All About Hair

All about hair

What is hair?
Your whole body is practically covered by it, but the thick patch on your head is the one that everyone is most obsessed with. It frames the face, and depending on your hair’s condition, can add years or make you look much younger. What is it exactly? Read on.

Trivia
Did you know that technically, the hair is part of the skin but grows separately from it, just like your fingernails and toenails?

You’ve got about 5,000,000 hair follicles on your entire body, with roughly 100,000 growing on your head.

Hair Cycle
Just like all living things, hair undergo a normal cycle of birth, growth, deterioration. Hair fall and loss result from unhealthy bulbs that become incapable of regenerating new growth at the end of each life cycle.


Hair fall, loss:
Signs & causes

We lose an average of 100 strands of hair every day, and that’s a fact. Thinning and eventual baldness happens when hair does not grow back or when there is excessive hair loss. But how do you know that you’re experiencing abnormal shedding? More importantly, what causes these problems?
Signs of excessive hair fall:
Check for an extraordinary amount of strands left on the shower drainage, on pillows, your hair brush or comb. You’ll notice strands sticking to your fingers after you’ve casually ran them through your hair.
Signs of hair thinning and balding:
A receding hairline or prominent scalp seems more noticeable. When parting your hair, the gap appears to have widened. You might notice patch baldness too which can occur anywhere in your scalp.
Causes of hair fall, thinning hair and baldness:
Balding and hair thinning are hereditary, especially among men. Certain sicknesses, such as thyroid conditions, anemia and auto-immune diseases can cause excessive hair fall.

Hair roots get stressed from tight pony tails, braiding, teasing, constant blow-drying, strong dyes and other hair treatments.
Bad eating habits, including crash dieting, can result in vitamin and trace mineral deficiencies that lead to falling hair. Medications—anabolic steroids, birth control pills, antidepressants, among many others—as well as hormonal imbalance during breastfeeding and menopause are also other causes.
Keep in mind that psychosomatic disorders such as shock, depression and trauma also impact the hair.
Solutions to hair problems:
There is hope with science and technology continuing to provide ways to prevent or lessen hair thinning and loss. Crescina offers a range to address various hair conditions that may lead to baldness.
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What is Crescina
HFSC 100%?

The Crescina HSFC 100% Treatment
is a topical formulation for both men and women that prevents hair thinning and loss. The vial with amber liquid contains a patented cocktail which has Cysteine, Lysine and Glycoproteins to invigorate active or partially active hair bulbs.
The clear liquid contains active ingredients that strengthen hair follicles to tighten the hold to the hair strand, thus minimizing hair fall which when left untreated leads to baldness.
After continuous application, improved density will be noticeable. Unlike other treatments, Crescina addresses both the hair bulb and follicle. Once invigorated, it will continue to generate new strands even after stopping the treatment.
This is recommended for thinning and loss due to physiological (not pathological) causes; this does not act on completely atrophied follicles.
There are different grades available with formulations specifically for men and women. We recommend a minimum of two months treatment for maximum effect. Click here to see which Crescina HFSC 100% is best suited for you.

The Crescina experience

As they say, the proof is in the pudding. We’ve asked a few people to share their Crescina experience. According to them, the CRESCINA shampoo and the CRESCINA HSFC complete treatment really work.
DMV, 27-year-old male Makati employee who experienced hair thinning and a receding hairline used the Crescina shampoo 200 MAN.
I didn’t feel anything when I tried the shampoo. I noticed some new growth around the second week after I started using the product. My hair at the top of my head started to get unruly again. I would recommend it to friends who are starting to experience hair thinning. I am seriously thinking about buying the complete treatment pack while I still have the chance to save my hair.
JSM, 41 year-old self-elmployed male professional who experienced hair thinning and loss starting in his mid-30s. He used the Crescina HFSC 500 MAN.
My scalp felt a little hot after applying the CRESCINA treatment. But I was told this is due to the dilation of the vessels in the scalp area, which is necessary for the treatment to be fully absorbed down to the hair bulbs. After a while, my scalp cooled down.

About two weeks into the treatment, my wife and I noticed new growth (like baby hair) in areas where I thought I’ve gone bald. My hair became thicker with more volume. Throughout the treatment period, I used the Crescina Shampoo 500 MAN to maximize the benefits. I am very happy with the results. It’s really worth it. The best part is that it has restored my confidence. Let’s face it . . . losing your hair can really affect your disposition.

Women also suffer from hair loss and thinning. Understanding the root of the problem is the first step to finding the solution.
Various factors can affect hair condition. Diseases like thyroid problems, malnutrition that results from crash dieting or unhealthy eating habits, stress, trauma, some medications and surgical procedures, as well as hormonal changes (resulting from taking or getting off birth control pills, menopause) are just some of the causes of hair fall and eventual thinning.
It is best to see a doctor to make sure that there are no serious reasons behind the condition.
How do you know if you are experiencing excessive or abnormal hair fall or hair thinning? Click here to find out.
Crescina has the products to address hair problems caused by physiological conditions.
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A guide to healthy hair

A good painting, or even a bad one, can be enhanced if framed properly. It’s the same thing when it comes to your hair: Its condition and style dramatically affects your face. This is the reason you need to give your locks some tender loving care. Here are a few basic tips on hair care:

1. Clean hair and scalp prevent the onset of various diseases caused by fungus (like ringworm), bacteria (scalp acne, folliculitis), parasite infestation (scabies, head lice), accumulation of dead skin cells (dandruff) and oils. Regular shampooing especially after sweating heavily is a way of preventing such conditions. It also keeps your tresses odour-free.
2. Nutrition affects the hair. Crash dieting, bad eating habits can deplete the body of essential nutrients that you need to keep the hair bulbs in a healthy state. A balanced diet with protein, omega 3 fatty acids, Biotin, or vitamin B7, is important for maintaining your crowning glory’s vitality.
3. Hydration is a simple habit with tremendous benefits. Lack of water in the body leads to brittle hair and dry scalps. This leads to breakage of strands, split ends and dandruff.
4. Heat has a drying effect and stresses the bulbs. Shampoo with warm (not hot) water and avoid too much blow drying.
5. Be gentle with your hair. Avoid stressing the roots by rough handling. When combing your hair, use a wide toothed-comb while the hair is still wet; avoid pulling too hard. Remember to give your hair a rest from tight pony tails.
6. Chemicals from hair dyes, bleaches, relaxing and curling treatments dry the hair and affect the bulbs. Give your scalp and hair a break of a few months between each treatments, or a few weeks in the case of hair dyes.
7. Excessive sun exposure has a drying and bleaching effect. Keep your hair moisturized and protected when going to the beach, pool or the outdoors.
8. Skin diseases cause hair fall which when left untreated leads to hair loss. See your dermatologist when you notice abnormal flaking, dandruff, excessive hair fall, itchiness, thick skin build up on the scalp and other abnormalities.
9. Hygiene is often overlooked. Make sure to change your towels regularly and to dry them thoroughly in between use. Clean your combs and hair brushes at least once a week; wash headbands, ties used for the hair often. You spend around 8 hours resting your head on your pillows: keep them clean by changing the covers often and by airing your pillows to prevent bacteria and fungal build up.
10. Pamper your hair once in a while with natural treatments and a nice scalp massage to revitalize the bulbs.