Hair miniaturization happens when the hair follicle constricts. Hair follicle miniaturization makes it harder for hair to grow, which means that the follicle that once produced healthy hairs, starts making thinner hairs with a fragile shaft that can easily fall out.
In this article we will answer all your questions about hair follicle miniaturization. The following topics will be discussed:
- What causes hair to miniaturize?
- Hair miniaturization symptoms
- Hair miniaturization telogen effluvium
- Can hair miniaturization be reversed naturally?
- How do you treat miniaturized hair?
What causes hair to miniaturize?
Hair miniaturization can come from genetics in genes that come from your parents. These genetics determine whether you are more sensitive to hair follicle miniaturization than others. Little can be done about this.
Hair follicle miniaturization can also appear because of hormones. These hormones can cling to the hair follicle and cause it to shed prematurely. Then, hair follicle miniaturization takes place, and the follicle shrinks. Finer hairs can than regrow in its place.
The other cause of hair follicle miniaturizing is age. When you get older, you are more likely to experience hair miniaturization. Products that could help against hair miniaturizing are:
- Neofollics 7% Neoxyl® lotion,
- Hair growth stimulating conditioner,
- Hair growth supporting tablets,
- Smooth hair growth stimulating shampoo
These products can increase the blood flow to miniaturized follicles. These products combined are the advanced hair loss treatment that helps to combat against hair follicle miniaturizing and thinning hairs.
Hair miniaturization symptoms
Hair miniaturizing symptoms, to which you can recognize that you suffer from follicle miniaturizing, are a receding hairline, thinning hair at the crown of the head, thinning hair on top of the head, more hair than usual on the pillow or shower drain, hair loss after brushing or combing and a widening part on your scalp.
However, these symptoms occur in more forms of hair loss, so a diagnosis based on the Norwood scale can give more insight into your stages of hair loss. Fortunately, there are many hair growth products that can help you in the different hair loss stadia.
Hair miniaturization telogen effluvium
Telogen effluvium is a condition in which hair prematurely enters the resting phase, the Telogen phase. In this phase of the hair growth cycle hairs rest and fall eventually fall off your scalp. As a result, the affected area has less hair over time. When hair regrows again, the hair may become thinner and finer due to telogen effluvium. Thus, exhibiting the characteristics of hair miniaturizing.
Can hair miniaturization be reversed naturally?
Hair follicle miniaturization is a sign of pattern baldness. The only way to distinguish hair follicle miniaturization, is to look at the length of the hairs and hair follicles. Unfortunately, the answer to the question ‘Can hair miniaturization be reversed naturally?’ is that this is not possible. If you don’t treat hair miniaturization in time, it will be irreversible.
How do you treat miniaturized hair?
It is possible to reverse hair follicle miniaturization by using minoxidil or Neoxyl®. Minoxidil is a drug that stimulates hair growth and thickness, but has many side-effects such as acne, burning of scalp, inflammation, or soreness at root of hair, reddened skin and swelling of face.
Neoxyl® on the other hand is a hair growth complex that stimulates hair growth and causes excessive growth in the production of dermal papilla cells. You can find 7% Neoxyl® in the hair growth lotion of Neofollics.