recognised as a leading world authority on hair care. It was Philip
Kingsley who coined the immortal phrase 'bad hair day'
and he has made it his life's work - helping us all to avoid having
those bad days, and enjoy 'happy hair days' instead. With over
50 years of trichological experience, his name is known from film
set to catwalk and amongst the professionals who only want the
Philip Kingsley products are developed for a common purpose; healthy,
beautiful hair. If you want the very best results from everyday hair
care - Philip Kingsley's expert knowledge and experience has a range
for all types of hair, whether it's fine, medium, coarse, wavy or long
It is impossible to understand the importance of hair without
appreciating its sexual role - there is a vital link between
sexuality and hair. It is a part of who we are and can change
our persona in an instant. We use it to draw attention to ourselves,
to attract and entice, to flaunt and seduce. Hair is one of
the single most important parts of our anatomy affecting our
is a vital Link between sexuality and hair"
Our hair can make our day or
ruin it, make us elated or feel incredibly
miserable. Some of us will take more
care of it, spend more time on it
and nurture it more than any other
part of our body. Our anxiety about
it is often beyond belief. We can
love it and caress it, loathe it and
curse it, but the joy of good-looking,
well-behaved hair framing our face
gives a psychological boost like no
Philip Kingsley's internationally famous clinics in London and
New York have created precise hair and scalp products for many
people in the public eye, including Audrey Hepburn, Kate Winslet,
Candice Bergen, Cher, Jerry Hall, Barbra Streisand, Sigourney
Weaver, Kirsten Dunst and Renee Zellwegger.
The New York Times has called Philip Kingsley 'The Hair Guru',
US Vogue - 'The Hair Wizard' and the Sunday Times - 'The Hair
He is still very active as a consultant and researcher; writes
regularly in advice columns for newspapers and magazines. Philip
Kingsley is the founder of the Trichological Clinics in London's
Mayfair and Harrods, and in New York.
facts about your hair
The scalp hair you see is physiologically speaking, 'dead'.
It has no blood, muscles or nerves. Hair grows from a single
follicle, an indentation in the skin, and each follicle has
its own blood, nerve and muscle supply.
healthy hair can stretch up to another 30% of its length"
Scalp hair is remarkable. A healthy hair can stretch up to another
30% of its length
It can absorb its weight in water and can swell up to 20%
of its diameter.
It has extraordinary insulating powers, rivalling that of
Its strength is greater than that of copper wire of the same
diameter. A single scalp hair can support a weight of 100g and an
average head of hair twisted together can support 23 tons! Please
don't try this at home!!
Philip Kingsley's main tips for healthy hair:
Some dietary suggestions for improving the health of your hair...
Drink 1.5-2 litres of water
Not too much salt or high fat content foods
No black tea (there is evidence that drinking tea without
milk can sometimes increase the likelihood of anaemia. Without milk
the tannin is free to bind on to iron, therefore reducing iron storage)
A well-balanced nutritional supplement containing essential
vitamins and minerals is also recommended
He also recommends eating a little between meals,
"Eat between meals if you don't eat for more than four hours. After
this time the energy to your hair follicles gets depleted. If you
feel a little lethargic around late afternoon - so do your hair
follicles, but you can't feel that!"
WHICH PHILIP KINGSLEY PRODUCTS
WILL SUIT MY HAIR?
TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR YOU
achieve healthy, shiny and beautiful hair, first
establish your personalised daily care routine.
The basics are:
SHAMPOO Cleans hair and scalp and
improves the texture of the hair
CONDITIONER Instantly smoothes hair
and improves manageability and shine
SCALP TONIC Tones and stimulates scalp
to help sustain growth and healthy looking hair
ELASTICIZER Pre-shampoo intensive
hair treatment, used regularly to provide optimum
elasticity, moisture, strength, bounce and shine.
The ranges are named to let you know exactly what
they do, there's one there for your type of hair:
Moisture balancing, Body Building, Moisturising,
Flakey Itchy, Scalp Toning, Swim Cap, Scalp Mask,
Smooth Cream, Maximizer, Weather Proof, Elasticizer,
find your personal daily care routine, click here to use
our handy colour coded product selection chart.