Telogen effluvium (TE) is probably the second most prevalent form of hair loss. It is a crudely defined condition due to there being little research to understand TE. Essentially TE occurs when there is a shift in the number of hair follicles producing hair. In the event that the number of hair follicles producing hair decreases drastically for any purpose during the resting(telogen phase), there will be a notable increase in dormant (telogen stage) hair follicles.
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TE appears as a scattering of thin head hair, which may not be even all over. It can be more severe in specific areas of the scalp than others. The hair on top of the scalp tends to thin more than it does at the sides and back of the scalp. There is usually no hairline recession, save a few rare severe cases. The shed hairs tend to be telogen hairs, which can be identified by a tiny bulb of keratin on the root.
There are two essential forms TE can develop, and that can show up through various means and or events, which we will go over later.
Shock. An environmental abuse that “shocks” the growing hair follicles so to the point that they go into a resting state. This results in a rise in hair shedding and thinning of hair on the scalp. This form of TE can develop rapidly and may be noticeable one or two months after receiving the shock.
Persistent Stressors. The second form of TE occurs more gradually and continues longer. The hair follicles may not all abruptly shed their hair fibers and enter a resting telogen state. In this form of TE, there may not be much noticeable hair shedding, but there will be a gradual thinning of the scalp hair. Persistent stresses can produce this form of Telogen Effluvium.
These forms can show up through various methods such as:
The science is still out when it comes to Telogen Effluvium. In short, there are ways to reverse, slow down, and repair your hair if you’re living with this condition. Mending any of the above “states” can support your body, and there are some products we supply that can speed up and have your hair better than ever.
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