What is fragile and thin hair?

For many of us, our hair is our crowning glory. On the other hand, if your hair is fragile and weak, it can cause you endless grief. Weak, fragile hair is marked by its frizziness, dryness, brittle quality, and damaged appearance, and should not be taken lightly.

Each individual experience it differently

Just like dry skin, fragile hair presents itself differently in each individual. While some experience a mild dullness, others might suffer from full-blown breakage and hair loss.

What are the common causes of fragile, brittle, and thin hair in Singapore?

Brittle hair could be caused by a variety of factors: From excessive heat styling to medical conditions such as malnutrition and Menkes syndrome.

Here are a couple more reasons:

Chemical treatments

The cortex of your hair contains structures that help determine the colour, texture, and strength of your hair. Repeated chemical treatments attack these structures and ruin the health of your hair.

The weather

Swimming, as well as overexposure to the sun, can dehydrate your locks and cause hair breakage.

The wrong shampoo

Everyone’s hair is different, which is why a shampoo that works well for your peers may end up being detrimental to your hair. That’s why it is important to be cautious when picking shampoo.


Try washing your hair a few times a week, or applying hair oils and leave-in conditioners.

Hormone changes

Birth control pills, menopause, and pregnancy can cause hormonal imbalances, which in turn, impacts your hair negatively (eg. dryness, brittleness).


Hereditary hair loss, for example, is a genetic condition that shortens the amount of time that hair remains in the growing stage.


In the early stages of this condition, your thyroid glands don’t produce sufficient thyroid hormones, resulting in dry and brittle hair.

How can I tell if my hair is healthy?

It is completely normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day. After all, the average person owns between 90,000 to 150,000 hairs on their head. But if you start noticing that you’re losing more than the typical 100 hairs a day, it could signal a bigger issue.

Regardless of what type of hair you have, these are the signs of healthy hair

  • Minimal shedding
  • Minimal tangling
  • Minimal breakage
  • Smooth hair texture
  • Lustre without the oiliness
  • Absence of split ends / fraying
  • Retains natural texture in humidity
  • Healthy scalp that's free from dandruff
  • Natural movement and bounce

What are the usual signs of fragile and thin hair in Singapore?

For most ladies, postpartum hair loss is a temporary condition. The good news is that in almost all cases, hair recovers, and returns to its usual growth patterns within 3 to 6 months. And by the time your newborn turns a year old, your hair will likely be as thick as it once was.

  • Your hair is frizzy
  • You're noticing white flakes
  • Your hair is rough to the touch
  • Your hair tangles and breaks easily
  • Your hair doesn't hold style or colour well
  • Dryness: It absorbs water readily instead of repelling it
  • Your hair is easily broken when pulled or stretched
  • Split ends: Your hair is showing signs of damage
  • You're finding more hairs in your brush than usual
  • A widening hair part, or thinning ponytail when you tie your hair
  • Thinning: You're seeing lots of hair on your pillow when you wake up

Hair loss occurs as new hair gradually grows in finer and thinner, resulting in lesser hair volume and, eventually, halted hair growth.

So if you find yourself experiencing hair loss due to the state of your hair, do not hesitate to seek treatment early.

What are the treatment options available for fragile and thin hair in Singapore?

A topical minoxidil treatment (two percent concentration) is a very effective treatment for hair loss in women — more effective, in fact, for women than for men.

In clinical studies, nearly 20 percent of women using topical minoxidil for eight months experienced moderate hair growth and 40 percent experienced mild regrowth. Keep in mind that continued use is required for long-term benefits — if you stop treatment, you may lose the hair growths you’ve gained.

When should you seek treatment for fragile and thin hair?

Most of the time, hair health can be fixed from the inside by making simple lifestyle and dietary changes. However, there are instances when brittle, thin hair is a symptom of a larger medical problem.

Therefore it’s crucial that women struggling with brittle, thin hair get any accompanying bodily symptoms checked, as serious underlying health conditions could be contributing to the fragile condition of their hair. Additionally, if you are a woman who is getting more facial hair, you should see your doctor immediately to be checked for PCOS.

Treat fragile & thin hair with Artisan Hair Regrowth Treatment

At the ArtiScience Hair Centre, we offer tailored solutions for every unique hair loss condition. Our treatments are FDA-approved, scientifically backed, and boast a track record of proven efficacy, safety, and longstanding results.

Hair Regrowth

As a medically-backed hair loss solution in Singapore, Artisan Hair Regrowth treatment utilises an original hair growth serum designed by our team of Korean-trained doctors.

  • Stimulates hair follicles
  • Effectively encourages hair growth
  • Reduces the damage caused by hair loss
  • Provides strong anti-inflammatory elements
  • Is exceptionally gentle on the scalp

Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) utilises a specific type of laser in order to stimulate hair follicles, causing hair to grow back thicker and fuller.

  • No downtime needed
  • Proven, longstanding efficacy
  • Supports even hair growth
  • Hair grows back fuller and darker
  • Significantly improves hair volume
  • No side effects
Speak to us to find out which treatment is best for you.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you regain healthy head of hair.

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Hair Loss Is A Medical Condition

Understanding our human hair anatomy allows us to achieve a higher success rate in reversing hair loss condition.

Growing phase (Anagen)

Cells in the root of your hair rapidly divide for new hair to form. Hair grows about half an inch a month. This phase lasts an average of 3-5 years.

Regressing phase (Catagen)

Active hair growth ceases, and individual hairs separate from the hair follicle. This phase lasts for about 10 days.

Resting phase (Telogen)

Hair strands remain in their follicles for about 3 months before falling off to make way for new hair follicles. After which, losing about 50-100 strands of hair per day is normal. Hair loss may occur when this growth cycle is disrupted. If your hair is not growing as long or fast as it used to be, you may be experiencing a disruption in your hair growth cycle for various reasons. Speak to us for a solution.


Get the treatment you deserve.

At the ArtiScience Hair Centre, we understand that your hair plays an important role in your identity, confidence, and quality of life. If you have been suffering from hair loss due to fragile, thin, and dry hair, our expert artisans are ready to help you decide what treatment is best for your hair and health.

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