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Hair care during swimming in summer needs special attention as swimming pools use more chlorine during these days,to counteract effect of increase rush in the pools. Chlorine is used as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria in your pool. … Here are a few things you can do to prevent chlorine damage to your hair and skin. Before getting in the pool, take a quick shower and make sure your hair is wet.
Chlorine, used in swimming pools, is bleach and it does have a damaging effect on hair. Not only does it affect the texture and colour of the hair, but it can also weaken hair at the follicle. When you swim, always rinse your hair out after every swim in clean water as chlorine and salt ruin your hair.
Chlorine is added to water in swimming pools and spas in order to reduce the growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. The chlorine that is able to sanitize contaminants is called “free” chlorine. The level of “free” chlorine in swimming pool should be between 1 and 3 ppm (parts per million), and between 3 and 5 ppm for spas.
Chlorine (hypochlorous acid) reacts quickly with organic and non-organic materials present in swimming pool water. Because of its chemical activity, chlorine also affects hair of swimmers.
How does Chlorine affect Hair?
Chlorine affects hair by direct chemical reactions resulting in chemical changes to hair components, by changing physical properties of the hair, as well as by changing electrical charge of minerals bonded to hair and reacting with those minerals.
The direct chemical changes include reactions of chlorine with pigments giving hair their colour, oils covering hair and proteins forming hair shafts. The reaction of melanin pigments with chlorine results in change of hair from natural colour (blond to black) to straw colour of keratin.
Chlorine removes natural oils covering hair resulting in loss of hair shine and flexibility, as well as making them more susceptible to mechanical damage. Reaction of chlorine with keratin results in creation of water-soluble chemicals and weakens chemical bonds between fibres forming hair shafts. Also chlorine can get between the hair fibres. As the crystallization process develops inside the hair, the chlorine crystals can separate the hair fibres disrupting structural integrity of hair shaft. Once the bonds are broken, the hair becomes weak and ends of the hairs split. Chlorine salt crystallization process may also affect the hair cuticle. The cuticle is an outer layer of very hard, dead cells over the hair surface. If the chlorine gets between the scales it could push up the scales; therefore, making it rough and prone to damage or breakage. These flaked cuticles reflect light poorly and so the hair fibre looks dull, dry and may feel rough when touched
Scalp Hair grows in natural groupings of 1 to 5 hairs. ( one graft contains 1 to 5 hair). In hair restoration surgery the term Follicular unit graft(FU) refer to a graft that has kept intact the natural grouping of hair as seen on the surface of the scalp.
Trichoscan showing Follicular unit graft
The distribution of natural hair groupings in each follicular unit determines the person’s hair density and this has important bearing on the outcome of hair restoration.
In individuals with normal FU density may have a low hair density if single hair follicular unit is more than multiple hair follicular units. We have done study of 300 patients at Rejuvenate hair transplant center, India to see average hair per follicular unit in central part of India. The ratio coms out to be 1:2.3, it means on an average one graft yields more than two hair
There are significant racial differences in follicular unit and hair density Caucasians and Africans have more hair per follicular unit as compare to the Asians.
You can have follicular units of one, two, three, four or sometimes 5 terminal hairs, but they are all distinct anatomic entities, so keeping them intact during the harvesting process from the donor area maximises the chances of successful regrowth once they are implanted into the recipient area of the scalp.
A follicular unit will contain a single hair or multiple hairs grouped together, and also contains sebaceous (oil) glands, nerves, a small muscle, and occasional vellus hair, which are finer than the normal scalp hair.
Micro graft is the term used for one or 2 hair graft trimmed away from larger graft for use at the hairline.
One of the important aspect of hair transplant is selecting the correct number of follicular unit for a recipient area in order create the natural look and to optimize the density – for example, the hair line zone will require many single follicle units in the first few millimetres and then double hair units; whereas filling in on the central parts of the head may benefit from units with 3 or 4 hairs.
The goal is to maximise the cosmetic impact of the transplanted hair, and to ensure optimal growth. Follicular units are also referred to as ‘grafts’, so when the surgeon speaks about the number of grafts required for a transplant he’s talking about the number of follicular units he can safely take from a donor area to cover the balding regions of the scalp.( to understand 2000 grafts yields more than 4000 hair).
Cost of hair transplant will depends on number of grafts required. The number of grafts required will depend on individual patient factors such as hair density; availability of hair in the donor area and the characteristics of that hair, as well as the degree and progression of baldness.
Hair transplant surgery prices should always be based on the number of grafts transplanted, and not the number of hairs.
There are two primary methods of taking grafts from the donor area; Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), which uses a punch-like tool to excise individual follicular units of varying sizes, and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) during which the surgeon takes a strip of scalp from the donor area at the back of the head and dissects it into individual follicular units to use for implantation.
Hair transplant result at Rejuvenate Hair Transplant Center Indore just in 6 months.
