Men go bald - that's how their nature works. According to her cunning idea, about 70% of the stronger sex are doomed to prematurely part with curls. It cannot be completely prevented, but it is possible and necessary to resist baldness - then there is a chance to lose hair not by the age of 25, but, say, by 70.
Has the problem hit your head yet? Open the family album: if dad and grandfather are bald, soon everything will befall you too. Anything can serve as a booster: stress, diet, illness, anesthesia, hard physical labor, the desire to build muscle (whether it be steroids or percussion training in the gym six times a week), or, on the contrary, giving up sports, and any sharp changes in lifestyle. Finally, your time may just come, and you will see the first bald patches in the frontotemporal zone (in men, they usually appear there), resting for the third month in Asia. But do not rush to turn up your nose, suspecting your body in an overabundance of testosterone: it is quite possible that you have it over the edge, only this is very remotely related to hair loss.
“If a man has lost his hair by the age of 30, this does not mean that he is macho: the squishy go bald with the same success,” says Elena Eliseeva, a medical expert at Vichy. "Hair density is affected by 5-alpha reductase, an enzyme that is inherited and makes testosterone (no matter how much in the body) dangerous for hair."
Did you see the first hair falling out on the pillow? This is not yet a reason to sound the alarm: perhaps you are faced with loss, not thinning: in the first case, the lost hair is replaced by a new one, in the second - not.
Ampoules for hair loss with aminexil Dercos Aminexil, Vichy
Complex against hair loss (nourishes and improves blood circulation), Super Strong Hair Lotion, Paul Mitchell
Ampoules for hair growth Dercos Neogenic, Vichy
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“Follicles have a life cycle. When the hair grows, it is called the anagen phase: it is the longest and can reach 10 years. Then comes the catagen: the hair freezes, does not grow, does not fall out, but simply thinks about what to do next. And, finally, telogen, when the hair is separated from the vessels feeding it and meanwhile it seems to be kept on the head, but the slightest tension can leave it on the comb. The resting phase, while the follicle is empty, usually lasts no more than a month,”explains Elena Eliseeva. So, losing even whole strands, you can remain the owner of a luxurious hairstyle: if only new, rich "shoots" grew in place of the fallen ones.
But sometimes the "soil quality" does not contribute to this: create an unfavorable atmosphere for the hair, and it will remain in its infancy for a year, another, or a third, until you realize that the hairline has moved somewhere on the back of the head. But even here not all is lost.
“You need to act as soon as possible, but even after a few years the follicles can be“woken up”,” Elena reassures. "Only after 6-10 years, a microscopic scar is formed at the place where the hair could have been, which even the awakened hair cannot overcome."
Ampoules against hair loss and to improve the quality of hair Phytologist, Phyto
Strengthening concentrate against hair loss with a complex of quinine and caffeine Сure De Force Antichute, Klorane
Intensive course against hair loss with aminexil Aminexil Force, Kérastase
Strengthening agent for hair growth with rosemary Belebendes Weleda- Tonikum
Stimulating scalp lotion with citrus flavonoids, ginger root and parsley extract Thick. Again, Kevin. Murphy
For extreme measures - a transplant (this is a full-fledged operation with anesthesia), it is worth going only if everything is really bad (in what condition your bald spot is located, only a phototrichogram can determine). And with a successful scenario, you can do with improvised means.
“A popular remedy“from the Internet”is local irritating factors: this has a right to life - they stimulate blood flow to the head, which means they create more favorable conditions for the awakening of follicles and the growth of new hair: pepper tinctures, camphor alcohol and everything in this spirit ", - says the expert Vichy … But there are also pitfalls: first, the risk of getting burned. And secondly, sooner or later the vascular walls may not withstand and begin to break, the skin will become sensitive, and the reserves of the follicles will be depleted. In a word, if you rub your head with onions too intensively, everything grown on this fertilizer risks falling out. As a good alternative, there are products based on menthol, mint, horse chestnut extract and ginkgo biloba: these active ingredients do not burn, but at the same time effectively improve blood circulation, in addition, their dosage is clearly verified by manufacturers to be safe. "Also in the composition of the funds, you can look for ingredients that will affect 5-alpha-reductase - a universal blocker for this enzyme, science has not yet come up with, but extracts of palm leaves and pine bark can reduce its activity,"- adds Elena Eliseeva.
Ready for heavy artillery - see your doctor for a prescription. “The most popular molecule for solving the problem of baldness is minoxidil, on the basis of which drugs are produced under various brands,” says Elena. - Once this drug repeated the history of Viagra: it was developed for the heart as an alternative to nitroglycerin: an effective blood vessel dilator was wanted to be used to reduce pressure. It didn’t work in the cores, but it proved to be good as a hair growth agent”. But if everything were cloudless, there would be nothing to illustrate this material: an undeniably effective drug has its side.
Minoxidil is well absorbed into the bloodstream, so it is contraindicated in people with minor heart problems. In addition, it can provoke hypertrichosis: if you are not lucky, you will get a soft fluffy back in addition to a luxurious mane. Finally, it is addictive: anything grown on minoxidil will fall out as soon as you finish taking it. So this drug is usually taken for life.
Energy Complex for hair loss c extracts of agave, wild carrot, dozhzhen and beech forest Energisant Complexe, Leonor Greyl
Stimulating Shampoo against hair loss Anaphase, Ducray
Ampoules against hair loss with the Maximize Amineksilom Cerafill, Redken
Biostimulator the Hair Follicle Hair Follicle the Energizer The Healthy, Bosley
But there are other molecules that can stop hair loss and stimulate new hair growth. And without side effects.
“Two later patented molecules, aminexil and stemoxidine, were created in L'Oréal laboratories, and they were the first to be used in Vichy products., - says the brand's medical expert, not without pride. - Aminexil is similar in structure to minoxidil, but this molecule rotates in the other direction, which is why it has slightly different properties. We can say that this is limited-action minoxidil: aminexil is not absorbed into the bloodstream, which means it does not cause side effects in the form of heart problems or natural vegetation in the wrong place. But there are also disadvantages: in principle, it cannot stimulate hair growth. But it effectively stops hair loss after three months of use."
As soon as the process is stopped, stimoxidin comes into play, which does not even remotely resemble its predecessors in its action. “This is a unique molecule that has no analogues, it has been developed for a very long time. And if aminexil was known in the last century, this is the discovery of the last five years, says Elena. "It is stemoxidin (on its basis that Dercos Neogenic, Vichy) is able to wake up dormant follicles: according to clinical studies conducted at St. Louis Hospital by professor of dermatology Pascal Regan, after three months of use, 1,700 new hairs grow compared to placebo."
The basic idea is that for new hair to grow, the follicle must be in a low oxygen environment. L'Oréal scientists did not learn how to pump life-giving gas from the skin, but they created a molecule that can simulate a state of hypoxia. So the hair begins to think that there is little oxygen, which means that the conditions for cell division are optimal and it's time to grow.
“Aminexil and stemoxidin are usually used in combination: first, they stop hair loss first, and then return the density of hair to the second,” explains Elena. - But you should not expect an instant result: it takes at least three to four months for the hair to start growing (it does not matter, from stemoxidil, menoxidil or horse chestnut lotion). And when nothing happens for more than six months, this is already a reason to go to a trichologist: either the treatment needs to be changed, or the body has problems more serious than the raging 5-alpha reductase. If, for example, the body is chemically attacked or lacks iron, lapping will not help here."