Hair Replacement New Orleans Hair Loss


Why do some people seem to have more extensive hair loss than others?   What causes hair loss and can it be prevented?  These are questions that we often hear from our New  Orleans hair replacement clients.    Sometimes hair loss is permanent, while other time is only temporary, and the causes vary from age to heredity to illness.

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One of the most common causes of hair loss and baldness is a genetic condition known as  Androgenetic Alopecia.  This inherited condition can cause an imbalance in hormones which in turn can cause the body to produce high levels of a chemical called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  DHT can be concentrated in the scalp area and attacks hair follicles, preventing them from growing in a healthy way.   The hair follicles shrink and can eventually fail to produce hair.   The areas that are usually most affected are the front hairline and the crown area of the head.   This is why it is very common to see bald patches and receding hairlines among many men.  DHT is almost always the culprit.    Many of our hair replacement clients in the New Orleans area suffer from this condition, and it is generally more common among men than women.

Age is also a factor in thinning hair and hair loss.  As we age, the density or volume of our hair changes.    The thickness and diameter of each individual strand of hair can change as well, becoming thinner and more fragile.   


Some prescription drugs and medications can have side effects.  The hair follicle is extremely sensitive to hormonal changes that can be triggered by medications.  Hair loss can be affected by medications such as birth control pills and HRT.  Before taking any medication, ask your doctor about the side effects.

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Stress can have a very negative effect on the body and on hair growth.  As the body undergoes stress for long periods of time, stress hormones can affect the nervous system and can result in an increased production of the hormone testosterone.    Testosterone can, in turn, cause capillaries to become constricted which results in the decreased ability of the circulatory system to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle.     The end result is hair loss and thinning hair.    If your hair loss is related to stress, our New Orleans hair replacement experts recommend taking immediate steps to reduce the causes of stress in your life.  Although not all factors leading to stressful circumstances can be avoided,  a few steps can help along with the calming effect of exercise or yoga.

Many women experience hair loss after pregnancy and this is completely normal.  Hormonal changes after child birth can cause your hair to fall out, but the hair loss is temporary.  Even though the hair loss may seem excessive at first, your hair should grow back to its normal state in time. 

A healthy diet is important to growing healthy hair, and a poor diet that is high in fatty foods and low in nutrition can lead to hair loss.  Deficiencies in certain vitamins, minerals or amino acids can be damaging to hair cell reproduction and growth.  

A thyroid that is out of control can also contribute to hair loss.  Thyroid disorders such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism can cause testosterone to be converted to DHT which in turn attacks the hair follicle and causes hair loss.  

Visit On Stage Hair Salon in Slidell for hair loss solutions that work.  Our hair replacement services are convenient to New Orleans and surrounding areas.   Our team of specialists has the experience and advanced training to develop hair loss solutions for your specific and individual needs.  Call today for a FREE consultation, and let us restore your hair and your confidence.