New Salon Treatment For Hair Loss

A new treatment is hitting the salons in New York, in a way to help those women that are experiencing hair loss. The new trend has made its way from France to improve the lives of women who feel their hair is thinning.

The aim of the session is to experience a massage of the scalp and then to vacuum the hair. The idea is to increase the blood flow to the scalp and this improves the circulation. Great hair needs to have a fantastic blood supply that provides the food that the follicles need to grow each hair shaft.

A strong hair shaft produced by a hair follicle that is healthy, reducing the risk of damage and breakage or stunted growth. The potential of the hair follicle is amazing and provide this with the right environment and you would expect great strong hair.

However, while having great hair that isn’t thinning in any way is always on the wanted list, what this treatment can’t do is to stop the hair falling out through genetic reasoning or any other medical condition. Therefore, while it can improve the circulation of the blood to the head and scalp, it can’t affect the way the hair follicle is going to perform. It might be a great way to support the hair that is there. However, just two products have FDA approval and only one of these is suitable for women.

One of the concerns relating to this type of treatment is if you are vacuuming your hair there is the potential for increasing the amount of DHT in the blood to reach the hair follicles and in effect make the hair fall out quicker than it previously would have. There is no evidence to suggest this would happen, but there is also no proof that this method will prevent hair loss. It might feel great though.

What is important is to seek professional help from a specialist like Dr Katona who can look at your problem, to make an assessment and give you professional advice as to what will work for you.

Understanding the cause of hair loss is just as important as finding a solution, which you are happy. While many people put thinning hair down to age this is not always the case. It is important to get this checked by a medical professional. Talk to your doctor about your hair problems and they will perform some basic tests to ensure the condition isn’t a medical problem.

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Therefore,  the idea of vacuuming your hair to improve the circulation of blood flow to the hair follicles seems like a great idea, this alone isn’t going to prevent your hair falling out through genetic reasons or any other medical condition. This is why it is important to seek professional help in the first instance so you are sure that any treatment you seek is going to benefit you and your hair now and in the future.

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Desperate Remedies That Don’t Work

It is a known fact that baldness will affect 70% of men at some point in their life. However, what is worrying is the amount of people that turn to the internet and family for advice on how to deal with their hair loss, instead of seeking medical help. Some conditions can cause your hair to fall out and these need checking to rule out any possibility of another health issue.

A hair specialist like Dr Katona could look at your hair, give you a detailed plan on how to deal with the current situation and how to prevent further hair loss. Turning to the internet to find answers and cures that just don’t work, there is currently no cure for genetic reasons or predisposition to prevent a person from going bald.

A few years ago, a farmer made the news because he had discovered a cure for his baldness. He allowed the cows to lick the top of his head and hair growth was returning. A cows tongue is rough and this roughness applied to the head is going to stimulate the blood flow to the area. Some treatments are available which stimulate the blood flow, and there are some technical reasons as to why stimulating the blood flow can increase the hair growth.

A follicle needs a certain amount of blood for it to function effectively. If this slows down then the hair reduces its ability to grow, increasing the blood flow can increase the potential for hair growth. However, there are better methods available designed especially for an increase in the blood flow in the head rather than needing to find a cow that will oblige.

Other old wives tales passed on through families include placing different ingredients on to the head and rubbing these in to stimulate the hair growth. A popular option on the internet now is cream designed to treat thrush. This cream is available over the counter without prescription, at your local pharmacy.

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The concept behind this is to apply the cream to the head and apparently, over time, you will notice hair growth. What is concerning about this cream is, it is not licensed as a hair growth treatment. The people who have discovered this are not documenting any side effects to the cream, they are not doctors; they don’t understand what this cream is doing to their brain. One of the common comments is the relationship between the application of the cream and the person experiencing headaches.

Therefore, there is some reaction happening in the body to the application of this product. It is therefore vital that any treatment that you seek to use to help restore your hair comes from a specialist in the field. This way you are assured that any recommendations for products to use or procedures to help reduce the appearance of hair loss is FDA approved for the type of application they are suggesting and not listening to anybody on the internet for medical advice.

Can Hot Water Cause Hair Loss

How you wash your hair, could be causing your hair to become thin and even be causing an increase in hair loss. The temperature of the water that you are using can damage your hair.

Hot water is not good for the hair, not only does it strip the oil from the hair and scalp it can also damage the hair follicle too. The reduction in oil in the scalp can lead to a dry and flaky scalp.

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Hot water will open the pores on the skin and this allows the heat to damage the follicle; it can harm the hair shaft making it brittle and liable to snap or actual damage to the follicle making it shed the hair prematurely.

Hot water can reduce the length of time a colourfast solution remains on the hair, meaning you will require to recolour more often, not only costing you more money but also increase the potential damage the colour will do to the hair shaft over time.

