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.

 

We Will Get Through This Together

For Our Guests Who Wear Hair…

With the unexpected, temporary closure on Wednesday our team has come together as quickly as possible to put together a plan to take care of our guests who are in need of a solution for their attachment.

We know that there has been a great bit of uncertainty and concern for many of our guests and we want to assure you that we will get through this together!

Today, we are rolling out the solution we have put in place. Below we have broken it down into a three-step plan. Think of this as our “pick-up” or “drive-up” solution.

Please know that this is only a temporary solution designed to help remove your hair, have it cleaned, styled and get it temporarily re-attached to help bridge the time between now and when we re-open and begin full services. 

We have come up with the best solution based on the unprecedented circumstances that are before us.  

We will begin taking “drop-off” appointments Friday, March 27th. 

Monica Robins Breaks Silence…

Monica lost her hair after having surgery. She wants other women in similar circumstances to know they are not alone and that there are options.

“If you think hair loss only affects men, you’d be mistaken. Half of all women will experience hair loss too. The causes vary from hormones, age, childbirth to even hairstyles.

Medical hair loss is also a common cause. It’s well known that chemotherapy can cause hair loss, but there are other conditions too. Such as thyroid disorders, alopecia and even severe stress.

Watch as Monica tells her amazing story and how like her, you too can find the solution to your hair loss!

   

 

Getting to the Root of Hair Loss

Watch as we take you through how you can get to the root of your hair loss and how a Trichologist can help…

  • How the health of your scalp can affect your hair loss,
  • What a Trichologist can do to help diagnose your problem and formulate solutions
  • The different treatments available and the importance of keeping a consistent treatment routine at home

The Problem…

If you suffer from dandruff, excessive scalp itch, hair loss or thinning and oily hair, you’re not alone. There are countless products on the market to help restore hair loss, but the root of the problem needs to be found. And this could involve the scalp. 

Emmanuel Mroczka, a licensed Trichology specialist at Jeffrey Paul’s Hair & Scalp Specialists who was interviewed by WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, has helped with numerous scalp problems. One important element is to determine what is causing the hair loss problem to begin with. By performing a ScalpCheck®, experts can reveal the true reason and help you put those issues behind you.

In the video above, Senior Health Correspondent Monica Robins from WKYC takes you through the ScalpCheck® experience.

If you or someone you know is suffering from hair thinning or loss, scalp itch, or dandruff, book now to learn more about ScalpCheck®, an analysis to discover the true health of your hair and scalp.

The Process…

5 Hair Strengthening Tips You Should Be Using

Whether you have your natural hair, colored or processed hair, a wig, hairpiece or extensions, all these hair types have one thing in common: they need to be strengthened on a regular basis. There are many ways to strengthen the hair, but without knowing the correct way to go about it, you can actually cause damage by overdoing it. Here are 5 tips to effectively strengthen your hair.

Protein Size Matters

Just like your body, your hair needs protein and other nutrients to stay healthy. Protein helps rebuild and strengthen hair strands, maintaining your hair’s health. Without enough protein in your hair, it will become damaged, with snags causing split ends. Hair processed for wigs and hairpieces can become depleted and will continue to lose protein without extra treatments. The protein your hair needs is a molecular size, which is very small, meaning that it can penetrate into the hair and stay there.

Keep Hair Regularly Moisturized to Avoid Permanent Damage

When your hair is in need of moisture, the cuticle rises. Once it does so, it doesn’t close down and there is nothing that can bring it back to its original state. Therefore, it’s important to prevent this from happening by maintaining the amount of moisture in your hair. Regular protein treatments can help with this, as well as conditioning clean hair.

Spray Conditioner Coats the Hair Without Adding Weight

A coat of light spray conditioner in the morning can lubricate the hair without weighing it down. Leave in conditioner prevents the hair from tangling, which causes it from needing more moisture. Spray generously throughout the day, particularly in the morning as you’re beginning your day and in the evening as you’re winding it down, but also throughout the day as your hair becomes exposed to heat, cold or friction, for added protection.

Avoid Exposing the Hair to Friction to Avoid Breakage

The most common exposure to friction for your hair is your pillowcase. We recommend using a satin pillowcase, as its texture stops the friction against the cuticle. If you don’t have a satin pillowcase, wrap your hair in a silk scarf for the same effect. Other sources of friction include hats or caps that can be tough on hair, which weaken the hair when there’s too much direct contact with the material.

