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Which kind of hair loss do I have?

Which kind of hair loss do I have?

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We have already addressed this theme a couple of times before. You can read all about the causes of hair loss on our post “Hair Loss – Why is it happening to me?” and explore a few tipis to try and avoid major hair loss in here. However, when it comes to choosing the right products for you, it usually comes down to one simple question: do I have reactive hair loss or progressive hair loss? This is important to define since most cosmetic products for hair loss address only one of these. It doesn’t mean that choosing the wrong one will give you zero results, but if there is a better formula that achieves more results, you certainly want to go for that one.

Progressive versus reactive hair loss

There are several ways to categorize hair fall, which can be based on a myriad of different criteria. However, the idea of this post is to address how products are usually divided, so let’s look at that from the point of view of the customers who wish to find the very best product for their problem.

Progressive hair loss – this type of hair loss is usually associated with men, but lots of women suffer from it too so don’t be scared to use something that says it’s designed for men if you’re a woman. Go by the problem, not by the targeted gender. Usually, progressive hair fall is genetic and is worsened by the passing years. It is characterized by, you guessed it, the progressive loss of hair mass that leads to a less dense hair or even bald patches. This is a situation that is prolonged in time and may not be that noticeable in the beginning, as you probably don’t lose great amounts of hair in a short period of time, but over a more or less extended period you start noticing that you have less hair, that it starts growing slower or that you even have bald patches.

Reactive hair loss – this kind of hair fall is usually defined by hair loss that lasts less than 6 months and it’s normal that the loss is very noticeable. It’s not unusual that people suffer from hair fall in the Autumn and spring, for example, but some cases are worse than others. It is also usual in reaction to stressful situations or due to environmental changes. This type can worsen situations where progressive hair fall already exists, so they can exist at the same time.

Products for each situation

Here we have a selection of products for the progressive type:

René Furterer Triphasic Progressive Anti Hair Loss Serum 8×5.5ml
Phytocyane Revitalizing Serum for Thinning Hair 12 amp x 7,5ml
Crescina Hair Follicular Islands


And a selection for the reactive ones:

René Furterer RF80 ATP Energie Anti Hair Loss Treatment 12x5ml
Phytolium 4 Chronic Thinning Hair Treatment 12 amp x 3,5ml


You can also find some solutions that were designed for both, like the Phytologist 15, or the growth boosters Complexe 5 and Phytopolléine.

Besides these, we also recommend that you use a food supplement to guarantee that your hair roots have the nutritional apport to ensure a healthy and shiny hair. You can find our selection on our dedicated page.