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Types of Hair Loss

Alopecia isn't one type of hair loss, it's actually the medical term used for hair loss. Some common types of thinning hair are described below:

Androgenetic Alopecia
Androgenetic is the most common form of alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness, and the focus of much of the information below. This type of thinning hair is caused by hormone and growth factor level changes during stress or certain life stages.

Some people have a genetic predisposition that makes it more likely they will have Androgenetic alopecia, making it hereditary.

Traction Alopecia
Traction alopecia is rare in men because it generally affects those with tight hairstyles like ponytails and weaves. Traction alopecia happens as these aggressive styling methods cause a lot of tension and trauma of the hair root, causing it to break.

Men and women who have suffered from traction alopecia have found that the hair loss occurs most at the hair line - primarily around the temples and the sides of their heads.

Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is the type of hair loss that most people associate with the word Alopecia. It is thought to be related to an immune condition. It’s also believed that some people's genes make them more susceptible to Alopecia areata, as one in five people with the condition have a family history of it.

Visible signs are patches of baldness that move or change over time. It can occur at any age, but mostly affects teenagers and young adults. 60% of those affected develop visible signs before they are 20.

The Hair Growth Cycle

Hair has a natural cycle controlled by signals from the scalp and elsewhere in the body. Almost as soon as a hair dies, another one starts growing from the oval of stem cells at the base, called the dermal papilla.

The growing phase of a hair is called Anagen. Early Anagen starts with the first emergence of the new hair which pushes the old one out. Anagen continues, and the hair keeps growing for up to 6 years.

Catagen is the dying phase that follows Anagen. In Catagen, hair growth stops and parts of the hair follicle are broken down as the hair shaft detaches from the dermal papilla stem cells. This phases lasts up to 6 weeks.

The hair then enters Telogen, a resting phase which lasts between 3 and 6 months. As the hair is no longer attached and cannot be repaired, it loses condition and can appear dull.

Thinning Hair
For some people, this process continues exactly the same for their entire lives. But for many of us it changes as we go through certain stages in life, resulting in thinning hair.

The hair goes through each stage of the cycle as normal, but the Anagen phase is shorter each time. This means that your hair starts to grow more slowly, and won’t grow as long. Each cycle it gets weaker, shorter and less coloured until it looks like “peach fuzz” and can barely be seen. Although the follicle is not dead, it can barely produce any hair at all.

Does Your Diet Effect Hair Growth?
A balanced diet has been shown by many clinical trials to be essential for healthy hair growth. Many dietary deficiencies seem to cause hair loss too. Therefore hair nutrition is a vital part of any treatment regime.

Nanogen researchers found that many supplements ignore key nutritional principles, like the fact that nutrients have to be easily absorbed, must balance eachother, and that nutritional requirements change during different life stages.

By developing a unique formula for each life stage, Nanogen avoid these pitfalls which lead many to be dissatisfied with the results from other products.

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