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Hair Loss and Hair Thinning, Meet the Experts: Foltène

Originating in Como, Italy back in 1944, Foltène has established itself across the globe as a specialist in the prevention and treatment of hair-loss and hair thinning problems. With hair health a growing item on the beauty agenda, we met the experts to ask those pressing questions about how our hair, and their products, actually work.

Did you know?
  • Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow
  • We lose approximately 50-100 hairs per day
  • Average number of hairs per head is 100,000 -150,000
  • Our hair grows an average of 1cm per month
  • Each hair is, on average, 10-100μm (Nanometer)Brush Foltene

What causes hair loss and thinning?

Causes can vary from hormonal factors, nutritional deficiencies, aging or contemporary (stressful) lifestyles, leading to symptoms such as the weathering of the hair shaft, increased aging of the hair follicle and/or decreased melanocyte function (resulting in hair colour changes).

How does the cycle of hair work?

There are three phases in the hair cycle:

Growth (the anagen phase) – this is the developing phase that allows the hair to reform and grow. This stage lasts three to five years.

Resting (catagen phase) – this is the regressive phase. This is when the hair stops growing. This stage lasts approximately three weeks.

Falling (telogen phase) – this end phase allows the hair “pushed” out of the hair follicle by the growth of a new hair. This lasts around four months, then the hair resets the cycle.

On average, 90% of healthy hair is in the anagen phase (growth), while 10% is in the catagen (resting) or telogen (falling) phase.

How does Foltène influence the hair cycle?

Foltène products promotes more of a holistic approach on hair loss conditions and contribute to the normalisation of the hair cycle by extending the growing phase and shorting the falling phase, helping to regain a healthy hair cycle.

They also prolong the resting phase, bring more nutritive elements to the hair follicle whilst also preventing the attack of toxins.

Foltène has two patented ingredients – what do they do?

Tricosaccaride is the original patented active ingredient that helps strengthen the hair and bring the balance of the scalp to its natural condition. It also encourages the natural growth of hair and helps to reduce hair loss.

The second patented active ingredient, Tricalgoxyl, is rich in polysaccharides extracted from algae and acts to normalise the life cycle of hair. It helps reduce hair loss, encourages natural hair growth and restores the natural balance of the scalp. It’s most commonly used in Foltène’s women’s product range.

Who could benefit from using these ingredients?

We recommend the product to all men and women with hair loss problems, people who may notice extra hair in their brush or comb, people with hair which tends to be thin, fine, dry, limp or lifeless, subject to easy breakage. It’s also, recommended for chemically damaged hair.

For Foltène’s full product range, click here

Everything You Need To Know About Redken Brews

Redken Brews is the next generation range of haircare and grooming just for guys. Here’s everything you need to know…

What is Redken Brews and how does it fit into the Redken family? Read on to find out, and shop the range online at allbeautyPLUS WIN A SET OF REDKEN BREWS! SEE THE END OF THIS POST TO ENTER

redken brewsBrand new in the UK for March 2018, Redken Brews is the exciting upgrade to the Redken for Men haircare range. With a new look, and new additions to the Redken for Men family, this is next generation haircare and grooming for guys. Inspired by NYC barbers, the range has been created to keep up with the huge changes in men’s haircare and grooming.

So what’s changed?

Well nothing and everything! For starters, Redken Brews has a fantastic look inspired by quality beer bottles. All Redken men’s products are now part of the range and move to this fabulous new look. In addition, all the hair cleansing formulations now include malt which deeply nourishes and conditions the hair – sorry to tell you though, you can’t actually drink it!

Redken Brews skincare is now A Thing

The guys at Redken have introduced 2 new skincare products just for men, that compliment the range: Shave Cream and Beard and Skin Oil. With so much evolution in men’s haircare and grooming over the past few years, it was only natural for Redken Brews to include skincare.

Fan of Redken styling for men?

Don’t worry, Redken has kept all your favourites, just moved them to the fab new packaging. Plus, there are 2 new pomades: Wax and Clay, there’s even a hairspray for men. Some names have changed, so if you’re looking for Redken Go Clean, this is now Daily Shampoo. And Mint Clean is now Mint Shampoo. There is one discontinuation: Clean Spice 2 in 1 has been replaced with a much improved 3-in-1 formula that’s shampoo, conditioner and body wash in one – the ideal multitasker for men!

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redken brewsYou can shop Redken Brews online in the UK at allbeauty.

Stay tuned to our social channels and the allbeauty blog, for a fabulous giveaway and reviews of the range.