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Hair loss can be caused by a wide variety of factors from thyroid problems, illness and stress to self-inflicted damage and genetic predisposition.
When done correctly, transplants can be very effective...
scarring alopecia permanently damages hair follicles
frontal fibrosing alopecia is most commonly seen after...
blood tests are a great way to diagnose the cause of h...
Trichotillomania is a self-inflicted hair loss
Stress can, through a convoluted route, cause hair los...
tight braids often cause traction alopecia
hyper or hypo thyroid commonly causes hair loss
A commonly overlooked cause of hair loss is medication...
hair colouring does not cause hair loss!
alopecia areata translates as hair loss in areas
hair almost always grows back after chemotherapy
androgenic thinning is genetically determined
Female Hair Loss
The occurance of hair loss in women is vastly underestimated. In fact, the majority of our clients who come in concerned with hair loss are female. Everything from pregnancy, menopause, contraceptive pills, hormones & diet can trigger excessive hair shedding and/or thinning.
contraceptive pills can effect hair loss
most women experience less hair fall during pregnancy
one of the first symptoms of pcos can be hair loss
womens hair loss is much more common than assumed
MENS HAIR LOSS
Hair thinning occurs in the majority of men as they age. It is usually due to genetics and also to levels of androgens (male hormones). However, a lot can be done to slow the progression of hair loss in men, and sometimes it can even be reversed.
follicle miniaturisation doesn't happen over night
anti-androgens are beneficial for hair loss
Hair thinning is experienced by the majority of men as...
The way our hair looks and feels has a huge impact on day-to-day morale. However, using the correct products for your hair texture and taking care of your hair correctly can improve it to no ends.
Wear a swimcap in the pool to prevent green hair
Limp hair is the most common hair concern in women
Hair thinning causes your hair to grow back finer
There's no magic to achieving shiny hair
If you pull out 1 grey hair, 2 won't grow in its place...
you can't mend split ends
Strengthen your hair with pre-shampoo conditioners
Pure Silver Range
Elasticizer is the award winning pre-shampoo condition...
Frizzy hair occurs in all hair textures
Your Hair & Scalp Can Burn, Just Like Your Skin
HEALTH & NUTRITION
Never underestimate the affect that diet can have on your hair. Nutritional deficiencies usually first show up in your hair and can cause excessive hair shedding and also stunted hair growth.
Energy to hair cells diminishes 4hrs after a meal
The best dietary sources of iron are red meats
Your hair is composed primarily of protein
Your hair is an excellent barometer for your health
Iron, Protein & B12 are important to hair growth
HAIR CARE & STYLING
The correct daily hair care regime is vital to keep your hair looking and feeling its absolute best.
Hair extensions can cause traction alopecia
By the teens, scalp hair has reached its largest diame...
Correct blow-drying will not damage your hair
Never use uncovered elastic bands
Don't apply conditioner near to your roots
The number of hairs we have is determined at birth
Limit your use of straighteners to twice a week
Don't brush your hair as a way to exercise it
wash children's hair at least 2-3 times weekly
Our top tip for healthy hair: shampoo daily!
HAIR TEXTURE & SCIENCE
It's important to understand the science, structure and growth cycle of your hair in order to understand why various problems can occur. This includes everything from hair loss and scalp conditions to simply how to keep your hair looking & feeling its best.
Your hair is made of keratin - a strong protein
The hair cuticle protects your hair from damage
coarse hair is more prone to moisture evaporation
Medium hair can be straight, wavy or curly
Hydrogen bonds can be broken by water
Hair grows on average half an inch a month
Chemical processing always causes a certain extent of damage to your hair. However, there is a lot you can do to minimise the damage and keep your hair looking healthy, hydrated and in excellent condition.
Always have a patch test done before colouring
PPD Dyes are potentially sensitising
There are ways to minimize the damage of relaxing
Bleached hair is more vulnerable to damage
hair colouring does not cause hair loss!
Scalp conditions can range from common dandruff, which is relitively easy to clear with over the counter products, to more severe forms of inflammation which need to be addressed via consultation and prescription formulas.
Neurodermatitis is linked to stress
cicatricial alopecia causes permanent hair loss
Lichen Simplex is an excema of the scalp
Pityriasis Amientacia can cause patchy scaling
Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction
Rosacea is most common in those with fair skin
Seborroeic Dermatitis, like dandruff, is oily, not dry...
Psoriasis results from overly-rapid cell turnover
Stress is known to trigger dandruff
you are either prone to dandruff or you are not
Dairy Products Can Exacerbate Dandruff
There are many common misconceptions concerning hair growth, health and appearance. Here we help you dispel the myths!