The Causes & Facts of Thinning Hair

The teams at Cheynes are constantly pushing the boundaries in our understanding of hair and scalp. That’s why we are thrilled with the recent relaunch of one of our favourite brands, Nioxin. Regarded as one of the leading hair and scalp specialist brands it has won countless awards for the product, the innovation and the research that goes into each and every ingredient used in the brand.


Nioxin ‘Kits’ are created specifically around the individual needs different hair and scalp types have, for example, coloured hair that fades and is suffering from hair loss, that’s two specific areas of concern that can be looked after together.


With a core range of shampoo and conditioners, Nioxin  completes its with a collection of unique treatments for use in salon and at home giving your hair and scalp the very best care.

The teams at Cheynes are fully up to date with all the latest information and can recommend the very best programme bespoke your needs.



Nioxin laboratories have pinpointed 6 major factors related to hairloss:


A common family predisposition involves natural, age-related hormonal changes that can trigger hair loss. This is caused by the conversion of testosterone into the toxin Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and can be inherited from either your mother or your father.


Stress can produce increased levels of testosterone, which converts to DHT and interrupts the hair’s growth cycle. Stress also constricts blood supply through the capillaries, restricting oxygen and nutrient uptake and vitamins to the hair follicle.


Several underlying health issues can cause hair thinning, including a malfunctioning of the hormone-producing thyroid or the natural hormonal changes women experience after pregnancy and during menopause.


Air and water pollutants, chlorine, metals and minerals may be left on the scalp and hair thus contributing to thinning. Pollutants such as pseudo-estrogens and toxins from within our bodies are also a factor.


The hair follicle is incredibly sensitive to changes in the body. Any hormone therapy (including birth control) can contribute to hair thinning, as can steroids, specific chemotherapies, and medication for blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and acne.


What you eat can plays a significant role in hair thinning. High consumption of animal fats, rapid weight loss and liquid protein diets can result in a lack of amino acids,biotin,iron,protein and zinc— all of which are essential for healthy-looking hair.

Ask for more information in any of our city centre salons.