Comb Gently and Avoid Heat

Start from the bottom of the hair and work your way toward the scalp. You’ll want a quality comb or hairbrush, so avoid plastic to prevent your hair strands from being strained. Fiber-based brushes tend to work well against breakage. Avoid too much exposure to heat, as that can easily weaken the hair. Direct heat from hair dryers and styling tools are especially harmful, so opt for minimal heat.

Keep your hair looking beautiful everyday by giving it strength, elasticity and moisture. These tips can help you preserve your hair’s health. Want to continue maintaining your beautiful hair? Contact our team today!

5 Steps for Maintaining Beautiful Hair

 

The key to healthy, natural-looking hair is cleaning it to keep it fresh. To maintain your hair, you must clean it regularly. When washing your hair, you’ll want to be sure you don’t damage the hair along the way. 

Here are the 5 steps to showering to avoid damage to your hair. Follow these basic fundamentals to keep your hair looking luminous and clean.

1. Pre-Wash

To begin, you’ll want to remove tangles and knots from your hair. Using a brush and moisturizing detangler, rid your hair of snarls before getting it wet. This will prevent breakage down the line. Pay special attention to the ends of the hair and the nape area where friction is greatest. Next, you’ll pre-condition, distributing the product evenly throughout the hair. Once you’ve worked it in, rinse with lukewarm —not hot— water. Hot water dries out hair and strips it of the much-needed nutrients, and even color. Rinse out the conditioner in a waterfall-like motion to avoid damaging the hair. Don’t let the water hit the hair directly where it is tied to the base. Make sure all product has been removed from the hair before moving on.

2. Cleanse

Work in an appropriate amount of shampoo with lukewarm water. Comb the product into the hair with your fingers carefully to avoid creating knots. Rinse out the shampoo, again in a waterfall motion to avoid damage. Once again, you’ll want to keep the water from hitting the hair directly where it is tied to the base, and rinse out the product thoroughly. Use lukewarm water rather than hot because hot water causes color to fade by lifting the cuticle of the hair.

3. Rinse and Repair

Repairing hair ensures it is moisturized and prevents additional breakage. To repair your hair, apply a protein treatment, working the product from mid-strands to end. Do not rinse it out until the next step is applied, as repair continues. Next, you’ll want to apply an appropriate amount of moisturizing detangling conditioner to the hair, over where the protein treatment was placed. Using your fingers as a comb, distribute the product throughout your hair, avoiding the roots. Keep the treatment on for three minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water in a waterfall motion.

4. Towel Dry

With your hands, towel dry your hair, squeezing out all excess water carefully. Use a friction-free towel to blot out any remaining excess water. Using a blotting technique, move the towel around the entire surface of the hair to absorb moisture. Turn your head upside down and shake out any remaining water. This will put body back into the knots that secure the hair to the base. 

5. Post-Wash

To finish, you’ll want to re-secure your attachment. Press down around the outer perimeter of the hair replacement or extensions to re-secure the attachment. Hydrate your hair by spraying an appropriate amount of leave-in protein product. Use your fingers to work the product into the hair. This will hydrate your hair and make it easier to comb through. Keep your hair protected by spraying a liberal amount of moisturizing detangler and work it throughout your hair with your fingers. Keep your hair feeling refreshed throughout the day to avoid buildup with anti-bacterial spray or toner daily. 

Following these steps is the key to prolonging the life of your hair. Knowing how to moisturize, cleanse, rinse and dry your hair correctly prevents breakage and avoids damage, leaving you with healthy, beautiful hair. We want you to look natural, beautiful and feel like yourself. 

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Do You Have 5 Minutes to Treat Your Hair Loss?

 

Hair loss is one of the biggest contributors to stress in our culture, with the most common cause of hair loss being hereditary hair loss. Individuals with hereditary hair loss experience what is called miniaturization of hair. Miniaturization occurs when the hair follicle shrinks in size causing the individual hairs to become smaller and finer. Causes of miniaturization include but are not limited to

stress, DHT, and medications. If nothing is done to treat these miniaturized hairs, the follicle will go away and the hair will be lost for good.

 

Fight Back Against Miniaturized Hair

You don’t have to stand for miniaturized hair any longer thanks to TricoGlam Home! TricoGlam Home is our revolutionary new light therapy device designed to prevent and treat hair loss at home. This lightweight helmet uses 105 specialized red LED lights to fight hair miniaturization by increasing the microcirculation of blood vessels to the scalp and increasing nourishment to hair follicles. The result is revitalized hair follicles that grow faster, thicker, and healthier.

