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Identifying Alopecia – Stunted Hair Growth

The FAST formula is indeed extremely potent for encouraging healthy hair growth – however this comes on the condition that your hair does not suffer from any tertiary ailments such as alopecia.

Alopecia is a condition that, depending on its severity, can make you lose hair, make your hair grow far slower and in some rarer cases destroy the hair follicle completely. There are two different types of alopecia-

Scarring Alopecia

Otherwise known as cicatricial alopecia, this rarer type of ailment completely destroys the sebaceous (oil) gland within the hair follicle and leaves severe scarring in place.

People can sometimes misinterpret cicatricial alopecia for naturally slow growing hair due to the similar nature of each ailment. However, if you feel any severe itching or burning sensations in addition to progressive hair loss then you may want to check with your local doctor what is causing it.

Non-Scarring Alopecia

There are more common forms of alopecia and affects quite a great number of people – all of which are highly treatable. One common type, Telogen Effluvium, causes slow hair growth and the widespread thinning of hair and is usually caused by hormonal or emotional changes. This can happen during times of great stress or pregnancy.

Another type, androgenetic alopecia, naturally makes the hair grow more slowly. There are a variety of medical treatments for ailments such as this which either supplement or suppress a certain chemical that is being released by the body in an effort to encourage healthy hair growth.

Overall

The FAST formula helps regrow hair up to 99% faster but will not be able to do so if you suffer from ailments that debilitate hair growth such as alopecia. If you suffer from slow growing hair or are beginning to notice hair loss, stay vigilant and perhaps go visit your local GP to ensure that there are no extra complications that may restrict the potency of the FAST formula.

Improve Hair Growth To Fight Telogen Effluvium

healthy-hair-growthTelogen effluvium is a condition where there is excessive and generalized hair thinning of the scalp. This commonly occurs when a person or the body experience extreme stress like: a major operation, over dieting, malnutrition and even child birth. Many women who just given birth experience telogen effluvium,which drastically thinning out their thick and beautiful hair.

It is important to know that hair growth have three stages. The first stage is the anagen phase, the stage of active hair growth. About 90% of our hair are at this stage, growing around half an inch each month. This stage last for 2 to six years.

Next is the Catagen phase or the transitional phase. At this phase the papilla separates  from hair follicle, cutting off the blood supply. This stage last for two weeks and about 3% of our hair are at this stage.

Lastly, the telogen phase which is the phase of active hair fall. About 7% of hair is at this stage and normal hair shedding is about 80 to 100 hair strands a day.

During pregnancy, a lot of hormonal changes occur including an increase of estrogen levels. Estrogen is like fertilizer to hair because it prolongs the anagen phase and deleys the telogen phase. The result is very thick and luscious hair. Unfortunately, estrogen levels normalizes after birth, hence the sudden increase in hair fall. Many new mothers go to a panic or get depressed because of this. But there is really nothing to worry about, because telogen effluvium is a temporary condition. In a few months, will grow back to normal thickness.

But there are ways to get your hair to grow thicker sooner and faster. FAST or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy will rejuvenate your hair by providing all the nourishment your hair needs to encourage faster hair growth. F.A.S.T. is a professional hair treatment containing a propriety blend natural herbs and amino acids plus B-complex vitamins for better metabolism and absorption.

 

 

Managing Hair Loss Due to Telogen Effluvium

hair_lossTelogen effluvium is a condition where a patient experience excessive hair shedding and hair loss. Typically, we shed about 80 to 100 hair strands a day, this is considered normal. But more than 100 strands means increased hair shedding or is considered hair loss.

The term telogen is actually a part of the hair growth cycle, this is also called the resting phase. In any given moment, about 10 to 15% of our hair is in this stage and could last for around 100 days. During telogen phase the hair follicle separates from the dermal papilla, a structure found at the base of the hair follicle responsible for hair growth. Then a the hair follicle will for a bulb or commonly known as a “club hair”. During this time hair is either pushed out by new hair growth or pulled out by external forces like combing or rubbing hair against a pillow.

In Latin, effluvium means “a flow out”, in medical terminology it means “a shedding.

