It is always every woman’s dream to have healthy, shiny, and thick hair, yet millions of Indonesian women suffer from hair loss every day. It’s nothing unusual about losing hair. Sometimes hair loss can be preventable, and other cases, it can be permanent. The first step is to find out what may be causing the problem, so we can diagnose the condition early and start the necessary treatments. Here are some possible causes:

Hereditary Hair Loss

Hair Loss Chart

Hair loss that is genetic is known as androgenetic alopecia. In reality, you can inherit the thinning hair gene from either your mother or father (or both).

Stress / Major surgery/ After Pregnancy

After Pregnancy

Telogen effluvium is a phenomenon that occurs after pregnancy, major surgery, or extreme stress. It can also be a side effect from certain medications, such as antidepressants, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

While you do need to restrict calories for weight loss, restricting too much can cause hair loss because the body does not have enough energy to support hair growth.


Overstyling hair dry

Doing something too much will always negative impacts. Overstyling can harm your tresses and blow drying can weaken the hair, causing it to break and fall out.

Too Much Vitamin A

Excessive Vitamin A

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, excess vitamin A can have significant toxicity. Overtaking supplements that contains vitamin A may increase your health risks, including hair loss. The daily value for vitamin A is 5,000 International Units (IU) per day.* (Source:

Once you’ve identified the cause, the problem can usually be corrected and the hair cycle should normalize within six months to a year.

Many women visit salons to seek professional hair loss treatments. Now that L’Oréal Professionnel Serioxyl are available in salons in Jakarta, hairdressers are recommending Serioxyl to their clients as it contains stimulating and re-densifying ingredients called Stemoxydine and Intra-Cylane. These active ingredients fix onto fibre to thicken hair and prevent hair loss to achieve a fuller looking hair. Keep in mind it will probably take several months before you notice any differences.


Just for Fun! Indonesians are also known for traditional methods, and one of the powerful methods is to apply musty tea. All you need to do is to store the tea for a day, then use it to flush it down from the scalp area.

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