Difference Between Hair Loss and Hair Breakage

What’s the difference between losing hair and hair breakage? If there is a difference,which are the causes of hair breakage and the possible treatments? Thanks for your time!

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DamagedHair breakage means that the the hair shaft has been broken, leaving the hair shorter and at times with split ends. There is no actual loss of the follicle/root. You will have new hair growing out continuously on the part of the hair that is emerging from the scalp. Hair breakages occur when the hair gets too long, too dry, is traumatized by vigorous brushing, or damaged in the management of grooming. Breakage can be also be due to chemical dyes or treatment, excessive blow drying , or the force of pulling the hair shafts apart from any rough handling.

The definition of hair loss means that the root/follicle disappears or become so fine (miniaturized), that it effectively has no bulk associated with it.

3 thoughts on “Difference Between Hair Loss and Hair Breakage

  1. I am 30 years old, and have had a problem with hair breakage for over ten years now. I don’t chemically treat my hair in any way, or even blow dry it. I only use a leave-in conditioner some days, and just a bit of hairspray on some days. I try not to wash my hair every day either, but when I do, I usually end up with a clump of hair to throw away in my fingers when I run the conditioner through my hair. I have a bit of natural curl and have some frizz, but mostly it seems I have all these shorter, frizzy hairs constantly growing back that stick out everywhere. I also have these, like, baby hairs underneath when I pull my hair up in a pony-tail. They stick out everywhere, and I look ridiculous. I am wondering why my hair seems to do this naturally, with no harsh treatment, (I feel I take quite good care of it), and what I could do to correct it.
    Thanks in advance for your advice.

  2. When I dyed my hair black I had a severe allergic reaction to the product, I had bumps and areas on my head where it would be a rash. After it was cured I began to see that alot of my hair was falling off. If I would brush it or even pass my hands through my head I would end up with many strands of hair on my hand, to me this isnt normal. Does this mean im going bald or will I grow it back?

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