Just like how nails are made of a tough protective protein, hair is also a protein filament that grows from follicles found in the dermis, or skin. And according to wiki, Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals – until it falls down your shoulder, blocks the drain and never return again.
That is what you called hair loss, in a more scientific manner, Alopecia.
In world full of narcissists, hair loss is a living nightmare, a monster that could swallow up your courage to say Hi or even make an eye contact, or worse, leave the house without scarf, a cap or a wig.
Aside from the fact that I naturally have fine straight strands for locks, I’m living with mild-beta thalassemia – a blood disorder that makes me vulnerable to anemia which can lead to hair loss, add that to my current state of suffering from post-partum hair loss.
Did you know? A flu can cause temporary hair loss. The pores open up when we are hot and when we comb or tug our hair, follicles might fall off from the root.
Yes, one of the reasons of hair loss might be physical stress from flu or surgery that can shock the hair’s natural cycle.
Did you know? Too much Vitamin A can lead to hair loss.
Not just that, pregnancy, although some pregnant ladies have luxurious hair due to excessive estrogen in the body, giving birth is a physical stress which can lead to hair loss.
Minoxidil Regroe joined the world in celebrating the annual Alopecia Awareness Month with its Blue Party. It aimed at heightening awareness as well as helping understand what alopecia is all about and how to cope with this condition.
Did I mention that hair is made of protein? Hence, it only makes sense that lack of protein in your diet will shred your crowning glory!
This noteworthy event happened last September 21, 2017 at Dillinger’s 1903 Steak & Brew Greenbelt 3 in Makati City, gathered bloggers and media friends to help disseminate further information about alopecia.
The Blue Party event was Minoxidil Regroe’s way of supporting people who suffer from this condition. In addition, blue is the color of Alopecia Awareness which is celebrated every September. Guests present on the said affair voluntarily cut their hair as a symbolic gesture of showing support to people with alopecia.
Vigorous styling and hair treatments can also lead to hair fall so cut some slack and let your scalp relax and breath by staying away from chemical relaxers, treatments with high heat and tight braids, weaves and corn rows. You can also help fasten the recovery by massaging your hair with Regroe 5% twice a day after bath.
During the event, an alopecia advocate and survivor shared her journey about her experience in having this autoimmune condition and how she surpassed her condition despite the stigma attached to it. “Alopecia should not be ignored as it affects not only one’s outer appearance but also one’s inner being. People do not understand that it is not as simple as shedding of hair to one’s scalp or body but an autoimmune condition that resulted to hair loss,” said Au De Leon.
Apparently, Alopecia just like beta-thalassemia is a lifetime battle. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, causing the body’s immune system to attack the hair follicles, resulting in partial or complete hair loss on the scalp and other parts of the body. The most common types of alopecia areata are alopecia areata patchy or coin-like patches on the scalp or other areas of the body, alopecia totalis or total hair loss on the scalp, and alopecia universalis or complete loss of hair on the scalp, face and body.
Did you know? Aside from a disorder of eating hair which is called Rapunzel Syndrome or Trichophagia, there is also an impulse control disorder wherein the patient is compulsively pulling their hair out. It is called Trichotillomania and yes, constant tugging will eventually lead to hair loss.
In the website of National Alopecia Areata Foundation, (www.naaf.org), the foundation presented that 147 million people worldwide are affected by alopecia areata with a lifetime risk of 2.1 percent.
Dr. Vinson B. Pineda, a renowned Filipino dermatologist, who brought Minoxidil Regroe in the Philippines was present in the said event. He shed light about alopecia and how Minoxidil Regroe can help people with alopecia in managing their condition. According to Dr. Pineda, Minoxidil Regroe is the first treatment for hair loss and other cases of alopecia that has done wonders for both men and women in addressing their hair loss concerns. “Minoxidil Regroe is scientifically proven safe and effective to grow hair,” explained Dr. Pineda. “Consistent use of Minoxidil Regroe allows hair to grow back longer, regaining their lost confidence and self-esteem,” added Dr. Pineda.
As part of Minoxidil Regroe’s efforts to educate the public about hair loss, the brand has continuously provided and conducted free hair and scalp consultation to its consumers with the support of its trade partners nationwide. This is Minoxidil Regroe’s way of raising awareness about the importance of attaining healthy hair and preventing cases of progressive hair loss that diminish one’s confidence and self-esteem.
I do not wish to be a damsel in distress who throws down her hair as an improvised ladder. I want to be a figurative ladder (or any equipment for that matter) that will elevate or spread awareness and fight against Alopecia with Minoxidil Regroe, in the hopes of making bullies stop shaming, but instead start to understand people suffering from Alopecia because like I’ve mentioned above, it affects the social status and confidence of a person.
Fight ignorance against Alopecia and start regroe-ing your hair!
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P.S. – Not recommended for pregnant and lactating moms.