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Falling, Losing, or Thinning Hair - What really is the difference?

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If you’re here, it’s probably because you’ve been in search of solutions to your hair fall problems but can’t pin down what’s causing it. Here’s a quick guide through hair thinning concerns and some ways you can treat it.


What is Hairfall?

In general, hair fall is simply a natural occurrence. Every day we shed about  50 to 100 strands, and this shedding is part of a hair growth cycle spanning years. Still, the sense of panic seeing clumps of hair around the drain is understandable. But rest assured that this is normal, even necessary for the proper and healthy growth of our new hair. So what could be causing it?
        • Hormonal changes (puberty, pregnancy, menopause)
        • Side effects of medication
        • Stress
        • Changes in weather also known as seasonal hair fall
        • Excessive styling and harsh hair care products
    Hairfall Treatment
    Since the hair cycle is inevitable, consider solutions geared toward scalp care. Hair is most elastic after a shower making it prone to breakage and hair fall, so choosing products that are mild enough for the scalp but also energizes it for regrowth is key. Increasing blood circulation along the scalp can help hasten regrowth so try the Davines Naturaltech Goodbye Hairfall Set. It has an energizing shampoo specifically formulated for fragile, and thinning hair which has caffeine that stimulates cellular metabolism. Prevent seasonal hair loss with Davines Naturaltech Energizing Gel, as it contains anti-oxidants to strengthen and invigorate the scalp.

    Hair Loss

    What is Hair Loss?
    Hair loss, unlike hair fall, is a bit more tricky. Hair loss is a gradual thinning and loosening of hair bulb in patches. Hair loss typically refers to excessive hair fall and is mostly described as visible baldness in certain areas of the scalp. Male and female pattern baldness, also known as Androgenetic alopecia, is understood to be hereditary.  It sounds terrifying we know, but science has come along way in resolving this. As with all our articles, we encourage you to consult with your doctor before electing any course of action. So what could be causing it?
        • Genetics
        • Age
        • Hormones
        • Underlying Illness
        • Side Effects of Medication
        • Physical and emotional shock and severe stress
      Hair Loss Treatments
      Finding the right treatment takes time. It could take a short as 90 days to see the effects and more than that to experience improvements. For Hair loss consider Kérastase's Specifique Cure Line, clinically proven to reduce the rate of hair loss. Its active ingredient Arginine provides nutrition to the hair bulb (the base of the hair follicle) to reduce the rate of hair loss.
      In the interim consider nutrient-rich hair care products like NIOXIN. The most awarded brand for thinning hair in the USA, it has the support of the Institute of Trichologists, the foremost professional association for the science and study of hair in the world. NIOXIN offers various systems that target specific hair loss concerns and is best for those who want thicker, fuller-looking hair after 4 weeks of proper, daily use.
      If it’s due to hormonal changes, try Davines' Energizing Superactive, a professional product formulated to address hormone-related hair fall, such as androgenetic alopecia or male hair loss and sebum hyper-production.

      Hair Density

      Hair density refers to the total number of individual strands packed together on the scalp. On average we have about 2200 strands of hair per square inch. There are three types of densities, thin (low), medium dense and dense.  To determine this, get a mirror and look at your scalp through your hair. If you can see your scalp clearly or partially, it means you have low or medium density respectively.
      So what could be causing it?
          • Heat styling
          • Unhealthy scalp microbial ecology
          • Strand breakage
          • Dry scalp or excessive scalp sebum (oily scalp)
          • Genetics
        Hair Density Treatments
        Ultimately, to increase density you would need to encourage a healthier scalp environment for your hair, and the help of a clinically-tested hair grower. We suggest Kérastase's Densifique Cure Femme (for women) and Kérastase's Densifique Cure Homme (for men) to improve hair density and thickness using Stemoxidine with 2/3 of users feeling their hair become thicker (based on self-evaluation by 122 users over a period of 30 days).
        Similarly, you can also try L'Oréal Professionnel's Serioxyl Denser Serum. Serioxyl improves hair density and thickness using Stemoxydine patented technology aimed to re-densify and stimulates hair bulb activity that protects against oxidative stress on the scalp.

         

         

        Hair Thickness

        When volume is concerned, strand thickness what we look at. No matter how high you pile up your hair, if your stands are thin, they will be wispy. Unlike density which measure how many strands you have on your head, thickness only refers to the diameter of each individual strand. Fine hair, therefore, is how small the diameter of each strand has become, and it’s not always influenced by genetics. So what could be causing it?
            • Chemical and color damage
            • Lack of moisture
            • Brittle and prone to breakage
            • Pulling caused by over styling and hair extensions
          Thickness Treatment
          For visibly thicker looking hair we suggest L'Oréal Professionnel Serioxyl Thicker Hair Serum with Intra-Cyclane that thickens every hair strand to provide a visually fuller effect.

          But if you want thickness at the roots, consider NIOXIN Diaboost that contains HTX Complex, a fusion of Niacinamide, Panthenol and Caffeine - all ingredients with notable benefits in skin care - to deliver fuller and thicker hair.
          Similarly, Davines Energizing Thickening Tonic and Energizing Shampoo combined can also increase the diameter and thickness of the hair fiber over time. Plus it leaves the hair shiny and full-bodied without weighed down. The best part about the Davines Energizing line is that it's paraben-free, which makes it safe for pregnant and lactacting women.
          We know that finding the right hairfall solution is tough, that’s why we’ve created a collection just for you. Browse through it to learn more about the many ways you can address it. 
          Browse our full Thinning Hair Collection here.
          You can also message us for expert advice and hopefully, together we can find the right products to help you. 
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