Telogen effluvium is a condition where there is excessive and generalized hair thinning of the scalp. This commonly occurs when a person or the body experience extreme stress like: a major operation, over dieting, malnutrition and even child birth. Many women who just given birth experience telogen effluvium,which drastically thinning out their thick and beautiful hair.
It is important to know that hair growth have three stages. The first stage is the anagen phase, the stage of active hair growth. About 90% of our hair are at this stage, growing around half an inch each month. This stage last for 2 to six years.
Next is the Catagen phase or the transitional phase. At this phase the papilla separates from hair follicle, cutting off the blood supply. This stage last for two weeks and about 3% of our hair are at this stage.
Lastly, the telogen phase which is the phase of active hair fall. About 7% of hair is at this stage and normal hair shedding is about 80 to 100 hair strands a day.
During pregnancy, a lot of hormonal changes occur including an increase of estrogen levels. Estrogen is like fertilizer to hair because it prolongs the anagen phase and deleys the telogen phase. The result is very thick and luscious hair. Unfortunately, estrogen levels normalizes after birth, hence the sudden increase in hair fall. Many new mothers go to a panic or get depressed because of this. But there is really nothing to worry about, because telogen effluvium is a temporary condition. In a few months, will grow back to normal thickness.
But there are ways to get your hair to grow thicker sooner and faster. FAST or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy will rejuvenate your hair by providing all the nourishment your hair needs to encourage faster hair growth. F.A.S.T. is a professional hair treatment containing a propriety blend natural herbs and amino acids plus B-complex vitamins for better metabolism and absorption.