What is the cause of teleogen effluvium?

The cause of telogen effluvium varies and differs from person to person. Extreme stress is a common cause of telogen effluvium, usually stress from child birth (post partum hair loss), hormonal changes, major operation, certain illnesses, some medication and over dieting. Of course stressors differ for every person; one event can be very stressful for one individual, while others may or may not find it stressful at all.

Is there a cure for telogen effluvium?

There is no cure for telogen effluvium; fortunately, this condition is self limiting. Once an individual recovers from any stressful event, hair will eventually grow back again. Sadly, it will take a few months for hair to grow back its original thickness; this is where hair growth stimulants can help hasten the hair growth process. Products like FAST shampoo and conditioner are specifically made to encourage faster hair growth.

 

Hair Growth: Styling Habits That Can Damage Hair

hair growthHaving silky soft and beautiful hair is something to be proud of, because it builds up your self esteem and confidence, and it makes you feel you can face anything. Sadly, there are times when our hair turns dry and frizzy, making it prone to breakage and slow hair growth. Worse thing is you might not be aware that you yourself is causing the damage.

Below are some hair styling techniques and habits that could damage your hair:

Limit Heat Styling

Heat based styling products like blow driers, hair curlers and flat iron straighteners make hair styling really easy and fast, but if used on a daily basis, hair can get very dull, dry and prone to breakage, affecting hair growth. It is advisable to use heat styling on special occasions.

Stay Away From Tight Hair Styles

Hair styles like pony tails, thigh buns or braids can damage your hair and scalp. Wearing thigh hair styles for long periods of time can break hair and can cause a condition called traction alopecia, this is when hair gets pulled off from the roots causing patchy hair loss. If possible, try to avoid these types of hair styles or you can try styling hair them loosely.

No To frequent Colouring

Changing hair colours from time to time is fine, but if you change every week, then this can put a toll to your hair. Chemicals in hair dyes are strong; they actually melt away your hairs natural colour to let the dye soak into your hair. This again can make hair dry, brittle and prone to breakage.

Use Wide Tooth Combs

Narrow tooth combs can tangle hair easily, that’s why we commonly find ourselves doing a tug of war between our scalp and comb. It is best to switch to wide tooth combs which are less likely to tangle hair or better yet, use those wide tooth detangling combs or brush for a tangle free grooming.

Hair Growth: Care Tips For Damaged Hair

health-and-beauty-long-women-hairstyles-care-picture-3Having beautiful hair is something to be proud of, but inevitably, there are times when our hair gets damaged, causing unhealthy hair growth, losing its luster and softness, and making our locks difficult to style.

Healthy hair can only be attained when you constant take care of hair, below are some tips on how to repair damaged hair and some important information to keep hair healthy.

Hair Oils

Regularly apply hair oils will keep the strands strong and could even repair dry damaged hair. A good example of hair oils is is argon oil, this oil comes from fruit the argon tree. The nuts are collected and crushed, then pressed, just like they way olive oil is made. This fresh oil is great for conditioning the hair and only a tiny drop is needed to do the job.

Eat Healthy

Consuming nutrition food is the key to healthy hair growth. No matter how much you care of your hair, if you do not eat the right foods, your hair won’t grow as healthy. A well balanced diet is excellent in providing our hair with the nutrients, vitamins and minerals. But what hair need the most is protein, because this is what hair is made of, so make sure that you get your daily requirement of protein.

Hygiene

Washing your hair and scalp on a regular basis is good for hair growth and over all health of hair. Our skin has a special gland that produces an oil called sebum, which act as a natural skin and hair conditioner. If sebum is not washed regularly, this oil can accumulate on the scalp and hair, making your locks look really greasy. Also, greasy hair easily attracts dust and dirt in the air, which can gather on the scalp causing fungal or bacterial infection. So keep your hair and scalp clean.

Avoid Too Much Styling

It is best to keep the classic straight hair look, because this style is less damaging to hair. Pony tails, cornrows, dreadlocks and the like, can put a lot of stress to the hair due to the constant pulling or tension, which causes hair to break  and in worse, could even cause patch hair loss.