The rate of women experiencing telogen effluvium is rapidly increasing. Due to this fact, more and more women are looking for answers, hoping to find the best solution to stop the shedding and restore normal hair growth.
Telogen effluvium occurs when the hair growth cycle becomes disrupted, causing more hair than usual to retreat to the resting stage where it will then fall out approximately three months later. The positive aspect of telogen effluvium is that the follicles remain intact with the ability to produce new hair. This condition does not cause baldness. Although the fallen hairs are replaced with new growing hairs, there may be a dramatic decrease in volume if the condition persists. New growth may come in slowly. If shedding continues or increases, the new growth will never catch up with the loss. This can cause scalp hair to become very sparse if the problem is not resolved.
The hair growth cycle thrives on balance. It is very sensitive to any type of physical or emotional change, imbalance or disturbance. Any type of stressor can trigger this condition. A stressor is considered anything that causes the body to have to adjust.
Although there are many possible treatments for telogen effluvium, the main focus should be on re-establishing and maintaining equilibrium. The entire picture of the health and well-being of the person must be looked at. Every aspect of physical and emotional health must be considered. The best treatment involves a multi-pronged approach that leads to greater over-all health.
Determining the underlying cause is not always easy. Often rather than one single cause, there are many contributing factors. Any improvements (such as better diet, exercise, relaxation, elimination of allergens, correcting nutritional deficiencies, maintaining proper weight, and natural treatments for any imbalances, etc) will lead the way for improvements in hair health. The body will not be bothered trying to correct a hair loss condition when other undesirable conditions exist.
Patience, determination and consistency are necessary. Many people try only one approach and give up after one or two months if they don’t see a decrease in shedding. What they don’t realize is that all the hairs that are already in the resting (telogen) stage will fall out no matter what. There is no way to save a telogen hair from falling out once it is programmed to do so. When starting a new treatment it is important to comprehend that all the hairs already in the telogen stage will fall out within the next three months regardless of the treatment. For this reason, persons should not become discouraged in early treatment.
In addition to correcting any underlying issues and improving overall health, natural healing methods such as massage, sauna, acupuncture, homeopathy, etc. can help restore balance and increase overall health and well-being. As the body becomes less disturbed and less congested with other concerns, more energy will be made available for healthy hair growth.
Essential oil scalp massage treatments, also referred to as aromatherapy can be used to stimulate new hair growth and improve quality of existing hair. Aromatherapy works on many different levels. While being used as a safe and effective natural hair loss remedy, essential oils also work with the body’s own natural healing system to help relieve anxiety, depression and stress, restore balance and promote harmony within.
Essential oil scalp treatments can greatly enhance the health of hair, making them a very important component to a multi-pronged approach to hair loss disorders such as telogen effluvium.