It is not just hot water that damages your hair, but also the styling products that are hot. A hair dryer and straighteners will damage the hair, making it go dry and brittle, causing breakage and resulting in poor quality hair. You are burning the hair shaft with the high temperatures.

However, what is important to understand that whilst the human hair is strong, most of the time and it can endure a lot of harsh treatment from heat and chemicals, it is not impossible to destroy. The human hair is incredibly strong, especially for it size and thickness. However, harsh beauty regimes that damage your hair is potentially going to cost you your hair.

If you continue to treat your hair badly then if it starts to fall out or become thin. What is the answer? The first thing you must do is start being kind to your hair. The next step is to seek the guidance of a specialist; they will be able to guide you through the steps to create great looking healthy hair.

A specialist will recommend the products, which are good for your hair and the products that you should be avoiding. They will be able to guide you on the journey of better looking and healthier hair.

Therefore, if you think just because you don’t use a tonne of style products or add chemicals in the forms of dye; remember you can still be damaging your hair just with the temperature of the water that you use. Turning down the temperature of the water, could protect your hair from unnecessary breakage and fallout. Understanding the right hair-care regime is important if you want to protect your hair, as much as possible.

Telogen Effluvium

If you have telogen effluvium then you will be experiencing a higher volume of hair loss than normal. Your hair will not have complete bald patches, it might feel thinner and have more scalp showing than before. It isn’t a long-term problem and your hair will regrow over a period of 3 months. However, there is nothing stopping a repeat of the problem later on after you have recovered.

Hair is an important part of a person’s identity and any reduction in hair can make you feel less confident in your own abilities and can lead to depression.

The cause of the condition is a trauma to the body and this can be in the form of an accident, an operation or even a stressful event. All of these can be triggers for telogen effluvium, it can happen once and you never experience another episode or it can occur again later, if you experience some form of trauma.

The symptoms are simple; you notice an increase in the amount of hair falling out. This can be up to 3 months after the trauma and it can take a further 3 months for you to notice any hair regrowth.

Hair has a growing cycle that can last up to three years, there is the shedding stage where hairs fall out, and for some reason trauma can increase this cycle making more hair fall out than what naturally happens.

Medical attention must be sought if you notice an increase in the loss of hair, there are medical conditions that cause hair loss which if the cause of the hair loss will need treating. These include an iron deficiency and prostate cancer, both of these can present with an increase in hair loss. This is why it is important to rule out the possibility of a medical condition, before accepting that the hair loss is telogen effluvium.

Once you have a clear understanding what the condition is that is causing your hair loss. It is a great time to consider the options available to you to ensure the remaining hair is in the best condition and less likely to fall out and ensure your scalp and hair follicles are in the best state when they start the growing cycle.

It will take approximately 3 months for your hair to start growing back and it is important that you take steps to ensure that when this happens the hair that does grow back is high quality hair.

Talking to a hair specialist is just one great option that is open to you, getting the best advice for your hair care to help prevent future hair loss is important.

Therefore, if you have noticed an increase in the amount of hair falling out and you have experienced a trauma in your life recently this could be the cause of your hair loss. However, it is important that you seek medical attention because there are conditions that can lead to an increase in hair loss and it is important to rule these out.

Alpecin Caffeine shampoo – the science behind the shampoo

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Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo is not a hair restoration product. This product actually works by thickening the hair shaft thus giving hair a thicker and more lustrous appearance. So how exactly does it do this?

Being oil-based, Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo locks moisture onto the hair shaft causing it to thicken for a period of several hours after use and offering a temporary solution to the problem of thinning hair. In terms of appearance and self-confidence this can be exactly the kind of short-term boost the user is looking for if they have a date or an important business meeting for instance. In fact, many people who have used Alpecin have remarked on not only feeling boosted in the appearance and confidence stakes but also perceiving their energy levels as higher – could it be the caffeine or just a knock-on feel good effect?

A number of Alpecin users have also remarked on experiencing a tingling sensation on their scalp following usage, so maybe this is part of the energizing effect? Or could it be that often initially unreported effect of increased self-confidence, where the individual embarks on a healthy eating or exercise program and does actually increase their own energy levels and sense of well-being?

However it works, the verdict is fairly split on Alpecin, with many of those who have tried it claiming it did nothing to alter the appearance of their thinning hair, while others claim that it causes scalp dryness and they gain the best effect using it intermittently with another shampoo, whilst still others are claiming that as well as providing a boost to their hairs’ appearance they can also see an improvement to thinning areas and wouldn’t be without it!

So Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo isn’t a long term solution to thinning hair given that it works primarily on a cosmetic level. However, anecdotal evidence and product review content seem to indicate that it is an effective solution for some who are starting to notice the effects of hair loss and it could well be the right product for you at this point in time.