A Small Guide to Hair Density & Hair Growth

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April 20 , 2024

Hair loss in today's world is the most common problem. On average, almost 50 and 100 hairs are lost daily.

Amost 100,000 hairs on the head and the amount that results in hair loss or thinning looks very small. Depending on the cause hair loss can happen over the years or might be experienced abruptly. 

Symptoms of Hair Density Loss:

There are various symptoms that can lead to hair thinning or loss. In medical terms, the problem of hair loss is known as alopecia. The below-mentioned are the symptoms: 

  1. Receding Hairline - If you start noticing the hairline higher than before, it may be a sign of thinner hair that will result in low hair density after some time.

  2. Loose Hair - Keep an eye on the hairbrush you are using. If your hair comb consists of more hair than before then it might be another sign of thin hair. 

  3. Widening Part - If you start parting the hair you will notice a gap between the partition. This is one of the signs of hair loss. 

  4. Clogged Drains - You will notice the shower drains or sink clogged with a lot of hair. 

  5. Bald Patches - The bald patches result in an increased size of the patch with fewer hair follicles. 

  6. Itchy Scalp - If you are dealing with a hidden skin condition then you might lead to hair loss. 

If you are experiencing massive low density in hair then it is advisable to consult with the doctor. Look for possible precautions that can be followed to improve your hair. 


Different Types of Hair Loss Leading to Less Hair Density:

There can be various types of hair loss and a few of them can be a result of internal causes, genetics, and external causes: 

Alopecia Areata - It is a type of autoimmune health condition that makes your immune system against the hair follicles. Hence, the immune system starts attacking the hair follicles. In this situation, a person starts noticing bald patches that keep on growing. It often leads to complete hair fall. There are various cases in which a person starts noticing poor hair growth or hair loss from their own eyelashes, eyebrows, and various other body parts. 

Androgenic Alopecia - It is hair loss that is now hereditary. Basically, it is female pattern hair loss or male as well. In medical terms, it is referred to as pattern alopecia. As it can happen in both the females and males. Due to this condition, almost 50% of people are affected. This problem of hair loss starts to happen very early almost near puberty. On the other hand, some people don't notice this condition till their middle age groups. In the males, a "M" shape pattern is created. It happens by typically involving too progressive hair loss becoming thin and above the temples. Meanwhile, in females, it happens over the scalp and keeps on thinning and widening. 

Telogen Effluvium - It is a sudden hair loss that comes from physical or emotional shock such as a traumatic period of time. It is a kind of extreme level of stress or illness. This hair and scalp problem is noticed in females due to: 

  • Menopause

  • Childbirth

  • Postpartum

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 


The various other causes that affect hair during Telogen Effluvium are:

  • Endocrine disorders

  • Stopping the use of hormonal birth control pills

  • After the intake of anesthesia after the surgery

  • Mineral deficiency or Malnutrition

  • Serious infections such as COVID-1


The intake of medications can also lead to thin hair:

  • Oral retinoids

  • Beta-blockers

  • Anticonvulsants

  • Thyroid Medicines

  • Anticoagulants


The moment the hidden hair condition gets resolved one can notice improved hair growth. 

Anagen Effluvium - In this condition, hair health keeps on getting affected in terms of hair loss. This condition happens due to chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Whenever the treatment gets stopped healthy hair growth starts. 

Tinea Capitis - It is a type of fungal infection in which the scalp and hair starts to develop ringworm and it affects the hair shafts. The hair growth reduces and the small bald patches start to develop which becomes itchy and scaly. It is one of those hair disorders in which if not treated on time patches start to increase and get filled up with pus. The various other symptoms that are involved are: 

  • Tenderness of scalp

  • Brittle hair that easily break

  • Scaly type of patches that appear red or grey

These are some of those hair concerns that can be treated with the use of antifungal medicines. 

Traction Alopecia - This problem is a result of too much of tension and pressure on hair. In this it affect hair growth by wearing too much of tight hair styles known as ponytails, buns or braids. 


How to Increase Hair Density?

The overall volume of your hair has major two types of deciding factors i.e. quality and health of hair. On a daily basis, loosing hair strands to some extent is normal. But sometimes the problem may slip out of your hands. One can notice low density in hair because of less intake of nutrients or various other external factors such as UV rays, medical conditions, or UV rays. The prediction of hair health is done on the basis of how healthy a hair care routine you follow. If you are noticing decreased hair follicle growth then consult the doctor to get an understanding of the root cause. There are various ways to increase the hair density: 

  1. Start Taking a Healthy Diet - The boost hair growth has various factors to keep an eye on. The major factor is diet. It is advisable to include carbohydrates, fibers, healthy oats, proteins, and vitamins. You can include avocado as it is nutrient-rich and results in shinier hair. There are a lot of antioxidants in avocado which results in a reduction of free radicals making the hair strands strong. 

  2. Take a Lot of Supplements - Sometimes dependent on a body-rich diet is not enough for hair treatment. This is where supplements play a huge role in the growth cycle. The use of supplements results in the best hair as they get a boost of Collagen, Biotin, and Vitamins. The grow hair gets an in-depth understanding of the required nutritional demands. 

  3. Speak to an Expert - The slow hair or a complete decrease in hair growth left undetected. If people with hair loss are not finding any increase in natural hair after including healthy food items or any kind of natural remedies then speak to an expert for getting effective results. 

To treat deficiencies that may affect hair one needs a proper approach. One needs to understand why stimulating hair growth is required. To notice increased hair thickness one needs to figure out the reasons behind the low density of hair volume. After understanding the hair type then one can understand what possible measures can be taken to increase hair density naturally. 

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