5 Minutes Daily Fights Miniaturization

TricoGlam Home is convenient and easy to use! It has a rechargeable battery that uses a USB port, similar to most Smartphone devices. Once charged, place the TricoGlam helmet on your head and the LED treatment begins – it’s as simple as wearing a hat. For best results, we recommend using TricoGlam as a part of your scalp and hair care protocol. Wear for 5 minutes per day or 20 minutes twice weekly to penetrate your scalp to stimulate growth of your existing hairs and help revitalize miniaturized hairs.

When used with the proper hair and scalp protocol the benefits of the TricoGlam Home are increased dramatically!

Want to find out more about the health of your hair and scalp? Then a ScalpCheck is where you need to begin!

Seasonal Hair Shedding

With fall approaching, you may start to notice an increase in hair shedding. Is this normal, 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.

Rachel’s Journey to Transformation

Eight years ago, Rachel began experiencing anxiety-based hair loss. After doctor visits, blood tests and medications, Rachel wanted a more natural approach, and our team was there to provide support and the latest hair solutions infusing Italian-based 3D-technology that she needed.

Watch as Rachel’s full transformation of restoring her hair loss and her inner beauty of confidence that was lost with the loss of her hair.

Below you can watch each segment of Rachel’s Journey.

3D Printing Helping With Hair Loss

Recently, WKYC ran a special report by Senior Health Correspondent Monica Robins, on how 3D printing is changing the game for people who suffer from hair loss.

Monica had the unique opportunity to meet Patty, who 12 years ago was injured in a farming accident causing her scalp to be ripped off from the back of her neck, all the way forward to her eyelids. The violent force of the accident took most of her ears as well.

Prevention Goes Beyond JUST the Skin and Body

Often overlooked is the health of our hair and scalp, until something is wrong and symptoms like flaking, itch, excessive hair shedding or hair loss show up.

Eating healthy, exercising and decreasing stress are all steps many of us take to live a longer, healthier life. As a society, we understand the importance of preventative care when it comes to taking care of our bodies. Sometimes conditions that are diagnosed early can be easier to treat.

Is Shampooing Causing Hair Loss?

How often should you wash your hair? Will washing your hair every day make it fall out? Is shampooing less best? What shampoo should you use: clarifying, “low-poo” or “no-poo”? You are not the only one who has asked these questions.

We dig in to help separate the myths from the truth to set the record straight, while also helping you truly discover the health of your hair and scalp.

Will Hereditary Hair Loss Affect You?

 

Hair loss or thinning caused by genetics is referred to as androgenetic alopecia, or, more commonly, hereditary hair loss.

Unfortunately, medical science has yet to discover a cure for hereditary hair loss. Thanks to advancements in science and medical research, however, we have a better understanding of how heredity affects hair thinning and hair loss and what we can do to prevent its onset.

What Is ScalpCheck®

WKYC

If you suffer from dandruff, excessive scalp itch, hair loss or thinning and oily hair, you’re not alone. Most people experience some degree of one or all of them. Don’t self-diagnose your own hair and scalp problems. ScalpCheck™ will reveal the true reason and help you put those issues behind you.

Our experts are trained in trichology, the study of the hair and scalp, and use ScalpCheck™ to  reveal the root cause of people’s conditions.

Recently, WKYC ran a special report by Senior Health Correspondent Monica Robins, who too was concerned about her itchy scalp and the hair loss she was experiencing. In the video above, she will take you through the ScalpCheck™ experience.

Hair Loss and Thyroid Disorder – What You Need to Know

Meet Linsey…

She got more than her hair back…she got her life back as well.

After being diagnosed with Grave’s Disease and suffering the side effects of this thyroid disorder and the medications associated with it, Linsey Linsey_EPdecided to seek help for her thinning hair. Too much of her life had been spent hiding and covering up, and she was ready to live her life again. After spending time with Hair & Scalp Specialists, a plan was put in place to help repair her beauty – both on the inside and out.

From the Consultation to determine the best solution for Linsey to the Design & Mold session, a personal blueprint was created specifically to meet her needs. To determine the best custom design solution, we had to consider her lifestyle, coverage needs, and maintenance requirements. These necessary conversations helped determine the best attachment method for Linsey, allowing her hair system to allow her to live her life without compromise! Watch Linsey’s story…