There are rituals you may do every day that can contribute to hair loss and hair thinning. It’s important to know the difference to appropriately treat your condition. To do that, you should understand your hair at its most basic level.
What is hair made up of?
Each strand of your hair is made up of three layers. Inside is the medulla, surrounded by the cortex, which is surrounded by the cuticle. The cuticle is what protects the core medulla of the shaft of hair. The more you perm, dry or dye your hair, the more damaged the cuticle can become, leaving the medulla susceptible to permanent damage.
Normal Hair Growth
Hair health is also influenced by its roots. Hair grows out of a follicle on your scalp. The healthier your scalp, the healthier your hair. That’s why it’s important to nourish your hair with a healthy diet, strengthening products, and sometimes even hair supplements. Hair normally grows about 1/4 inch every month and has a life cycle of aboutsix years.
Hair can begin to thin out if it becomes seriously damaged by:
- Bleaching and excessive coloring
- Perming or chemically straightening
- Excessive brushing
- Daily blow drying or use of a straightening iron
Hair thinning can also be caused by stress or other external factors. The Keranique Follicle Boosting Serum is formulated for women experiencing this kind of thinning, as it supports scalp health and nourishes each strand of hair.
As we age, hair follicles can stop producing hair, leading to more severe hair loss. Female pattern hair loss is genetic, called androgenetic alopecia. Keranique’s Hair Regrowth System is formulated specifically for this level of hair loss. The system improves the health of your hair from all aspects, from shampoo, to conditioner, to the hair regrowth treatment with Minoxidil Easy Precision Sprayer. This product contains the only FDA approved ingredient to regrow hair.