Here we are presenting an interesting case of FUT hair transplant (3120 grafts) done in the last week of October 2016 at rejuvenate hair transplant centre, Indore.
Case history—A 27 year old male came with complains of hair loss. He wanted hair transplant. On taking detail history, there was no other illness and he was a healthy male with grade V androgenetic alopecia. His donor area was good in terms of quality, density, laxity and colour of hair.
We suggest him for 3000 grafts (6000 + hair). He wanted FUT as he didn’t want to shave his head. So FUT Hair transplant of 3120 grafts were done by using Powered hair transplant technique. Grafts were kept in Plasma and PRP done during the procedure.
Procedure was uneventful, no pain or swelling after the procedure. We gave Ropivacaine block post procedure and also keep strip width not more than 1.5 cm in the centre and 1 cm on the lateral side .This gives very fine non detectable scar and negligible pain post operatively. This study of ours was presented in ISHRS 2016 and AHRS 2017(International and National conference of hair restoration surgeons)
There were no additional precautions to be taken for transplanted hair.
He was very happy now as just after 6 months his profile is changed, and he will get full result in 8 to 10 moths, so expect much better. He kept this procedure secret even from his parents, now after seeing results they are also very happy.
Here are photographs of result of hair transplant just after 6 months.
, Everyone gets stressed from time to time but what happens when stress becomes a regular part of daily life? Stress can damage to the human body to any extent, from affecting our ability to cope and interact with the world around us, to more physical symptoms such as hair loss. Stress can cause a hair loss condition known as Telogen Effluvium. Trigger for Telogen Effluvium can be anything from childbirth and pregnancy terminations to more severe emotional distress, often caused by personal traumas such as divorce, or an unexpected accident.
At any one time, around 10% of hair is naturally in its resting phase, known as the telogen phase. When a person feels intense stress – whether emotional or physical, the body releases a large amount of adrenaline; this transmits a signal to the hair follicles which causes them to enter the telogen (resting) phase early, where they stay for three months. During this phase there is no new hair growth. This results in an uneven hair growth .The final stage of the telogen phase, after around three months, is shedding to allow new hair to grow through. Consequently, around three months after the trigger incident, sudden and drastic hair loss can occur. This causes thinning hair all over the scalp. It is often a temporary condition where the hair growth returns to normal approximately six to twelve months after the event.
However, in some cases it can trigger Male Pattern Baldness or Female Pattern Hair Loss in those with the ‘balding gene’. For those people already experiencing these forms of hereditary hair loss, stress can accelerate the rate of shedding. These permanent, genetic conditions may require treatment to prevent severe all-over hair thinning or baldness.
Why are women more susceptible to Telogen Effluvium?
As there are a wider possible series of triggers that affect women, it is not surprising that this condition affects females more than males. Several potential triggers of Telogen Effluvium are related to child bearing and can only be experienced by women. Far from being an unusual affliction, it’s estimated that around a fifth of new mothers experience some hair loss after giving birth, with some studies placing the figure as high as 45%.This is in sharp contrast to pregnancy, when many women notice their hair feels stronger and looks glossier, largely thanks to the influx of progesterone and oestrogen the body releases around this time. After birth, the body instantly drops these hormone levels, which can shock hair into its resting phase, causing Telogen Effluvium.The same is true of women who experience hair loss following a termination or while taking a contraceptive pill – the sudden change in hormone levels is a key trigger.
How are men affected?
There are several potential triggers which affect both sexes equally; these can include surgery, , extreme grief or stress, or some medical treatments that can cause both female and male hair loss. Undergoing major surgery places a huge strain on an individual, both physically and emotionally. Although procedures which affect the scalp, such as micrografting follicles, have an increased chance of causing Telogen Effluvium, it can be caused by any type of major surgery which causes a shock to the body. There are also a number of drugs associated with surgery, mainly blood thinners and cholesterol lowering drugs, which have hair loss as an associated symptom.
Extreme stress, sudden shock or trauma are all thought to contribute to the onset of the autoimmune condition Alopecia Areata. This presents as rounded bald spots or patches anywhere on the scalp and, whilst in this mild to moderate form alopecia areata treatment can be successful in regrowing hair, there are versions of this condition – alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis –for which an effective treatment is yet to be found.
Why Does Stress Cause Hair Loss?
As hair is considered to have a non-essential body function, the body will react to stress in a way that it considers being least harmful, hence the hair growth cycle can be affected.
How to Treat Stress-Related Hair Loss?
