Why do we lose hair?

Why do we lose hair?
Hair loss reason for 90% of the cases for men and women is androgenetic alopecia, which is known as male type hair loss.

Androgenetic alopecia has genetic origins. In some men and women, hair roots are sensitive to the DH-Testosterone which is transformed from testosterone, the virility hormone.

When this hormone exceeds a certain threshold level, male type hair loss happens. Hair loss reason is not the virility hormone itself, but DH-Testosterone which is transformed from testosterone in the body.

Other hair loss reason are generally associated with more complex systematic health problems. These include hormone imbalances of the thyroid gland, blood diseases, malnutrition and acute shocks. Hormonal change periods and anemia are among the leading reasons for hair loss in women.

Anatomy and hidden secrets of the hair

The hair follicle made up of a hair root which is located 4 mm under the skin, a hair fiber extending from underneath the skin and its pore, the small canal on the skin from which the hair grows.

The hair root selects proteins and matured cells from the blood, weaves keratin chains and forms a fiber-like tissue. When a hair fiber is pulled off, a white, half-clear hair shaft is observed at the end. This hair shaft is a terrific factory. Very few cells in the body have the ability of dividing so rapidly, reproducing and forming vessels as observed in hair roots.

Because of these properties HAIR CELLS CALLED DERMAL PAPILLA are regarded as very good stem cell sources. Currently, many cells are differentiated form these units in genetic laboratories. The aim of this process is to clear the way of cloning which will lead to organ production in the new genomic era. We can say that today hair root cells have replaced fetal placentas for this process.

when the hair root cells mature the first shaft within two weeks, the superior layers of the hair become smooth, and the hair becomes slick and gains a bright appearance. It takes about one week for the hair to grow up from the shaft to appear outside the skin.