Suffering from hair thinning or balding? This resource covers the steps you need to take to reduce hair loss and maintain a healthy head of hair.

Hair Loss No More: A Comprehensive Guide

TL:DR Summary

  • What is hair loss? A condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing thinning, shedding, or balding of the hair.
  • What are the causes of hair loss? Genetic factors, hormonal changes, stress, aging, medical conditions, and environmental factors.
  • How can you diagnose hair loss? By observing the pattern, extent, and rate of hair loss, and consulting a doctor if necessary.
  • How can you treat hair loss? By using medications, topical solutions, supplements, laser therapy, surgical procedures, or scalp RF microneedling.
  • How can you prevent hair loss? By adopting a healthy lifestyle, avoiding harsh chemicals and styling tools, and using gentle hair products.
  • Where can you get the best hair loss treatment in Singapore? At Wellaholic, a leading aesthetic clinic that offers scientific hair loss treatments at affordable prices.


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Questions to Ask Your Hair Loss Specialist

As the Founder and Managing Director of Wellaholic, I’ve seen many clients who struggle with hair loss. It’s a common issue that affects both men and women. In my years in the aesthetics industry, I’ve learned a lot about what causes hair loss and how we can treat it.

In this article, “Hair Loss No More: A Comprehensive Guide,” I will share everything I’ve learned.

This will include the reasons behind hair loss and the latest treatments that can help. I’ve talked to experts and seen many cases in my work. I know that hair loss can be tough. But there are ways to manage it and even stop it. I’ll explain these methods in simple terms. Stay tuned for more details in this guide.

What are the stages of hair growth?

Have you ever wondered why your hair stops growing at a certain point? It’s not as simple as it seems. Your hair goes through a cycle that lasts 2-6 years. Then, it falls out. A new hair grows in its place. This cycle is just like how plants grow. You need to understand the hair growth cycle.

The first stage is the Anagen Stage. Here, hair grows from the follicles. The shaft is built, increasing your hair length. This lasts 2-6 years. Then comes the Catagen Stage. Your hair gets ready to rest. This lasts about 2 weeks. The third is the Telogen Stage. Your hair stops growing and falls out. New hair comes in. This lasts about 5-6 weeks. The last stage is Neogen and Exogen. Neogen is when a new follicle grows. Exogen is when the old hair is released.

About 10-20% of your hair is in the resting phase at any time. Baldness happens when hair falls out but doesn’t complete this cycle. Permanent hair loss is when the follicle stops making hair. This leads to balding. There are two types of hair fall that can lead to this.

Telogen Effluvium occurs when more than 20% of your follicles abruptly go into the telogen phase, decreasing the number of follicles which are actively growing hair

What are the types of hair loss?

Pattern 1: Telogen Effluvium

​In case you have been experiencing loss of hair from all over your scalp and body, it is likely that you’ve got Telogen Effluvium. Telogen Effluvium occurs when more than 20% of your follicles abruptly go into the telogen phase, decreasing the number of follicles which are actively growing hair. This results in the loss of volume and, eventually, balding. Telogen Effluvium is mostly induced by certain triggers. .

  • Health triggers: Malaria, typhoid, tuberculosis, thyroid issues, malnutrition, syphilis, autoimmune diseases, and nutrient deficiencies.
  • Stress Triggers: Emotional trauma, heavy labour, starvation, crash diets, serious injuries, and surgeries.
  • Drug Triggers: Oral retinoids, oral contraceptives, anti-thyroid drugs, anticonvulsants, beta-blockers, amphetamines, Captopril, and heavy metals.
  • Local Triggers: Hair dye allergies.
Excess hair loss might lead to certain shedding that can be reversed after taking corrective measurements. This is also non as non-scarring alopecia. 

Pattern 2: Alopecia

Hair loss can take several forms, which range from loss in well-defined patches to diffuse or complete hair loss, which may affect all hair-bearing websites. This is called hereditary or alopecia hair loss. In androgenic alopecia, the hair starts to drop off if testosterone (the male sex hormone) is converted into dihydrotestosterone and starts to attack the hair follicles, making them worthless and curbing hair growth. Female pattern hair loss is strikingly different from male pattern baldness. The primary symptoms of female pattern baldness include the following:

Hair thinning in female pattern baldness is observed mainly on the top and the crown area. Balding starts with the widening of the centre hair part. The front hairline stays untouched in most patients. The hair loss may be intense, but it doesn’t cause complete or near total baldness, as it does in men. More hair loss observed during showers and while cleansing your hair.

