Understanding Alopecia

Alopecia, or hair loss, can tend to be discouraging and frustrating. There are two types of hair loss, temporary and permanent, it is important to be able to distinguish symptoms of the two.

Temporary hair loss tends to be the result of stress, medical conditions, dieting, pregnancy or even products you use to style your hair. A majority of styling products contain harsh ingredients such as sodium, sulfates and alcohol derivates. Over exposure to these ingredients can lead to dry, damaged hair, which causes breakage when heat is applied. Rene Furterer’s Anti-Dehydrating Vegetal Styling Spritz is a great option to use as a styling product. This product is botanically based containing no aggressive ingredients in result, leaving your hair soft also giving extra volume and added texture. Using natural based products and backing off high-heat styling tools is a good start.
Permanent hair loss is a genetic condition that is neither contagious nor transmittable.  More than 20% of women experience symptoms of hair loss, starting as early as their twenties. The condition is said to be caused by an autoimmune disorder, where the body attacks its own hair follicles causing inflammation and represses or hinders hair growth. Prescribed medications such as Minoxidil, are used as a topical daily treatment to simulate circulation to the hair follicle. With proper use of treatment, existing hair growth is typically improved by 20%- 25% and it may stop or slow down hair loss. If you’re looking for a holistic alternative, Rene Furterer Triphasic 3-Step Hereditary Hair Loss Kit is a great choice. This kit contains products to stimulate microcirculation on the scalp to encourage healthy hair growth and has ingredients to volumize and strengthen hair. If you are observing any type or hair loss, is it best to see your doctor so the conditions properly diagnosed.
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