Why is my hair falling out?
Firstly, it is important to know that hair loss is far more common than you think. There are many contributing factors and often it is a combination of factors. Everyone is different which is why Revelry targets the areas that we think are key to healthy hair density and growth. These include factors that shorten the growing stage, slows new growth and shrinking of the hair follicles so the hair grows thinner.
Stress –stress can increase cortisol levels which can cause the hair to enter the shedding phase earlier than normal.
Nutrition – imbalanced or low levels of zinc, iron, vitamin A, B6 &12 and biotin can contribute to overall poor hair health, shedding and slow growth.
Ageing- as we age the growth cycle can shorten and it can stay in the resting stage for longer. Hormones can cause an increase in dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which results in reduced circulation and inflammation that causes the follicles to shrink and eventually disappear.
Menopause- imbalanced hormones in particular lowered production of oestrogen and progesterone can cause the growth cycle to slow and the shedding stage to last longer which results in overall thinning that can become noticeable around the hairline, part and sides.
Pregnancy- changes to hormone levels before, during and after pregnancy can affect hair growth. After giving birth hormonal imbalance is normal and postpartum hair loss is a common side effect.
Scalp health - dandruff, psoriasis, product, and sebum build up all inhibit healthy hair growth as they block the hair follicle.
How the hair grows
Hair growth seems like a simple process however each hair is individually moving through one of the four stages of the growth cycle and considering the average head has around 100,000 hairs that is a lot happening under your scalp to ensure you have a full healthy head of hair.
Anagen - Growing Phase
The dermal papillae (small extensions from the dermis to the epidermis) send nutrients and growth signals to the hair follicles. Anagen phase lasts on average 3 to 5 years, around 90% of hairs on your head are at some stage in the growing phase.
Catagen -Transition phase
This phase starts at the end of the growing phase the hair follicles shrink and hair growth slows. In the final days of growth, the hair separates from the bottom of the follicle but remains in place. Catagen phase lasts around 10 days, it is estimated 5% of the hairs on your head are in this phase.
Telogen – Resting phase
The hair doesn’t grow during this phase, but it also doesn’t fall out. This is when new hairs start to form in the follicles. Telogen phase lasts around 3 months, it is estimated 10-15% of the hairs on your hair head are in this phase.
Exogen- Shedding phase
This phase is when the hair falls from the scalp brushing and washing assists this process. New hairs are growing in the old follicles as the old hair falls. Exogen phase lasts around 2- 5 months and losing 50 -100 hairs a day is normal during this phase.
When can I expect to see results?
Everyone is different and results will vary by individual. Like all wellness consistency is key, follow the instructions carefully and you can expect to see visible results as soon as three months. With full results as early as four months.