I am glad to share with you this interesting topic on hair loss due to age and stress.
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Have you experience hair loss?
Studies show that Singapore lady feel depressed about hair loss.
‒ 1 in 2 women feel depressed when it comes to their hair loss problem
‒ 90% of Singaporean women agreed that hair loss affects their self-confidence
Less is more? This may not be true when it comes to our crowning glory. A new survey initiated by Dr Wolff and carried out by Nielsen in Singapore reveals that sometimes less is not necessarily a good thing. According to the survey, as many as 90% of Singaporean women agreed that hair loss affects their self-confidence and of those suffering from hair loss, 1 in 2 even felt depressed because of it.
HAIR DOES MATTER
A little more than five hundred women between the ages of 21-55 participated in the “Hair Does Matter” survey conducted in May 2015. The confrontational problem and possibility of experiencing hair loss is clearly perceived to be a terrifying reality. 58% of women suffering from hair loss said they are not sure of what they can do about it and 51% felt depressed about their condition. The concern is real even for women who have not started experiencing hair loss. Two thirds of the women surveyed (65%) who had not experienced prior hair loss admit they are concerned about it with increasing age.
Psychologists have claimed that hair is a woman’s ‘secondary sexual characteristic’ and so its loss can of course have a devastating impact. In fact, 9 in 10 Singaporean women agreed that hair loss affects their self-confidence. With the looming stigma of hair loss, affected women are tormented by negative perceptions of themselves in worrying that continual hair loss will rob them of their radiance, making them look “older” (46%), “haggard” (49%) and even “ugly” (59%) .
The desire for fuller looking hair is a manifested distinctive quality amongst Singaporean women – with 59% of respondents relying on volumising hair products to achieve this desired look. 92% of affected women also admit to concealing their thinning hair through temporary solutions such as wearing a hat and using hair volumising enhancements.
Hair loss for a woman can be a lot more traumatic than for a man but female hair loss isn’t something to be ashamed about. It can happen to anyone, because of the hormonal changes that happens in our bodies, which can be due to age or stress.
A DOSE OF CAFFEINE A DAY KEEPS HAIRLOSS AT BAY
On the bright side, the survey shows that most women in Singapore would not want to sit back and let their hair fall out slowly without taking action. 67% of Singaporean women agreed they wished they have naturally full hair and 86% agreed they wish to fix their hair loss problems without expensive treatments and procedures.
Dr Wolff Research presents an effective solution to hair loss and it may come as a surprise that it involves caffeine! In collaboration with dermatology departments of university clinics, Dr Wolff Research found that caffeine is effective in countering growth suppression and have developed their own phyto-caffeine and nutri-caffeine complex. The active ingredient complex protects the hair roots from premature exhaustion and thereby counters the problem of hair loss by providing the hair roots with sufficient energy to grow.
The role of genetics in hair loss in men is well known. However, the impact of genetics on female hair loss is less recognised. Women with hair loss often blame themselves for reasons like overstyling and not taking proper care of their hair. But the truth is, it is predetermined from birth whether a woman will suffer from androgenetic hair loss later in life.
“Hormonal hair loss accounts for 70 to 80 percent of all hair loss, and becomes more common as we age because of the onset of menopause”, says Dr. Pirkko Brusila, Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics.
The reality hits them when they reach the age of menopause, where hormone levels become unbalanced and interfere with hair growth. Based on a large share of female hormones (estrogens), a woman’s hair roots are protected against male hormones (testosterone). After menopause, this share of estrogen decreases and the influence of male hormones increases. As a consequence, the hair becomes thinner, falls out prematurely, the scalp becomes visible and the hair line recedes.
PLANTUR 21 AND 39
The Plantur 21 and 39 hair care range by Dr Wolff Research have recently made its way to our shores and provides Singaporean women with an affordable and effective solution for their hair loss. They are even specialised and catered to women of different life stages, younger women and mature women respectively. Plantur 39 is specially formulated with phyto-active ingredients that protect the scalp from the consequences of menopausal hair loss.
Another misconception is that hair loss only affects older women. This is not true at all. “Hair loss of women in their 20’s to 30’s is due a variety of factors, including hormone imbalances, emotional and physical stress”, Dr. Alvin Wong, Medical Director, SKN MediAesthetics.
For younger women experiencing premature hairloss due to mental or physical stress, the activating nutri-caffeine complex in Plantur 21 will help to recharge the hair roots and stimulate hair growth during hairwash.
And after which we get to try the haircare product from Plantur hair 21 range by Dr. Wolff
and the hair process which includes double cleansing with shampoo, conditioner and tonic massage
Hair shampoo time
Hair massage is important with the tonic
Plantur 21 and 39 hair care product range are already available in selected Watsons, Guardian, Unity, NHG pharmacies and independent pharmacies as well as NTUC Fairprice, Cold Storage and Giant supermarkets island wide.