Telogen Effluvium Causing Hair Loss
The word Effluvium meaning ‘outflow’ is generally linked with certain hair loss conditions. It affects different stages of hair growth cycle, sometimes by extending the hair resting phase while sometimes by inhibiting the growing phase of the growth cycle. Hair follicles are not able to produce hair on a continuous basis. The growth cycle involves two main phases; anagen phase in which hair follicles grow hair fibers and the other one is telogen phase in which the hair follicles get in a resting phase. It must be noted that every hair follicle does not go through a specific phase at the same time. 80-90% hair follicles produce hair fibers on a healthy scalp. This leaves the rest of the follicles in a resting phase i.e. telogen stage. When there is a disturbance in natural hair growth cycle, the possible conditions to be faced are Anagen Effluvium or Telogen Effluvium.
Telogen Effluvium is considered as the second most common cause of hair loss. It happens when the resting phase of the growth cycle extends for a much longer than the required time. In this condition, the hair growth completely stops and the hair strands keep on falling. Hair thinning and hair loss is generally experienced. It might affect some areas more severely than other areas of the scalp. Mostly, top centered part is affected more than the back and sides of the scalp. Rapid and complete baldness might also be the case in severe conditions. It is limited to the scalp but sometimes it also affects the eyebrows, eyelashes and the hair on pubic region.
The hair fall as a result of Telogen Effluvium is recognized by the existence of keratin on the roots of the hair strands. Keratin is attached with the strands in form of small bulbs and these are typical telogen hair. No matter how much hair loss a person has experienced, Telogen Effluvium is completely reversible because it is just a temporary condition. The hair follicles do not get completely destroyed, they just get into a resting phase.
In order to get out of this condition, it is first important to understand the factors that lead to this type of hair loss. Sometimes, there are certain environmental shocks that can trigger hair follicles to get into a resting phase. This can be appeared after one or two months of getting the shock. However, this is not permanent because shock is just for a while. After some time, the hair follicles get in a normal state and within a year the natural hair density is achieved again. Stress and diet are some other reasons behind this condition.
Whatever is the cause, this is a totally reversible form of hair loss. There is rarely any need of special medical treatment for it. However, hair building fibers can be used for a thick hair appearance. Toppik Hair Building Fibers get attached with the existing hair strands in a very natural and unnoticeable manner, giving a very attractive appearance.