28-11-2017 | Dermatologist | Hair Care , Nutricosmetics

Nutricosmetics to prevent hair loss

Hair loss is one of the most frequent matters dermatologists advise on and is a widespread concern amongst men and women. Hair loss is part of the physiological cycle of the hair, but there are many factors that can intervene to drive a rise in hair loss.  

But it’s not all bad news: Nutricosmetics can help prevent non-physiological hair loss by minimising the negative effects of the factors that boost hair loss.  

 

Causes of hair loss  

The biggest factor that influences hair loss is genetic predisposition and the hormonal effect that the concentration of androgens can have on women and men alike.  In the case of women, menopause can lead to a change in the hair loss/regeneration cycle due to the hormonal changes that occur during the transition period.   

The regular daily amount of hairs lost can range from 100 to 150 per day, so it's not surprising that we lose hair every day on a physiological basis. However, it’s important to see a specialist if you lose density or if loss greatly exceeds these approximate amounts in order to rule out any underlying condition.  

The most common causes of hair loss include:  

  • Climate: The seasonal loss produced in the autumn months is a natural hair renewal process as there are sometimes of the year when the hair replenishes itself more than others. As the sun loses intensity in autumn, hair quality diminishes, and hair falls out.  
  • Stress: The emotional substrate that accompanies hair loss is related to each individual’s ability to adapt. Stress, anxiety and depression can present physical symptoms like hair loss, which accompany the psychological clinical picture. This process is known as telogen effluvium . 
  • Dermatological conditions: There are many dermatological conditions that can cause hair loss, such as alopecia These conditions can have an autoimmune basis and origin, although they can also be associated with emotional and psychological problems.  

 

Benefits of nutricosmetics 

Products with specific nutrients can help against hair loss under certain climatological or seasonal conditions and under a number of specific circumstances.  

The goal is to extend the anagen phase of the hair in order to delay the rest and loss phase (called the telogen phase).  

A personalised diagnosis can detect the nutritional shortfalls in your hair, a factor that directly impacts hair loss. Absorption of nutritional components such as vitamins (A, biotin, B9, B12), minerals (zinc, selenium) and trace elements like keratin can strengthen hair, preventing its deterioration and subsequent loss.  

Daily prevention and care treatments should include deep-conditioning to stop frizz and leave hair healthy from top to tip without having to use hair dryers or irons every day.  

Hair loss for any reason has a solution if you visit your dermatologist before the first symptoms appear and get an early diagnosis. Today, most alopecia can be halted, and lost hair can even be recovered if treated in time. 

 
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