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How it is caused: Once a hair has reached the end of its life span-about 4 to 7 years-it drops out, making way for a new hair. In small amounts therefore, hair loss is normal-about 30 to 60 hairs a day. More than that should prompt you to action.
Hair loss can occur directly after pregnancy and illness. After some time, normal hair growth usually resumes on its own. A male hormone called DHT can lead to premature hair loss when it attaches it self to the follicle. Fine and fragile hair, which has been mistreated, can break off at the scalp giving the appearance of hair loss. In this case, all that's necessary is to re-establish good care habits. Although there is no cure for hereditary, hormone-controlled baldness, it is possible to reduce and slow down hair loss.
How it is treated: Perfect hygiene is the first step. The scalp condition needs to be addressed with a scalp specific shampoo and toner to create a balanced situation and to neutralize the effect of DHT. If the scalp is irritated, a tailor-made calming toner, complemented with a calming massage, alleviates this problem. For a sluggish scalp, a tailor-made stimulating toner, complemented with stimulating massage, is necessary. Massaging or brushing with a good hair brush benefits the circulation, which brings nourishing supplies to the cells and removes accumulated waste matter.