You're experiencing hair loss? Here are a few tips!

Written by: Annie Charland



Time to read 3 min

As we are constantly bombarded with information from sources both credible and dubious, finding relevant answers to our everyday questions can be challenging. One facet of our mission at Les Coifferies d'Annie is to inform our clients about the best practices to adopt so that your hair and scalp remain as healthy as possible.✨

Today, we're focusing on a phenomenon that affects a large portion of the population: hair loss. Seasonal changes often lead to increased hair loss, and with spring just around the corner🌸, we want to share some tips to keep your beautiful locks intact!

📢 Several factors can cause hair loss. It should be noted that this article does not address hair loss due to medical factors. 📢

✦ Avoid regularly wearing hairstyles that pull on your hair. Occasionally, a slick hairstyle or tight braids can be harmless and add a little ✨je-ne-sais-quoi✨ to your look! However, styling your hair this way repeatedly can cause damage to the hair follicles. This type of damage is irreversible and leads to permanent hair loss.

✦ Take precautions when using heated styling tools: ✧ The temperature of your styling tools should not exceed 180ºC/356ºF. Above this temperature, your hair is at high risk of being damaged by the heat; ✧ Use products that contain thermal protection. Heat protectants act as a protective barrier on the hair, reducing damage from heated tools.

Here are some heat protection products that expert stylists use daily at Les Coifferies d'Annie:
✧ Kérastase's Nectar Thermique is a leave-in conditioner that serves as a thermal protector, ideal for normal to dry hair;
✧ Oribe's Mystify Restyling Spray is perfect for touching up previously styled hair and offers heat protection up to 230ºC/450ºF;
✧ Kérastase's Huile Originale provides heat protection up to 230ºC/450ºF and doubles as an anti-frizz spray and long-lasting hair perfume.
✧ Avoid using heated tools on wet hair. When water inside the hair is heated, it expands. This can cause serious damage to the hair shaft, resulting in split ends and even burned hair.

✦ Don't leave your color treatments, bleaching, or perms in the hands of just anyone... We've all heard horror stories of people who took their hair care into their own hands or, worse, paid hundreds of dollars for a supposedly "qualified" stylist to ruin their hair dreams. These disappointing results are not limited to aesthetic damage but also have a detrimental impact on the health of both hair and scalp.

The chemicals used in such treatments can severely damage your hair if not used properly (e.g., if bleaching or perm products are left on your scalp for too long). The importance of doing your research and choosing a trusted stylist who can perform the desired treatment while providing tailored advice cannot be overstated✨

✦ Ask your stylist before purchasing "miracle" hair regrowth products. Whether it's about hair regrowth or otherwise, it's important to question so-called "miracle" solutions. Hair type, environment, habits, lifestyle, and countless other factors influence your needs and the products that will best meet them.

There's currently a buzz around 🌿 natural products 🌿 that promote hair regrowth. Aloe, rosemary oil, ginseng supplements... The list goes on. A critical note to consider is that there is a significant lack of clinical trials supporting the actual effects of these products on hair regrowth. So, while most natural miracle solutions may not harm your hair or scalp, their beneficial effects are debatable.

If you recognize yourself in any of the hair loss situations described above, Kérastase's Genesis range is for you! This hair care line is designed for weakened hair prone to falling out. The dual anti-fall action found in Genesis products makes your hair fiber stronger.

Experience up to 84% less hair fall due to breakage when using products from the Genesis range!

🌸 Ready to tackle spring with strong, beautiful hair? Visit Les Coifferies d'Annie and let us help you keep your hair healthy and thriving!

The sources used for this article have been collected from various industry experts and credible materials related to hair care:

American Academy of Dermatology Association. (s.d.). Hair styles that pull can lead to hair loss,Cornrows

Hsiang, Y.E. et al. (2017). Seasonality of hair loss: a time series analysis of Google Trends data 2004-2016. British Journal of Dermatology.

K18 Biomimetic Hairscience. (2023). Science Class 17: The science behind heat damage.

Patel, Satish et al. (2015). Hair Growth: Focus on Herbal Therapeutic Agent. PubMed. 10.2174/1570163812666150610115055

Schwarzkopf Professional. (s.d.). Avoid heat damage when using heated hair styling tools's%20the%20best%20temperature,in%20severe%20tangles%20and%20splits