There are many factors that will influence your hair loss solution selection. Certain options will meet your budget. Others will meet the degree of quality you require, and yet others may best meet your time constraints. A part of my New Years resolution is to help you figure out how you can find a solution for your individual hair loss.
My advice starts by using the total approach mentality to evaluate the best investment you can make. Consider timeline, quality and cost, as well as any other factors of importance to you. Of course, the quality of your initial investment will help drive the success of the solution for your situation. I strongly encourage you to seek out a hair restoration and replacement professional that can expertly guide you.
No matter the number of hairs you may have on your head or your hair’s texture, healthy, normal hair has a regular grow-shed cycle of about 80 to 100 hairs a day, so a certain amount of “fall out” is a natural occurrence.
When everything is going as it should, there are three stages of the grow-shed cycle. The first is the anagen stage, which lasts from two to six years. During this stage, hair is firmly seated in the hair follicle, getting plenty of nourishment, and growing at a rate of one quarter to one half an inch per month. This happens with more frequency in our youth, and lessens as we age.
“More than 85% of scalp hair is in this phase at any time,” says dermatologist Dr. Wilma Bergfeld, head of dermatology research at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. So, most of our hair is constantly in the process of feeding and growing.