Most people don’t want to lose their hair. Sure, some people are more comfortable with the process of balding than others but it can be emotionally trying for millions of Americans. To add insult to injury, the causes of hair loss are different for men and women and can affect many people differently.
The major causes, though, stem from circulatory, hormonal, genetic and nutritional factors. Although they all occur in various forms, all of these causes share a common denominator. They all lead to nutrient deprivation of the hair follicle, which in turn, leads to damaged hair and eventual loss.
Causes of Hair Loss in Men
Many issues can lead to men’s hair loss, and it’s important to try to pinpoint the cause of your specific hair loss. Severe trauma, illness or even surgery can contribute to hair loss as bodily functions often get disrupted when the body undergoes any intense stress. Diseases or fungal infections can also lead to hair loss, regardless of one’s age; if you suspect your hair loss may be due to any of these problems, you should see your physician.
Thinning hair could also be a side effect of taking a particular medication, or it could be caused by hormonal changes; however, the most common causes of men’s hair loss are DHT buildup and genetics. While genetics used to be on the forefront of the male pattern baldness topic, experts believe they still factor in but aren’t the primary issue at hand. Researchers have found that DHT, more formally known as dihydrotestosterone, can block hair follicles from growing new hair.
Causes of Hair Loss in Women
The causes of hair loss in women are slightly different from those in men. Because women produce significantly less testosterone than men, DHT buildup is often not as big a factor as for their male counterparts. However, it is a part of the overall umbrella of causes of hair loss in women and can be seen as a contributing factor.
One of the other causes of hair loss in women is hormonal imbalance. During the periods of puberty, menopause, pregnancy and post-menopause, women’s hormones can change quite dramatically and for extended periods of time. This can lead to significant changes in the hair’s composition and density.
Other causes for hair loss in women include surgery, prescription medications, stress, environmental pollutants, chemicals used in hair styling processes and certain cosmetic procedures. Poor circulation, diseases, and malnourishment are also, less common, causes of hair loss in women. In general, though, losing your hair can be prevented, slowed or reversed altogether with products from Kevis.
The Main Cause: DHT
DHT is a potent hormone that triggers hair loss, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia. For those genetically predisposed to hair loss, DHT dwarfs the hair follicle, which causes the scalp hair to regress to a vellus state which renders the hair virtually nonexistent. The extent and severity of an individual’s hair loss condition can be gauged using a widely accepted measurement known as the Hamilton-Norwood scale.
For many people, DHT hair loss is not simply a matter of unjustified vanity. For some, the condition can be psychologically devastating as well as physically uncomfortable. While there are topical and oral medications designed to aid hair’s natural regrowth phase, results are sometimes far from foolproof and can be accompanied by unwanted side effects of the aiding treatment.
Kevis Treats the Major Causes of Hair Loss Naturally
Kevis researchers believe that DHT, a post-conversion product of the hormone testosterone, is one of the leading causes of hair loss, particularly for men. When DHT binds itself to receptor cells in your hair follicles, it weighs the hair down and keeps it from growing over time. Our products treat all causes of hair loss by attacking DHT with our own blend of amino and other organic acids.
By targeting DHT, we can nip hair loss at its source. We use an HUCP compound to gently yet effectively cleanse the scalp. This works organically to simultaneously wash away DHT debris, buildup and chemical residue. When the hair starts to grow again, it can benefit from this new, cleaner follicle path and the abundance of fresh nutrients available to promote healthier, fuller strands.
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