The One Product You Need This Summer

 

Summer is in full swing! That means beach, pool, and ocean visits. But what is all that sun, chlorine, and saltwater doing to your hair? In a word – Damage!

Everyone is always looking for that one product that can be used to make hair look and feel great. Does it really exist? The product that decreases static or frizzy hair. The product that can give more shine or enhance the color of the hair. The product that reduces or eliminates the nuisance of tangles in the hair. The product that does not weigh hair down but rather leaves hair feeling soft with great body. The product that helps to repair damaged feeling hair. If we could find that one product that does it all, that would be the product that would change our hair for good. Ultimately, you are looking for “liquid gold.”

Does Liquid Gold Exist?

That product – Liquid Gold – exists! The one product that, when used properly, will do all the things you have always wanted, including:

  • Decrease static and fizziness in hair
  • Reduce or eliminate the nuisance of tangles in the hair
  • Enhance shine and color of hair
  • Give hair body and soft feeling without adding weight to it
  • Repair damaged feeling hair

So what is that one product? Protein Treatment.

Do I Need A Trichologist or A Dermatologist?

A commonly asked question we hear is, “What is the difference between a trichologist and a dermatologist, and do I need a trichologist?” To answer this question, we must first look at what Trichology is and the difference between a dermatologist and a trichologist.

 

What is Trichology?

Trichology is the scientific study of hair, hair loss, and scalp problems. Trichology was first recognized as a para-medical or non-physician discipline in Britain in 1902.

Nearly a century later, Trichology is being recognized & practiced in the United States. Trichology is commonly thought of as a branch between cosmetology and dermatology.

Spring Hair Shedding

Spring is here – flowers and trees are beginning to bloom, but your hair might be starting to fall. Is this normal seasonal hair shedding or a sign that points to more significant problems?

As the winter comes to an end and the spring months fast approach, so too does seasonal hair shedding. Seeing more hairs than usual on your hairbrush, on the bathroom floor, or in the shower can leave the average man or woman in a bit of a panic. Is this kind of hair loss typical? Should you be concerned?

We shed an average of 80 to 100 hairs every day. This is considered normal, healthy hair shedding. These hairs that are shed are not lost. Instead, they are going through a cycle of growth, transition, and then rest, when hairs release and are shed, before the process repeats. During certain times of the year, you may notice an increase in shedding, especially in the late fall months. This common phenomenon is known as seasonal shedding.

The exact cause of seasonal shedding is unclear, but studies show that seasonal loss affects more women than men and occurs most often during the spring months, like April and May, and sometimes in the fall, September and October.

If you have been properly maintaining your hair and scalp, seasonal shedding usually is not a cause for concern. With time, shedding should stabilize back to normal daily levels, and average hair growth will continue. However, if you have not been correctly caring for your hair and scalp’s specific needs, you could be experiencing symptoms similar to seasonal shedding, which can lead to long-term hair loss.

Which Shampoo Prevents Hair Loss?


It’s a question we hear all the time! You begin noticing more hair than usual collecting in your shower drain or bathroom floor. Or maybe your hair has lost volume or your ponytail has gotten noticeably smaller. You begin to worry, try to figure out what is going on and how you can prevent further hair loss and ultimately get your hair back. The answer must be that the shampoo you are using isn’t the right one and so the obvious next step… “Hey Google – Which shampoo prevents hair loss?”

Thousands of products begin to fill your screen and you are left with determining which is best for you? Which shampoo has the best model with the hair that looks just like you want yours to look? Which shampoo makes the most enticing claims to restore hair that has been lost?

We are here to answer the question once and for all – Which shampoo prevents hair loss?

Does Covid-19 Cause Hair Loss?

We can all agree that 2020 has been a crazy year! More and more individuals are complaining of an increase in hair loss and hair shedding. Due to the increased numbers of people being infected by Covid-19 and the addition of potential symptoms related to Covid-19, the question now becomes – “Does Covid-19 cause hair loss?”

The answer – no…but, also Yes!

Huh?!?  That doesn’t make much sense. Are you saying, “No, Covid-19 doesn’t cause hair loss or yes, it does?”

We are saying both. No, hair loss is not a direct symptom of Covid-19. However, over the last 6 months we have seen a record number of job losses, increased medication usage, poor diets and a decrease in physical activity, all of which have contributed to an unprecedented level of stress due to the onset of Covid-19. This increased level of stress from Covid-19 is what is now greatly contributing to individuals noticing increased shedding in the shower drain, bathroom floor or in their brush.

