How to Stop Hair FallMen and women often wonder how to stop hair fall. Excessive thinning and shedding—often perceived as “hair fall”—can be just as worrisome as pattern baldness. For many, the ideaof losing hair can be just as harmful to confidence and self esteem as full blown androgenetic alopecia. In this article, we examine the characteristics of excessive hair fall and the treatments that are available to stop the progression of hair loss while creating conditions for thicker and fuller looking hair.

What is Hair Fall?

Hair fall, thinning, and shedding are common conditions for men and women to experience. After a strand of hair is fully grown, it enters a resting phase known as the telogenphase of the hair growth cycle. After this resting phase, the hair follicle sheds the strand of hair in preparation for a new growth cycle (and a new strand of hair). This cycle happens continuously, which may create the perception of “hair fall” at various points in time.

When is Hair Fall Abnormal?

Although hair fall is a normal part of the hair growth cycle, there is a point at which the rate of hair loss is considered to be abnormal. Hair loss experts usually put this level at about 50 to 100 hairs per day. If you experience hair fall of more than 50 to 100 hairs per day, you are likely to be suffering from one of the following forms of hair loss:

  • Telogen effluvium: Mostly caused by stress, this form of hair loss occurs when hair follicles stay too long in the telogen “resting” phase.
  • Androgentic alopecia: This form of hair loss is characterized by pattern baldness in men, and diffuse hair loss (equally across the entire scalp) among women.

How to Stop Hair Fall

The best treatments to stop hair fall include both surgical and non-surgical methods of hair restoration. Usually, surgical methods are reserved for individuals experiencing a great degree of hair fall (though consultation must be taken with a physician to ensure candidacy). Before taking the surgical hair restoration route, patients may try a few of the following clinically proven methods to stop hair fall.

  1. Minoxidil: This topical foam is best known by the brand name Rogaine®. It is applied directly to the scalp twice daily. Many patients find this inconvenient, leading them to try Finasteride or laser therapy as alternatives.
  2. Finasteride: Best known by the brand name Propecia®, this hair loss medication has gotten a bad reputation lately as studies performed at Johns Hopkins University indicate long term sexual side effects that may continue to affect patients long after the medication is discontinued.
  3. Low level laser therapy: Laser therapy has no know side effects and a long track record of success in treating various degrees of hair fall.

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