Managing hair loss on a daily basis

For both men and women, hair loss can cause real distress and alter one’s quality of life. Living with hair loss is a learning experience. Adopt good habits to overcome this hair problem.

Challenge misconceptions about hair loss

Hair loss is a common reason for consulting a dermatologist. Although some consider it to be a benign condition, hair loss can cause psychological stress for patients and can have a real impact on quality of life. Patients confront any number of hair loss clichés on a daily basis. Let’s take this opportunity to learn about these misconceptions, separate fact from fiction and discover good habits to adopt in case of hair loss.

Alopecia can occur at any age. 

TRUE - It is not uncommon to see baldness appear early in some cases, in patients as young as 20. This indicates that genetics are a major contributing factor. 

Hair loss is irreversible. 

FALSE - Not all hair loss is alike. Occasional, reactional hair loss, for example, is easier to treat than chronic, hormonal hair loss or androgenetic alopecia. 

Hair loss affects only men. 

FALSE - Both men and women experience hair loss. Their outcomes do vary however: hair loss is often localized in men, and more diffuse in women.

Hair loss can be prevented with anti-hair loss foods.

TRUE - An insufficient intake of vitamins and minerals, especially in the case of an imbalanced or restrictive diet, can lead to hair loss. To prevent hair loss, consume anti-hair loss foods, rich in B vitamins (B2, B3, B5, B6, B8 and B9): these play an essential physiological role in cell metabolism and thus the formation of hair. On the menu: walnuts, hazelnuts, bananas, grains, or seafood. 

Good habits to adopt in case of hair loss

While a rich supply of vitamins provides the hair shaft with all the ingredients it needs to grow properly, other steps can be taken to help you better live with hair loss.  
If you suffer from occasional or chronic hair loss, then you need to adapt your hair care routine. Your hair requires a careful approach that uses gentle products. A gentle shampoo and detangling product are essential. Stimulate blood circulation in the scalp with a quick massage in the shower in the morning or before bed. Make it a natural part of your routine. Also, make it a habit to cover your sometimes-bare head to protect yourself from the sun and other environmental aggressions, such as pollution. 
In addition to misconceptions about hair loss, one should also learn about which habits to avoid in order to better live with alopecia. Avoid overly tight hairstyles which can make the problem worse by pulling on the hair. Due to excessive braiding, 11% of black women are affected by hair loss, compared to 5% of Caucasian women, according to the American monthly Journal of Dermatology. Wearing your hair down and free to move around is the ideal style in case of alopecia.

Simply waiting for hair loss to stop on its own is also a bad idea. Consulting a dermatologist as soon as possible will help prevent hair loss more successfully. Treating hair loss remains a challenge for patients as well as for health professionals.

Our care routines

My anti-occasional female hair loss routine (less than 6 months)

Action against occasional hair loss (caused by stress, fatigue, post-pregnancy, changing seasons, etc.)

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My anti-chronic female hair loss routine (over 6 months)

Action against chronic hair loss

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My male anti-hair loss routine

Action against chronic hair loss (> 6 months)

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