In most cases, dandruff is of bacterial origin; indeed, it is the result of the presence of a tiny fungus, called pityriasis, which develops under the thin layers of sebum secreted by the base of the follicles. This sebum naturally protects the scalp by maintaining a natural moisture balance. But when this sebum dries and is not adequately removed after shampooing, it risks causing the appearance of this tiny bacteria, which will spread over the entire surface of the skull if allowed to develop.
Itching or tickling can appear quickly, which will create what is commonly called “dandruff on contact with nails or styling.”
A less common form of this pathology is in its dry form, commonly referred to as dry dandruff. In principle, due to dryness of the skin, the small fine scales will peel off on their own and settle on the clothes. 4 skin rehydration sessions should, in principle, overcome this second type of dandruff.
The most appropriate treatment to effectively overcome this problem is to thoroughly cleanse and purify the scalp:
1 / the application of an antibacterial shampoo based on tea tree oil (recognized for its fungicidal and healing properties) to cleanse, without attacking, while maintaining a sufficient level of sebum.
2 / The scrub application based on seaweed, clay, tea tree oil,, and broken oyster shells. This makes it possible to peel off dandruff and release the plaques stuck on the scalp’s surface, thus free it from this bacteria.
3 / the application of a purifying lotion to thoroughly disinfect the affected areas. This operation is done through a scalp massage which aims to boost blood circulation to regenerate.
HAIR LOSS AND BALDNESS: THE FIRST WARNING SIGNS
A distinction should be understood between hair loss and baldness. If you look at the first case, the situation remains completely normal; the hair at the end of its life falls and is renewed at a rate that varies according to the individual: one speaks about the cycle of growth of the hair.
But when the amount of fallen hair becomes faster than the growth of the growing hair, it is called baldness or alopecia. This phenomenon can lead in some instances to a partial or total loss of hair. When the origin comes from a sensation of hormonal modification programmed in the genes, it is called androgenic baldness.
Androgenic baldness affects most men, the proportion of which increases with the age of the subjects. Regarding hair loss in women, it is relatively rare and often reveals different reasons than men (autoimmune disease, stress, pregnancy)
The first telltale signs of baldness in men:
- Golf courses that are losing hair
- The top of the bald head
- The presence of tiny, thinner, and lighter hair visible on the forehead line
- Unevenly long hair when growing
- The scalp becomes visible
- The appearance of sunburn on the skull
- Tingling or itching on the scalp
- More oily and dull hair
- Thinner hair
- Hair that grows slower
- Difficulty reproducing the same cut as before
- Hair that does not hold up well to styling
- Hair on the pillow (more than five each morning)
- Hair that stays between your fingers when you run your hand through it
- Thicker, stronger hair on the side and back of the neck
- Hair that becomes darker on the sides than on the top
The first signs of alopecia in women:
- A scalp that begins to be visible at the frontal implantation
- A scalp more sensitive to the passage of the comb or the brush
- A softer and duller hair
- A slowdown in growth
- Even a slight difference in density between the hair on the top and those on the sides and the nape of the neck
- The appearance of sunburn on the skull
- Some hair visibly limited in its growth
- The need to use more styling mousse-type products
- A styling backward that reveals the skull
- Quicker loss of volume and hold after Brushing
- Longer time for styling in the morning
Although these signs are not always indicative of baldness in some cases, your skull is likely affected if you find yourself in at least 3 of the characteristics listed above.
But do not panic; currently, effective remedies exist, drugs, surgeries, hair replacement, etc. At the first signs, it is strongly recommended to conduct a precise examination by camera and microfolliscope in a specialized center or at the doctor’s office.
This exact diagnosis will determine the type of baldness and the life expectancy of your hair to adapt to a tailor-made treatment or replacement.
THE WIG AS THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION?
When baldness is too severe, medication and the use of hair implants are unnecessary. What then remains as solutions without falling into the ridiculous?
Fortunately, things have changed a lot, wigs as we knew them had aged well! The hat or helmet effect of these “prostheses” no longer corresponds to the expectations of current customers.
Replacement hair without surgery provides all the answers desired by a new generation of customers demanding comfort and resolution.
The process is as follows: natural hair identical to that of the client is implanted one by one in an extremely thin and invisible membrane when in contact with the skin. Then it is firmly fixed using a dermal and anti-allergic resin heated to 38%. Result: no feeling or pain and a solid fit that allows all professional and sports activities. Only the bald area is affected, and the hair seems to come straight out of the scalp.
So, where do you go to be sure to make the right choice?
As in all fields, this art must be carried out by an expert. We find on the market a series of sellers of pseudo wigs, lenses, etc. Still, it is imperative to be in the hands of a true professional who can prove to you the quality of his achievements by real photos, videos, or physical testimonies of a person who used this high definition technique.
Make sure you are accompanied in a work environment particular to this activity because it is not a specialty within reach of any hairdresser.
“ANTI-HAIR LOSS” DRUGS, BETWEEN HOPES, RESULTS, AND SIDE EFFECTS
For decades, two treatments have been most frequently offered by doctors to try to fight against baldness:
The first and best known is a lotion containing an anti-hypertensive molecule (dosed in 2 or 5%) which is applied to the scalp using a spray.
The second is an oral medication that acts on testosterone (male hormone) to limit the process responsible for androgenic hair loss.
In both cases, these treatments must be taken every day and for life, but apart from this constraint, the long-awaited miracle has still not been confirmed. If a slight visible regrowth has appeared in some cases, none of these drugs was able to grow a hair back where there was no more root. In addition, stopping these various treatments would lead to an immediate resumption of hair loss.
Since their launch on the market thirty years ago, the necessary hindsight in terms of side effects has shown that a majority of patients had not noticed or felt anything abnormal, on the other hand, some patients have observed various disorders, especially concerning sexuality, this number is visibly increasing from year to year.
Based on this drug assessment, research has been directed towards cloning stem cells, which would allow the reproduction of human follicles in infinite quantities. Unfortunately, the researchers admit that it will take many more years to obtain clinical results.
In the meantime, new revolutionary treatments without drugs have appeared with the priority of minimizing any side effects. LED biostimulation (ATP 38) currently gives visible results by acting in the very heart of cells by charging them with energy thanks to the photon. The bulb is then stimulated and stimulates long-term hair growth even in cases of very advanced baldness. This painless treatment is more and more practiced in preventive medicine and surgeons in the postoperative phase.