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How does hair loss start?

Hair loss is a normal symptom. 50 to 60 hairs are shed each day from a normal scalp. Losing more than 60 hairs a day is called excessive hair loss and leads to generalized thinning of the hair. Hair becomes fine in texture. Loss of hair in men is often determined by heredity or by the Allopetia Androgenetic hormone. Hair loss in women is often caused by pregnancy, stress, fatigue or medical treatment.

A new discovery has been made in finding out what actually causes hair loss, namely: the hardening of collagen. Persons who do not suffer from hair loss have supple collagen and persons who begin showing signs of hair loss have hardened collagen. Collagen hardening interferes with the healthy functioning of the hair roots. The vital exchange process of the hair follicle cycle is disrupted and the hair becomes suffocated.

Under a microscope
The hardening prevents hair growth. The hair cycle slowly becomes disrupted and more hair is shed than normal. In time hair growth stops completely and baldness results. Here you see an example of a hair follicle as seen under a microscope.

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1. this is a normal healthy hair follicle free of collagen hardening
2. this is a hair follicle affected by collagen hardening

Research by dermatologists
Mr. I. Boersma is a Dutch dermatologist who has researched the influences of collagen hardening for ten years. He has reached the following conclusions:

Reasons in men:

  • overproductivity of male hormones ( D.H.T )
  • poor blood circulation
    Result: collagen hardening

Reasons in women:

  • pregnancy, stress, fatigue
  • medical treatment
    Result: collagen hardening

What does it mean?
Collagen hardening results in a shortened hair-growing phase. The hair follicle ages quickly and within a few years baldness is reality. It is precisely this discovery that has brought about an evolution in the baldness and hair loss subject. We are now in a position to prevent untimely hair loss. Studies carried out in hair/skin clinics, both world-wide and in Holland, have shown that men suffering from Allopetia Androgenetic are benefiting from the Aminexil treatment for hair loss. Aminexil fights the hardening of the hair follicle in such a way that hair continues to grow normally. The life cycle of the hair is optimized and hair is not prematurely lost. You learn more on Aminexil under Solutions.