Heat Protectant Vital for Hair, We are in the middle of summer, which means sun, pool, and lots of ice cream cones! No one likes a melted ice cream cone, but it is replaceable, but when it comes to melted hair that’s permanent. It raises the question, Do you need a heat protectant for your hair?
In today’s world, sunscreen is a must for anyone who wants to go out in the sun. Sunscreen keeps the skin protected against the heat of the sun. In the same way, you should never…NEVER… place heat on hair without some form of heat protectant. In a sense, heat protectants are hair’s sunscreen for blow dryers and hot tools. Without them, your hair risks being damaged.
Blow dryers, straighteners, and curling irons can be dangerous sources of heat for hair because they have the potential to burn the hair and strip away its natural oils and moisture. This can make hair dry, brittle, and even more prone to breakage.
By coating the hair shaft with a protective layer, heat protectants prevent the heat from penetrating the hair and damaging the inner structure. The use of heat protectants can also help to keep the hair healthy and prevent breakage by sealing in moisture.
Here are some of the benefits of using heat protectant:
In your hair care routine, your hairbrush is an essential tool. In addition to detangling and distributing your natural oils evenly, it also styles your hair. But how often should you replace your hairbrush? The answer depends on a few factors, including the type of brush you use, how often you use it, and how well you care for it.
What is the typical lifespan of a hair brush?
In general, you should replace your hairbrush every 6 to 12 months. This is because, over time, your hairbrush can become dirty, worn out, and ineffective.
It may be necessary to replace your hairbrush more frequently if you have fine or thin hair, as these types of hair are more prone to breakage. It may be possible for you to get away with replacing your hairbrush less frequently if you have thick or curly hair.
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.
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.
Thinning tresses and hair loss can be difficult for men and women of any age. Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, hereditary, the result of illness or disease, or a side effect of medical treatments such as chemotherapy. Any hair loss can be traumatic and impart serious damage to one’s self-esteem.
We’ve heard it from many of our guests – their stress levels may have initially caused their hair loss, which resulted in additional strain. It’s a vicious cycle that’s extremely difficult to break. In dealing with all this added pressure, people turn to different coping mechanisms, such as overeating, staying within the confines of their home or overspending. These methods bring about their own problems and can result in even more concern for the person and their loved ones.
We all have a favorite shampoo. You know, the one that makes your hair smell like vanilla and promises shinier, thicker and healthier tresses. Maybe you chose that shampoo based on the recommendation of a hairstylist. Or, maybe you began using it because your best friend swears by it or you read that it’s your favorite celebrity’s secret to her gorgeous locks. But have you ever really read the ingredients of your shampoo and considered how they interact with your hair and your scalp?
The recent buzz around claims that certain conditioning cleansers and dry shampoos cause hair loss has many wondering if their favorite shampoo could be causing damage that can lead to hair loss, too. While those products may not be causing direct hair loss, the wrong product on the wrong hair type can certainly cause hair and scalp issues, including dreaded hair loss.
At Jeffrey Paul Hair Restoration Center, we know it’s been an incredibly stressful time. The time leading up to the election, and the event itself, has left a lot of people distressed and uncertain. Couple those feelings with the hustle and bustle that arrives during the upcoming holidays, and you have the potential for a lot of stressed out Americans. How is all this stress affecting your hair, and are there things that can be done to prevent hair loss?
Stress, anxiety and depression are never good for your body especially when combined with the medications that can be associated with them. When dealing with factors that contribute to hair loss, one of the biggest internal components is the medications used to treat those conditions. Drugs dealing with high blood pressure, cholesterol, mood enhancing (anti-depressants) and hormones (hormone enhancement, menopause, birth control and testosterone) can all lead or contribute to hair thinning problems.
People around the country are talking about the benefits of having a ScalpCheck™. Thanks to 12 News in Arizona for spreading the word about our center and our ScalpCheck™.
The ScalpCheck is four-step process that includes the following:
Step 1 – Check Your History
Step 2 – Check Important Scalp Values
Step 3 – Physical Scalp & Hair Check-Up
Step 4 – Scope The Scalp & Hair: A specialized video scope with three different lens magnifications allows our certified trichologist and you to view your scalp on a large screen in order to help further identify problems and create a benchmark that we can review after treatments begin.
Alex is a firefighter who found the solution to his chronic scalp itch and excessive dandruff problem after undergoing a ScalpCheck™ analysis.
If you suffer from dandruff or excessive scalp itch, you’re hardly alone. In fact, certified trichologist Emmanuel Paul of the Jeffrey Paul Hair Restoration Center in Fairview Park insists most people have some degree of dandruff or scalp itch.
“The problem is that most leading anti-dandruff shampoos hide the root problem instead of treating it,” Emmanuel says. Although most people associate dandruff with dryness, he explains, there actually are two types of dandruff that result from dry and oily scalps.
“Washing flakes out of your hair doesn’t remove the bacteria and the scalp conditions that cause them,” he says. “The real solution is to properly treat the scalp.”
An itchy scalp and hair filled with noticeable dandruff is what caused Alex Aella, a 35-year-old firefighter, to visit the Hair Restoration Center. Alex was convinced the chronic itching that drove him crazy for almost 10 years had to do with dandruff or dryness. A series of tests using proprietary diagnostic tools proved Alex’s theory wrong. He not only had dandruff, but also had a super oily scalp.
Here’s how Jeffrey Paul Hair Restoration Center, helped one client address the true cause of her hair loss and get her back on the road toward healthy, beautiful hair.
The perpetual itching on her scalp was bad enough. But when Roxie started to pull menacing steel wool-sized clumps of hair out of her brush and bathtub, she made a desperate plea for help to Emmanuel Paul, a certified trichologist at the Jeffrey Paul Hair Restoration Center, in Fairview Park. As a trichologist, Emmanuel specializes in treating itchy scalps, dandruff, excessive oily scalps and hair loss.
“A few months ago, I had gone through a stressful event that coincided with a loss of hair,” recalls Roxie, a 50-something professional. “Once I got through that period, my hair loss stopped, but more recently, I had another stressful family situation and my hair started to fall out worse than ever and my scalp became unbearably itchy. This time I was really afraid, so I scheduled a hair and ScalpCheck™ to see if I could do anything about it.”
Your itchy, flakey head probably means you have dandruff, but do you really know how to eliminate it? Emmanuel Paul, of Jeffrey Paul Hair Restoration Center, has the answer.
The image on the screen reminds Mimi Creative Director Lynn Margalit of plant life in the winter. In reality, however, Lynn is viewing a 200x magnification fo Alex Aella’s scalp — a field of snowy-looking dandruff infiltrating a forest of hair. Alex, a 35-year-old firefighter and father of two, is convinced that his severely itchy head is not caused by dreaded white flakes. His head, he believes, isn’t dry enough to produce dandruff. But Emmanuel Paul, a certified trichologist at the Jeffrey Paul Hair Restoring Center, in Fairview Park, has a feeling that he’s going to find the real answer as he begins a thorough examination of Alex’s hair and scalp.
A series of tests using proprietary tools confirms his suspicion. Alex not only has dandruff, he has an extreme case of it. And, Emmanuel says, he has super oily scalp along with it.
“People associate dandruff with dryness,” Emmanuel explains.”In reality there are two types of dandruff, which come from dry as well as oily scalps. Most people have dandruff to some degree. That’s why Head and Shoulders is the biggest selling shampoo in the country.” Unfortunately, Emmanuel reveals, that popular product may hide the problem but it doesn’t fix it.