How can I slow or stop hair loss and regrow my hair? This question is on the minds of more and more men and women starting at an earlier and earlier age. The key to understanding how to fix hair loss is to recognize it as a hair growth problem rather than a hair loss problem.
We often use anti-aging treatments as an example to answer this question. Today, more than ever, women and men alike are taking better care of their skin at an earlier age. It can be as simple as wearing the right sunscreen in the sun or using the right moisturizer. A skincare routine designed to keep skin supple, youthful, and free of wrinkles and skin spots can also be much more intense. It is easier to prevent and correct skin issues if you begin the anti-aging process early. You will have a harder time correcting the problem the longer you wait. As we care for our skin to prevent aging, we should also use this same philosophy to care for our hair and prevent aging and long-term hair loss.
Can a good night of sleep help prevent hair loss and ultimately create healthier hair?
The importance of sleep for our health cannot be overstated. In addition to improving our physical and mental health, a good night’s rest aids in enhancing our moods, creating a healthier heart, controlling weight, and strengthening our immune systems. Consistent sleep patterns can also make all the difference between having healthy hair or continuing to lose it.
Here are two main ways sleep directly affects our hair:
There has been an influx of hair loss after testing positive for Covid. We help answer the big question…
November through January, the United States had an incredible resurgence of Covid cases. Since then, there has been an increased awareness of individuals claiming that after testing positive for Covid, they see thinner hair, increased shedding, and a change in hair texture or feel. So is there a direct correlation between testing positive for Covid and experiencing hair loss?
The answer is not an easy one.
The direct answer is no. Hair loss has not been directly linked as a side effect of having Covid, nor has it been listed as a symptom of Covid. That said, experiencing hair loss after testing positive for Covid is happening, but not the way we think. It is not Covid that is causing hair loss, but rather the stress that Covid places on the body, in combination with the already increased levels of daily stress that everyone is currently facing. This is known as Telogen Effluvium.
Stress affects the body in many ways – One way is hair loss.
The holidays are a special time of year, but the stress they can add may increase hair shedding. Is this normal or a sign that points to more significant problems?
The holidays are fast approaching, and along with them come the joys of the season like glad tidings, great food, and time spent with family & friends. Unfortunately, one unforeseen effect of the holiday season is the added stress that they can cause, and for some individuals, this can lead to stress-related hair loss.
Stress can be one of the hairs’ biggest enemies. They explain that as our body reacts to stress, our adrenal glands produce cortisol, AKA “the stress hormone.” Individuals in a constant state of stress may have chronically elevated cortisol levels, leading to health issues like adrenal fatigue. A fatigued adrenal gland does not work as efficiently and can alter the production of other hormones, like DHT. Increased DHT levels directly affect hair follicles and their growth cycle, even leading to hair loss.
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 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.
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. So 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 six months, we have seen a record number of job losses, increased medication usage, poor diets, and decreased 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 now significantly contributing to individuals noticing increased shedding in the shower drain, bathroom floor, or brush.
To help you better understand how the increased levels of stress from Covid-19 affect our hair, we must first understand the basics of hair growth.
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!
There are hundreds if not thousands of options of shampoos available to consumers today. The fancy packaging, crafty marketing lingo and claims may give you the feeling that what you are using is right for your hair and scalp. But is it? Do you really know if your shampoo is helping, hurting or contributing to a hair or scalp issue? Here are 5 – things you should know about your shampoo:
1. Looks can be deceiving…
The back of the bottle is more important
The fancy packaging, crafty marketing words and claim on the front of the bottles may give you the feeling that what you are using is right for your hair and scalp. The key to the right shampoo is not how pretty the front of the bottle, It’s what inside, the ingredients, that makes all the difference to your hair and scalp!
2. How often matters…
You Should Be Shampooing Every Day
That’s right… every day! The key is every day with the RIGHT type of shampoo which should contain a mild detergent in it designed to help keep oil and hydration of the scalp and hair in a balanced state. If you feel your shampoo would dry your hair out if you used it each day, you have the wrong shampoo.
3. It’s $3 for a reason…
There Is A Reason It Is So Cheap
Ingredients, ingredients, ingredients! Shampoos that cost $3 contain ingredients that are either a majority of water (so you have to use more to get a result) or are inexpensive and ineffective. High quality ingredients make a world of difference for your hair and scalp.
