Hair, so much more than just Hair

Hair is sometimes – together with the skin – called “the mirror of our body”. Hair loss can be the result of a physical or psychological ailment, and conversely, problems with hair or hair growth can lead to serious psychological problems, and even to depression.

There are many possible causes and different types of hair loss (or alopecia). Detecting the exact cause is a first step in the treatment. Every day the average person loses approximately 100 hairs, this has no visible effects as you also grow about 100 hairs per day. If, however, you lose significantly more hair a day, we speak of hair loss. This can also have visible effects, for example the thinning of the hair and after some time bare spots on the head may occur.

Hair loss generally starts on top of the head or around the crown. This can be caused by hormones, stress, fatigue, unhealthy food, smoking or as a side effect of certain medicines. Hair loss in men can be slowed down with the drug finasteride. In several diseases, such as cancer, hair loss is a consequence of the treatment.

Types of hair loss

There are many different types of hair loss. The most common ones are:

  • Androgenetic alopecia: This is the classic male hair loss and is very common.
  • Alopecia Areata, a spot-shaped form, expression of an autoimmune process.
  • Chemo-treatment, with anti-cancer agents often occurs (usually temporary) hair loss.
  • Traction Alopecia you get by pulling the hair (too) tightly into tails or braids.
  • Trichotillomania is the compulsive pulling out of hair yourself.
  • Baldness by substances that affect the hair root, such as thallium poisoning.

Have you been told that you need to follow a oncological treatment that can or may cause hair loss? Then it’s advicable to seek advice about the possible solutions beforehand (before you lose your hair). At RANA we offer you a listening ear and advice, in a nice atmosphere.

You can also contact us for all other hair solutions. If you wish, you will be helped in a private room. This is separate from our Studio. We make sure that you feel at ease.