Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss in adults. It literally means "male type hair loss" and it is estimated that more than half of men worldwide, suffer from hair loss at some point in their lives. Hair loss can begin at puberty. Different patterns are possible and heredity plays an important role. Androgenetic alopecia is also very common in women. This often starts at the menopause or before it, also women can suffer from it based on heredity.
In this blog you can read what Androgenetic alopecia is and how it arises, how the hair loss looks like and the best treatment against androgenetic alopecia.
How does androgenetic alopecia develop
By men, baldness is something that often occurs at a certain age. For women, it is a different story, but it often occurs around menopause. In order to understand how androgenetic alopecia arises, an understanding of hair growth is necessary. First of all, it is good to know that not all hair grows at the same time and that hair can only grow for a limited time.
There are three stages, which hair passes in its life cycle. From a small hair to a fully grown hair that falls out again.
The three phases are explained below:
- Anagen phase: this is the growth phase of hair, the duration of which differs from person to person. In this phase, the most hairs are found. When the hair is fully grown, it enters the next phase.
- Catagen phase: in this phase, the growth of hair stops. The hair is still attached to the scalp, but the hair follicle begins to shrivel. The hair also becomes somewhat thinner in this small phase.
- Telogen phase: his is the phase when the hair slowly begins to detach from the hair follicle. At the same time, a new hair is growing in the same hair follicle.
- Exogen phase: In this phase the hair falls off.
Hair falls out mainly due to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This depends on the sensitivity of your hair, which is usually hereditary. DHT can shorten the anagen growth phase, cause hairs to enter the telogen phase earlier and damage the hair roots. Damaged hair roots can cause hairs to fall off and baldness on some spots.
What is androgenetic alopecia
Androgenetic alopecia is a form of mostly hereditary hair loss. This form differs between men and women. In men, hair loss is first visible in the front hairline and the hairline at the temples, as well as at the top and the crown. Usually, the hair above the ears continues to grow backwards. However, your entire skull can become completely bald over time. In women, however, it takes place much more evenly. However, the hairline often remains intact.
Below you find an example of someone suffering from hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia. In the section below you can also read about what you can do directly, to avoid this kind of hair loss and to stimulate hair growth.
In this example a woman (35) with Androgenetic Alopecia and thinning hair on the crown of the head. This woman used the treatment for thinning hair. After 24 weeks of use the density of the hair improved significantly. It is important to use the right products, that contain the best ingredients for your overall hair and scalp condition. Which ones they are we explain below.
The best treatment against androgenetic alopecia
A treatment especially for your hair condition. It can't get any better, can it?
Neofollics offers a special treatment for people suffering from hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia. This treatment tackles the baldness and will improve the general condition of the hair. We recommend a powerful combination of 4 products that reinforce each other's effect.
This treatment contains products with ingredients that inhibit DHT. DHT is one of the main reasons for hair loss in Androgenetic Alopecia. In short, these products ensure that the production of DHT in the body inhibites. The treatment consists out of an hair growth stimulating shampoo, hair growth supporting tablets, hair growth stimulating lotion and a scalp roller.
The ingredients of this products are proven by medical research and are effective against hair loss and stimulate a healthy scalp and hair condition. As well as growing faster new hairs.
Androgenetic alopecia is a condition, in which your hair falls off faster and your hair gets thinner. The best way to treat androgenetic alopecia is by using a treatment, with the right ingredients that work effective against your hair loss.