The Difference Between Hair Breakage & Hair Fall

We often find our hair losing its volume and blame it on hair loss. But did you know that hair breakage could also be a bigger cause of concern when you find your tresses losing their thickness and health? This week at Ginger and Pearl we’re going to look at the differences between the two and what you can do to treat them.


This is hair loss when your hair root or follicle becomes fine resulting in a reduction the bulk or volume or your hair. This means your hair is falling from your root and part of this is natural and normal – we lose on average approximately 100 strands a day which equates to about 1% of your hair volume. Hair loss or shedding can be for a number of different reasons such as poor diet, and even down to genetics but losing a little hair daily is not a cause for concern unless you get bald patches on your scalp.

How To Treat Hair Fall

1. Keeping your Scalp healthy is essential to maintaining healthy hair and encouraging healthy hair growth. Our Purifying Scalp Scrub not only leaves your scalp feeling refreshed but it rebalances your Scalp pH to ensure you have a healthy scalp and hair growing environment (it also reduces the risk of skin conditions like seborrheic dermatitis that may contribute to pattern baldness)

2. As we get older, our hair's natural growth cycle slows and as our hair is more prone to damage, hair fall becomes more noticeable. By using a targeted hair serum like our Hair Growth Elixir you can re-energize your hair's growth cycle and speed up this process to ensure that your hair never looks lacklustre or flat.


Hair breakage is where you hair shaft breaks resulting in split ends and your hair strands becoming shorter. This is caused by your hair constantly suffering from dryness and damage to your scalp. Before you hair breaks, the hair shaft colour will change or lighten and this will turn to split ends. Hair breakage is usually caused by an inappropriate use of heat styling without heat protection, chemical and scalp build-up and often using the wrong type of hair brush (particularly when your hair is wet and at it’s most fragile).

The Four Ways to Check if You Have Hair Breakage:

1. Checking your hair strands: If the ends of your hair are splitting into multiple little hairs then you may have split ends. Simply checking for split ends by examining the ends of individual strands of hair, can tell you if you have some breakage.

2. Checking for hair fallout: Losing 50-100 strands of hair daily is fairly normal, but if you think that you are noticing excessive hairs in your drains, towels or combs, then it may be a sign of hair breakage.

3. Hair tangling: our scalp naturally contains oil glands that produce sebum, which is a natural oil that helps to keep out hair tangle free and lubricated. Due to sebum healthy hair comb easily. If you are experiencing tangled hair that is hard to comb through, then they could be damaged.

4. Dry hair: extremely dry hair is one of the clear-cut signs of hair damage and hair breakage. Healthy hair is full of lustre and shine.

How To Treat Hair Breakage

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘Offense is the best form of Defence’ and this is very much true when it comes to your hair… by using specialist hair care products designed to build and maintain healthy hair you can ensure you’re giving your locks everything they need to sustain themselves. Our Healthy Hair Mask is specifically designed to treat hair breakage and keep your hair looking beautiful.


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