Why am I losing my hair?

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Hair Shedding vs Hair Breakage
Advice From Simone Thomas Trichologist in Bournemouth

Hair loss is a problem that affects many of us, with the number of people seeking help with thinning hair increasing year on year.  In fact, according to NHS data, up to 8 million women in the UK experience hair loss or some type of alopecia, with more than 50% of women experiencing the problem post-menopause.   Meanwhile, 85% of men can expect to be affected by hair loss as they age.

At our Bournemouth hair loss clinic we understand only too well the psychological strain hair loss can place on an individual.  Understanding the cause can be the first step towards finding a solution.  In this article we look at the differences between hair breakage and hair shedding or loss, and suggest some solutions for both.

To get a complete picture of the reasons for your hair loss we recommend booking a consultation at our Bournemouth clinic.  Call us on 01202 760003 to book, or complete the form at the bottom of this page and we will get in touch.

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Why is my hair breaking?

Hair breakage occurs when a strand’s structure and layers deteriorates, causing weak spots along the hair shaft where the strand fractures. It's natural to experience some hair breakage due to daily wear and tear.  Split ends and broken strands can be caused by something as simple as touching, sleeping, brushing and heat styling your hair. Environmental factors such as UV rays from the sun, windy weather and the type of water in your area can also be contributors to the problem.  Similarly, central heating can dry your hair out cause frizz and unsightly split ends.

More serious damage and hair breakage can occur due to chemical processing or regular colouring without the use of protectants.  If your hair is breaking it may seem like it is falling out completely, but in fact what it needs is a bit of TLC to restore its condition.

Tips to repair damaged hair that is breaking

We recommend the following steps to protect your hair's health:

  • Avoid split ends and ensure smooth healthy looking hair by booking regular trims.
  • Wash your hair less and condition it more!  Aim to wash only two to three times a week to allow the natural oils in your hair to condition it.  When you do wash, be sure to use a gentle shampoo which is suitable for your hair type.  We have a wide range of vegan shampoos from Davines available in our Bournemouth salon and online shop.
  • Use a nourishing leave-in conditioning treatment such as Davines Keratin Sealer.   Alternatively, reinforce your hair's structure with this Vegetarian Miracle Mask.  Both these products form part of the Davines Naturaltech haircare regimen, which is ideal if your hair is chemically damaged.
  • When washing your hair, pay special attention to your scalp.  Even if you don't have dandruff, try cleansing it regularly with a purifying gel to give your hair the best environment from which to form strong and healthy strands.
  • Finish your shower with a cool rinse, which will seal the cuticles and leave your hair looking shiny.
  • Be gentle when you brush and comb, and never comb your hair wet.  It's best to detangle your hair before you wash it.
  • Air dry if possible, but if you want to heat style, make sure you use a protector product on your hair.  Ask your stylist for advice.
  • This is an important one!  Never use hot styling tools on hair that's not completely dry!  This can cause any water inside the strand to boil and rupture it.  
  • Stay away from tight pony tails and hair styles which pull at your strands.

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Why is my hair falling out?

Hair fall is a part of regular life and it's normal to shed up to 100 strands of hair a day.  If you are experiencing more hair loss than this, book an appointment at our Dorset trichology clinic and we can help you understand what is happening to your hair.

There can be many reasons why your hair is falling out, most common of which is genetics.  Male or female pattern baldness is often an inherited tendency.  Other factors include:

  • Aging.   As we get older, the scalp becomes drier and tighter, affecting blood circulation and the growth of your hair follicles.
  • Medical conditions, including anaemia, hyperthyroidism and diabetes.
  • Stress hair loss.  Increasingly common in today's world.
  • Poor diet and nutritional deficiencies.
  • Pregnancy, menopause and hormonal changes, including birth control pills.
  • Hair loss conditions such as alopecia, telogen effluvium, trichotillomania and more.

The most suitable type of treatment for your hair loss will depend on the underlying cause.  Book an appointment with our expert trichologists and we can assess your medical history and the nature of your hair loss, carrying out blood tests where necessary. 

Whatever the cause, if your hair is thinning, we recommend caring for it gently, using the steps outlined above.  Our hair loss clinic website also provides a wealth of information about different types of hair loss and the treatments we offer. 

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