After the awesome response to the Renokin competition last month, we decided to team up with Lamelle again to help raise awareness for Hair Loss Awareness Month. And they decided to offer another lucky reader the chance to win the full Renokin range valued at R1882!
While local stats are uncertain on the topic of the relationship between South African women and their hair and hair loss; it’s expected that the South African market will mimic international trends.
Research indicates that a whopping 85% of women in the UK feel happier and more attractive when they are having a good hair day, and that 60% find bad hair days leave them feeling sad, self-conscious and worried.
Moving to the Americas, according to the American Association of Dermatology (AAD), hereditary hair loss affects approximately 80 million people (30 million of which are women) in the US. In a survey of over 2 000 American households, 28% of woman are slightly concerned about hair loss. Up to 59% of woman in the US with hair loss concerns discuss it with a hair care professional, 36% start to massage their scalps regularly, while 53% change their shampoo and conditioner or frequency.
Things are not much different in Canada – with stats from the Canadian Hair Research Foundation (CHRF) showing most women (60 %) prefer men who have hair and the preference is markedly higher (74 %) among younger women (18 to 24). Even more startling, 1 out of 4 believes that it’s more difficult for a man who is losing his hair to have a romantic relationship.
Clearly for the majority of people – no day is a good day when it’s a bad hair day! But for those losing their hair the subject still remains taboo with widespread misperceptions around preventative and corrective measures. The result is many people live with the psychological stresses and the impact of hair loss – often suffering an equal measure of loss of self-confidence.
In recognition of Hair Loss Awareness Month (May) Lamelle Research Laboratories, the manufacturer of Renokin – a hair revitalising range – aims to debunk the myths of thinning hair and hair loss, while promoting the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Hair is an extension of skin and there are many similarities between the management of hair and the management of skin. On average, a scalp has about 100 000 hairs and typically, people shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. Gradual thinning is a normal process of ageing, however hair loss may lead to baldness when the rate of shedding exceeds the rate of re-growth, and when new hair is thinner than the hair shed. The same is true when hair is shed in patches. Hair quality is further compromised with poor eating, stress, over styling, hair extensions, and other environmental pollutants.
It is for these reasons that Lamelle introduced a product range that encourages hair growth, stops hair loss and stimulates the skin’s ability to create new hair follicles: Renokin Hair Revitalising Solution. A clinically proven formula with active ingredients that help promote longer, thicker healthier hair, Renokin stimulates and fortifies the hair and scalp condition, creating a healthy environment for hair restoration.
Visit www.lamelle.co.za for further information.
One lucky winner will walk away with a full Renokin range valued at R1882!
HOW TO ENTER
- Share this competition with the easy buttons on your left of this article
- Tag a friend you think might love this gorgeous Renokin hamper on your shared post
- Complete the easy entry form below (ONLY ENTER ONCE – Your entry is only counted if you complete the form; multiple entrants will be removed)
Our lucky winner will be announced on Wednesday 1 June. If we are unable to reach you before midnight on Wednesday 8 June, another winner will be selected.
*This competition is sadly only open to those currently residing in South Africa