To help you better understand how the increased levels of stress from Covid-19 is affecting our hair we must first understand the basics of hair growth.

Together.

“We’re in this together.” – This has been one of the most used phrases in 2020, but what does it mean when it comes to your hair and scalp?

In November we expressed to our guests that months ago, in anticipation of a possible second shutdown, we began working with the governor’s office, in hopes to become deemed an essential business. Our attorneys worked diligently to illuminate that due to the nature of our services, we represent more of a medical center rather than a salon. After a great deal of work, we were pleased to announce that Governor’s office agreed that the services we offer are more of a medical classification and officially deemed us an essential business. This means that in the unlikely scenario of a second wave of business closures we will be able to continue to provide our existing guests with the services they need. 

Over the last several months since reopening our center, we have exceeded every recommended precaution provided by the governor, CDC and Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Our team has relentlessly worked to be sure that when our guests enter our center, they feel safe and remain healthy. We have brought in medical grade disinfectants, to clean after every guest leaves our center, we have contracted with a third party vendor to come in once a month for a full 360° electrostatic spray of our entire building along with having the put a 30 day protective coating on all of our high touch areas that designed to kill any bacteria or viruses before the virus can even land on the surface. All this with one goal in mind to keep our team and our guests healthy and safe – and ultimately remain open.

You fully rely on the fact that we will not only continue to do what we have been doing from the beginning, but have continued to put additional safety protocols in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within our organization.

Now We Need Your Help!

With the uptick in Covid-19 cases, it is becoming more and more apparent that we can do everything to protect our team and our guests within the walls of our center, but… if we are truly in this together… we need you to help us when you are outside our center.

As cases of Covid-19 increase it means that where most people may never have know someone with it, now you may not only know someone, but you may have had it yourself. For this reason we have put together a new Covid-19 Protocol for our guests to answer the question…

If you test positive for Covid-19 or are in close contact – when can you return for service?

We know your hair and scalp are important to you. They are just as important to all of our guests and the livelihood of our team. The only way we can stay open is to keep Covid-19 out of our center. Even if we are deemed an essential business, if Covid-19 is brought into our center it no longer matters, as  our number #1 priority – the health & safety of our team and guests remains our main focus. This means we would have to make the tough decision to temporarily close our center for the well being of all.

If you test positive…

You will need to be in isolation for at least 10 days from the date of first symptom(s). (Example: If first date of symptom was on 11/16/20 this is day zero. Ten days would be 11/26/20.)

  • We will need a negative test result prior to returning to our center. If you test positive again (due to the virus being able to show up to 3 months after contracting) a doctor’s note will suffice as long as:
    • You do not have a fever and if symptoms were present, they must be lessening – not getting worse or remaining the same.

 

If you are in close contact with someone with Covid-19…

If you have been in close contact you will need to remain out of the center for 14 days from last contact with the positive case (48 hours back from first symptom).

  • We will need a negative test result prior to returning to center. A doctor’s note will suffice as long as no symptoms are present.

 

Better safe than sorry!

If you are showing any of the symptoms of Covid-19 we would rather you contact us to postpone your appointment rather than put others at risk. We trust you, just like you trust us. This means if you have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has please follow the outlined steps above.

Your hair is important – but everyone’s health is much more important. We promise you that if you have to postpone your service for a Covid-19 related reason, our team will work diligently to prioritize you once you can safely re-enter our center.

Take a Covid-19 Self Assessment

The Goal – Together we’ll get through this!

Our heart’s true intention of this information is NOT to create additional fear or anxiety. Rather, it is to continue to work with our team and our guests to accomplish our #1 Priority – The health and safety of our team and our guests. By working together we can continue to take care of all of our guests’ hair and scalp needs. Now more than ever we recognize that not only are we “In this together…” but by working together we WILL get through!

Thank you for your patience, understanding  and your help getting through this. And thank you for continuing to entrust us with all of your hair and scalp needs!

Is Seasonal Hair Shedding A Real Thing?

With fall approaching, you may start to notice an increase in hair shedding. Is this normal seasonal hair shedding, or a sign that points to bigger problems?

As the summer comes to an end and the fall months fast approach, so, too, does seasonal hair shedding. Seeing more hairs than normal on your hairbrush, on the bathroom floor or in the shower can leave the average man or woman in a bit of a panic. Is this kind of hair loss normal? Should you be concerned?

