September 2021

Guide to Hair Loss Reduction & Hair Growth | Shens Therapeutics

With the pandemic still looming globally, many individuals have their lives impacted economically, physically, mentally, and at the top of their crowning glory. If you’re wondering if the COVID-19 pandemic has caused more hair to fall off, you’re not imagining.

According to TodayOnline, Google searches for hair loss increased by eight per cent in the past 12 months. It is noted that many individuals have agonised over this in recent years, as their brushes and shower drains are filled with tangles of hair.

As we age, our bodies experience many changes, and our hair is no exception. Hair naturally changes in colour, texture, growth rate over time, and the environment, products applied, life events (e.g. pregnancy), medical conditions, genetics and stress can easily influence the above. To keep your hair looking good as you age, it needs special attention.

With that, as the title suggested, we will be delving into the topic of hair loss and how you could improve your hair growth. Suppose you are unsatisfied with your current hair condition, longing to reduce hair fall and healthier looking hair. In that case, our Guide to Hair Loss Reduction & Hair Growth might help to alleviate the situation, allow your hair to proliferate and regain your crowning glory.


Causes of Hair Loss

Before diving deep into the treatments available to save your locks, let us learn more about why you may be experiencing an increase in hair fall, as well as its common causes.

In short, hair is made of protein strands. A single strand of hair has a normal life span of about two to seven years. Commonly, we shed between 50 and 100 strands of hair daily as our hair completes its growth cycle. However, when the shedding outpaces the hair growth, this is where it gets concerning and deteriorates. The medical term for this is called alopecia, and this happens when follicles become overly sensitive to a hormone causing the growth phase to shorten until it finally stops.

Not Just An Age Thing

According to research, by age 60, more than 72 percent of men and nearly half of the women would experience significant hair loss during their lifetime. For many, the thinning starts well before middle age. The likelihood that men suffer hair loss significantly increases with age (By the age of 60, 65 percent of men suffer visible hair loss). However, surprisingly, the number of women is much higher (By the age of 60, 80 percent suffers visible hair thinning and hair loss).

As our hair ages, it has a shortened life cycle, with shorter, finer hair falling out. This hair is usually replaced with new finer hair. This causes the hair to look visibly lesser as the hair begins to thin, and the growth rate slows down.

On that account, you may think that the natural cause of ageing is the main cause for most individuals affected by hair loss. However, the answer is not a certain yes.

Heredity Plays A Part

Although most of us would experience some form of hair loss as we age if we were to consider that our hair ages too, a part of our genetics has already determined the odds of our hair loss at birth.

It is noted that hair loss can start as soon as puberty ends, depending on your hereditary sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (also known as DHT, which is the hormone created by the body’s testosterone). However, it is not the DHT production that causes hair loss, and it’s the inherited sensitivity to DHT that causes hair loss. Those with high sensitivity will be the first to experience a weakening in their follicles. This results in thinning around the crown and hairline and lighter pigment in the hair.

With that, do you know that some of our daily habits, diet or motion can worsen the condition of hair loss? Behaviours such as smoking, consumption of creatine supplements, resistance and weight training and stress can intensify DHT production. Thus, causing a magnification of hair loss depending on one’s sensitivity to DHT.

The result of heredity hair loss (the medical term is androgenic alopecia) would be the male pattern hair loss (often a receding hairline or bald spot at the top of his head) and the female pattern hair loss (overall thinning or a widening part)

Alopecia Areata

Another common cause of hair loss is a disease (the medical term for this disease is Alopecia Areata) that develops when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles (what holds the hair in place), causing hair loss. Individuals can lose hair anywhere on the body, including the scalp, inside the nose, and in the ears. Some individuals may lose their eyelashes or eyebrows due to this medical condition.

Other than the above unpreventable causes, the following are some of the common causes which one can circumvent, correct inadequate habits or insufficient nutrients to alleviate the hair loss condition, as well as ones that would stop and hair would regrow naturally:


  • Stressful Events (e.g. academic exams, lost of loved ones)
  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Recovering from an illness

This can happen when individuals encounter a very stressful time in their life. If the stress stops, the body will readjust, and the excessive shedding will stop. When the shedding stops, most people see their hair regain its normal fullness within 6 to 9 months.

Hair Care

If an individual were to frequently colour, perm, or relax their hair, they could be damaging their hair. Over time, this damage can lead to hair loss. Other than hair treatments, using the wrong or unsuitable hair care products may also damage the follicles.

