Hair loss is an important topic that many people feel they cannot talk about with their stylist.
In the past, the stigma was so negative that clients did not get the support they needed in salons. In the industry, it seems to be getting easier and stylists have much more information available to them to educate their clients.
We see more clients having to deal with hair loss earlier in their lives than in the past.
Old age used to be to blame, but these days the environment, diet and health factors are becoming causes of hair loss.
Reported in Modern Salon Magazine, Zenagen Hair Care President Jared Reynolds says that androgenic alopecia (male- and female-pattern baldness) is the number one cause of hair loss. Androgenic alopecia is caused by a sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone. This denies oxygen and nutrients from getting to the follicle cells, preventing healthy hair growth.
Modern Salon goes on to say that hair loss causes also include autoimmune disorders, rapid weight loss, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, post-partum hormone changes, and medications.
In the past, it was said that once a person’s hair fell out, it was gone for good.
Technology these days is proving that is not necessarily the case. Hair loss can be slowed or masked by different products on the market.
Because everyone is different, not everyone can benefit from the same treatment.
Some women who have experienced postpartum hair loss may benefit from an extension application to get through the resting phase of hair growth.
For those with thin spots that cannot be taken care of with extensions, a product like XFusion’s Keratin Hair Fibers can mask the thin spot. According to XFusion’s website, using static energy, the fibers “intertwine undetectable with existing hair, making it look instantly thick and full.”
One key to growing and keeping healthy hair is having a healthy scalp.
Keune, Julia Grace’s color line, has a set of products specifically designed to create a healthy environment for hair growth. Their Fortify Shampoo increases the blood circulation in the scalp and uses caffeine to prolong the growth cycle. The Fortify Lotion stimulates hair growth and increases the number of hairs in the growth phase.
Tests have shown to increase hair growth by 25% in four days.
Getting healthy, full hair may be as simple as changing your diet and adding nutrients like protein, iron and zinc or taking a Biotin supplement.
If that hasn’t worked for you, it may be time to talk to your stylist about other solutions.