Hair, we lose (a little) every day. And that’s normal. ” But when you find it in the morning on the pillow, in the evening on your clothes, or when it remains between your fingers every time you run your hand through your hair… There, you have to act “Warns hairdresser Delphine Courteille (delphinecourteille.com). What if they don’t fall out, but you still have the unpleasant feeling of a loss of density? ” This intimate feeling already shows that something is wrong “, assures the hairdresser Adrien Coehlo (Very Confidential salon). The problem is probably due to breakage: the hair around the face seems thinner, shorter. ” There is a difference in material, thickness between the roots, the mid-lengths and the tips, which become fluff “says Raphaël Remy, Kérastase education content expert. And to differentiate, on the brush for example, hair that has broken from those that have fallen out? “, adds the pro.
These extreme capillary fragilities can have multiple origins: hormonal variations, lack of vitamins, pollution, fatigue… or even Covid-19! 32% of patients who contracted the virus noticed hair loss in the months following the disease (Indiana University, source Pierre Fabre). An unexpected consequence, observed by Delphine Courteille in her living room: “ Among my clients who caught the famous virus, one in three suffered hair loss in the weeks that followed! “. It’s up to us to fix it.
Hair loss: watch out for overheating
So that the extreme heat of styling devices is not so disastrous for the fiber, one solution: avoid their daily use. We calm down, so: With the wavy trend, curlers or irons are out almost every day. But if the smooth is back in force, beware of classic brushings, pulling the hair too much with the brush under the heat of the dryer is also very bad! Especially if you give in to the metal pins. Certainly the hair takes the fold faster, but it is because the metal of the brush keeps the heat. It burns them even more “Warns Delphine Courteille. Ideally, we space out the uses of all these electrical devices, and each time, we minimize their consequences with a thermal serum which first deposits a small protective film. Even if you just do a little touch-up between two shampoos!
To make a firewall : Chroma Absolu Thermal Antioxidant SerumKérastase, €31.10, kerastase.fr; Gliss SOS Lengths & Ends Anti-fork serumSchwarzkopf, €8.90***.
Hair loss:avoid attaching them as much as possible
Here again, we space out the mistreatment. ” We only tie them when they’re dirty “, advises Delphine Courteille. And we prefer fabric scrunchies (what darlings. Yes, it comes back) or scoubidous, these plastic twists that are less tight than conventional elastics. ” Also remember not to always make the same ponytail, in the same place, at the same head height. It is by always soliciting the same area that you break your hair “warns Adrien Coehlo. If they start to lack body in places, they are plumped up with hyaluronic acid treatments, the famous active ingredient here acting as a hair dressing.
To cheer them up : Hyaluron Repulp Hydra-Texturizing SerumElsève L’Oréal Paris, €11.90***; Repair Hair Mask, Dr Barbara Sturm, €60 at Le Bon Marché; Hyaluronic Acid Intense Nutrition MaskMademoiselle Bio, €10.90 mademoiselle-bio.com
Hair loss: rethinking the sweeping option?
First in terms of timing: no more than three clarifications per year. This is really the maximum ensure the pros. The soft alternative being to switch to the clay technique, which is softer: ” We won’t be able to obtain ultra-light blond, of course, but pretty golden, honeyed ones, yes. And the hair will be better off “proposes Delphine Courteille. Be that as it may, colo and décol require reconstructive care at home to regenerate broken disulphide bridges. Note: L’Oréal Professionnel has pointed out the risk of breakage on healthy colored hair due to the metal contained in the water (eroded pipes), which is deposited inside the fiber. When it comes into contact with the hydrogen peroxide of the colorings, the mixture is explosive! The brand has also released Metal Detox, a protocol to be done in salons and/or at home, to “clean” the fiber of unhealthy residues and regain a lioness mane in less than two seconds. So we anticipate to prevent breakage.
Galvanize : Metal Detox Anti-Deposit MaskL’Oréal Professional, €31, Sephora; Botanical Repair Repairing Night SerumAveda, €45, Sephora; Molecular Repair Hair MaskK18, €65 at Bleu Libellule.
