Asian hair loss (mongoloid) is considered the thickest and strongest of the hair types. The structure contains a central medulla (core) which helps to give this type of hair its very dark brown/black hair colour. The cuticle in most cases tends to be thicker. There are fewer hairs per square inch than that of Caucasoid hair types however the hair often appears thicker. However, Asian men in particular tend to have less body and beard hair.
The hair follicle tends to be of an oval shape and positioned like that of other hair follicles at a 45 degree angle.
Some would suggest that Asian hair grows at a faster rate. This is debatable. Asian hair types tend to have a longer anagen phase (growth) up to nice years compared that that of the average of 5-7 years. Asian hair types tend to shed fewer hairs per day.
Asian women are considered more likely to suffer overall hair thinning than that of other hair types.
Asian hair is often used for wigs and hair pieces due its strength and resilience.
Care should be given to the scalp as there is an increased likelihood of keloid scarring if the scalp is damaged.
Castration was an ancient method of punishment and also a requirement for those seeking imperial employment. It was also noted that those who were put through this process of castration, also retained hair.
Some suggest that a high fat diet increases DHT production and subsequently speeds up the male balding process. Another factor that should be considered is overweight men tend to have increased oestrogen levels hence there is an increased likelihood of hormonal issues leading to hair loss.
Smoking tends to age the body in particular the skin. It is a fact that as we get older our hair growth cycle speeds up resulting in a natural hair thinning of varying severity. As smoking is known to increase the skins aging process it is likely that the hair growth cycle will also increase in speed prematurely resulting in hair thinning. Diagnosis is the key to knowing how to deal with it most effectively.
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