Hair & Scalp Problems!

Hair is body’s barometer. Hair is such a vital organ in your body that it indicates good health or the lack of it way before your other symptoms may start showing up. So the change in your hair’s texture or your hair fall actually tells a lot about your body. Any imbalance within your structure starts reflecting through your hair and scalp.

Trichology is the science of hair and scalp in health and disease. Under this, we can plug in everything, right from studying about hair loss and hair fall to finding the reasons for hair thinning and scalp infections in individuals. It encompasses everything from common conditions like dandruff and lice, to even the study of complex ones like Alopecia, Psoriasis or Trichotillomania.

At RichFeel, being the pioneers of Trichology, it is our mission to keep all your Hair & Scalp problems away, and keep your Happiness intact!

HAIR PROBLEMS

What is premature greying? How can it be managed?

Graying or greying, as spelt in different English-speaking countries, refers to the natural process of the change in hair colour as you age. It is progressive, permanent and not naturally reversible. When it happens early, say before you turn 30, the condition is termed as premature greying or canities.
The complete list of reasons for this condition is perhaps not fully deciphered as yet, but we do know the factors that largely cause this concern. The condition has multiple factors associated with it, such as genetic predisposition, nutritional levels, lifestyle & habits such as smoking and even environmental factors.

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What Does It Mean?

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a pseudo-illness characterised by a preoccupation of an imagined bodily defect. Patients initially present concerns about their hair or skin. The psychopathology is the perception that a flaw or imperfection exists. The patient may be convinced that a part of their body or their hair is abnormal and imagine imperfections. Women are affected more commonly than men by body dysmorphic disorder. The age of onset is between 15 and 20 years.

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What is Trichotillomania Treatment?

Trichotillomania is an impulse-control ailment characterized by a recurrent hair pulling disorder, further resulting in visible hair loss. Symptoms usually worsen when an individual is under stress and therefore indulges in hair pulling. Some individuals, in general, have a hair pulling habit, they can be seen pulling or twisting their hair when they are bored or inactive or are engrossed in some activity such as studying, watching T.V., sometimes while bathing or in the toilet etc.

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Meaning of Hirtsutism

Hirtsutism can be defined as a condition in which a female suffers from unwanted, male-pattern like hair growth. It is a condition of excessive hair growth in females. In addition, Hirtsutism involves dark, excessive hair growth in unwanted areas of the body like - face, chest and back.

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What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia Areata is a very common form of hair loss recognised by dermatologists across the world. Earlier, Alopecia areata was believed to be a communicable disease or due to some infectious ailment. But now, it is understood as an autoimmune disorder which could have a much deeper origin than the superficial lesions. Though with this it has got a better prognosis and minimal chances of recurrence.

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Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern baldness typically occurs when there is a visible loss of hair on the scalp. Although, the most common cause of hair fall in men is ageing, it is seen very often in younger age group nowadays. The main reasons being Genetic makeup and hormones.
An important point related to causes of hair fall in men is the way the baldness occurs. Baldness occurs when the gap between two hairs increases, due to loss of hair root between. Hair starts losing its natural density and thicknessThus, there are two main reasons for seeking a treatment for baldness: a) you need to know how to prevent baldness to retain the good health of your hair and b) you need a baldness treatment to cover the scalp visibility.

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Female Pattern Baldness

Baldness in women is also characterized by female pattern thinning which, though not so obvious initially, but causes significant loss of hair and women end up having low hair-volume. Therefore, there is a need to know how to prevent baldness
An important point related to causes of hair fall in men is the way the baldness occurs. Baldness occurs when the gap between two hairs increases, due to loss of hair root between. Hair starts losing its natural density and thickness
Thus, there are two main reasons for seeking a treatment for baldness: a) you need to know how to prevent baldness to retain the good health of your hair and b) you need a baldness treatment to cover the scalp visibility.

