Natural Hair Color Affects Overall Hair Density

Natural Hair Color Affects Overall Hair Density

March 10, 2017. Filed under Blog.No Comments

Did you know that natural hair color can make certain individuals more prone to hair loss? 

There are a variety of factors that can contribute to the risk of hair loss. Some factors are expected – such as medical conditions – while others are quite surprising. A human is, on average, born with 100,000 hair follicles across their entire scalp – though this can vary significantly based on a person’s natural hair color.

Take a look at the four most common types of hair color to see the variance in hair density based on natural color.

  • Blonde or Brown Hair: This group has the highest hair count, boasting a total of 140,000 hair follicles across the entire scalp.

  • Black hair: Averaging 108,000 pieces of hair, dark hair is the most common type of natural hair.

  • Red Hair: Typically known to have the lowest strand count with an estimated 90,000 hairs.

Hair count is something that is determined before a human is even born. If an individual is born with only 90,000 hair follicles, it is more likely that hair loss will be more noticeable on that person instead of someone who started out with almost 60 percent more strands of hair.

Natural hair color is also known to have different textures, which can contribute to the visibility of hair loss. Dark hair, for example, is often more course than blonde hair and can make it appear thicker in nature, even if there are less follicles.

There is very little science behind the levels of hair density as it relates to natural hair color. Although hair count has been proven, research is still unable to determine with certainty why the total hair count varies between dark, red and blonde hair colors.

Natural hair color is a predetermined trait that humans have no control over. Based on the color hair a person is born with, they may be more likely to have hair loss that is visible or be fortunate to have thicker hair that can help mask hair damage.

What research can determine with certainty is that laser phototherapy can help prevent hair loss and promote growth by rejuvenating hair at the deepest part of the follicle. Theradome, an at-home wearable photo laser therapy helmet used to combat hair loss, can have lasting, positive effects on people, regardless of their hair color. That’s because Theradome’s photo laser therapy helmet focuses on the scalp, not on the hair color. So no matter what type of color or hair a person has, Theradome will work!

Theradome users have been reporting that wearing the helmet right after a hair color treatment tends to prolong and preserve their hair color longer. This is probably because the cuticles on the hair shaft get closed properly due to laser light stimulating keratin production and able to repair cuticle formation, unlike the chemical process which attempts at opening and closing the cuticles – which sometimes damages or leaves cuticles open.

Implementing Theradome’s advanced laser phototherapy technology into an individual’s weekly hair regimen can slow down hair loss. Whether someone wants to use the solution to make blonde hair look thicker or to encourage hair growth for a redhead looking to stop abnormal loss or shedding, Theradome is the proven solution built to defeat hair loss regardless of the cause.

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