Hair Miniaturization Phenomenon
Hair miniaturization is a first sign of hair fall. These miniaturized hair later on shed and fall. As a result hair loss patches are visible on scalp. Hair miniaturization is referred to as the disorder in which the life cycle of hair is reduced in time. The hair life cycle is mainly of three stages, in which the hair grows, it then is stagnant and stays vibrant and thick, then comes the stage when it becomes weak and eventually falls off. Hair miniaturization occurs when the time for which the hair is strong becomes less and it quickly loses viability and become thin and fall off. The hair that is grown again after this quick hair fall is usually weaker and thinner than the hair that was grown previously. Gradually, through hair miniaturization, the quality of hair is lost and it becomes much thinner and falls off soon. The reasons behind hair miniaturizations are many. This is why there are many people who experience miniaturization of hair and eventually the person experiences empty spaces between hair and often misunderstand it as hair loss. The number of hair on the scalp may be the same, but since the thickness of hair is lost, the density appears much lesser and scalp is visible from a distance. One of the main reasons for hair miniaturization is poor diet and the quality of things consumed. These days everything we consume is either grown by artificial means or is injected with hormones. This kind of contamination of food has caused many disorders and diseases to become common. Hair miniaturization is also a similar case. Studies show that androgenetic alopecia and hair miniaturization cause almost 95 percent of the hair loss incidents and hence are a big menace. The only way to cure this kind of a disorder is to eat healthy and provide the right kind of conditioning and nutrients to the hair. This disorder is observed in both men and women of all ages. Miniaturization of hair may also be a genetic disorder since in most cases if parents suffer from it; their children also develop it.
Hair miniaturization is also misunderstood as temporary hair loss and is treated accordingly. However, if negligence takes place, the case can get worse and the results may be irreversible in some cases. Extreme physical or emotional stress and high fever due to infections can cause temporary hair loss. The hormonal or other cause of this type of hair loss is not yet revealed. Apart from this, many emotional and physical stresses have been reported to be associated with a high number of follicles being pushed into the shedding phase. Abnormal hair shed and hair miniaturization, also referred to as telogen effluvium can be caused by high or prolonged fever and trauma caused by infections or surgeries. The miniaturized hairs are shorter and smaller in diameter than normal scalp hair. The condition usually occurs several weeks after a traumatic event or illness with high fever. A condition known as anagen effluvium that causes almost immediate hair loss can develop after exposure to chemotherapy or chemicals that are direct hair follicle toxins.