Hair loss expert: “There is no miracle cure for hair”: What really helps

Hair everywhere.

Hair loss expert: “There is no miracle cure for hair”: What really helps

Hair everywhere. On the carpet, in the drain, in the soup. If, after brushing, it suddenly feels like half of your head of hair has disappeared from your head, or if the hair starts to break if you look at it for too long, your internal alarm system will quickly go off. The fear of bald spots or even baldness is great, and not just among men. But what about the range of hair products that make thin hair thick, repair broken hair and stop hair loss, ideally after the first use - is it worth buying such miracle cures? A conversation with dermatologist Alice Martin about hair problems and supposed "quick rescuers".

Ms. Martin, hair loss is normal and part of the natural growth cycle. But if they suddenly say goodbye to the head in clumps, the situation looks different. How many hairs are lost per day should we be concerned? When patients report that they are losing clumps of hair, I like to first ask them how often they brush their hair. If I enter "a braid for two days in a row and don't comb my hair during that time", the number of hairs that fall out will be greater on day three. What is often forgotten is that not one day's worth of hair ends up in the brush, but three days' worth. Just because you don't comb your hair doesn't mean it won't fall out anyway. Normal hair loss occurs when around 100 hairs are lost every day. If there are more than 100, it is pathological hair loss.

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