What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors, many of which can single handedly or collectively lead to hair losing their stature and eventually fall out. In terms of specific causes, Genetics and hereditary play the biggest role in determining when you will start losing your precious locks. Production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is often deemed as the main culprit in terms of men losing their hair. DHT leads to Male Pattern Baldness, which leads to thinning of hair follicles, and gradual hair fall. Specifically, DHT attaches itself to the hair follicles and then blocks absorption of vital nutrients that maintain the cycle of hair growth.
Apart from heredity, following are some of the leading factors that can inhibit your hair regrowth:
Medical Conditions : Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that leads to patchy hair loss. Infections like syphilis and ringworm can also lead to hair loss
Lack of Proper Diet : A balanced meal rich in vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin, protein and essential fatty acids can inhibit numerous medical conditions including hair loss.
Medications : Certain medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or antidepressants can cause hair loss as a side effect of taking them on a regular basis
Stress : Cortisol is the primary stress hormone that can lead to degradation of skin elements, including hair, when its levels in the body are constantly high.
Hairstyles : Restrictive hairstyles like dreadlocks or ponytails can lead to hair loss. Malpractices like frequent hair colouring can degrade hair and its natural structure.
Coffee and Hair Loss
Coffee is the most popular wake-me-up in the world. But, it is not necessarily healthy. Excessive consumption of even water is lethal, and with caffeine being the main component in coffee, it is safe to assume that it should only be consumed in moderation.
Coffee is a highly debated beverage, with many people putting contrastingly different opinions about the harm and benefits it may cause to the body. The same goes for hair loss. Caffeine is the active component in coffee, and is responsible for most of its magic. However, according to popular belief, it can also cause people to lose their precious hair. The main premise behind this contention is the fact that caffeine affects the levels of iron and the B vitamins in our body. Iron and B vitamins are important nutrients that are needed to maintain the health of hair follicles. Furthermore, caffeine is also said to increase the levels of cortisol in the body, which as mentioned earlier, is the primary stress hormone, and can lead to hair fall.
So, does coffee actually lead to hair loss?
The simple answer is a resounding NO! In fact, coffee may actually help you in keeping your precious locks intact by targeting the main culprit - DHT. Caffeine in coffee causes hair cells to produce more Adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is responsible for intracellular energy transfer, and plays a crucial role in helping hair follicles grow.
Nowadays, you can find many hair care products that have coffee and caffeine as an active ingredient. Some of the popular products include: coffee mask for hair loss, coffee shampoo, coffee conditioner, etc.
Past that, due to the limited research it still isn’t advised that you increase your daily intake of coffee just to treat hair loss. Instead, if you are looking for a viable hair loss solution, then you can opt from numerous surgical and non-surgical procedures that have proved their mettle as viable treatments for hair regrowth or hair replacement.
Which is The Best Treatment For Hair Loss?
Your choice of hair loss treatment will ultimately depend on the underlying cause of your hair loss. However, there is a chance that you won’t get your hair back even after treating the underlying cause. Hair loss treatment can be both surgical and non-surgical in nature. While non-surgical treatment includes medication-induced hair growth and hair weaving or bonding, surgical treatment, on the other hand, includes hair transplant procedures, such as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). All these procedures and treatments have their own advantages and disadvantages. One should carefully select the procedure after making an assessment of the relative advantages and disadvantages.
How Does a Hair Transplant Work To Restore Hair
There are two main methods of treating hair loss via hair transplantation:
Follicular Unit transplantation : Under this method of hair transplantation, strips of donor hair grafts are extracted from either the back of the head or the sides (temples).
Follicular Unit Extraction : Under FUE, a punch device is used to extract individual hair follicles from either the sides or back of the head.
Both the methods of the hair transplant procedure that the various independent doctors and individual hair clinics provide can be either or of the above. There are however speciality clinics and centres of excellence that do use the better of all options available for achieving the desired results. All decisions need to be centric to the individual needs of the clients.
Which country has the best hair transplant treatment?
No country can claim to be the best when it comes to providing the best treatments for hair loss. Most of the popular hair loss solutions trickle down to almost every country and that means that regardless of the place of your birth, you can find all sorts of hair loss treatment. But most of the time the final outcomes of such treatments vary according to clinic to clinic.
If you are looking for the best hair clinic in India, or abroad, then look no further than Advanced Hair Studio and their revolutionary hair regrowth and hair replacement procedures like Strand-by-Strand Ultimate (hair transplant) & AHS Complete (hair restoration). With more than 45 years of experience in the field of hair restoration, we constantly strive towards excellence via our state-of-the-art facilities, proprietary techniques and skilled professionals.