It is important to resolve the issue that is causing the stress or learn how to manage the stress so it has a lesser impact. Examples of how to deal with ‘small’ stresses include taking up a hobby you enjoy, exercise, meditation, spending time with friends and reading. It is important that this becomes a regular part of your routine to help the body relax and release tension. For stress that is more severe, such as divorce, workplace bullying, job loss or the death of a loved one, it is advisable to seek the help of a counselor, support group or therapist. Once the underlying stress is being managed, it is possible to use hair loss treatments to help restore the hair growth cycle to its optimum condition. There are two hair loss products that have been proven to be effective and safe. Treatment courses featuring Minoxidil (suitable for men and women) can be tailored to suit each individual and, when used alongside the correct combination of hair growth boosters, can restore normal, strong and healthy hair production. Where there is underlying genetic balding, or where stress-related hair loss has triggered male pattern baldness in men with an inherited predisposition, finasteride 1mg can also be taken. This once-a- day oral tablet is only suitable for men aged 18 and over. Whatever is causing the hair loss, trying to cope with it can add to the stress already being experienced. A specialist will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis, answer any questions you have and discuss treatment options.
Hair care in summer, it can be a wonderful time with the sun shining and the clear blue skies. However it is not a good match for your hair. Indian summers are infamous for being harsh and humid and lasting for almost eight months. Skin care and hair care rituals grow with the coming of the summer months and you find yourself spending more time on trying to protect your hair and skin from the harsh rays of the sun. Hair becomes frizzy, limp and loses its bounciness. With the addition of pollution, it becomes dull and no longer shiny and healthy. A number of hair care tips are available to provide nourishment to your hair even under the glaring sun.
Hair transplant either by FUT or by FUE can be done very well in a diabetic patient and it is safe also if his blood sugar level is controlled. Result of Hair transplant are as good as non-diabetic patient. Diabetes is not a contra indication for Hair restoration. Any diabetic patient with his controlled blood sugar is as normal as common man; he can undergo any major surgery like heart surgery and minor surgery like hair transplant.
If blood sugar level is normal than hair transplant is going to be successful. Only precaution he needs is to take care of his blood sugar level.
During the procedure:
Hair transplant procedure takes from 6 to 8 hours and sometimes it is exhausting to patients because of the anxiety and anaesthesia. In short hair transplant procedure leads to the increase in the levels of cortisol and glucagon and the growth hormone so on so forth, all these hormones lead to the increase of sugar levels. Anxiety could also lead to increasing blood sugar levels. That is why diabetic patients normally need higher standards of treatment.
So in order to perform hair transplant procedures to diabetic patients the following requirements are a must:
Regular and practical monitoring to the blood sugar level, which means waiting for a blood sample to be taken to the laboratory and brought back the next day, is not needed.
The doctor performing the hair transplant procedure should follow up with his patient in the healing phase and continuous follow up until full recovery.
He should follow some general instructions which are applied to all diabetic patient—
Result of hair transplant in a diabetic patient-
Love Your Hair and Make It Grow Thick, Stress or worry is one of the biggest causes of hair loss. It literally squeezes the life out of your hair follicles and results in hair loss And that causes you more stress. So it’s a never ending cycle and you got to break free from it. So how do you do it?
The only way you can get your hair back is by not getting upset or fussed about hair loss. This doesn’t mean you stop caring for it. You care, but not get obsessive about it. Not look into mirror ever hour and check whether your hair has grown or not.
How is that possible? When you’re losing tons of hair and start to feel ugly and think no one’s going to like me, or what will my friends think. That is exactly when you must let go of hair mania and accept yourself the way you are. Acceptance doesn’t mean you give up. It means you are at peace with reality.
One way to calm down instantly is by bringing your focus to your Breath. You will notice that it is shallow and fast. Sit on a chair and start to focus on your breathing. Just watch your breath go in and out. Do that for 5 minutes or so.
This will help you reconnect with your present work and will break you from Oh my poor hair or victim cycle.
Let go of the idea of perfect hair.
Be Happy Now and Enjoy Your Life
We always postpone our happiness to tomorrow. We look at happiness as something that will come after we achieve certain thing: If I get gorgeous hair that turns heads I will be really happy. Or if I get: a nice home, a perfect partner, the dream job… I will be truly happy.
But when we get these goals, instead of being happy and celebrating our achievements, we are often looking forward to being happy when we meet our next goal.
Happiness is not something that will happen to us if things go well. Happiness is here, now, with things the way they are, with your hair thick or thin.
Reminds me of this beautiful quote by Swami Satchidananda
When you go after something hoping that it will make you happy by getting it, you have already traded away your peace.
Do you want to be happy now? Practice gratitude.
Be grateful for what’s in your lives. It helps us to appreciate all the beautiful things we already have, and what we have received, and the people who love us or who have helped us. Spending time in nature is another great way to connect with peace and happiness. Go take a walk each day in a park or woods. Or find a water body – pond, lake, river, sea – and spend some time taking a look at it.
When we look at nature we never think oh this tree should be a little slim or it should have more branches, we accept it the way it is. Love it the way it is. So why be so harsh on over selves? Don’t be. You are just perfect and your hair is beautiful the way it is.