ABOUT HUMAN HAIR
The growth of human hair is extremely complex process and hair loss is based on a number of factors including genetics, hormonal influence, environmental issues.Health condition like; infection, iron or vitamin D defeciency, autoimmune disorders and metabolic problems can also have a role in hair loss. Nutrition also plays an important role in whether or not the body is able to produce healthy hair. Hair grows at an average rate of approximately 1-1.5 cm per month. The average person has 100,000 – 150,000 hairs on their scalp at any given time.
HAIR GROWTH CYCLE
The human being is constantly in a state of growing and losing hair , the scalp sheds hair that is dead or damaged on a daily basis. Most of our hair are in the anagen phase, the active growing phase. Only small proportion are in one of two remaining phases of hair growth cycle. The duration of anagen is on average 3-4 years but can in some cases be as long as 9 years. the people who complain of their hair becoming finer and thinner with less color are usually due to shortened anagen phase. The catagen phase or hair loss lasts about 3-4 weeks.
HAIR LOSS PROBLEM
Most people shed between 75-100 scalp hairs every day. These hairs are lost to make way for new growth hair that will soon appear. Sometimes this hairs shed during brushing or hair wahs by shampoo. Unbiased study among healthy men, aged 18-49 years to evaluate the incidence of moderate to extensive hair loss (Male Pattern Baldness MPB) shows that the hair loss increased with increasing age ranging from 16% for men 18-29 years of age to 53% of men 40-49. Excessive or abnormal hair loss is known as “Alopecia”, and there are several kinds. What all hair loss has in common, whether it’s men or women, is a symptom of something that’s gone wrong in your body.