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Why Does Sebum Increase or Decrease in Hair?

While the sebum present in the hair increases at some times, it starts to decrease at some times. So, what is sebum and what are the factors affecting sebum production? Let's examine together.


What Are The Factors Affecting Sebum?

Sebum production is controlled by the androgen hormones present in the body. The production of androgen and testosterone hormones also differs in some periods. For example; Since the sebaceous glands of adolescents grow in adolescence, hormones start to work more actively, and thus an increase in sebum production is experienced. A cause of acne and acne problems occurring in people in adolescence may also be sebum. When the sebum production is analyzed by age groups, it is seen that the sebaceous glands become active before people are born. With birth, sebum production begins and is produced intensively for six months. There is a certain decrease in sebum production from the sixth month to the adolescence compared to the first six months. During adolescence, there may be an increase of 500% until adulthood. With the transition to adulthood and the advancement of age, sebum production decreases in the body. Apart from hormonal status and age, there are other diseases and drugs used that affect sebum production. There may be impressive factors in situations such as prolonged stress, hunger, nervous mood. For the same reasons, a person may encounter problems such as hair loss and dandruff in the hair. Therefore, when there is an imbalance in sebum production, all these causes should be examined and a path should be followed accordingly.