Hair Loss

To suffer sudden hair loss or watch your natural hair grow thinner can be a very difficult experience.

Hair loss has many different causes – genetic, heredity, diet, physical or psychological trauma, or possibly different medications. In most cases there is however a suitable solution and with 12 years of practice we have great knowledge and experience.

About hair loss

To suffer sudden hair loss or watch your natural hair grow thinner can be a very difficult experience.

Hair loss has many different causes – genetic, heredity, diet, physical or psychological trauma, or possibly different medications. In most cases there is however a suitable solution and with 12 years of practice we have great knowledge and experience.

Hair diseases

There are several hair diseases – some of them are easy to cure while others can only be decelerated as there is no permanent cure.

Here we describe some of the most common hair diseases, what they mean and what can be done about them.

The construction of a hair

Hairs have an onion-shaped root that is enclosed by a hair follicle. If there is no nerve or blood supply to the hair, you could say that the hair is dead.

The growth of the hair is at its fastest between the age of 15 to 35 years, and on average the hair grows approximately 1 cm per month. The hair is typically divided into three different parts: the cuticula, or the sheath cells, that are the hard-outer layer of the hair. The cuticula consists of translucent, overlapping and scale-like cells that grow from the head towards the end of the hair.

The scale-like layer is thin and colorless and is meant to protect the middle layer – cortex. The cortex constitutes the largest part of the hair and is built by round cells. The cortex is important for the strength and elasticity of the hair, and it is also where the pigment that gives us our hair colour exists.

The innermost layer of the hair is called medulla, or the medullary space, and consists of round cells. People with very thin hair might be missing the medulla in their hair.

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