Once you damage a hair follicle, hair cannot grow from that follicle. Having many damaged hair follicles creates permanent bald spots.

With that, an individual can change how they care for their hair, which can aid in the prevention of hair loss in the long run.


Hairstyle That Pulls Your Hair

If you often wear your hair tightly pulled back, the continual pulling can lead to permanent hair loss. The medical name for this condition is traction alopecia.


Lack Of Recommended Nutrients

If you’re not getting enough of biotin, iron, protein, zinc or vitamin E, you may notice some form of visible hair loss. Hence, one can try to consume more of the selected food that supplies the recommended nutrients or take on supplements as an alternative to boost the nutrients intake. When your body gets enough of the missing nutrients, your hair will regrow again (you would notice strands of ‘baby hair’ forming).

Available Treatments For Hair Growth

While it may seem that hair loss prevention is almost an impossible task if we were to consider the ageing factor, we could still do our best to reduce the magnification and rate of hair loss. 

Therefore, aside from making adjustments to our daily motions, diet and habits, individuals could also tap on the hair treatments to stimulate hair growth.

At Shens Therapeutics, we provide a series of hair treatments that can help proliferate the rate of hair growth and reduce the chances of hair fall or shedding.

Medical Indiba® Hair Regeneration System

At Shens Therapeutics, our Medical Indiba® Hair Regeneration System utilises a patented Proionic System of radiofrequency to bring the best ions movement to restore cell activity to the hair follicles and scalps. With the additional use of our premium PDRN hair serum, the Medical Indiba® Hair Regeneration System treatment is able to extend its regenerative capabilities of biostimulation, microcirculation and hyperactivation of the cellular activities within the hair follicles.

The proven technology is also able to provide metabolic nutrients (vitamins, beneficial minerals, oxygen and amino acid) that your hair follicles require for the hair cycle — hair cell growth and its replication.


  • Stimulate healthy hair growth
  • Increase hair follicles size and hair thickness
  • Proliferate hair density
  • Slow down and reduce hair fall
  • Improve hair texture and blood circulation
  • Richer supply of vitamins and nutrients to the scalp
  • No side-effects
  • Non-invasive

Recommended Treatment: Intensive treatment (4 sessions on the first week) followed by maintenance (2 – 3 sessions weekly). 

Results are cumulative and palpable fruition of the treatment could be observed from the second month onwards.

PDRN Hair Booster

At Shens Therapeutics, the PDRN Hair Booster utilises premium PDRN extracted from Salmon DNA to repair the hair follicles at the cellular level. The PDRN is delivered into the scalp using Dermapen®, the world’s leading and patented microneedling device to allow the essential nutrients to penetrate the scalp effectively. The premium PDRN extracts are harvested from the leading laboratories in Korea, and the beneficial serum has been known to reverse the DNA damage and improve overall scalp condition.

Combining with the Dermapen®, the PDRN Hair Booster has an excellent effect on activating hair cells, accelerating repairs and scalp tissue regeneration. Hence, this treatment is excellent for individuals experiencing an overall thinning of hair and weakened hair (breakage and hair fall) due to unfavourable scalp conditions.


  • Stimulate healthy hair growth
  • Improve scalp condition for hair growth
  • Proliferate hair density
  • Slow down and reduce hair fall
  • Rejuvenate the scalp
  • No oral medication
  • No side-effects
  • Non-invasive

Recommended Treatment: Intensive treatment (4 sessions on the first week), followed by maintenance (2 – 3 sessions weekly).

Results are cumulative and palpable fruition of the treatment could be observed from the second month onwards.



In short, understanding why you may be experiencing an increase in hair fall and the common causes would undoubtedly help you identify the root of the problem much better. Further, applying the right change and staying consistent with the change could alleviate the hair loss issue. 

While many of the causes of hair loss (except the ones that are unpreventable) can be corrected by adjusting the lifestyle, habits and diet, it is incredibly important to identify and attempt to make recommended changes early to prevent hair loss conditions from worsening.

To speed up the overall rate of hair growth, individuals could utilise hair treatments to yield noticeable results, helping them to regain their confidence and crowning glory with a full head of hair. 

For more information about the above treatments at Shens Therapeutics, feel free to contact our customer support team via our hotline or WhatsApp.

Contact Us