Numerous companies in the world are offering professional hair care products. One Washington Post study showed that Americans spend over 3.5 billion dollars in anti-hair loss cosmetic products. If your hair has started getting thinner or falling off, and you want to learn how to make it thicker you need to learn more about the core of the health issue you are facing. It would not be surprising if you got confused while trying to understand vague statements about the cause of hair loss, even more so if you aim to discern effective non-effective hair growth products. Many TV and magazine adds pretending that they are providing you with thorough and logical explanations on how to make your hair thicker, and that they have a magic formula that can help you cure it. In fact, the reality is very different. According to US hair treatment statistics, over 27% of men have signs of baldness by the time they are 30. This trend is on the rise for both men and women.
What are the causes of hair loss? Some doctors and hair cosmetic promoters will tell you that it is an aging or stress problem, or a result of negative eating habits. You may agree to them being causes, but I would say they are triggers of a much more complex biological disorder that lies in your body. It would be overly ambitious to try to give a full lesson on the physiology of our hair growth, but it is possible to give a simplified explanation of what is actually happening in our body before the hairs start falling off. This is very important to understand in order to be armed with relevant information next time you go to purchase a hair growth product or you search for a hair growth treatment.
As with many other health and beauty issues, I believe you can guess that the problem lies in hormonal and enzyme disbalance. In this case, the core of the problem is an excess production of DHT, a highly concentrated form of testosterone. Our bodies, both male and female, typically produce testosterone that is essential to perform necessary functions. When we are healthy, it is in perfect balance. When our body has more testosterone than we need, the extra amount is sent to the scalp for storage. In the scalp, this excess hormone gets in touch with a unique enzyme – 5AR, where they convert it into a concentrated DHT. This ubiquitous DHT in your scalp will attack your hair follicles and will cause an allergic reaction. This is why the tissue around your hairs becomes swollen. This reaction will inhibit the normal blood supply which nourishes your hair and also brings anti-DHT enzymes. Over time, your hair will get weaker and thinner as your follicles begin to decay and degrade. If testosterone levels in your body do not get into balance again, this will eventually cause a long-term hair loss.