Some of us go through life never worrying about hair loss. Maybe it’s becoming somewhat gray here and there; not to worry. There’s always coloring if it gets too much.
What you can’t do much about is facing hair loss. It’s that one moment when your barber finishes giving you a final clip and holds up a mirror letting you see what a good job he’s done.
He swings the mirror around to show the back of your head when you freeze. There’s a decided bald spot you never noticed.
What came home to me was a piece in the Toronto Star a week ago by writer Leanne Delap under the heading: ‘Why won’t my hair grow long and healthy?’
She quoted a dermatologist who specializes in hair loss and mentions in his website there are 45 potential causes for it. How dermatitis, dandruff and others can all affect the growth of hair.
Good hair comes from good health, the article tells us. It mentions the old chestnut about getting regular trims helps to grow hair longer. It just isn’t true, he warns us.
Author’s comment: There’s too much technical explanation when I was inquisitive about the loss of hair. Much of it aimed at what women should do when they notice theirs doesn’t seem as bouncy and full as it once did
Don’t underestimate, it tells you, how damaging heat and chemicals can be to your hair. Hmmm.