4. How much is important…
Too Much Or Too Little Can Lead To Problems
More product is not always better. The more product you use the more it takes to rinse it out, and the greater likelihood of product buildup. Similarly, using too little of the product will not achieve the desired results. Oh, and don’t forget to emulsify the product in your hand before working into your hair.
5. Shampoo is not the cure-all…
It’s Only On Your Head for About 1-Minute
Shampoo is not designed to fix the root issues of dandruff, excessive scalp itch, oily hair, or hair loss and hair thinning. It can help with symptoms, but to really help lessen or eliminate these issues you need to discover the health of your hair and scalp.
You are not alone if you suffer from dandruff, excessive scalp itch, oily hair, hair loss or hair thinning. Most people experience some degree of these hair and scalp problems. If you’ve attempted to self-diagnose and treat your own hair and scalp problems with a shampoo, you may have found no improvements, a worsening problem, or sometimes an entirely new problem results.
There are hundreds if not thousands of shampoo options available to consumers today. The fancy packaging, crafty marketing lingo and claims may give you the feeling that what you are using is right for your hair and scalp. But is it? Do you really know if your shampoo is helping, hurting or contributing to a hair or scalp issue?
“Magical Shampoo” Does Not Exist Shampoos are not designed to treat the root cause of hair and scalp issues. Their singular purpose is ultimately to cleanse your hair and scalp. Something that is too good to be true, usually is. Shampoos that promise to eliminate dandruff, decrease hair loss, or condition and cleanse can be misleading. These lofty promises can be made if the shampoo contains at least one ingredient that can somewhat help with
What About The Cleanser? Remember the main purpose of shampoo is to cleanse the scalp. You need to have a cleanser in your shampoo otherwise your hair and scalp are not getting clean. If the cleanser is not listed as one of the first three ingredients, the shampoo is not serving its purpose and ultimately could be wasting your money—or worse, adding to a scalp problem you weren’t aware of.
The type of cleanser is also important to the health of your hair and scalp. We recommend shampooing every day, but with the right type of shampoo. That right type of shampoo has a mild cleanser designed to balance oil and hydration of the scalp, promoting a healthier environment for hair to grow in. Do you avoid shampooing every day because it makes your hair too dry? This is a sign that the shampoo you are using contains a cleanser that is too strong, creating a drying effect that can lead to other hair and scalp problems.
Know Your Scalp Before Your Shampoo
How can you find out if your shampoo and other hair care products are right for you? Don’t ignore problems like dandruff, scalp itch, oily hair, or excess shedding. Left untreated these issues can lead to hair loss and hair thinning. Stop self-diagnosing your own hair and scalp problems.
Don’t go it alone, our of trichologists can help you discover the health of your hair and scalp with their exclusive ScalpCheck. This in-depth analysis begins by looking at your current hair care and styling routine, as well as key contributing factors like diet, lifestyle, certain medications and heredity. Next, using proprietary TricoTest software, along with non-invasive, non-surgical medical appliances and three different camera magnifications, they identify the scalp’s levels of oil, hydration and pH, which all play an important role in the health of the hair and scalp. Once your ScalpCheck is complete, a customized treatment plan is created based on what’s best for your specific hair and scalp condition.
Now is a perfect time to schedule a ScalpCheck to discover the health of your hair and scalp and be sure your shampoo or scalp problem isn’t masking a bigger hair and scalp problem.
TricoGlam Home is a new, first of its kind red LED light wavelengths designed to more effectively treat hair loss and other hair and scalp problems. The TricoGlam Home is the perfect compliment to a hair and scalp treatment routine.
Laser versus LED
Until now LLLT devices have only used laser diodes that are pinpointed to one area of the scalp and hair. Although the laser diodes are effective, the introduction of the red LED diodes allows for a more dispersed and fuller coverage of the hair and scalp without sacrificing the effectiveness of the light. Ultimately providing a better LLLT solution for your hair and scalp.
The holidays are a special time of year, but the stress they can add can lead to an increase in hair shedding. Is this normal, or a sign that points to bigger problems?
The holidays are fast approaching and along with them come the joys of the season like glad tidings, great food, and time spent with family & friends. One unforeseen effect of the holiday season is the added stress that they can cause and for some individuals this can lead to stress related hair loss.