When you decide to do something to counteract baldness, often and willingly you choose the solution apparently simpler and faster: Buy a fall shampoo. Although this seems to be the fastest and least expensive solution, it must be remembered that the causes of hair loss are manifold and cannot be treated without actually knowing the factors from which they are due. For this reason, a preventive and thorough examination of your situation is necessary in order to understand the condition of the scalp and the hair on which you want to intervene.
The main function of a shampoo is to clean the hair and scalp, eliminating sebum and impurities, not damaging the stem and sanitizing the skin. Analyzing the list of ingredients (INCI) of normal shampoos on the market, it is immediately apparent the presence, after water, of surfactants, foaming substances that degrease the skin and eliminate the dirt from the hair.
The degreasing power of the surfactants can be more or less strong according to the type of hair, allowing the creation of shampoo adattì to normal hair, fat, frizzy, fine, colored and so on.
Many products currently on the market, including the shampoos of the great distribution, are not particularly suitable for the hygienic phase of all types of hair, demonstrating, therefore, very aggressive and damaging to our hairstyle.
The Fall Shampoo
Before choosing an Antifall shampoo in total autonomy and without the consultation of an expert trichologist you need to understand what you could go to meet.
Can aggravate the situation of the scalp
The fall shampoos have a cleansing action on the skin, but they cannot counteract some of the causes of the main hair problems. We take as an example the Seborrhea: This condition causes an abnormal production of excess sebum due to hyperactivity of the sebaceous glands; The most common symptoms are itching and pain in the scalp.
However, excess sebum and/or itching may be caused by other conditions, such as incorrect feeding in relation to dysfunctions at the digestive level. In this case, the use of an Antifall shampoo regardless of whether it may prove to be an incorrect solution, considering the presence of aggressive surfactants that aggravate the scalp situation and do not resolve the actual causes of the problem.
Do not act on the follicles, the “factories” of the hair
Many hair problems can relate to the loss of the same. Noticing a thinning or some falling hair are absolutely not good reasons to buy fall-arrest shampoos without first clarifying the health conditions of our skin. It is good to emphasize that the fall-arrest shampoos cannot solve the problem of baldness.
The scalp has a hydro-lipid film that has the function of protecting the follicle, the “factory” of the hair. Because the follicles are about 7 millimeters below the epidermis of the head, it is clear that no shampoo will ever penetrate so deep to act on the causes that lead to miniaturization and consequent atrophy of the follicle.
Do not counteract the phenomena of defluvio
For Defluvium Capillorum is defined as an irreversible progressive hair loss, including alopecia androgenetic. Phenomena of this type cannot be treated with a shampoo, but the latter may prove useful in slowing reversible conditions such as hair loss from scent.
The scent, unlike the Defluvio, is a hair loss abundant, but temporary and reversible. In this case an anti-fall shampoo, associated with some specific and localized supplements and treatments, could help in the treatment of this condition.
When you attend a sudden and abundant fall (which lasts about 90 days), we talk about scent telogen acute. At the end of the three months the situation returns to normal, thanks to the re-establishment of the normal cycle of growth of the hair. It is a cause of hair loss more common in women than men.
The chronic effluvium telogen, on the other hand, consists of an intense fall that is repeated cyclically over time or which is relatively constant. Among the causes of this condition we can find thyroid dysfunction, frequent donations of blood or protein deficiencies.
Intervening in time is important: clarifying the health of your hair by relying on experts can actually make the difference.
If not a shampoo what are the possible remedies against hair loss?
Androgenetic alopecia indiscriminately affects both sexes: statistics show the incidence of 80% of men, 35% of women of childbearing age and 50% of those in menopause.
This degenerative condition leads to the atrophy of the follicle, making it physiologically impossible to regrow the hair.
It is therefore evident how a common Antifall shampoo can not stop a defluvio effectively, as it does not act in depth but generally treats generic symptoms that could, if not resolved, lead to hair loss anyway.
The Tricologi experts of the Swiss Dermes Institute, careful and specialized consultants in relation to all the problems of the hair and scalp, thanks also to the experience gained over the years and to the continuous scientific research applied, today can provide numerous methods to counteract the fall and encourage regrowth.
For example, in the case where hair follicles are still active and productive, it is possible to counteract alopecia by means of combinable techniques, which include lasers and high frequency treatment.
Our advice, as previously mentioned, to ensure exactly the health conditions of your hair and avoid a possible baldness is to undergo a free check-up of the haircut. Acting promptly and in a preventive manner on possible problems will increase the possibilities of resolution.