I’m losing hair, what do I do? 4 useful tips to understand the problem


The article – I’m losing hair – contains a series of events that can occur in the various cases of Alopecia, Effluvium etc..

First of all I would like to remind you that BlogCalvizie is a platform for information only and that it is not absolutely to be considered as a substitute for the doctor..

  • The advice is always that of:
  • see a dermatologist expert in hair (Trichologist).
  • ask for a precise diagnosis of the problem.
  • Continue to follow the instructions of the specialist.

Undergo periodic checks (dermoscopy, trichogram, etc.),

taking photographs so that you can monitor the situation in a completely objective manner.


A) They are getting finer.

The Androgenetic Alopecia affects about 50% of the adult male population with varying intensity and is manifested by a thinning of the hair.

The lengths (the hair shafts) lose intensity, vigor and the hair grows thinner and shorter.

Androgenetic alopecia is a condition (not yet classified as a pathology) characterized by a progressive miniaturization of the hair follicle (reduction in quality and thickness of the hair) through the action of Dihydrotestosterone, a fundamental androgenic hormone in the developmental stage of man converted from testosterone by the enzyme 5Alpha reductase type 2.

Alopecia can also affect females, in this case it is defined as Female Alopecia.


B) I’m falling so many long.

In case of Effluvium Telogen, the hair enters the resting phase and fall, considered “normal turnover” if not acute and not chronic.

As we have already mentioned, during the Telogen Effluvium phase, the hair enters the resting phase and falls out,

we will notice several stems on the pillow, in the brush and almost all the hair will have a full appearance (long and thick) although the sheaths may no longer be intact.

At this stage the matrix is keratinized (later we will analyze this phenomenon in detail with photographs).


C) A lot of short ones are falling off.

In the case of Anagen effluvium, unlike telogen effluvium, the hair is affected in the growth phase,

the hair will fall out both in the growth phase and in the resting phase.

In the case of Anagen Effluvium, unlike telogen effluvium, the hair is affected in the growth phase (anagen),

we will notice a substantial number of stems during washing or rubbing the head, but they may have a very variable length,

in fact the hair will come to fall whether it is in the growth phase or in the resting phase.

In this phase the matrix is not characterized, the sheaths are intact and the ketogenic zone is well pigmented.

We may notice at the lower end of the hair (in the bulb area) a typical hook shape (again, an article will follow with details on this phenomenon).


D) I am losing them in patches.

The Alopecia Areata or better known as AA is a pathology that cinvolves the sudden fall of hair in patches

to the point of extending over the entire scalp, head and whole body, in this case called Total Alopecia.

Alopecia Areata is a pathology that is very common in the world

and several studies show that just under 2% of the world’s population has been subject to this type of disorder, albeit temporarily.


In both cases (Alopecia Areata and Total Alopecia) we can talk about:

    • rare diseases,
    • and chronic relapsing

Alopecia Areata = Autoimmune disease that presents as sudden patchy hair loss that may present as thinning or glabrous.

Total Alopecia = Fully evolved Alopecia Areata that can extend to the entire head area and/or the entire body (body hair, eyebrows, beard, eyelashes, etc.).


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