Hair and Scalp Health
Learn from the experts! Taking care of your hair and scalp is easy and rewarding.
Benedict Palmeri introduces his video series: The Truths and Myths of Thinning Hair.
Some amount of hair loss in women is common, especially as we age: It will affect almost 50% of us to some degree. Hair loss can occur anywhere on the body, but hair is most frequently lost on the scalp. The amount of hair loss can range from a small patch or area (more common) to total body hair loss (rare). Is this reassuring, or unsettling? Once hair loss starts happening, how easily and quickly it can affect our self-esteem, our sense of self-worth, our body image and feelings of attractiveness and style! The primary type of hair loss in both women and men is called androgenetic alopecia, and occurs on the scalp. Symptoms include hair loss, skin lesions, and scarring. Although men may experience “male pattern baldness” relatively rapidly, women are a bit more fortunate. The loss is not nearly as dramatic: Instead of losing all the hair, women’s hair slowly thins, and the loss confines itself to a smaller area. Most people have between 100,000-150,000 hairs on their head at any given time, and lose an average of around 100 hairs per day. Hair loss begins between the ages of 12 to 40, and is usually not enough to notice. At about age 50, many women may begin to notice a bit more hair around the drain after washing their hair, or a few more hair stands on the brush. To maintain a normal hair volume, the amount of hair lost must be replaced by new hair—obviously a problem as hair loss gradually increases. Our hair is considered to be such an important and defining characteristic: “fiery redhead,” “mysterious dark-haired stranger,” “blondes have more fun.” This is especially true for women, for whom hair may represent femininity and attractiveness. Women who experience hair loss or hair thinning may suffer from feelings of loss of control, anxiety, depression, and isolation. What causes alopecia and hair loss? It certainly seems like there should be an easy answer and explanation, but the truth is that hair loss results from a number of conditions and for a number of reasons. In future blog posts we’ll explore those causes as well as what both men and women can do to prevent and control hair loss, and even encourage new hair growth. - See more at: http://www.hawaiisrainproducts.com/blog/post/alopecia-hair-loss-in-women/#sthash.wCZAJ5xc.dpuf
Is it possible to make your hair grow faster? Absolutely! Check through our tips below and see where you need to focus your attention:
Start with the scalp
The most immediately effective way to encourage hair growth is to make sure your scalp is in good shape. If your scalp is bad, your hair will look bad!
- Wash your hair as frequently as you need to—but not obsessively--and use good products. Inexpensive brands may contain harmful ingredients.
- Don’t abuse your scalp: If you have an infection, get it treated. Don’t pull on your hair—that will damage your hair’s roots. Be careful of pollutants and toxic environments for your hair (a chlorine swimming pool, for example)—these can have harmful effects on your scalp and hair.
- Give yourself a massage—but be gentle! In the shower, gently massage your hair follicles to improve blood flow. Gentle is the key word: A rough scalp massage can damage your hair’s cuticle, causing hair breakage.
Your hair and scalp may need an extra cleaning boost. Buildup of hair products and skin cells can limit hair growth—you should take care of this regularly.
- A gentle scalp massage will help loosen any buildup.
- Use a quality shampoo that exfoliates and that can help get rid of hair product buildup.
Mind what you’re eating
Let’s face it, if you don’t take care of your body by taking care of your nutrition, your hair will suffer as well.
- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of dark leafy greens, lean protein, and the other elements of good nutrition. Snack on nuts, especially walnuts. Limit your intake of animal fats.
- Make up for any vitamin shortages with supplements, especially biotin, protein, zinc and iron. And be careful not to take too much vitamin A.
- Don’t starve yourself. Malnutrition and limited food intake immediately lead to poor hair health—your body is spending all its efforts on more essential functions to keep you alive.
Generally speaking, you need to avoid anything that puts extra stress on your hair, and that includes overuse of styling products, over-vigorous hair styling, and overly frequent styling.
Get a check-up
Make sure to take care of any medical concerns, and examine the side effects of your prescriptions. Certain medical conditions can contribute to hair loss or hair thinning, and so can some prescription medication.
Don’t stress out
Stress affects us in so many ways, and your hair is no exception. Stress and trauma can slow hair growth, lead to thinning hair, and even hair loss. Stress restricts the blood supply, preventing sufficient oxygen and nutrient uptake, and inhibits hair growth—just as poor circulation does. So get enough rest, relax, catch your breath, and take care of yourself!
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Say 'Bye-Bye-Bye' to Hair Loss WITHOUT complicated surgery!
It's been all over the news, former *NSync star Joey Fatone has undergone hair restoration surgery.
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In a promotional video, Fatone and Chistopher Knight (Peter Brady from the Brady Bunch) sing the praises of this hair transplant surgery claiming that it is the "best kept secret in Hollywood." But what if you don't want to undergo surgery? Or what if you can't afford surgery?
Hawaii's Rain Products offers a simple alternative that works. Many people suffering from hair loss don't realize that their scalp hygiene contributes significantly to the amount of hair that is able to grow. Not everyone who is suffering from hair loss has a hereditary condition - there is hope!
Hair loss often occurs alongside other scalp conditions such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, tinea capitis, parasitic infection and other inflammatory conditions. Your scalp is prone to these conditions because of the higher density ofhair and sebaceous glands than found elsewhere on the body. This hair and extra oil secreting glands provide the perfect environment for bacteria, parasites and infection to grow. If not properly taken care of, the oil on your scalp can build-up causing a thick resin of sebum to clog the pores which will prevent hair that is TRYING to grow from being able to break through! If you use the right products, and the right regimen, you hair could grow again!
Click here to learn more about Hawaii's Rain Products and our Hair Care Regimen. Don't let a healthy scalp be reserved ONLY for those with 'Hollywood Secrets' and Hollywood budgets! Try Hawaii's Rain Products today!
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