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Men's Hair Thinning

what is hair thinning?

Is your hair thinning, shedding, or falling out? If so, you're among the 85% of men experiencing hair loss. As common as hair loss is, it’s hard to understand why it happens. The most common cause of men's hair loss is Androgenetic Alopecia, a genetic condition resulting in male pattern baldness.

Naturally thin or fine hair is more susceptible to breakage and shedding, but hair thinning relates to the anatomy of your specific hair follicles. Your medical history, diet, and lifestyle can also cause hair loss.

WHAT IS HAIR THINNING?

Hair thinning is often one of the first signs of a hair loss condition. Is hair thinning the same as hair loss? That depends on the cause of the thinning. Regardless, losing your hair is a complex experience and will vary from person to person. That said, thinning doesn't automatically mean you're going to lose your hair. First, let's narrow down the causes by exploring the signs and symptoms of hair thinning in men.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HAIR THINNING

Are you noticing significant hair loss throughout your day? Usually, excessive shedding is the first indication of hair thinning, and it's disconcerting, to say the least. Instinctually, you may worry that this is the first indication of hair loss. While this may be true for many men, it can also be due to seasonal hair shedding or lifestyle choices. 

Before we go any further, we implore you to remember these unwavering facts:

  • We are here to help you through this.
  • There are clinically-proven solutions for hair loss.
  • You are not alone.

WHAT CAUSES MALE HAIR THINNING?

Thinning is a natural occurrence caused by the hair growth cycle. When hair sheds, it makes room for fresh new hair to replace it. Of course, the cycle is less tolerable when masses of hair accumulate on your comb or your clothing. You may feel worried about hair loss or wonder if the hair will regrow.

Excessive hair shedding is often indicative of an underlying issue or life event. The most common causes of hair thinning include:

  • Genetic predispositions
  • Medical illnesses or procedures
  • Crash dieting
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Acute or chronic stress
  • Thyroid issues
  • Hygiene habits

If you have thin or fine hair, shedding might be a familiar occurrence to you, and it doesn't necessarily mean you're losing hair permanently.

FINE HAIR VS. THIN HAIR.  ARE THEY THE SAME?

Fine hair refers to the diameter of the hair shaft, which is the visible part of a hair strand on the exterior of the scalp. Thin hair has a smaller diameter, whereas coarse hair has a thicker diameter. As such, thin hair is susceptible to breakage from pulling, tugging, or biological factors. Can the same be said for fine hair? 

While the terms might seem interchangeable, they are very different. How do we differentiate between thinness and fineness? By surveying hair density vs. thickness:

Thin, Low-Density Hair

Thin hair is low-density hair, meaning hair follicles are scattered on the scalp rather than densely packed. If your scalp is visibly even across your head, it's likely that you have thin hair. Because low density means less hair, there is a noticeable difference when hair loss occurs. 

Fine Hair Strands

Fine hair involves the thickness of each strand, as determined by the width of the hair shaft. If you have fine hair, it may look like it's thinning when in reality, the strands are simply thin.

HOW TO TREAT THINNING HAIR IN MEN

If you have thin or fine hair, there are several steps you can take to minimize thinning and shedding.

Use a Microfiber Towel

Instead of using a rough towel to dry your hair, which agitates the hair's cuticle, use a microfiber towel. Microfibers gently absorb water by squeezing it from hair, which will reduce hair shedding and breakage.

Trade-In Your Brush for a Wide-Tooth Comb

Brushing your hair tugs at the follicles, which adds stress and ultimately causes shedding and breakage. Swap your hairbrush for a comb that can finely shape your hair without adding strain to your scalp.

Allow Hair to Air Dry

Blow drying hair adds stress to the strands and follicles. Yet many men with thin or fine hair rely on blow dryers to add volume. If so, blow dry your hair with the low heat or cool setting. 

Avoid Hairstyles that Tug or Pull at Strands

It might be hard to resist the man bun trend, but tight hairstyles add pressure to the hair follicles. Over time, this can lead to breakage, irritation, and even Traction Alopecia. Instead, choose shorter hairstyles that don't add weight or tension to your hair follicles.

Sleep on a Silk Pillow

In contrast to more abrasive materials like polyester, silk is oh-so-smooth. Swapping your pillowcase for a silky soft one will reduce friction and damage to your strands.

Due to the delicate nature of fine and thin hair, Daniel Alain's Anti Hair Shedding Treatment, INTACT, protects hair during washing, brushing, and styling. It also gives hair a volume boost at the root, which produces fuller-looking hair. 

Our solution to hair thinning is INTACT, which is:

Treat Hair Thinning at the Scalp

  • Dermatologist-developed.
  • The first and only clinically-proven product to retain and protect hair.
  • Proven to reduce hair thinning by up to 77% during washing, brushing and styling.
  • Designed to provide volume, body and shine without buildup or weight.
  • Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, oils, SD alcohol & gluten, vegan-friendly and color safe.

RELATED CONDITIONS TO HAIR THINNING

Hair thinning may signify a larger issue and even lead to significant hair loss. That’s why preventative treatment is vital for your hair health and beauty.

  • Alopecia
  • Hair Shedding
  • Male Pattern Baldness

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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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