Hair Loss

Medicated Anti Dandruff Shampoo Can Prevent Thinning Hair

Hair loss or thinning is a common problem these in Kenya, hence a recommendation of medicated anti dandruff shampoo. 25% of modern men begin experiencing baldness when they reach 30years and two-thirds begin at 60, this is according to the American Medical Association.

There are many causes of excessive hair loss. For example, about 3 or 4 months after an illness that requires chemotherapy or a major surgery, you may or may not suddenly lose a large amount of hair. This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary. Once the body recovers, the hair starts to grow back naturally.

Hair loss in Kenya can also be due to hormonal imbalance of the female hormone – estrogens-  or the male hormone – androgens. Hormonal replace will simply make the hair to start growing again.  An underactive or overactive thyroid gland can also make your hair to fall out. A medicated anti dandruff shampoo might not help in this case, and treatment should begin with the thyroid.

The Standard: Treating, Preventing Dandruff

Dandruff is one of the main causes of Hair loss in Kenya. Dandruff is caused by a fungus known as Malazzesia globosa. This fungus is commonly found floating in the air which is why dandruff can be treated, but not cured. Studies have shown that with only 90 minutes of continuous scratching by the fingernails, it is possible to remove all of the cuticular scale. this is a protective covering on individual hairs, off of a hair shaft. This loss leaves the hair shaft weakened and permanently damaged, making it easily susceptible to breakage and hair loss.

“The most effective dandruff shampoos and conditioners contain zinc pyrithione,” advised Dr. Draelos. “These ingredients leave behind thin plate-like pieces of medicine on the scalp to prevent regrowth of the fungus, thus acting as a preventive measure for both dandruff and the hair loss associated with scratching.”

Therefore, don’t just ignore the itch, invest in proper treatment.

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