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How to reduce hair shedding

Haircare
Joanna Melville | 05.04.2022

Hair shedding is a normal process of renewal and every day we lose 50-100 hairs from our head. As new hair grows through the follicle, old hair eventually falls out as part of the ‘exogen’ phase of hair growth. However, when this process is imbalanced, with less hair growing than falling out, it can make the hair feel thin, flat and lacklustre.

Shedding, also known as ‘telogen effluvium’, is considered different from hair loss in the sense that the root cause of ‘hair loss’ is something that is preventing the hair from growing versus the imbalance in the hair’s natural process. This can be most noticeable on our head but can also be evident on other areas such as eyebrows, eyelashes, arm hair etc.

Whilst it’s recognised as a more familiar concern for men, studies suggest that women account for 40% of all hair loss sufferers (in the US) and can be particularly impacted by hormonal changes around pregnancy and menopause.  

WHAT CAUSES HAIR SHEDDING?

Increased hair shedding can be caused by a number of things. Stress or trauma, genetics, hormonal changes and fluctuations, weight loss, ageing and medical conditions can all be expressed through our hair. This means shedding can also fluctuate and can resolve itself on its own or when the cause has been treated. 

TREATMENTS WE RECOMMEND FOR HAIR SHEDDING

If you’re noticing more hair shedding than usual, try these hair heroes from The INKEY List range…

1. CAFFEINE STIMULATING SCALP TREATMENT

Designed to target hair loss and shedding, our overnight scalp treatment uses caffeine powder and an ingredient called Redensyl™ to help reduce hair loss by stimulating the scalp and hair follicles, therefore encouraging hair growth and helping to improve hair thickness. Consistent use every night over a 3 month period produces best results

2. GLYCOLIC ACID EXFOLIATING SCALP SCRUB

Healthy hair starts at the scalp so keeping the head free from excess oil and product build up to promote overall hair health and normal hair growth. This treatment helps to boost healthy hair growth & plump roots from the first use. In a unique formulation, The Glycolic Acid Scrub also helps to protect and balance the scalp’s microbiome and keep the hair follicles clean. 

3. PEPTIDE VOLUMIZING HAIR TREATMENT

When hair sheds it can feel thin and lacklustre, whatever your hair type. Using Peptides, the chains of amino acids that support proteins naturally found in hair, our unique formula increases thickness and volume. 


OTHER WAYS TO REDUCE SHEDDING

  • Brush with care and when the hair is dry to ensure less stress is put on your strands (use a wide tooth comb when wet to prevent hair breakage) 
  • Diet - protein and iron are key areas to focus if you notice your hair shedding as a lack 
  • If your hair shedding is sudden or severe, we would recommend checking with a doctor or dermatologist to explore any underlying concerns that may be the root cause. 

For more information or advice, contact us at askINKEY

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