Sebamed Explains Why You’re Losing Hair

Hair loss is a common issue that both men and women can suffer from. But before you turn to expensive and extreme measures, there might be a simpler solution for you. “Although numerous factors can influence hair loss, ensuring that your scalp and hair are healthy is possibly the best solution,” says Bevan Heath Sales & Marketing Manager “There are between 100 000 and 150 000 hairs on a healthy scalp, and it’s normal to lose about 100 hairs per day. Only when you start to lose more is it classified as hair loss, and in extreme cases, it can lead to baldness and hair thinning.”

Heath continues to explain that the most common form of hair loss is known as androgenic alopecia. This is when blood flow to the hair roots are diminished, which is normally due to the male hormone androgen, and when the oxygen and nutrient supply is reduced new hair formation is inhibited.

Even though hair loss can be a gene passed down from your family or a result of ageing, not all types of hair loss are permanent.

Sometimes hair loss can be due to something as simple as over-styling your hair (gel, colouring, blow drying or straightening), too much sun exposure, or even the way you wash your hair (too often, not rinsing properly or the products used).

According to Heath, “one option is to make peace with it and embrace the Bruce Willis look; another is to review your lifestyle. If your hair loss is not genetic, you should have a full head of hair in about six months, by implementing a couple of lifestyle changes.”

Ensure that your diet is balanced and that you consume plenty of protein, zinc, iron and biotin. Try to eliminate (or at least limit) stress – exercise more often or consider therapy. Examine the hair products you’re using and how you’re using them.

“As skincare experts, we’ve extended our research to hair and developed Sebamed Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo. It is soap-free and perfectly balanced with a pH of 5.5, to improve the oxygen and nutrient supply to hair follicles, and reduce androgenic alopecia and dandruff. Only when your scalp and hair are balanced perfectly, will you be able to enjoy strong and silky hair that stays put,” concludes Heath.

“Science for healthy skin” is Sebamed’s corporate philosophy. The company was established in 1967 as Sebamat-Chemie GmbH by Dr Heinz Maurer, a pioneer of the first soap-free cleansing bar. Today this family run business is a highly successful global company that sells the Sebamed brand in over 80 countries around the world. For more information visit or call +27 (0)10 594 5610.

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