Thinning Hair FAQs – Hairfix

Thinning Hair FAQs

Thinning Hair & Hair Loss

Hair loss can occur for many reasons - sudden change in diet, stress, illness and certain types of medication can lead to sudden loss.

If your hair loss is serious - say handfuls - please consult your doctor.

Gradual hair loss, where the scalp begins to show through over a period of months and years, is usually caused by androgenic alopecia. For women this is the decline of the hormone oestrogen in relation to androgen - specifically dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This imbalance is most acute at menopause but even from the age of forty about 25% of the thickness and quantity of your hair can be lost. Hair follicles noticeably shrink and recede - causing hair growth to be of poorer quality or even entirely absent.

For men the main cause of hair loss is male pattern baldness - a genetic effect that is hard, if not impossible, to reverse. That said, a healthy scalp regime may help to reduce the rate of loss.
Our Follicle range of slow release caffeine scalp treatments help women by blocking the DHT that attacks the follicle. They also contain biotin and keratin to improve the natural thickness of your existing hair from the root up.
  1. Follicle Max directable liquid contains double strength caffeine to kick start growth where hair loss is most acute, typically at the crown and parting
  2. Follicle+ Anti-Age Gel is used to maintain healthy growth, either once new growth has been stimulated or if hair loss is slight
  3. Follicle+ Shampoo and Conditioner these pre-foamed, super gentle, fortifying products will help you to reduce loss of hair during washing.
Maintaining a healthy scalp is essential when promoting better growth. Cleansing clears the scalp of the dead cells and irritants that can affect growth. Aim to shampoo and condition at least every three days. Hairfix Follicle+ Shampoo and Conditioner are pre-foamed so there’s no need to tug at the roots to work up a lather. They are also incredibly mild as well as being suffused with caffeine.
Yes. If you’ve been avoiding treating your scalp then there will be an amount of hair at the end of the weakened growth cycle (see below). This may fall earlier initially - but it should be replaced by stronger growth.
Hair grows in phases - growth, rest and fall. This can last three to six months. If fall exceeds growth then there is a need to change your hair care regime.
Yes. There have been no reported problems in combining other hair growth treatments with Follicle Max or Follicle +.
In about two to three months - as per the hair growth cycle - when the new growth should be stronger.
Certainly. All our treatments - whether for damaged hair or thinning - are compatible.
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No. Hair loss can happen for all sorts of reasons. We believe we help with a common cause - especially in women - that of a hormonal change happening in mid to later life. Hairfix Follicle treatments can naturally, safely, reduce the hair root shrinkage caused by a relative excess of DHT. 
Please note: male androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) causes irreversible thinning, often progressing to partial or complete baldness. Hairfix Follicle + and Max may assist in making hair feel and look thicker but will not ultimately prevent this condition.
You can feel confident in the fact that Hairfix Follicle treatments were developed in cooperation with leading trichologist and formulator of natural hair products, Dr Stephen Smalls, to be efective, safe and affordable. By improving the condition of the scalp and hair follicles they promote the health of existing hair, maintain live follicles for as long as possible and improve new hair growth when it occurs in the hair growth cycle. The treatments have a unique slow release caffeine formula that works gently to improve the growth conditions of the scalp and protect hair roots against the effects of hormone damage. They also contain the natural hair strengthening and thickening ingredients, biotin and phyto-keratin.
No. Once your hair growth seems to be back to normal you can stop, although many people keep using small amounts of Follicle+ gel to keep the scalp in tiptop shape. Used in this way Follicle + 100ml Gel can last as long as twelve months.
Night-time is when the scalp is resting, just as the rest of your skin does, and this is when the slow release caffeine can gently, effectively do its work.
No. In male pattern baldness once the follicle - hair root - is gone then the nature of the scalp at that point has changed and the hair root cannot be revived. There is no known cure. Please note that whilst Hairfix Follicle products may assist in making hair feel and look thicker they will not ultimately prevent or reverse this condition.
There will be wispy baby hairs growing from it, at the very least.