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Fine & Thinning Hair

What is HAIR THINNING?

If you have fine or thin hair, you know firsthand what it’s like to experience excessive shedding, breakage and thinning. What you may not understand is why your hair is more prone to shedding than others. At times you may feel hopeless to retain or manage thin hair, and noticeable thinning can lead to emotional distress and diminished confidence. To treat, style and retain thin hair requires understanding the physiology and anatomy of your hair. Fine hair means that the hair shaft has a small diameter that is more susceptible to breaking strands and causing hair fall. However, not all fine hair is thin, and not all thin hair is fine. Allow us to elaborate. 

WHAT CAUSES THINNING HAIR?

We are each given 23 unique chromosomes that have passed down through generations. It is this genetic, ancestral cycle that makes us individually, uncompromisingly unique. In other words, our genetics play a significant role in our body’s essential functions, biochemistry, and appearance. If you have thin or fine hair, you likely inherited it from one of your parents. It’s easy to lump thin and fine hair into one category, but they are two individual and complex entities.

Thin Hair
We are each given 23 unique chromosomes that have passed down through generations. It is this genetic, ancestral cycle that makes us individually, uncompromisingly unique. In other words, our genetics play a significant role in our body’s essential functions, biochemistry, and appearance. If you have thin or fine hair, you likely inherited it from one of your parents. It’s easy to lump thin and fine hair into one category, but they are two individual and complex entities.

Fine Hair
Unlike the scattered positioning of thin hair across the scalp, fine hair means that each individual strand is especially thin. These delicate strands are a result of hair shafts that have a small diameter, and are more prone to breakage and thinning.

Types of Fine & thin Hair

Now that we’ve asserted that fine and thin hair are two different things—can you have both? Yes, and that’s not the only combination. It’s possible and reasonable for women to have:

Fine, thin hair

Some hair loss conditions are both genetic and medical, such as Alopecia Areata. This immune system disorder causes hair to fall in patches the size of a quarter. However, it’s also genetic as 1-in-5 people with Alopecia Areata have a relative who also has the condition.

Low density (thin) yet coarse hair

Scattered hair follicles across the scalp, yet individual hair strands are coarse.

Dense, thin hair

Evenly and densely packed follicles with fine hair strands

With these dynamic combinations in play, it’s a wonder the terms “fine,” and “thin” are considered interchangeable. There is no shortage of misconceptions about thinning hair, but with an intimate understanding of your hair, you gain the power to better treat and manage it.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF THINNING HAIR

The most apparent sign of thin or fine hair is excessive shedding as you brush or wash your hair. In addition, hair may lack body, bounce, and volume, and shed throughout the day. When you style your hair, it may easily lose its body and have trouble holding the style.

HAIR THINNING DIAGNOSIS

Thinning hair in women is not a medical condition, but it can occur as a result of an underlying issue or disease. With 40% of American women suffering from hair thinning, shedding and hair loss, diagnosis requires a broad inspection into a woman’s medical history, genetics, nutrition and lifestyle.

If you have always had fine or thin hair, it’s unlikely that the cause is related to anything other than genetics, which makes managing your hair easier once you have the right thinning hair solutions in hand.

HOW TO PREVENT HAIR THINNING

To prevent losing fragile strands requires daily awareness and intervention into how you manage and handle your hair. The best approach on how to stop hair from falling out and thinning is to treat it greater finesse so that you don’t break or shed precious strands. To do this, it’s critical to assess your beauty and habitual routines that can either make or break fine or thin hair.

HAIR THINNING TREATMENT

There are abundant solutions on how to treat fine thin hair to help you retain your lovely locks. While you may at times throw up your hands in frustration, these tools will help you maximize hair health, boost self-confidence, and perhaps even catch yourself doing a double-take in the mirror.

Follow these best practices on how to stop your hair from thinning:

Ditch tight hairstyle
Ponytails, top buns, and braids tug at hair follicles, adding pressure and tension that results in breakage. Instead, wear loose hairstyles and tie hair back with soft scrunchies or hair ties.

Dry with a soft towel
Instead of wrapping hair up tightly with an abrasive towel, use a soft, microfiber towel to gently pat hair. Squeeze wet hair with the microfiber towel to absorb water verses rubbing which can rough up delicate hair.

Allow hair to completely hair dry
After you’ve washed, rinsed, and patted your hair dry with a soft towel, let your hair naturally air dry instead of using abrasive heat from blow dryers.

Brush with a wide-tooth comb
Routine brushing helps detangle stringy, fine hair. However, hair brushing tugs at your follicles and can lead to more shedding and hair loss. A wide-tooth comb enables you to gently detangle without pulling hairs out. The best treatment for thinning hair is to treat it gently when detangling. Start at the end of your strands and slowly work your way up to the scalp.

Swap the cotton for silk
Cotton might feel oh-so-soft, but have you tried silk? Fibers from commercial materials like cotton and polyester can snag hair strands as you sleep. Silk is ultra-smooth and reduces friction that pulls at hair strands. Plus—it’s heavenly!

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Jennifer Rose
Love my Follea Rene - and the amazing customer service!

I considered purchasing a wig for years as my hair became increasingly thin. I finally decided the time was right and I’m so thankful to have found Follea. I purchased the Rene 12 inch in Caramel Latte and I absolutely love it – both the color and style are perfect. Stylist consultant, Tracy Romo, was so incredibly supportive and knowledgeable -- she walked me through every step of the process. She assisted with measurements and answered all of my questions via video calls. I can’t say enough about the amazing customer service I experienced from beginning to end. Tracy guided me in the right direction every step of the way, even sending me helpful videos and styling tips. I honestly couldn’t be happier with my experience.