The source of hair fall vary from person to person. While in some circumstances, external factors may be responsible, some serious medical conditions, lack of nourishment, and heredity are also major causes of hair loss in many patients. The top factors Which May cause premature hair loss in women are:

  • Hair thinning in female pattern baldness is observed mainly on the top and the crown area. Balding starts with the widening of the centre hair part.
  • The front hairline remains unaffected in most patients.
  • The hair loss may be acute, but it does not lead to complete or near total baldness, as it does in men.
  • More hair loss observed during showers and while brushing your hair.
For many people, hair loss is a normal part of the aging process. As we age, our hair follicles begin to shrink, causing our hair to thin and fall out more easily.

What are the main causes of hair fall?

In my experience, I’ve seen how physical and emotional stress can affect hair health. When the body is drained, hair follicles can become weak. This might lead to rapid hair loss. It’s important to manage stress for better hair health.

Hereditary factors also play a role in hair loss. Conditions like alopecia are common. This can affect both men and women. It’s important to understand your family history when it comes to hair health.

Hormonal changes can weaken hair follicles too. Conditions like menopause or thyroid issues can cause hair loss. It’s key to keep track of hormonal health for hair care.

Scalp infections can damage hair follicles. Conditions like dermatitis or psoriasis can cause hair fall. Keeping the scalp clean and healthy is crucial.

Pregnancy often leads to hair loss due to hormonal changes. This can cause the hair follicles to become more sensitive. Proper care during and after pregnancy is important for hair health.

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder. It causes the body to attack hair follicles. This leads to hair loss. Understanding this condition is important for those affected.

Some medications and treatments can cause hair loss. This includes treatments for various health issues. Being aware of these side effects is important for hair care.

Thyroid disorders often lead to hair loss. This can make hair thin and weak. Effective treatment is important for hair regrowth.

Over supplementation of certain nutrients can cause hair loss. It’s better to get nutrients from natural foods rather than supplements.

Heavy styling and certain hair products can lead to hair loss. Avoiding harsh chemicals and tight hairstyles is key for hair health.

Please see the table below for the main types of hair loss as well as their prevention and suggested treatments.

Type of Hair LossPreventionTreatment
Androgenetic Alopecia (male and female pattern baldness)– Avoid tight hairstyles that pull on the hair
– Use mild shampoos and conditioners
– Maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine
– Topical minoxidil solution or foam
– Oral finasteride
Microneedling for scalp
– Hair transplant surgery
Telogen Effluvium– Manage stress
– Eat a balanced diet
– Avoid harsh hair treatments
– Get adequate sleep
– No specific treatment
– Hair usually regrows on its own once the underlying cause is addressed
Alopecia Areata– No known prevention method– Topical or injectable corticosteroids
– Topical immunotherapy
– Oral immunosuppressants
Microneedling for scalp
– Hair transplant surgery
Traction Alopecia– Avoid tight hairstyles that pull on the hair
– Alternate hairstyles to reduce tension on the hair
– Use gentle hair care products
– Discontinue tight hairstyles
– Massage scalp to improve blood flow
– Topical minoxidil solution or foam
– Microneedling for scalp
Scarring Alopecia– No known prevention method– Treatment depends on the underlying cause
– May include topical or oral corticosteroids, antibiotics, or immunosuppressants
– Microneedling for scalp
– Hair transplant surgery
Anagen Effluvium– Avoid harsh hair treatments such as chemical relaxers or dyes
– Avoid exposure to radiation or chemotherapy drugs
– No specific treatment
– Hair usually regrows on its own once the underlying cause is addressed
Main Types of Hair Loss, Their Prevention and Suggested Treatment
​Making a couple of tiny changes to your daily routine can help reduce hair fall

How to make changes to your hair care routine?

In my years in aesthetics, I’ve seen simple steps make a big difference in hair care. Start by using a wooden wide-tooth comb. It’s gentle and reduces breakage. Remember, don’t comb wet hair. It’s fragile and breaks easily.

Be gentle with your towel too. Don’t rub your hair hard. Instead, press the towel softly to remove water. Let your hair air-dry. This prevents damage.

Choose sulfate-free shampoos. They’re kinder to your hair and scalp. Avoid harsh chemicals. They make hair weak and lead to breakage.

Washing hair is a balance. Do it every three days to keep it clean but not overwashed. Too much washing takes away natural oils that keep hair healthy.

Lastly, avoid too many chemical treatments. They can harm your hair. If you dye your hair and notice hair fall, take a break from the chemicals. Studies show that some hair dyes can increase hair loss.

Can exercising prevent hair loss? 

