Thinning Hair

Discover drug-free solutions for thicker, healthier hair¹

Discover drug-free solutions for thicker, healthier hair¹

It is normal to shed 50-100 hairs per day. If shedding exceeds this amount and bald patches or thinning hair is noticeable, you may be experiencing hair loss. Causes for hair loss differ by individual and may include hereditary or reactional (stress, hormones, pregnancy) triggers. It's very important to understand the different types and causes of hair thinning in order to promote strong, healthy hair. Ducray offers clinically proven, drug-free solutions for both types of hair thinning.

Anatomy of Hair

Hair is made of keratin, a very resistant protein which is also found in the skin and nails. This protein is an association of amino acids, such as methionine or cysteine.

The visible part of the hair is the hair shaft. The hair shaft consists of two or three different components which include cuticle cells, the cortex and in some hair the medulla.

The part of the hair that is not visible in the hair follicle is the hair root and papilla. The follicle is basically the powerhouse responsible for the generation of new hair. It has both growth and rest phases that ultimately make up the hair cycle. The hair bulb is the lower most part of the follicle and is made up of the follicular dermal papilla and the hair matrix. The hair matrix consists of rapidly proliferating keratinocytes that work themselves upward, literally building the hair shaft. The dermal papilla is the onion shaped structure at the bottom of the hair bulb where living cells divide and the matrix cells are produced.

Each follicle is nourished and fed by blood vessels which deliver hormones that regulate hair growth. Each hair shaft and follicle extends from the dermis, upward through the epidermis with the hair shaft extending through the cuticle as visible hair. The skin appendages associated with the hair follicle are the sebaceous gland (oil gland) and the sudoriferous gland (sweat gland). The arrector pili are the small muscles that attach to the hair follicles and cause hair to stand on end (goose bumps).

Hair Growth Cycle

Each hair follicle is independent of the others and goes through a hair cycle at different times. This is the reason hair does not all fall out at once. A hair cycle repeats itself about 25 times during our lifetime and occurs in three stages:

The Anagen Phase ( The growth phase )

The anagen phase is the hair follicle cycle that determines the length of hair. Usually about 80% of hair is in this phase. This stage can last anywhere from 2-6 years depending on where the hair is found on the body, gender and overall health of the hair. For men the anagen phase can be as short as 2-3 years and 6-8 years for women.

The Catagen Phase ( The regression/transitional phase )

The catagen phase signals the end of the growth or anagen phase. The hair is cut off from the blood supply and the follicle begins to shrink while it detaches from the dermal papilla. This stage can last from 2 - 3 weeks.

The Telogen Phase ( The resting phase )

The telogen phase is the last stage of the hair cycle. Usually up to 10-15% of hair can be in the telogen phase at any one time. During this phase the hair remains in the follicle and is released as new hair begins in the growth phase. For hair on the scalp, this phase can take as long as 3 months.

Signs of Reactional Thinning Hair

Sudden, Temporary

1

typically becomes visible 2-3 months after a specific event.

2

Hairs enter the catagen phase before completing the growth phase causing hair to shed.

3

More common in women, usually occurs on the entire head rather than specific areas.

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Signs of Progressive Thinning Hair

Hereditary, Hormonal

1

Often takes up to six months to become noticeable and is generally genetically predetermined.

2

Women tend to experience a widening of the part and thinning patches.

3

Men tend to see thinning around the hairline and on the crown of the head.

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Reactional Thinning Hair

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Sudden (temporary) hair loss appears suddenly and becomes visible two to three months after a specific event. The medical term is telogen effluvium (TE) and it is thought to be the second most common form of hair loss dermatologists see. Telogen effluvium happens when there is a change in the number of follicles growing hair. The anagen (growth) phase slows down and hairs abruptly enter the shedding phase before completing the growth phase, which causes excess hair shedding on the entire head. This type of hair loss is more common in women and it is not permanent. It can be reversed due to the fact that hair follicles are not irreversibly damaged or affected.

potential triggers

  • Stress or emotional shock
  • Medications
  • Poor or restricted diet
  • Overprocessed hair
  • Fatigue
  • Scalp tension due to excessive styling
  • Childbirth
  • Changes in seasons
  • Sickness

causes

Reactional hair thinning has two main underlying causes. Because it can be difficult to determine which is primarily responsible, it is best to address both.

  • Vascular deficiency - Nutrients vital for healthy hair growth are not delivered to the hair folicles because of the poor blood flow.
  • Nutritional deficiency - Daily diet lacks in nutrients necessary for hair growth.

ducray solution

Creastim Hair Lotion addresses sudden hair thinning in both men and women with just a 2 month treatment. The powerful, lightweight spray, strengthenes and boosts hair volume, body and shine. Safe to use while breastfeeding.

Proven Efficacy2

visible results in as early as 1 month

91%had visible improvement
in hair volume

53%increase in the
anagen/telogen ratio

Key Ingredients

  • Creatine and Tetrapeptide helps support anagen growth phase and normalize hair cycle
  • Vitamins B5, B6, B8 (Biotin) nourish hair bulb and strengthen devitalized, thinning hair.

1Does not contain minoxidil or finasteride

2Clinical study on 32 premenopausal women (18–40 years old) suffering from telogen effluvium. Application of Creastim Hair Lotion 3X times a week, for 8 weeks.

