Not to often do you see an older person with a full head of hair. This is because our hair goes through three stages as it grows. The growth phase (anagen), a transition phase (anagen to catagen), and a resting phase (catagen) are the three stages of the hair growth cycle. As we age our hair spends more time in the third stage, the resting phase and this means that we shed hair faster than we are able to grow it back.
There are other issues that compound the problem. As we age the hair that does grow is thinner and more fine than the hair we have lost. This happens because hair follicles actually shrink and are not able to produce hair at the same density. Genetics has a lot to do with this. Someone may have hair thicker than someone else of the same age. It is not so much what they are doing differently but genetics that allows them to have thicker hair.
Thick Hair is a Symbol of Youth
If you are someone who was blessed with thick, shiny hair or a head full of bouncy curls, hair loss can be especially hair to accept. Thick bouncy hair is a symbol of youth and we live in a culture that values youth.
Look at any red carpet with celebrities and you will see them sporting full, beautifully styled hair, many of whom are wearing hair extensions or hairpieces to give them that beautiful hair.
All is Not Lost
The first thing you should do if you are beginning to see more of your scalp than you did in the past is to see a hair specialists to rule out any sort of medical concerns like a thyroid deficiency or autoimmune disorder.
There are certain vitamins and mineral deficiencies that can be contributing factors to hair loss and thinning hair. Those vitamins include iron, certain B, C and E vitamins, and copper.
If you are in good health and it is just Father Time that is taking a toll on your hair making it wispy re-growth then there is no need to despair. There are several things that you can do to slow the process and protect and enhance the hair you have.
What Can Help?
Your first step is to consult with a hair loss specialists who can help you personalize a solution for your hair loss. If you are a man or a woman in the San Diego or Orange County, California area, contact us for a free hair loss consultation. You will feel better knowing that you have taken action to find a solution that can fit your needs.