In my years in the aesthetics industry, I’ve seen how stress can cause hair loss. But physical activity helps a lot. Doing yoga regularly can cut down stress and help stop hair fall. Remember, beauty starts in the mind. A healthy mind means a healthy life. It’s important to keep your life balanced. Exercise helps your body stay healthy and supports good hair growth. It also boosts blood flow to your scalp. This helps your hair grow better. Try to add these simple exercises to your daily routine for better hair and health.

Can hair growth supplements prevent hair loss? 
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In my time in aesthetics, I have learned a lot about hair growth supplements. They can help with hair loss. Some vitamins also boost hair health. But always talk to a doctor before starting any supplements. Minoxidil is a good hair loss drug. But it can cause too much body hair. Cyproterone acetate also works well for women’s hair loss. But it is not for men.

Can hair oil treatments help with hair loss? 

​There have been research reports claiming that oiling your hair overnight can really make a difference. Though you might not like the concept of sticky, greasy hair, the application of oils, like coconut, peppermint, and argan oils, can help your hair in the long run. Leaving your hair straightened overnight supplies enough time for every strand to be coated and for the scalp to find nourished. Dandruff and dead cells are loosened from the movement of the fingers and can be removed easily with shampoo the next day.

Hair spa therapy provides your scalp and hair with the essential nutrients needed for healthy hair growth.

Can hair spa treat hair loss? 

In my time in the aesthetics industry, I’ve seen how hair spa treatments can be a game changer. These treatments do more than just improve hair health. They are a great way for busy, stressed women to relax. Let me share a few benefits of hair spa therapy.

First, hair spa deeply conditions your hair. It helps fix split ends and restores dry, dull hair. It can also reduce dandruff. This makes your hair look healthier and more vibrant. Next, hair spa provides essential nutrients to your scalp and hair. This supports healthy hair growth.

It also strengthens hair follicles and revitalizes your scalp. This creates the right conditions for hair to grow well. A good hair spa includes a scalp massage. This boosts blood flow in the scalp. It keeps your scalp from ageing too fast.

Another plus is that hair spa cleans your hair and scalp well. It removes dirt and stops flaking. This means your hair stays healthy. Lastly, hair spa is a great way to ease stress and tension. It can even help with hair loss. It gives extra energy to damaged scalp cells. This can boost hair growth and slow down baldness.

Will hair transplant help with hair loss? 

​Hair transplantation is one of the curative methods for hair. It is achieved by simply taking donor hair and placing it where baldness occurs. A hair transplant is a procedure in which a plastic or dermatological surgeon moves hair to a bald area of the head. The surgeon usually moves hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head. For FUT, a doctor would remove strips of tissue from the donor area, and, once extracted, cut these strips into individual follicular units. Tiny cuts are then made in the scalp for the follicular unit grafts to be carefully placed into, which can leave some scarring. FUE is the modern approach to hair transplants and is usually favoured by patients because it leaves less obvious scarring. For FUE, individual hair follicles are extracted directly from the patient’s donor area, which is typically the back of the neck, and then moved to the hair transplant site using a specialist micro surgical needle.

Remember, hair loss doesn't have to be the end of the world. With the right knowledge and a little bit of effort, you can take control and say, "Hair loss, no more!"


And that’s a wrap, folks! We’ve covered everything you need to know about tackling hair loss head-on. From understanding the causes to exploring effective solutions, this comprehensive guide has got you covered.

Remember, hair loss doesn’t have to be the end of the world. With the right knowledge and a little bit of effort, you can take control and say, “Hair loss, no more!”

Whether you choose to embrace your baldness, rock a stylish wig, try out hair growth treatments, or simply flaunt your fabulous self as you are, the choice is yours. Just remember that true beauty comes from within, and confidence is the best accessory anyone can wear.

Founder and Managing Director for Wellaholic, an aesthetic chain with 8 outlets island-wide in Singapore.

Willie Chan, Founder

Willie Chan, a visionary leader and relentless pursuer of excellence, is the Founder and Managing Director of Wellaholic, a renowned aesthetic chain with 8 outlets across Singapore. With a strong belief in evidence-based, effective, and affordable aesthetic treatments, Willie ensures that customers receive the best care possible. His ENTJ Myer-Briggs personality drives him to set clear visions and pursue them without excuses. Willie holds a CIDESCO as well as Beauty Therapy & Salon Management from Brentwood College UK and has studied Operations Management at The Wharton School and Management at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, equipping him with a solid foundation in the business of aesthetics. 

Contact Willie at [email protected]


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