Healthy hair is full of volume, lustre and bounce. But when hair loss comes into play, it can take the shine away from your crowning glory.
Let’s be clear: it’s perfectly normal to shed about 50 to 100 strands a day. Still, if you find yourself clutching large clumps of hair each time you brush, wash or style your hair … uh-oh. That receding hairline or peekaboo scalp is a sign that it’s time to take action.
To reduce or prevent hair loss, you need to take your haircare routine to the next level. Don’t worry - with the right care and attention, you can bring the oomph back to your hair! Our easy-to-follow haircare routine will set you up for gorgeous, thicker hair in no time.
To stop shedding too much hair, you first need to switch out your regular shampoos for hair fall control products. Designed to nourish your hair and scalp, hair fall shampoos and treatments are enriched with ingredients that can boost hair growth and cut down on hair fall.
For example, the Diane Extra Hair Fall Control series works holistically to fortify your hair from root to tip and can reduce hair loss by up to 96% in 4 weeks! The range has got all the nutrients to nurture your locks back to health - argan oil to retain moisture, keratin to prevent breakage, and a botanical serum to restore nutrients to each strand. Plus, it comes with that magic ingredient - anti-inflammatory wasabi flavone – to generate hair growth.
To keep your tresses in top condition, massage the shampoo onto your scalp, but skip the ends to avoid drying them out. Then, apply the treatment to the ends but not on the scalp to prevent clogging.
One of the simplest ways to prevent hair loss and hair damage is to ditch the hair dryer. Instead, after washing your hair, pat it dry with a towel to prevent frizz. We recommend using a microfiber towel as it’s gentler on hair. Otherwise, air dry your hair if you have time to spare. Don’t forget to gently squeeze excess water with a towel before air drying.
Can’t do without your hairdryer? Then switch to low or no heat setting and apply a heat protectant too. Oh, and another reminder: don’t ever go to bed with wet hair as that’s a breeding ground for bacteria.
Once your hair is dry, apply a hair loss scalp essence onto your scalp. It delivers that healthy dose of goodness to strengthen your hair and scalp and stimulate hair growth.
Gently massage the essence onto your scalp and let it work its wonders without rinsing off. Look out for an essence that comes with nourishing ingredients that can penetrate deeply into your hair roots.
Did you know that scalp massage can increase hair thickness and growth? Studies have shown that a daily scalp massage can promote blood flow to the scalp and stimulate hair follicles. The result: thicker, fuller hair!
Ready to try? Using your fingertips, apply a light-to-medium pressure on your scalp, moving in small circular motion. Do this for 5 minutes each day.
Who knew that you can lose hair while you sleep! Yup, the friction between your hair and that cotton pillowcase can cause hair breakage. To protect your hair while you catch up on your Zs, invest in a silk pillowcase. Not only does it feel more luxurious, but the smoother material reduces friction, keeps your hair intact and minimises frizz. For extra protection, you can also use a hair wrap to keep your hair from rubbing against the pillowcase.
Another tip: brush your hair gently to remove tangles before you tuck yourself into bed. You can also apply a leave-in treatment overnight to keep your hair moisturised and prevent hair breakage.
Whenever you style your hair, the key is to be gentle. Tight hairstyles such as a high ponytail can tug on your strands and cause breakage.
Instead, go for gentler styles such as a loose braid or a messy ponytail, Oh, and use a hair scrunchie instead of a tight band. Better yet, let your hair down for a natural look.
Minimise heat styling to shield your strands from damage. But if you absolutely have to use heat tools such as your hair dryer, hair straightener or curling iron, safeguard your locks with a heat protectant.
Getting a regular trim is important to keep split ends at bay. Split ends have a domino effect: when hair strands split, they weaken, break off and damage the hair follicle – resulting in hair loss.
So do yourself a favour to maintain healthy, luscious hair – book your appointment with your hairdresser every 8 to 12 weeks!
By changing up your haircare routine, you can reduce or prevent hair loss. Using the right hair fall shampoo and treatment, protecting your hair from heat damage, getting regular trims, and more will send you on the way to a thicker and fuller mane. All it takes is a little TLC to get the luscious locks you deserve!