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I was reading this article and have some questions. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCUQFjABahUKEwjLhYnEuP3GAhUUGZIKHR3MBMI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpmc%2Farticles%2FPMC3999645%2F&ei=2UG3VYu1A5SyyASdmJOQDA&usg=AFQjCNEEwK-KooQHo7lNlMn2tqMr7EC6_w&sig2=NSs1HlaA7pzNl3ofOCTkjQ&bvm=bv.98717601,d.aWw

Here it says that most of your follicles should have 2-4 hairs.  My husband looked at twenty of my hairs and of those 20, 3 had just one hair. Does that mean I have AGA??  Don't some hair follicles have to just have one because of shedding??  Also, on both myself and my husband, we have some follicles that are empty: but you can see the follicle has color like a hair or hairs will be coming up.  Is all of this normal, or not?? And finally, where can I find a reputable place that does trichosopy???  I fear that places like Hair Club will not be sincere, since they want to sell products.

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The article refers to a "follicular unit" having 2-4 hairs. A follicular unit is not the same as a follicle. A follicular unit is a small cluster in  approximately 1 mm in area, that contains several terminal and several vellus follicles along with other follicle components. Each little grouping (follicular unit) is surrounded by a loose network of collagen separating it from the next adjacent follicular unit. The empty follicle you are seeing with color in it may be the new hair emerging. Did you try doing a web search for trichologist or trichology services in your area? You may email me at vz1@verizon .net if you have any more questions.
Sincerely, Melanie vonzabuesnig

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Female hair loss is my main focus. Women today are very susceptible to several types of hair loss including telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, and androgenetic alopecia. I can answer questions about the causes and types of female hair loss. I can share information about natural holistic remedies to improve female hair loss conditions.

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My interest in female hair loss sprung from my own experience with extensive hair loss. Determined to grow my hair back, I diligently studied every piece of information I could find on the biology of hair growth. After successfully re-growing my hair with safe and effective natural products, I felt compelled to learn more and to share this information with other women. I am experienced in blending custom hair loss formulas. I am also experienced in writing about female hair loss issues.

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My hair loss information has been included in The Truth about Womens Hair Loss by Spencer Kobren, Naturally Healthy Skin by Stephanie Tourles, Alternative Healing by Bill Gottleib and Natural Health Magazine. I am the author of several books on hair loss.

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I am a certified aromatherapist specializing in formulas for scalp and hair conditions.

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