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M. Terese Weir
Easy Beauty!

My Follea Style (6-11) is in all honesty the most comfortable wig I've ever worn - and I hate anything on my head! This wig just... goes where it's supposed to, no pulling it this way or that, no realizing your doggone wig is crooked.. AFTER you walk in to work. This success is in no small part to the Fit Kit I was sent to make sure of my size. 😊

Also, to say the hair is beautiful gives beauty a bad name. The hair is stunning. (I wear color Latte.) My consultant, Ashley, virtually took my hand to guide me through the process of buying my wig. Her help was and still is invaluable.

My hairdresser is very comfortable styling wigs. She created just the right "style" for my Style. That said, even straight from the box, Follea rocks!

Reading your Follea experience warms our hearts, our goal and mission is to help women all over the world feel beautiful, confident and like their best self. Ashley is an amazing and knowlegable guide, that will continue to be with you on your hair journey!

We invite you to join our @Follea community on Instagram, to learn best practices for your new Follea.

Thank you very much!

Love,

Daniel Alain Team

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Kimberlee Bluhm
Wig #6

The ready to wear wig I received from Daniel Alain is beautiful. The packaging was so respectful of the wig. So impressed. I called with questions before purchasing and the staff was very kind and respectful as Loosing my hair was so unexpected and stressful. Thank you for wonderful customer service and a beautiful wig. So many compliments on how it makes me look. Thank you.

We are honored and so glad to hear you had a pleasant experience! Thank you or trusting us to help you during your hair-loss journey.

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I had an amazing experience with purchasing a wig with Follea.
I can’t say enough about Tracy and the VIP service I got from her. She was always there on the other side of the phone , no matter what day or time and help me every step of the way!
I have never had such great customer service in any of the other leading wig companies I bought wigs from. Hands down the best!
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Thank you very much for sharing - it means the world to know that you had an exceptional experience with Tracy.

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Patty McKenna
Amazing Personalized treatment

What a wonderful experience I had. Tracy was so sweet and kind and found me the perfect wig. Her patience and understanding when I couldn't decide exactly what I wanted , and finding me the perfect wig and answering all my crazy questions. I left with such a beautiful wig. Thank you again Tracy ♥️♥️

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy Tracy was able to assist you on your hair journey!

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Kim sissons
Tracy Romo is a life changer!

When you first go through your personal hair loss journey, you go through so many emotions and sometimes you get desperate. People like to take advantage of those searching for an answer. After making a very costly mistake, Tracy was a game changer for me! She was amazing, very knowledgeable and helped me understand what to look for, how to ensure I got the right size, face timed me to measure and ensure it was correct. I cannot say enough amazing things about Tracy, and my amazing Follea wig.

Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience Daniel Alain. It warms our heart to hear to Tracy was such a positive impact. We would love to see your new hair debut, tag us on instagram @Follea.

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Mercedes
Style 10 Inch Color 5005 Macchiato (comes with a soft rooting)

This is my first wig but not my first attempt with alternative hair. Its been a journey and one I knew I wanted to take with Follea. I was not wrong. The hair is silky soft and beautifully shiny. The staff is great and wonderful to work with. Their online consultation process is just what I needed. I received sample caps to try on to determine which size is the right size for me. I received color swatches as well to make the color selection process was a breeze. It does make a difference to see to the colors in person, dont be afraid to ask for color swatches. To see them against the light or while your home is worth it. All this happened after the online consultation, which was simple and fun. The rep provided samples of everything, explained the differences with each one. This helped me make a decision on what was right for me. Getting the samples of the wig caps and color swatches was a fun part of the experience but it also made me feel good about my decisions. I often worry about getting the wrong size and color. Once I was set ( and yes I changed my mind a bit) we went forward with the order. After I received my wig and cut the lace, the team was still there to help me with any questions I had.

Overall a great online purchasing experience. Once I received my Follea, I instantly knew this was it for me. I loved it and I was confident to wear it out.

Feeling Myself and Happy with a beautiful Follea Style, 10", Irish Cream

There are no words to fully express how grateful I am for finding Follea and meeting Janet. Her kindness combined with a professional, yet so gentle, advice helped me to find my beautiful natural looking European hair. Janet patiently showed me different styles and sizes (my head is so small!). She has never pushed me to anything. Only offered support and help on the way to my decision, and eventually ordered (incredibly urgently) the right size. I wish all patients to meet someone like Janet on their way! Before I found Follea, I faced a few horrible pushy people who wanted to make money of my sensitive, fragile situation of suddenly losing hair.
Today, I can face the Universe with a smile, again. I am back to work and normal life, interacting with people, attending important business meetings. Letting my health recover in calm confident state.
Thank You to Follea and Janet. May the Blessing and Kindness come back to You Multiplied Million Times.
I am already thinking of ordering a second Follea Style (bit longer this time). Every girl needs a special occasion HAIR! I have found mine.

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erin graff
Looooove me some FOLLEA!!!

Girl I love my new wig!!!!!! I feel like Beyoncé wearing it, you can’t even tell that it’s a wig! My confidence is an all new high and I feel fierce. Thanks to Janet for making my hair dreams come true. Xoxoxo

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Heather L
Follea's Petite

Recently, I bought the Petite in Chai Latte blonde with a natural-looking darker root and customized my piece by adding a few wispy bangs. If you are like me and try to stretch the length of time between washes to prevent an itchy scalp and breakage, this little priceless gem is a quick four clips away from a good hair day.

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Diane B.
Great Customer Services

Great customer services! Received in a timely manner. Very happy with my topper, especially after I trimmed bangs and length to fix my own hair.

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