Hair Fall Woes - Why It Happens and How to Manage It

Seeing more than the usual fallen strands in the drain? There’s a chance you might have hair fall. But don’t press that panic button just yet! We’re here to help you learn more about hair fall and how you can protect your strands. 
Disclaimer - This article is meant only as a guide to better understand general hair fall. For a personalized recommendation, you may consult our hair experts for free. Learn the different causes of hair thinning here.
Hair Fall
What is hair fall?
Hair fall is the general term for excessive seasonal shedding and strand breakage that isn’t severe or permanent. With hair fall, the roots where your strands grow are still considered healthy but are just falling or breaking beyond what is considered part of the hair growth cycle.
Hair Growth Cycle 
Hair Growth Cycle
The hair growth cycle consists of three phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen. Anagen, the growth phase, lasts between 3 and 10 years. Catagen is a transitional phase that lasts 2 to 3 weeks and the Telogen, the resting phase, lasts 3 to 4 months during which hairs are shed from the scalp.
Why does hair fall happen?
You should know that falling hair is normal and you can shed about 50-100 strands every day. But if you’ve observed more falling hair than usual, you can check a few things in your lifestyle, like changes in hormones, your genetics, the current weather (some people notice they shed more during the summer months), stress level, and unhealthy hair habits.
Hair Fall vs Hair Breakage 
Hair Fall vs Hair Breakage
To get a better assessment, it’s good to do a quick check on whether you’re experiencing hair fall or breakage. 
Strand breakage occurs from your mid-lengths where the hair strand has snapped due to an external aggressor like brushing or pulling or past chemical treatments. Plus, a poor diet can also cause hair strands to weaken. Generally, it’s considered hair breakage if the strand is significantly shorter than your hair length. 
Hair fall on the other hand may include a bulb at the top of the strand. You can also tell if it’s hair fall if the strand is as long as your general hair length.
Falling hair
What do I do about my falling hair?
The recommended route to treat hair fall is to stimulate the scalp and fortify the strands to make them resilient against breakage. 
Try Davines Energizing Goodbye Hair Fall Set, P2,650, a plant-based combination of sulfate-free shampoo and a gel serum formulated with natural ingredients like caffeine phytoceuticals. This stimulates the scalp and provides strength to fragile hair prone to falling out. 
HairMNL Davines Energizing Goodbye Hairfall Set
For additional strand protection for the scalp, try Kérastase Genesis Anti-Hair Fall Ritual, P7,500, a complete hair fall routine. A special formulation with Aminexil, Edelweiss Native Cells, and Ginger Root, this ritual helps to re-anchor hair follicles more solidly into the scalp while building the optimal environment for future growth.
HairMNL Kérastase Genesis Dual Anti Hair-Fall Ritual (Thin Hair)
What do I do about my strand breakage?
If you’re experiencing hair breakage from the mid-length of your strand, Try Davines MELU Hair Strengthening Care Therapy Set, P2,900. It’s an anti-breakage set with elasticizing action which reinforces the strand for stronger hair. Formulated with abundant amino acids in keratin, it nourishes and repairs hair to prevent breakage. 
HairMNL Davines MELU Hair Strengthening Care Therapy Set
Image Source: Davines Philippines
Strengthen your hair and give yourself some peace of mind with pro hair care that fights against hair fall! If you have more questions about falling hair, you can consult us for free so you can get a personalized recommendation. View our entire collection for hair fall here.
 Experiencing thinning hair but don’t think hair fall is your concern? Learn the different types of hair thinning here.

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