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While hair renewal is a perfectly normal phenomenon, severe hair loss can be a cause for concern. Whether it's due to genetic, hormonal, environmental or stress-related factors, understanding the causes is essential to finding the right anti-hair loss solutions. Discover all our solutions for dealing with hair loss and promoting healthy, strong hair.

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When should you worry about hair loss?

Hair loss is a normal part of the hair cycle, which has three phases:

  • the anagen phase (growth)
  • the catagen phase (transition)
  • the telogen phase (rest)

A healthy head of hair contains 10 to 15 % of hair in the telogen phase, which is hair at the end of its cycle, ready to fall out.

Hair loss becomes worrying and can be considered abnormal in the following cases:

  • If you lose a large amount of hair over a prolonged period (more than 50 to 100 hairs lost each day).
  • If you notice visible thinning of your hair, thinning areas or a receding hairline.
  • Sudden and extensive hair loss.
  • The presence of areas completely devoid of hair, which may be due to an autoimmune disease such as alopecia areata.
  • Scalp problems, such as dermatitis or infections, which can also lead to abnormal hair loss.

If you are concerned about your hair loss, especially if it is sudden or accompanied by other symptoms, it is advisable to seek professional help as soon as possible. Early intervention is crucial to prevent the situation worsening.

What can cause hair loss?

Hair loss is a complex phenomenon that can have several causes:
  • Seasonal hair loss

    Seasonal hair loss is common, especially in autumn. Although it is temporary most of the time, it can indicate a deeper problem than the simple seasonal cycle, particularly if it persists for more than six weeks.

  • Post-partum hair loss

    Post-partum hair loss, which affects around half of all women after giving birth, is a normal phenomenon caused by a sudden drop in oestrogen levels. This hormonal variation, which also contributes to the 'baby blues', leads to significant hair loss, which is surprising after a period of hair growth during pregnancy. The situation generally stabilises within a few months, with a return to a normal rate of hair growth.

  • Androgenetic hair loss

    Although androgenetic hair loss is common, it is not inevitable. Treatments exist to slow or even reverse the process, including medication, topical therapies and lifestyle changes. Early intervention can significantly improve results, which is why it is so important to consult a specialist at the first signs of excessive hair loss.
     
     

     

Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium is characterised by abundant and diffuse reactive hair loss, affecting the entire scalp. Generally temporary, it lasts between two and four months and can be triggered by various traumatic events such as intense stress, miscarriage, stopping hormonal contraception, surgery, severe infectious diseases, emotional shocks, or a strict diet causing deficiencies.

Hair loss often occurs two to four months after the triggering event. In women, telogen effluvium results in a noticeable thinning of the hair, sometimes with the loss of entire clumps, making the experience particularly distressing.

Telogen effluvium is usually temporary. Hair regrowth occurs naturally after the fall phase, and the hair gradually regains its normal density.

Good to know

Severe hair loss, often due to thyroid disorders or medical treatments such as chemotherapy, can lead to almost total baldness. Fortunately, this hair loss is generally temporary and the hair grows back naturally once the treatment has ended. Sometimes, stimulating the hair cycle can accelerate this regrowth, encouraging hair growth and strengthening.

How can I combat hair loss?

If you are experiencing hair loss

The first step is to identify the symptoms and understand the underlying causes. Take note of how much hair you're losing, how often, and any changes in the condition of your scalp or the texture of your hair.

If you notice sudden hair loss, reduced hair density or thinning areas

A hair diagnosis is recommended. The Clauderer hair diagnosis begins with a detailed questionnaire, carried out in person in Paris or remotely. This is followed by a meticulous analysis of the hair and scalp to identify the exact cause of hair loss. On this basis, a personalised anti-hair loss treatment is proposed. Regular follow-up, including mail-order checks, is planned to ensure that the treatment is effective.

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Jean-François Cabos is the creator of a unique hair care method based on the research he coordinated, which led to the publication of the book "Cheveux, Racines de Vie" with Hélène Clauderer by Robert Laffont (Collection "Réponses/ Santé").

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Whether you're struggling with hair disorders or simply looking for an anti-hair loss solution for stronger hair and a healthy scalp, Centre Clauderer is your ideal partner for restoring normal, healthy hair.

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