A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in conditions that affect skin, hair and nails. Their approach to hair loss is symptomatic. A Trichologist is a person who specializes getting to the root cause of hair loss and their approach to treating hair loss is holistic.
Hair loss (alopecia) can affect just your scalp or your entire body, and it can be temporary or permanent. Once a hair follicle is damage due to scarring types of hair loss, hair cannot grow from that follicle. Having many damaged hair follicles creates permanent bald spots.
Stress triggers the body’s fight-or-flight response. Chronic stress can cause negative health effects on your mood, immune and digestive systems, and cardiovascular health. All of these things play a key role in how our hair grows. Having an imbalance in any area of our body will cause the hair on our body to suffer.
In most instances as long as their is active follicles and the hair loss isn't cicatricial, there is a chance of regrowth.
At The Hair Mayven & Wellness Spa our approach to hair and scalp health is holistic. Our priority is to get to source of whats causing your hair loss or scalp condition and recommend a protocol that is specific to what your body needs for your hair to grow and thrive.
We highly recommened that your choice of style is tension free. Braids - even knotless add tension because the added hair weighs down your existing hair and the same with hair extensions that are sewn onto braids. Wigs that you can remove are a better option to allow for breathability of the scalp and less rubbing on the hairline.
It's not what you put on your scalp that will stop the hair loss alone, but it's what you put inside. The foods we eat can make or break our hair growth cycle. When the hair growth cycle gets off track we experience hair loss and shedding. Eating foods that aren't nutrient dense impact the way our hair grows as well.
Hair loss occurs for many different reasons, but it all depends on where your health is. Many people think hair loss is an outside thing, however it is very much an internal thing where imbalances are occuring sometimes silently and often times not so silently and so when that happens our body makes sure the organs are taken care of since hair is non essential to the body. Therefore, our hair, skin and nails tend to suffer.
Hair loss treatments can be effective if the treatment protocol is tailored to address the root problem of whats causing the hair loss. Treating hair loss without tackling it at the root may not produce lasting results.