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December 23, 2010 @ 8:22 am

50 Percent of Your Hair Is Lost Before Your Notice It!


Richard Gundry National Sales Manager of Divi International joins the show.

He discusses how many men and women are affected by hair loss, how much hair loss has actually occurred when noticed by the naked eye and great information about their new HairCheck device.

Note: Refer to audio player below to listen to this episode.

The HairCheck device is the first scientific instrument to accurately measure hair loss, hair breakage and hair regrowth. HairCheck measures the density of hair in a two by two centimeter area.  The first measurement is performed at the back of the head just below the occipital bone for the baseline count of healthy hair.  The second measurement is taken at the affected area on the top of the head.  The technician then calculates the percentage of loss from the back of the head to the top. Readings for hair loss are usually performed every three to four months, while readings for hair breakage may be done more frequently.

For more information on HairCheck call 800-233-7453 or visit them on the web at


Partial Trancript of Interview with Richard Gundry

Eric Michaels: How many men and women today are affected by hair loss?

Richard Gundry: Eric, there is an estimate that there is about 75% of all men and 10% and even a larger percentage of women are being affected by hair loss today.

Eric Michaels: By the time balding is noticeable to the naked eye, how much hair loss has occurred?

Richard Gundry: There has been a lot of scenarios on that and the average of that is 50% of your hair is lost before your naked eye sees it. Again, most people lose hair on a daily basis but you are also growing new hair on a daily basis too and understanding what the life cycle of a hair is, hair actually grows on an average of four to five years and everybody is a little bit different whereas the hair grows out naturally and gets cut, colored or whatever they got done at the salon the life cycle of the hair last about 4 years and it actually falls out and then it regrows back in at a thinner diameter - so there are times that people instead of losing hair or feeling like they are balding, they are actually going through a thinning process - they still might have 100 hairs in their head, but as the life cycle is every 4-5 years as the hair progresses through its life cycle it becomes thinner and thinner as it regrows back in again. You still might have your 100 hairs saved for example but now you are seeing more scalp and you believe that you are balding but you are going through a thinning process and this is something that people go through on a continuous basis.

Eric Michaels: How can you really tell how much hair loss you actually have?

Richard Gundry: Everybody has a different density and diameter of hair so what we actually do is measure the back of the head for each individual and we can actually take a reading in a 2x2 centimeter area. Then we go the affected area on the top of the head and we can take a measurement up there and all we have to do is calculate the difference from the top to the back and we can actually get a percentage of what the hair loss is for that particular client. The benefit of this is that we can determine even at a younger age what the percentage of hair loss is now before it is visible to the naked eye and they recommend a treatment for the client or professional products or whatever we need to do to get them to the next level of help for them not to lose their hair or products that might me recommended to help regrow their hair.


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Richard Gundry discusses & answers:

- What can men & women do to prevent or delay balding?

- How do you know if your hair loss program or products are actually working?

- Special Tip: By measuring your hair loss, you can determine your level of thinning 10 to 15 years in advance. With this head start, you have the chance to start your treatment program early, when you can receive the most effective results.

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