Reactional Thinning Hair Regimen

cleanse
Anaphase+ Shampoo
Anaphase+ Shampoo
$26.00 $38.00

The perfect complement to hair loss treatment, this invigorating frequent-use shampoo is formulated to fortify the hair’s strength, resilience while promoting the appearance of healthy-looking hair.

condition
Anaphase+ Conditioner
Anaphase+ Conditioner
$26.00

This revitalizing conditioner formulated for thinning hair, enhances it's strength and the appearance of thickness and density.

treat
Creastim Hair Lotion
Creastim Hair Lotion
$89.00

Enriched with an exclusive blend of creatine, tetrapeptides and vitamins, this lightweight spray, addresses sudden thinning hair in both men and women. Hair appears healthy and fuller looking with new strength, body, shine and volume.

treat
Anacaps Activ+ Dietary Supplement
Anacaps Activ+ Dietary Supplement
$39.00

This daily 100% drug-free dietary supplement for thinning hair and nails provides necessary nutrients to promote thicker, healthier-looking hair and nails from within.

Progressive Thinning Hair

what you need to know

Hereditary hair thinning usually takes up to six months to become noticeable, and it is genetically predetermined. It appears differently in women, with a widening of the part and thinning patches, and men see thinning along the hairline and on the crown of the head.

causes

  • Vascular deficiency - Nutrients vital for healthy hair growth are not delivered to the hair folicles because of the poor blood flow.
  • Nutritional deficiency - Daily diet lacks in nutrients necessary for hair growth.
  • Inflammation of the hair bulbs
  • Hormones - DHT (male sex hormone) disrupt the hair’s growth cycle.

ducray solution for men

Neoptide Hair Lotion for MEN addresses progressive thinning hair in men in just 3 months. This light weight spray reduces the appereance of hair loss, while revitalizing and strengthening hair.

Key Ingredients

  • Peptidoxyl-4 encourages microcirculation to support nutritional exchanges in the hair bulb
  • Monolaurin visibly reduces hair thinning
  • Tocopherol Nicotinate, GP4G (Diguanosine Tetraphosphate) helping to defend against free radicals

Proven Efficacy3

visible improvement in just 6 weeks

97%had stronger,
more resilient hair

+15%anagen to telogen
phase ratio

ducray solution for women

Neoptide Hair Lotion for WOMEN addresses progressive thinning hair in men in just 3 months. This light weight spray reduces the appereance of hair loss, while revitalizing and strengthening hair.

Proven Efficacy4

Clinical efficacy demonstrated in more than 2,000 women

92%had significant
improvement

+86%had reduction
in hair loss

Key Ingredients

  • Tetrapeptide helps support anagen phase and normalizing hair cycle
  • Neoruscine (Ruscus) and Nicotinamide "helps promote microcirculation" or "encourages microcirculation"?
  • GP4G (Diguanosine Tetraphosphate) helps to energize hair bulb

1Does not contain minoxidil or finasteride.

3 Use test conducted on 48 men with androgenetic alopecia. % satisfaction related to hair loss reduction. Application of Neoptide Hair Lotion for Men once daily for 3 months, scores between 8 and 10

4 Observational study conducted on 2,190 women. Application of Neoptide Hair Lotion for Women once daily for 3 months.

Progressive Thinning Hair Regimen

For Women
cleanse
Anaphase+ Shampoo
Anaphase+ Shampoo
$26.00 $38.00

The perfect complement to hair loss treatment, this invigorating frequent-use shampoo is formulated to fortify the hair’s strength, resilience while promoting the appearance of healthy-looking hair.

condition
Anaphase+ Conditioner
Anaphase+ Conditioner
$26.00

This revitalizing conditioner formulated for thinning hair, enhances it's strength and the appearance of thickness and density.

treat
Neoptide Hair Lotion WOMEN
Neoptide Hair Lotion WOMEN
$97.00

Enriched with a blend of Tetrapeptides, Ruscus, GP4G, this lightweight spray, addresses chronic thinning hair in women by nourishing and supporting devitalized hair.

treat
Anacaps Activ+ Dietary Supplement
Anacaps Activ+ Dietary Supplement
$39.00

This daily 100% drug-free dietary supplement for thinning hair and nails provides necessary nutrients to promote thicker, healthier-looking hair and nails from within.

For Men
cleanse
Anaphase+ Shampoo
Anaphase+ Shampoo
$26.00 $38.00

The perfect complement to hair loss treatment, this invigorating frequent-use shampoo is formulated to fortify the hair’s strength, resilience while promoting the appearance of healthy-looking hair.

condition
Anaphase+ Conditioner
Anaphase+ Conditioner
$26.00

This revitalizing conditioner formulated for thinning hair, enhances it's strength and the appearance of thickness and density.

treat
Neoptide Hair Lotion MEN
Neoptide Hair Lotion MEN
$97.00

This unique lightweight spray formulated with Peptidoxyl-4, Monolaurin and GP4G, addresses chronic thinning hair in men, by adding strength, density and vitality to weakened hair.

treat
Anacaps Activ+ Dietary Supplement
Anacaps Activ+ Dietary Supplement
$39.00

This daily 100% drug-free dietary supplement for thinning hair and nails provides necessary nutrients to promote thicker, healthier-looking hair and nails from within.