Many women suffer from hair loss and thinning throughout their lifetime. A big factor that stems from hair loss is stress and, from drastically changing our day-to-day routine to dealing with self-quarantine, there have certainly been a lot of changes in our lives that could trigger that feeling. Luckily, the Kérastase Paris Genesis Collection includes products that help nourish and minimize hair loss and breakage by chanelling the benefits of powerful ingredients to create a so-called anti-fall effect that helps promote beautiful and healthy hair. We chatted with Chanel Laporte of Salon Guylaine Martel Artistes Coiffeures to gain more insight on the issue of female hair loss. —Vita Daily
Hi Chanel! When we think of hair loss, we mainly think of men. How does this condition affect women?
Hair loss can affect a vast percentage of women due to several factors. This condition can be seasonal, occasional, hormonal and sometimes recurring if not treated. Stress is usually a main factor that is most commonly detected. Life triggers that bring on tremendous stress and/or change will usually follow a hair loss period. Another common factor is after a pregnancy; the change in hormones usually results in a hair loss. Diet change can tremendously impact our bodies and therefor may be fallowed by a period of hair loss and/or breakage. A fair amount of exercising and frequent hair washing also play a part in hair loss and hair breakage. Urban dwellers may be more prone to hair loss and/or breakage due to a higher pollution rate. As a result, many women are affected by this condition.
What causes hair loss and thinning in women?
With the many factors that can cause hair loss, thinning and breakage what really is happening at the scalp is a build up of collagen production hardening around the follicle at the root of the hair, therefore blocking the possibility of new hair growth. Stem-cell production is also decreased and reducing the amount of nutrients reaching the lengths and ends. As a result the hair becomes weakened and sensitized, increasing the risk of breakage due to mechanical and external factors. Although a hair fall of 50 to 100 hairs is expected to fall naturally daily, when experiencing more than 100 daily that is usually a sign of an underlying cause that needs treatment.
How can the Kérastase Paris Genesis Collection help?
Genesis is an innovative line that perfectly replenishes the hair and scalp with its anti-fall complexe. The line is made up seven products well worth trying. There is a the Bain Hydra-Fortifiant with an anti-oil effect made for thin/oily hair. The Bain Nutri-Fortifiant positioned for thick/dry hair happens to be creamy but overall lightweight to help detangle dry ends. The Fondant Renforcateur is a lightweight fortifying conditioner that nourishes and strengthens hair. The intense rich and creamy leave in treatment called the Masque Reconstituant instantly replenishes the hair, leaving it feeling soft and shiny without weighing it down. When ready for styling the Défense Thermique is a light cream spray that controls frizz, protects against heat up to 220 degrees celsius, with its detangling capability it leaves hair feeling softer and stronger. When treating hair loss it is important to treat directly at the scalp and root area. That’s why Kerastase came out with the Anti Hair-Fall Fortifying Serum that is recommended as a daily use on scalp on either dry or wet hair. The lightweight formula has a soothing effect on scalp that can relieve itchiness and soften the collagen buildup around the follicles allowing for new hair growth and reinforcing all the roots, allowing the hair to grow stronger and reduce breakage. For an intense treatment, the Anti Hair-Fall Fortifying Treatment Ampoules are recommended for a cure of a total of 6 weeks, applied at the scalp using daily, again on dry or wet hair. This will help anchor your roots to reduce hair-fall and promote regrowth with its active ingredients. The 3 key ingredients to this whole line include ginger root known for its ability to protect the hair from breakage, along with edelweiss native cells, a flower known to resist extreme conditions, therefor capable in hydrating and shielding the hair. Aminexil is the ingredient to prevent hair loss and promote regrowth. Therfor it will reduce the collagen build up and stimulate blood circulation at the scalp, prompting regrowth.
Is there anything else (beyond product) we women can do?
There is not much a woman can do to prevent hair loss since it is usually an underlying cause of change in hormones or stress. As for repairing hair loss, thinning and breakage, the most important part in preventing it would be to start treating it as early as detected. As for prevention can be hard since it is affected by life triggers.