Hair loss: bthrash in (full) consciousness
Brushing is the first gesture of care, as we know. But once in the morning, once in the evening, that’s enough. No excess; neither in frequency nor in gesture. ” We always start at the bottom, with the tips. Then we start again higher, and delicately “, insists Adrien Coehlo. ” And hold your hair when you brush it, otherwise it’ll tear it out “says Remy Raphael, Kérastase Education Content Expert. Always on dry hair, or with a specific brush, preferably pneumatic, and whose very fine synthetic fibers are particularly suitable for wet hair. It is then intended to better penetrate the active ingredients of the hair masks, and massage the scalp.
Shine brushes : The unique brushOlivier Lebrun, €75 olabparis.com; The essentialLa Bonne Brosse, €120 at Sephora; The ElegantAlexander of Paris, €70; Scalp Brush CureS-Heart-S, €110, s-heart-s.com; styling brushLa Biosthétique, 48€, labiosthetique.fr.
Hair loss : Get to the root of the problem !
For a strong bulb that limits the risk of falling, it happens at the level of the scalp. Two objectives, depending on the problem: 1/ preserve the “good health” of the scalp, on which the strength of the hair depends. 2/ restore rhythm to the life cycle of the hair when it is exhausted.
In the first case, we focus on global revitalization with formulas inspired by skincare, knowing that the skin of the scalp works with faster cell renewal: 14 days, compared to 21 for the face. In the other case, when the hair is already beginning to fall out, we favor active ingredients that always prove their worth. As’Aminexylstar molecule of the L’Oréal group, which restores all its flexibility to the collagen sheath surrounding the bulb: ” If this sheath hardens, it atrophies the bulb until the hair is expelled “, explains Remy Raphael, Kérastase Education Content Expert. Very good also antioxidants, vitamin B, and why new leads: Mangosteen extract (from Pierre Fabre) with inflammatory and regenerating properties, also promises a preventive anti-hair loss action. Convenience, these serums are applied directly to the dry scalp, rather in the evening, and do not require rinsing afterwards. It is just recommended to massage the formula gently. Ideally as an attack cure for one to three months, then regularly for maintenance.
(Re)growth shots : Abeille Royale Scalp & Hair Youth Oil-in-SerumGuerlain, €136*; Fortifying Revitalizing Serum, Hair Ritual By Sisley, €100*; Energy concentrateLéonor Greyl, €32.80, leonorgreyl.fr; K Genesis Fortifying anti-hair loss serumKérastase, €45, kerastase.fr; Triphasic ProgressiveRené Furterer, €59 for a 3-month treatment**; Premium Anti-Hair Loss ElixirLa Biosthétique, €61.80, labiosthetique.fr; Densiphyl Phytodess fortifying anti-hair loss concentrateDessange, €65, shop.dessange.com; Reactional Triphasic Anti-Hair Loss SerumRené Furterer, €89.90***; Fructis Vitamins and Strength Anti-Hair Loss SerumGarnier, €5.50***
Hair loss: review your diet
A healthy and varied plate being the basis of any good diet, we can however take care of its intake of iron, selenium, zinc, and vitamins (B, A, E), promoting the growth and anchoring of the hair. We indulge ourselves with seafood, fatty fish, legumes. And we make sure to regularly consume eggs, dairy products, fruits and fatty acids (vegetable oils, almonds, hazelnuts). If it seems a little complicated, we consider a course of specific food supplements based on biotin (vitamin B8), beneficial to the hair follicle, as well as zinc and iron.
Good capsules : Vitamin B8Solgar, €16.40**; Resolution No. 1Madame La Presidente, €29, madamelapresidente.fr; OxyprolaneLab Bio Research, €33.75, 90 capsules, biorecherche.fr; Hair Loss Complex, Epycure, €27.90 for 30 days of treatment, epycure.com; Good Hair VitaminsLashilé, €24.90** for one month; Hair food supplement – Hair & NailsReborn, €26.60, 60 vegan gummies, bleulibellule.com; Anti-Hair Loss ExpertArkopharma, €24.55**.
Text Olivia Segot. * in perfumeries and department stores ** in pharmacies and drugstores. *** in supermarkets
Photo credits: Photos: Patrick Swirc Realization: Dominique Evêque
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