|Bethia asks: |
Hello, basically Iíve always had thick hair but unfortunately Iíve never really taken good care of it. i.e. drying it without heat protection, putting box dyeís on it, brushing it harshly etc; but for a while now Iíve been trying to look after it better. I leave it to dry as much as possible, have returned to my natural colour so that Iím not constantly touching up my roots, use conditioners and masks (something I never did before) but I find Iím 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?
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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 Ė 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.
Itís 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.
|Barbara asks: |
I am going to be putting high lift foils onto a dark brown natural base colour. What is the best way of getting no lines?
Iíve been told that after foiling you paint something on the rest of the hair but Iíve never seen this before
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Itís always difficult foiling dark hair with light colours without having any obvious demarcation line. I suggest that 15 minutes before the processing time is up you blend the colour over the foil line so that a small amount of lightening occurs, hence reducing the obvious demarcation. Good luck
|Guneet asks: |
I HAVE LONG STRAIGHT HAIR AND IíM EXPERIENCING SEVERE HAIR LOSS. I STOPPED HEATING MY HAIR FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS NOW. BUT MY HAIR HAS LOST MORE THAN HALF OF THE VOLUME AND HAS BECOME VERY DRY AND LIFELESS. HAIR FALL MAKES ME WORRIED. I DONíT KNOW WHAT TO DO? SHALL I CHOPP OFF MY DEAD HAIR AND START TAKING CARE OF MY HAIR ALL OVER AGAIN?
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Treatment for Reduced Hair Volume (aka hair thinning)
The best way to treat a gradual reduction in volume is to apply daily anti-androgenic scalp drops, which help to protect your hair follicles from the miniaturizing effects of male hormones. We make drops called Tricho 7. Oral contraceptives, such as Yasmin and Dianette, can also be helpful Ė but you must talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of taking these and whether they are suitable options. It is also important to assess whether an underlying factor is at play. Conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which can raise androgen levels, may worsen a genetic reduction in hair volume. Unfortunately, treating reduced volume is not quick. As it happens so slowly, it can take many years to become aware of it Ė and as a consequence, treatment takes time.
Treatment for Telogen Effluvium
To treat excessive daily hair fall you must first find the cause, and then take steps to rectify it. Luckily, a telogen effluvium will right itself once you do this. For instance, if you are losing too much hair due to a poor diet or nutritional deficiency, re-assessing eating habits, as well as taking relevant nutritional supplements will help. We make a nutritional supplement called Tricho Complex, that is formulated for the unique nutritional demands of hair cells. If you have an underlying medical condition, such as hyper or hypo thyroid, taking medications will help. And if you are stressed, you should find a stress-reducing activity that you are comfortable with - such as yoga, mindfulness, meditation Pilates or swimming. Often, more than one thing can be going on Ė and you will have to make changes accordingly. Re-formatting your lifestyle and diet is not always fun, and stress management certainly isnít easy Ė but they will definitely benefit your hair.
With any hair loss, whether you have a gradual reduction in volume, or you are losing too much hair, a holistic approach to treatment is essential. This involves targeting the hair follicle itself, bolstering the strength or strands with products, and giving your hair extra nutritional support. We formulated a 3-step holistic regime, called Trichotherapy, specifically for women with hair loss and/or reduced hair volume. It contains anti-androgenic drops (Tricho 7), a thickening protein spray (Tricho Pro), as well as a multi vitamin and mineral supplement (Tricho Complex).
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