We shed an average of 80 to 100 hairs every day. This is considered normal, healthy hair shedding. These hairs that are shed are not lost. Instead, they are going through a cycle of growth, transition and then rest, when hairs release and are shed, before the process repeats. During certain times of the year, you may notice an increase in shedding, especially in the late fall months. This common phenomenon is known as seasonal shedding.

COVID-19 Updates

Updated July 1, 2021 –

Our organization continues to closely monitor the changes being made by the CDC, Governor Mike Dewine, and other businesses in our area concerning the use of face masks.

Over the last year, our company has moved from a salon model to embracing and being qualified more like a medical facility than a salon. For this reason, we are opting to continue the use of face masks while in our center. 

From day one, we have continued to emphasize that our #1 priority is the health and safety of our team and our guests. Every decision we have made and continue to make is with this priority at the forefront of the decision-making. We truly appreciate the patience and support of our guests as we continue to serve you while moving one month closer to a hope-filled new normal. 

Does Conditioner Cause Hair Loss?

Conditioner is often seen as one of the most harmless products for hair. It is – unless it is used incorrectly. What if conditioner was the cause of your hair loss in both your growing hair and hair addition hair?

Properly using any product is key to achieving the desired results, but it is the incorrect use of a product that can have undesirable affects.

How Does Conditioner Cause Hair Loss In Your Hair Addition?

In the video above we show the inside of an actual hair addition. The white spots that are seen on the inside is the build up of conditioner that has been placed at the base of the hair addition, instead of ONLY at the mid-shaft to ends. Conditioner should NEVER be used at the base of a hair addition.

When conditioner gets onto the nylon base of a hair addition it begins to build up and because it is almost impossible to get the conditioner out once built up it ultimately causes hair loss in three ways:

  1. When the conditioner is wet and built up at the base it can cause the hand tied knots to become lose or slip causing normal brushing to cause hair to come out at the knot.
  2. When the conditioner gets into the base of hair addition and then becomes dry and hardens it can cause the hairs to break over normal brushing or styling.
  3. Then there is the dreaded itch! Conditioner is defiantly not good for the scalp. It contributes to excessive oil on the scalp and excessive oils is the #1 cause of itch. Often times the white areas in the video is exactly where the guest is itching, and that is exactly where they begin to notice holes or missing hair in the their hair addition.

How Does Conditioner Cause Hair Loss In Your Growing Hair?

Once again, conditioner is specifically designed to be used on the mid-shafts to ends of hair, where hair is most damaged and in need of the most moisture. When conditioner is placed onto the scalp, and then not properly rinsed out, it can lead to the production of excess oil. Most conditioners have some form of oil in them. So, if you already have a problem with oily hair or oily scalp, adding the conditioner onto the scalp can only contribute more to this issue. This leads to:

  1. Excessively oily hair and scalp
  2. Scalp itch
  3. Oily Dandruff
  4. Excessive hair shedding

3 Keys To Proper Conditioner Use

  1. Emulsify the conditioner – After squirting the conditioner into your wet hands, and BEFORE placing it onto hair, that you rub the product together in your hands emulsifying the product before working it through the mid-shafts to ends.

 

  1. Less is more – You don’t need a lot! We repeat! You DON’T need a lot. Remember you are only placing conditioner on the mid-shafts of your hair to the ends. If your hair is 8-10” long you really only need about a nickle sized amount of conditioner. You can always add a little more, but more is not always better.

 

  1. Mid-Shafts to ends – The first 2-3 inches of your growing hair is the healthiest hair. That hair is not in need of extra moisture. Focus your conditioner use on the mid-shaft (middle of hair) to the ends as this is where hair needs the most help.

 

Welcome Back

We have put together an easy reference guide to help our guests easily understand the changes we have put into place in order to keep our focus on our #1 priority of keeping our team and our guests healthy and safe.

These new changes include, mask wearing, temperature checks, COVID-19 Service Adjustment Fee and many more.

We want to thank you for you for your continual patience, understanding during this very challenging time, and for continuing to trust us with your hair and scalp needs!

Our #1 Priority – Health & Safety

We want our guests to know that we are doing all we can to reinforce our already high standards of cleanliness and sanitation as we do our part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Our center continues to partner with Your Healthy Spaces, a company who specializes in Total Infection Prevention Solutions (TIPS) that are utilized within every industry and space that need to prevent the spread of germs and infections. Their team is fully certified and trained, to use environmentally safe, non toxic products that leave no residue. Their method of reaching high-level disinfection stems from the latest technological breakthroughs with electrostatic sprayers that are now used in healthcare facilities. As an additional protection,  they add a protective coating on all high touch areas designed to kill any bacteria or viruses before the virus can even land on the surface.