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Causes Of Hair Loss:

Diffuse hair loss can affect both men and women at any age.
Diffuse hair loss must be understood as a certain type of hair loss pattern. It is easier to identify diffuse hair loss in males since it has a particular pattern of hair loss or thinning of hair occurring in different spots of the head. Under diffuse hair loss in males, hair thinning can happen all over the head and almost equally in all proportions, the only exception being the back and sides where hair loss does not happen as much.
Loss of telogen-phase hairs is the most common in diffuse hair loss type. Telogen hair loss or telogen effluvium is a type of scalp disorder resulting in thinning or shedding of hair. It is recognised as a temporary hair loss problem since telogen effluvium results in hair-thinning or hair shedding because your hair is in the telogen (resting phase).

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SCALP PROBLEMS

What is Dandruff? Can it be cured?

Dandruff is a scalp problem caused by flaking of skin tissues of the scalp, resulting in white flakes appearing all over the scalp and on the hair shafts. This is a very common concern because it is in a way a natural process of peeling of dead skin cells off the scalp. However, it is the extent and intensity that creates an issue. High and chronic levels of dandruff need fair attention, making tricho anti-dandruff treatment and hair care, a significant need.

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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic auto-immune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of the skin cells.
There are many psoriasis types. The bigger concerning fact is that it affects both adults and children. Even though, it is a rare disorder in children, the psoriasis disease does affect them severely just like an adult.

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What is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition in which you develop inflammation, itchiness, redness, and skin rash. At the same time, your skin appears cracked and rough. There are many eczema types and depending on your exact condition, the specialists at Richfeel will begin the treatment of eczema.

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What is Cradle Cap?

Cradle Cap is a skin rash characterised by scaly, yellowish patches or crusts that develops on scalp of infants. It usually develops within the first few months after birth and is common in infants aged one to three months. It is similar to seborrheic dermatitis seen in adults. However, it does not cause much itching as with adult seborrheic dermatitis. Although Cradle Cap is not a very serious condition, the thick white or yellow scales are often difficult to remove from the infants scalp. Cradle Cap mainly affects the scalp but can also occasionally spread to other body parts such as face and diaper area.

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What is Dermatitis?

The inflammation of skin is called dermatitis. Dermatitis occurs in many forms and can have many causes. Skin affected by dermatitis usually becomes itchy, red, swollen and dry. A severe form of dermatitis results in painful cracks, crusty scales and blisters that ooze fluid.
Dermatitis of the scalp is also indicated by scaling and redness. If it is severe, it may lead to hair loss. Any chemical treatment can lead to dermatitis. Colouring can also cause dermatitis as the person is going to repeatedly use it.

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Seborrheic Dermatitis - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder characterised by development of scaly patches on the skin that shed off easily. Dandruff is considered as the milder variant of seborrheic dermatitis that causes flaking and scaling of the scalp skin. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin problem and affects nearly 12% of general population. In adults the peak incidence of seborrheic dermatitis is seen at 30 to 60 years of age. In adolescents seborrheic dermatitis usually occurs in its milder form as dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also occur in infants and it is known as Cradle cap that causes crusty yellow scaly patches on the scalp.

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What is Pityriasis Amiantacea?

Pityriasis Amiantacea is not caused by fungus and is further defined as an inflammatory disease. It is medically identified as a result of other scalp disorder conditions including psoriasis, lichen planus, lichen simplex chronicus and seborrheic dermatitis. It is most likely an exaggerated inflammatory response to these scalp diseases.
There are different causes of pityriasis amiantacea and it is important to avail treatment of Pityriasis Amiantacea. There can be serious consequences of this scalp disorder like Pityriasis Amiantacea hair loss and bald spots. Thankfully, there is an accessible natural treatment for Pityriasis Amiantacea now available at the RichFeel clinic.

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What is Tinea Capitis?

Tinea Capitis is a superficial fungal infection that mainly affects the scalp, hair shafts and follicles. It is caused by Dermatophytes a type fungi that commonly infect outer layer of skin and keratin rich parts such as the hair and nails. Usually the fungal infections do not show age disparity. However, Tinea Capitis is seen predominantly in children especially in the age group of 3 to 7 years and is more common in boys than girls. It also goes by the names such as ringworm of the scalp and tinea tonsurans.

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