|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).
|Varsha asks: |
Iím 20 yrs old. I have a severe hair fall and dandruff. I have tried lot of dandruff shampoos. But that resulted in more hair fall. When I apply oil my scalp remains oily but the ends get dried easily. Can you suggest some home remedies and Indian shampoos
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The scalp is the bedrock for the hair follicle, and if it is not in good condition the chances of you experiencing problems with hair growth and health increase significantly. In fact, research has proven that a flaky, itchy scalp can cause and/or worsen hair loss in certain individuals. The best approach is a consistent and daily one. At our Clinics in London and New York we find that daily use of a soothing, antimicrobial shampoo and a targeted post-shampoo scalp toner is the fastest and most effective way to clear dandruff. Daily treatment should be carried out until the flaking and itching subside. This can then be reduced to every other day and stopped about 10 days later. Applying an exfoliating scalp mask once to twice a week will also speed up recovery. This gently lifts away flakes and helps to return the rate of skin cell turnover on the scalp to a normal, healthy level. Coarse hair is more porous than medium or fine hair and so is prone to moisture loss. It therefore often becomes dry and frizzy. If you have coarse hair, use a re-moisturizing shampoo like Philip Kingsley Re-Moisturizing Shampoo
, with anti-static ingredients.
|Bethia Goodsir asks: |
Iíve recently been diagnosed as having seborrhoea dermatitis. I get it in my eyebrows and ears too but itís worse on my scalp. Iíve tried the Selsun shampoo I used to use for my mild dandruff but itís not touching it. Iíve also had Nizoral, Alphosyl and Capasal shampoo as well as Cocois cream and Betnovate scalp application but nothing works. Iíve also been trying more natural remedies such as an olive/coconut oil mask before every wash and a shampoo from a natural shop that is full of soothing and antifungal ingredients but they arenít working either. The only thing that did work was the onion juice treatment I tried but the smell was too much so I quit. Can you suggest anything? I feel like pulling my hair out. Thank you.
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Seborrhoeic dermatitis can be managed in a similar way to dandruff with daily use of an anti-microbial shampoo and scalp toner. However, twice weekly use of an exfoliating scalp mask is recommended. For more severe or persistent cases, in our Clinics we use a prescription scalp cream containing sulphur and salicylic acid. Consistent treatment is essential in getting seborrhoeic dermatitis under control.
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