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For many of us, our hair is our crowning glory. On the other hand, if your hair is fragile and weak, it can cause you endless grief. Weak, fragile hair is marked by its frizziness, dryness, brittle quality, and damaged appearance, and should not be taken lightly.
Each individual experience it differently
Just like dry skin, fragile hair presents itself differently in each individual. While some experience a mild dullness, others might suffer from full-blown breakage and hair loss.
Brittle hair could be caused by a variety of factors: From excessive heat styling to medical conditions such as malnutrition and Menkes syndrome.
Here are a couple more reasons:
The cortex of your hair contains structures that help determine the colour, texture, and strength of your hair. Repeated chemical treatments attack these structures and ruin the health of your hair.
Swimming, as well as overexposure to the sun, can dehydrate your locks and cause hair breakage.
Everyone’s hair is different, which is why a shampoo that works well for your peers may end up being detrimental to your hair. That’s why it is important to be cautious when picking shampoo.
Try washing your hair a few times a week, or applying hair oils and leave-in conditioners.
Birth control pills, menopause, and pregnancy can cause hormonal imbalances, which in turn, impacts your hair negatively (eg. dryness, brittleness).
Hereditary hair loss, for example, is a genetic condition that shortens the amount of time that hair remains in the growing stage.
In the early stages of this condition, your thyroid glands don’t produce sufficient thyroid hormones, resulting in dry and brittle hair.
It is completely normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day. After all, the average person owns between 90,000 to 150,000 hairs on their head. But if you start noticing that you’re losing more than the typical 100 hairs a day, it could signal a bigger issue.
Regardless of what type of hair you have, these are the signs of healthy hair
For most ladies, postpartum hair loss is a temporary condition. The good news is that in almost all cases, hair recovers, and returns to its usual growth patterns within 3 to 6 months. And by the time your newborn turns a year old, your hair will likely be as thick as it once was.
Hair loss occurs as new hair gradually grows in finer and thinner, resulting in lesser hair volume and, eventually, halted hair growth.
So if you find yourself experiencing hair loss due to the state of your hair, do not hesitate to seek treatment early.
A topical minoxidil treatment (two percent concentration) is a very effective treatment for hair loss in women — more effective, in fact, for women than for men.
In clinical studies, nearly 20 percent of women using topical minoxidil for eight months experienced moderate hair growth and 40 percent experienced mild regrowth. Keep in mind that continued use is required for long-term benefits — if you stop treatment, you may lose the hair growths you’ve gained.
Most of the time, hair health can be fixed from the inside by making simple lifestyle and dietary changes. However, there are instances when brittle, thin hair is a symptom of a larger medical problem.
Therefore it’s crucial that women struggling with brittle, thin hair get any accompanying bodily symptoms checked, as serious underlying health conditions could be contributing to the fragile condition of their hair. Additionally, if you are a woman who is getting more facial hair, you should see your doctor immediately to be checked for PCOS.
At the Artisan FUE hair clinic, we offer tailored solutions for every unique hair loss condition. Our treatments are FDA-approved, scientifically backed, and boast a track record of proven efficacy, safety, and longstanding results.
As a medically-backed hair loss solution in Singapore, Artisan Hair Regrowth treatment utilises an original hair growth serum designed by our team of Korean-trained doctors.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) utilises a specific type of laser in order to stimulate hair follicles, causing hair to grow back thicker and fuller.