my hair and how do I counteract the problem?
Once hair is gone, there is no turning back! Before thinking about the appropriate treatment methods, it is first important to find out the reason for the problem.
So what can cause hair loss?
Disturbed hormonal balance
Infection, illness or a weakened immune system
Hair braided too tightly
There are so many factors that affect hair growth. It is therefore often difficult to identify exactly what the actual cause of hair loss is.
What can I do? When should I see a doctor?
Observe exactly how the hair loss manifests itself and whether your lifestyle has changed. Especially with long hair, it is easy to track how much hair you lose. Losing 100 hairs a day is usually normal and harmless.
If the hair loss is clearly visible, we recommend that you consult with a dermatologist. Before the first visit, try to write down exactly when the hair loss began, how it manifests itself, or whether there is any genetic hair loss in the family. The more information you can give the doctor, the better the chances of successful treatment. The following information may be helpful:
Is hair loss a known problem in your family?
Already have bald spots? Are you suddenly losing an unusual amount of hair at once?
Has there been a change in your medication lately?
Did you change your diet?
Have you been under a lot of stress lately, either professionally or privately?
We advise against trying supposedly helpful home remedies, and other products found through the internet! (Dr. Google is not a real doctor!) If you are unsure, it is better to get good advice from your specialist and ask them which products you can use during the treatment or which remedies you prefer to keep your hands off.