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Hair loss: Causes and treatments

Published on September 1, 2023 at 18:39

Written in collaboration with Ducray

First things first. Hair loss is basically a perfectly normal process since a person can lose more or less 100 hair strands a day. It becomes a problem as soon as the loss becomes more significant. Generally speaking, there are two leading causes of problematic hair loss: reactive hair loss and chronic hair loss. 

Reactive hair loss

This type of hair loss is generally occasional and corresponds to the most frequent form of diffuse hair loss. It is characterized by an increase in hair loss three to four months after a given trigger, hence the name "reactional hair loss."

Reactive hair loss can be triggered by a number of factors, such as:

  • Stress
  • An emotional shock
  • Medical treatment
  • Fatigue
  • An unbalanced diet
  • A diet
  • Seasonal changes
  • The post-partum period

These factors can disrupt the hair's normal life cycle, resulting in precipitous, diffuse and simultaneous hair loss of up to 300 hairs a day. Normally, the situation returns to normal within less than six months.

Chronic hair loss

Unlike reactional hair loss, chronic hair loss in men is often hereditary, and hormonal in women. It is characterized by episodes of hair loss, tending towards hair shortening, reduced hair density and the appearance of short, fine hair. 

In men, chronic hair loss affects 70 to 80% of individuals, mainly between the ages of 30 and 40. The most common form of alopecia is baldness, i.e. marked hair loss on the forehead, temples and top of the head.

In women, it affects between 29% and 42% of individuals and tends to occur between the ages of 20 and 40. Alopecia is progressive and affects the temples in particular, causing a reduction in hair volume. 

These chronic episodes often last longer than six months.

Solutions for hair loss

Solution Ducray - Solutions for hair loss

Fortunately, there are solutions to counter hair loss, such as Ducray hair care products. Their line of hair-loss products’ efficacy and tolerance have been dermatologically tested.

Creastim Reactiv Lotion - Occasional loss of hair density

Ducray - Creastim Reactiv Lotion - Occasional loss of hair density

Creastim Reactiv Lotion is used for occasional hair loss. It is recommended for hair loss related to pregnancy or a major stress factor, for example. In particular, it helps:

  • Slow down density loss
  • Strengthen hair
  • Stimulate hair growth
  • Contribute to hair health and beauty

This lotion is applied to the scalp three times a week, for a period of two months. It is suitable for pregnant women (from the 2nd trimester), nursing mothers and people undergoing cancer treatment.

Neoptide Expert Serum - Chronic loss of hair density

Ducray - Neoptide Expert Serum - Chronic loss of hair density

Neoptide Expert Serum is ideal for chronic hair loss. It can be used on its own or as a complement to medication or hair transplants. Among other things, it helps to:

  • Slow down the loss of density
  • Thicken hair
  • Give hair more volume
  • Anchor hair more firmly in the scalp
  • Normalize the hair’s growth cycle
  • Strengthen hair

Apply eight sprays to the scalp, wet or dry, once a day, massaging lightly into the head. 

Anaphase+ Pro-density Shampoo

Ducray - Anaphase + Anaphase+ Pro-density Shampoo

Anaphase+ Pro-density Shampoo is used for both types of hair loss, reactional and chronic. It is a complementary treatment that boosts the effects of nutritional aids and fortifies devitalized hair.

This product can be used at any frequency.

Anaphase+ Strengthening Conditioner - All types of hair loss

Ducray - Anaphase+ Strengthening Conditioner - All types of hair loss

Anaphase+ Strengthening Conditioner is also designed for reactionary and chronic hair loss. It detangles hair without weighing it down and complements Anaphase+ Pro-density Shampoo. What's more, it's perfect for dull hair: the product fortifies your hair and adds volume.

Anacaps Concentré - Food supplement - All types of hair loss

Ducray - Anacaps Concentré - Food supplement - All types of hair loss

Also suitable for the two types of hair loss mentioned above, Anacaps Concentré is a dietary supplement that nourishes and strengthens both hair and nails. It restores strength and volume to hair, while increasing the strength and rigidity of nails.

This product is taken in capsule form, two a day, in the morning.

In the event of sudden or progressive hair loss, don't hesitate to consult a health professional who will be able to give you the best advice.  

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