3 Common Causes Of Thinning Hair For Modern Women | Clozette

Stressed out: checked. Lack of sleep: checked. Eating out way too much: checked. Thinning hair: checked. The on-the-go lifestyle of the modern woman can heavily contribute to some major beauty woes, including serious hair issues. The most common hair problem of all? Thinning hair. Yes ladies, thinning hair is no longer a problem for the more matured crowd.

Whether you’re 25 or 45, thinning hair can be a result of several common lifestyle habits we expose ourselves to. With this budding concern in mind, three modern women – June, Winnie, and myself – headed down to the TK TrichoKare, the very first Trichological Centre in Singapore that offers customised European herbal hair remedies. We consulted a Trichologist (think a doctor who specialises in hair and scalp issues) and got to the root of the problem.


Thinning Hair Cause 1: Diet

We know how it goes: our hands reach out for just about anything – usually a quick, unhealthy snack high in sugar and fats, and low in vitamins and zinc – on the way to our 10th appointment of the day. Insufficient nutrition in our diet can cause sebaceous glands to become overactive, leading to a greasy scalp, which can potentially cause hair loss.

The first thing to do is, of course, load up on hair-loving protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B with lean meats, leafy greens, nuts, beans and fish. For June, her Trichologist recommended the TrichoKare’s award-winning Hair Fall Preventive Treatment on her greasy scalp.

“I was mortified to find out that I have oil-clogged hair roots! Thankfully, I had the chance to experience the award-winning Hair Fall Preventive Treatment. A herbal-blended essence and a follicle serum were used to balance my scalp's sebum level and strengthen the strands before undergoing this futuristic-looking infra-red light treatment.

The result? No more need for styling products when your hair looks and feels this great. I used to have slight itching due to my greasy, sensitive scalp, but it felt so clean and airy after the treatment. I also feel that there was more volume to my hair, giving it bouncy and texture unlike before.”

Thinning Hair Cause 2: Stress

Stress is a silent killer when it comes to hair health. There are several types of stress-related hair loss, with the most common type being a break in hair follicle production. It’s official: you’re figuratively and literally tearing your hair out.

When stress gets out of control, so do our tresses. Don’t forget to periodically switch off from anything that is stressing you out, and indulge yourself in some stress-relieving activities and hobbies. For Winnie, she mistook her clogged pores for dandruff and received the correct TrichoKare treatment for her greasy, sensitive scalp.

“The results showed I had clogged pores instead of dandruff, which was my initial erroneous belief. (This explains why all those anti-dandruff shampoos weren't working!) After my purifying treatment, we did a scan again to find out the extent of the improvements the treatment had achieved. The results were indeed encouraging. The purifying mask had helped to clear up some of my clogged pores and greasiness. I could see the improvement in my scalp after the treatment. It was less greasy and my scalp looked clearer and healthier.

It's a very educational session. My confidence was raised after I learnt the proper ways to take care of my scalp and what the probable reasons were that caused my condition. As they say; if one knows thyself and know thy enemy, one is guaranteed 100% victory in the battles.”

Thinning Hair Cause 3: Lack of Sleep

Don’t we all wish that we had more than 24 hours a day? Sleep plays a vital role in letting your body rest and repair itself, so sleep deprivation is not only reflected under your eyes – it can show on your hair too.

The solution is pretty simple – time to put in those extra hours tucked under your blanket. As for me, my Trichologist recommended a Rebalancing treatment that calmed me down inside and out.

“After going through the Trichoscan, which magnifies the scalp up to 200 times, I discovered that I have a sensitive scalp with a minor case of dandruff. My Trichologist put me on a Scalp Rebalancing Treatment Mask for deep cleansing and exfoliation; followed by a Follicle Maxicare Ampoule for hair loss prevention, and finished off with an anti-inflammatory Infrared Therapy for deeper product penetration.

The entire session felt like a nourishing spa experience with the infusion of soothing scents like Lavender and Rosemary from the products – paired with a scalp, neck and shoulders massage – making me feel calm, relaxed, and perfectly comfortable. Exactly what I needed to help me (and my hair) get a long overdue rest. After the session, I ran my fingers through my hair and my strands felt surprisingly softer, smoother and lighter than before! Days after the session, I even had people asking me about the improved condition of my hair. Manageability also improved, so I’m completely getting used to enjoying good hair day every day!”

If you have a budding scalp issue, we say try TrichoKare’s award-winning Hair Fall Preventive Treatment. Here’s what it does:

- It regulates scalp sebum production and deeply cleanses your scalp.

- It strengthens your hair shaft and follicles.

- It densifies by stimulating new hair growth.


Not sure where to begin? Try TrichoKare’s award-winning Hair Fall Preventive Treatment at SGD39 (RRP SGD138). Click here to redeem now!


