The connection between hair loss and hair density - and why you should care
It is said that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory. This is no less true today than when the phrase was coined many years ago. A woman’s hair graces her look, however, for some women, the state of their hair is an ongoing challenge, especially for those who suffer hair loss and lacking in density.
What is Hair Density?
Well, hair density and hair texture get easily mixed up. So, let’s clear this up first before looking any further. Hair texture refers to the diameter/thickness of each strand of hair and this tells us whether the hair is fine, medium or coarse. Hair density, on the other hand, tells us how much hair or how many strands of hair you have in your scalp. This is determined by counting the number of hair strands found in a square inch of your scalp. The classifications of hair density are thin, medium, and thick. The number of hairs on your head varies between 100,00 to 200,000 hairs.
Thinning hair (and less hair overall) can be lackluster and diffcult to style, and can even contribute to the wearer appearing more aged than they really are. Full, thick, and bouncy hair is associated with youth and vitality and thus becomes a priority among women.
How does preventing or reducing hair loss help thicken hair density?
Simple – if you have more hair per square inch, you appear to have fuller, thicker hair overall. When you lose patches of hair through the many causes of female hair loss, it can also leave your mane looking thin and malnourished. Using products to prevent or reduce hair loss will naturally translate to thicker hair density.
Today hair loss and lacking in density can be due to illness or stress, diet, surgery, pregnancy, etc.. So it’s important to take care of your hair as it is the rest of your body.
What transpires when hair density starts to diminish?
Our hair follicles, found below the scalp and house the hair strands, are continuously switching from an active