Our team and our guests health and safety will continue to be our #1 priority!

We Will Be Re-opening May 26th!

Thank you for your patience as we finish preparing our center to welcome you back!

 

We know how anxious and excited our guest are to come in to see us, we want you to know – the feeling is mutual!

It is important for our guests to know – and truly understand – that the safety of our team and our guests is our #1 priority and because of this we are working on the many different aspects and details of re-opening our center.

Our team is preparing the center for your return and we are excited to announce that we will once again begin seeing our guests on Tuesday, May 26th. 

As you can imagine we have a very high volume of requests for appointments. We will begin rescheduling appointment next week. Our team will be reaching out to our guests to reschedule appointments in the order in which our guests missed appointments.

Please be patient with us during this time. We assure you we are doing everything in our power to accommodate our guests as soon, and as safely, as possible.

We look forward to seeing you very soon and we thank you for continuing to trust us with your hair and scalp needs!


We Will Be Wearing Masks…

We want you to know that we care about you, so our team will be wearing masks to protect you during your service. We will also be requiring our guests to wear masks during their visit with us. We ask that you bring your own mask with you – if you forget we will provide you with one. 


Too Hot… Is Not Good!

Each member of our team, and each of our guests, will have their temperature checked prior to entering our building. Your health is important to us, so we will also be asking the following four questions:

» Have you had a cough?

» Have you had a fever?

» Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?

» Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined


Change At Checkout..

We have temporarily paused all cash and check transactions. When we reschedule your appointment, our team will be requesting a credit card to place on file. It will be our pleasure to checkout your services and products and email you your receipt.


Product Returns…

Your hair and scalp will need product – and we will have them when you return!

For the safety of our team and our guests we have temporarily suspended all product returns and exchanges.  We truly appreciate your understanding

We Are Very Excited To Re-Open!

We know how anxious and excited our guest are to come in to see us, we want you to know – the feeling is mutual!

It is important for our guests to know – and truly understand – that the safety of our team and our guests is our #1 priority and because of this we are working on the many different aspects and details of re-opening our center.

We are actively working on adjusting our team’s schedules to meet capacity and safety guidelines. We will be keeping our guests informed via email and our website as to when we will once again begin providing in-person appointments. We will not begin these appointments on May 15 or May 16th. We will have more information on specific date in the upcoming week.

As you can imagine we are experiencing a very high volume of requests for appointments. At this time, we will not be taking requests for appointments.  Once we begin the process of scheduling appointments, our team will be reaching out to our guests by phone to reschedule appointments in the order in which our guests missed appointments.

Please be patient with us during this time. We assure you we are doing everything in our power to accommodate our guests as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you very soon and we thank you for continuing to trust us with your hair and scalp needs!

IMPORTANT: Information On Future Hair Orders

Ordering new hair will change and we want to be sure our guests are fully prepared for these coming changes.

As we look ahead to the future of re-opening our center, we know that our guest will eventually be in need of new hair. We have been in contact with several of our manufacturers and they have notified us that going forward all new orders will average 18-20 weeks of production time this is a very big increase from our normal average 12 week production time. Additionally, as centers like ours begin to re-open across the country many new orders will begin flowing into our manufacturers thus creating the potential for further delays in production times.

Over the last two months we have worked tirelessly to lessen anxieties for our guests by innovating in-home solutions, creating drop off services and keeping our lines of communication open as best as possible. We understand how important your hair is. This information about increased production time is not designed to add to anxiety but rather help you begin to set realistic expectations and prepare for your next steps – Now!

In order to help assist you with this we will begin doing the following:

  • We Will Begin Shipping New Orders: We have already begun to receive some new orders. Beginning the week of May 4th we will begin shipping these to our manufacturers in order to begin the orders and help expedite them through the production process as quickly as possible.
  • New Payment Program: We will be helping spread the payments for our guests who are in need or want to get ahead of things. For those guests who are purchasing one hair addition, we will break up the total payment into four equal payments which will be made on the 1st or 15th of each month. We will NOT be adding any additional charge to use this payment program.

We know that times have been challenging for all. We also know that many of our guests hair have been through a lot over the last 8 weeks. We would encourage you to begin preparing for the future by starting the process of your next hair order.

If you are interested in a quote for a new hair order click the button below and we will be sure to get that over to you ASAP!

Request A Hair Quote

We truly appreciate your patience and understanding during a very challenging time, and we truly thank you for continuing to trust us with your hair & scalp needs!