There are a variety of factors that can contribute to hair density and the risk of hair loss. Some factors are expected, such as medical conditions. However, others can be quite surprising. A human is, on average, born with 100,000 hair follicles across their entire scalp. This can vary significantly based on a person’s natural hair color.
Did you know that natural hair color can make certain individuals more prone to hair loss?
Hair Color, Hair density and Hair Loss
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 you are born with only 90,000 hair follicles, it’s more likely for hair loss to be noticeable. On the other hand, if you’re on the higher end, your hair loss is likely to be less severe and noticeable.
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.
A Medical Mystery
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. They could also be fortunate to have thicker hair that can help mask hair damage.
What Science DOES Know and hair density?
What research can determine with certainty is that laser phototherapy can help prevent hair loss. It can even promote hair growth! That’s because it rejuvenates hair at the deepest part of the hair follicle. That’s why Theradome, an at-home laser hair therapy device, can help you achieve fuller, more luxurious hair no matter what your hair color.
This is 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 even reported that wearing the helmet right after a hair color treatment prolongs and preserves their hair color. This is likely because the laser light stimulates keratin production. This closes the hair shaft cuticles, which the chemical hair dye process leaves open.
Implementing Theradome’s advanced laser phototherapy technology into your hair regimen CAN slow down hair loss. No matter your hair color or goal, Theradome is a proven solution that defeats hair loss.