When it comes to testing out anything beauty-related, count us in! After attending the Dyson Supersonic pop-up showcase in Singapore two weeks back, we knew we had to give the highly hyped Dyson product a try. Dyson does beauty? Okay, let’s give it a spin.

Dyson is big on technology, so the Supersonic is designed with its functionality in mind. After 103 engineers, 5 years of research and development, and numerous tests on its technology (they performed a heat damage test on over 1,000 miles of natural hair in all types of condition -- that’s equivalent to travelling from Singapore to Thailand by car!), this piece of beauty innovation is born. Mind you, it has even been tested to reduce stress on your arm as you blow-dry your hair. Design-wise: with its super-sleek form, let’s just say that the Dyson Supersonic could very well be the Chanel of hair dryers.

You probably have heard about the power of the renowned Dyson fan, but how does the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer fare? In our latest Clozette Beauty Test, we put the Supersonic to the test and compared it against a salon-standard hair dryer. 

Our verdict? While its price point of SGD $599 is a bit of a drawback for us, we are pretty much sold by the other factors. Our favourite factor of all? It significantly cuts down hair drying time -- without making us feel like our hair has experienced the wrath of the Sahara desert thanks to its intelligent heat control technology. Want to know more? Watch our review in the video above!


Learn more about Dyson Supersonic by visiting www.dyson.com

The Korean wave is on a rampage and is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. Mind you, when we say Korean Wave, we literally mean just that -- on your hair, that is. From Singapore to the Philippines, the Korean Curls is taking over Southeast Asia. We even know of friends who specifically travel to Korea to get their hair done Korean-style!

With the launch of Curlia, L’Oreal Professionnel’s new Korean Curls in-salon service, getting the Korean Curls is as easy as heading to your nearby partnering salon of L’Oreal Professionnel. Curlia combats three common fears of hair perming -- hair damage, manageability and lengthy waiting time -- by infusing the cold-perm technique and L’Oreal’s exclusive Micro Oils-ex with botanical extract for natural, luscious curls. No need to spend outrageously long hours at the salon, the cold-perm process and time is much more compact compared to the regular hot-perm.
In conjunction with the launch, Korean celebrity hairstylist Gunhee -- the mane man behind the hair looks of some of the biggest names in K-pop (think Super Junior, JYJ, and 4 Minute) -- created four hair looks, all of which mirror after the popular Korean Curls hair trend that is all the rage right now.

We sat down for a chat with Gunhee and find out why he chose to set up shop in Singapore, and which Korean celebrity personally takes care of their hair best (be prepared to be surprised!).

We all know the key elements of Korean fashion, skincare and makeup. What about Korean hair?

If you look at K-pop stars, or especially in K-dramas, you see a very natural look. [The Korean hairstyle] is definitely very different from the Western style. Koreans prefer natural, and it’s something that is very suitable for Asian. “Natural” is the keyword for Korean hair.

Which Korean celebrity, in your opinion, has the best hair to work with?

There is no [particular] hair that is easy to do. It is always difficult because it depends on the concept I am [going for]. It is more of when I’ve gotten used to the person that I’ll know what they like and what they dislike. [After] working with these people more often, I become more comfortable. I am always nervous [while at work], so it’s not easy. Super Junior’s Heechul is the best to work with definitely, because he’s my closest friend.

Which Korean celebrity personally takes care of their hair best?

Nobody takes care of their hair best, because they [just] go to the salon [to get their hair done and treated]. When they’re not working, they wear a cap.

You’re currently heading the Bella K-Beauty House in Singapore. Why Singapore?

I [plan to expand] internationally, but I particularly chose Singapore because I wanted to start from Southeast Asia. There are many other countries around Singapore, but Singapore is definitely an easier place to start because it’s so “international”.

What’s your take on the Curlia?

[It’s a] good product. Before this product came out, Koreans prefer the hot-perm. But with Curlia (which uses a cold-perm technique), you can almost get the same kind of curls with lesser damage on the hair. Process time is shortened as well.

You created four Korean Curl looks for the launch that are inspired by the four renowned Korean districts -- Cheongdam, Insadong, Myeongdong and Cheonggye. Which is your favourite look, and which district has the best hair?

I definitely prefer the Cheongdam because I’m from Cheongdam. There is no specific place [that has the best hair] because different hairstylists have different styles. But Cheongdam is well known for a lot of K-pop stars and celebrity sightings, [so the spotlight is definitely] on Cheongdam.

If given 10 minutes to get ready in the morning, what is the best solution for quick hair fix?

Before you sleep, do a little [bit] of styling. That’s why we recommend the Curlia perm -- so you don’t need to do much. Just do some twirling before you sleep, and a little bit more [when you wake up in the morning].

Most Singaporeans have straight hair [partly due to the humid] weather. If you do a perm, there is more volume in the hair. So even if it’s humid, it’s not as flat as straight hair. [Plus,] you still get the natural look.


What are your thoughts on Korean Curls? Share it with us in the comments below!