|Mohamed asks: |
I have been using the wrong products on my hair for the past few years, which has resulted dry, frizzy, and unmanageable locks along with a flakey scalp. Please can you recommend a treatment and products that will help with this problem?
|Answered By: |
Use a deep conditioning treatment on a weekly basis, and make sure that a good hair oil or restructuring product is part of your haircare routine.
The Kérastase Résistance collection is a range of haircare products that fight the symptoms of damaged hair and will help to keep hair in optimum condition. If you don’t want to try the full range of products, incorporate either the Masque Thérapiste or the Masque Force Architecte in to your hair routine, once a week, to encourage weaker damaged hairs to repair themselves. The Sérum Thérapiste is also a great investment, as it helps to seal and heal hair and reduce the appearance of split ends, while protecting hair from heat damage.
Kérastase has an excellent range of products you can use to stimulate the growth cells on your scalp, so it’s worth investing in these to help with your problem. I recommend Kérastase Bain Stimuliste GL, which is an energising shampoo for hair prone to hair loss, and Kérastase Lotion Densitive GL, which will add texture and substance. There are also a few lifestyle and diet tweaks you can make to ensure hair is in optimum health. Try swapping a cotton pillow for a silk or satin one, to avoid overnight hair breakage, and be gentle when brushing delicate wet hair. Usually our hair growth is determined by our genes, however diet and lifestyle can also have an effect on hair growth rate. Stress, alcohol and excess sugar can all contribute to poor scalp and hair health. Foods thought to improve hair growth include salmon and organic eggs, which are both full of hair health-boosting protein and omega 3, oysters, which are rich in zinc, (a zinc deficiency has been linked to hair loss), avocado, sweet potato and almonds. There are supplements available at health food shops and online, which can supplement your diet with additional vitamins and minerals, if you feel you need some extra nutritional support.
|Alrika asks: |
I have very thin straight hair and would love a fuller, thicker hair look, but cannot seem get my hair any thicker, no matter what i try. Is there any specific thing i should be doing to get thicker hair? Also, i love the short wavy hair look, but i struggle in getting the waves to look right and to stay, should use a different method for the waves, or should I just give in and grow my hair longer.
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When trying to achieve thicker hair there are various ways of enhancing the look of hair. The most common complaint amongst women with fine hair is that their style lacks body and bounce. For this problem, it is recommended to look for volumizing shampoos, conditioners and styling products containing plant proteins, such as quinoa and also hydrolysed keratin, which helps to give bulk to individual strands of hair. People with thin hair have more oil glands on their scalp which means it gets weighed down easily and appears flat. Philip Kingsley Tricho Pro is recommended as it helps to protect the hair – reducing breakage by hair being easier to comb. Damage and breakage can thin the appearance of the mid-lengths and ends. For a voluminous foundation style, use of a lightweight body building shampoo such as Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo is advised followed by Philip Kingsley Body Building Conditioner, to smooth the cuticle and help prevent flyaways. When applying conditioner, apply from mid-length to ends to avoid limp and lacklustre roots. After washing your hair, the PK Tricho pro thickening protein spray (part of the Philip Kingsley Trichotherapy Range) can be applied from mid lengths to ends. Trichotherapy contains stimulating anti-androgenic scalp drops that help to encourage healthy hair growth from the follicle - a thickening, strengthening protein spray that adds immediate body and helps to improve the integrity of strands over time. When styling hair it is important to remember that fine hair is more fragile, so use of a thickening heat protective spray such as PK Perfecting Spray is essential when applying heat. PK Prep Plumping Cream is also available for thickening hair, this can be used to add bulk to strands of hair. Hair trimming is feared by some because of loss of length but hair trimming helps to create the appearance of thicker hair whilst maintaining healthy hair by eliminating split ends.
|Bethia asks: |
Hello, basically I’ve always had thick hair but unfortunately I’ve never really taken good care of it. i.e. drying it without heat protection, putting box dye’s on it, brushing it harshly etc; but for a while now I’ve been trying to look after it better. I leave it to dry as much as possible, have returned to my natural colour so that I’m not constantly touching up my roots, use conditioners and masks (something I never did before) but I find I’m losing a lot when I wash it. I get about half a palm full of hair fall and then during the day if I brush or run my fingers through it, more strands come out. Although it still seems thick in comparison to some people I know, I can tell that it is thinner than it used to be. Is that amount of hair fall normal?
|Answered By: |
The problem with prevention is that people lose at least 15% of the volume of their hair before they even realize it. However, do not despair. A lot can be done to prevent further deterioration – and depending on the cause, to improve existing hair volume. Firstly, blood tests should be carried out to rule out any underlying possible causes. Diet and lifestyle should also be looked at, as both can contribute to hair thinning.
It’s important to use an all-encompassing holistic approach when treating hair thinning. To help guard your follicles from the damaging effect that male hormones can have, apply anti-androgenic scalp drops to the front, top and crown of your scalp daily, such as Philip Kingsley Tricho 7. To minimize stress levels, try yoga, Pilates and/or meditation. To support hair growth from within, bolster your ferritin and nutrient levels with multi-vitamins containing iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iron, Niacin and Biotin, at Philip Kingsley, we make a nutritional supplement called Tricho Complex. To improve the integrity and strength of the hair and reduce breakage, use a volumizing protein spray, such as our Tricho Pro Volumizing Protein Spray, on a daily basis.
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