Showing posts with label Hair Loss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hair Loss. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Is Your Boxed Hair Dye Causing Hair Loss? The Experts Weigh In


It’s a fact that we love to color our hair -- whether to cover up grays or just make a change in the hue of our luscious locks. What many women don’t know, however, is that their boxed hair dye may be contributing to hair thinning and loss. Damage and allergy are the top two causes of hair loss from the use of hair color, and it’s more prevalent than you think. Over 40% of women experience visible hair loss by the time they’re 40, yet this topic isn’t widely discussed.

In honor of National Hair Loss Awareness Month in August, we wanted to share some tips and tricks from Dermatologist Dr. Joyce Davis on how to prevent hair loss when coloring your hair, and treating any thinning you’ve already experienced. Dr. Davis shares the following tips and information about the subject that none of us want to talk about.

Know the Difference Between Shedding and Hair Loss: Most of us lose somewhere between 50-150 strands of hair every day, but a normal, healthy scalp will simply produce more hair to replace that loss. When actual hair thinning is occurring, most women will notice an all-around overall thinning of the hair, as opposed to bald spots. Keep tabs on how much hair you’re losing in your brush, in the shower, etc. to determine if your shedding is cause for concern.

Minimize the Damage When Coloring: The chemicals in your hair dye may cause your hair shaft to weaken and break off. If you are experiencing hair loss after you have color treated your hair it is most likely due to damage to the hair shaft. To minimize the chance of such damage, use dye within three shades of your natural hair color, as the process will be less harsh. Also look for products that contain deep conditioners that will help counteract the drying chemicals. Clairol’s Nice’n Easy takes this a step further and added Damage-Blocking Technology into their dye to further minimize damage.

It’s all About the Timing: It’s best to wait at least 6 weeks in between colorings to allow the scalp and roots to heal completely from the irritation caused by coloring. If you are using a home coloring product, you may want to consult a stylist to see what can be done to avoid further damage and potential temporary hair loss.

Be Careful of Adverse Side Effects: While rare, there is a chance that if you’re losing hair after coloring that you’re allergic to the dye. Typically, hair dyes contain known allergens PTD and PPD, which can cause severe allergic reactions in some people. I always suggest using Clairol’s Nice’n Easy for dying your hair at home, as it replaced these allergens with a new molecule called ME+ that reduces the risk in developing an allergy. Patients can use it without worrying about harming the scalp and worsening hair loss due to an allergic reaction. Of course, always do a patch test prior to dying to ensure you don’t react, as allergies can still develop!




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hair Loss Isn’t Just A Guy’s Problem


August kicks off National Hair Loss Awareness Month and would you be surprised to learn that 40% of American women suffer from this hair loss? For women (and obviously men), hair loss is a serious beauty concern. It affects the way that we feel about ourselves. We absolutely don’t want to diminish a man’s concern regarding hair loss however, at the end of the day, it is simply a different beast of burden for women.

Unfortunately, society has previously forced women to suffer in silence. Hair loss has been considered to be far more acceptable for men to go through. Fortunately, we are now recognizing that both men and women are affected by hair loss and vegan haircare brand ColorProof aims to bring attention to this cause that is affecting more and more women every day … and to help bring relief from this most distressing concern.

Jim Markham, CEO and Founder of ColorProof, developed the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System, a solution-based system for women with aging, thinning, and color-treated hair. This skin-care inspired, scientifically advanced, three-step system uniquely targets the four main causes of female hair loss at the bio-cellular level to regenerate the scalp, improve strength and density, and deliver noticeably thicker, fuller hair.

Team TME was fortunate to receive the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System ($132), which comes in a top-notch kit that thoroughly explains the causes of female hair loss and precisely how these vegan products can help address this issue. Every product in the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System works at the cellular level using advanced ingredient technology including ColorProof’s proprietary AG-Stem Cell Complex, which is derived from apple and grape to deliver the age-repair power of active plant stem cells directly into the follicle to restore aging tissue.




Ingredients and Efficacy:
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (up to 4%) gently exfoliate and remove sebum and dead skin cells, increasing microcirculation.
  • A powerful blend of eight natural DHT Blockers neutralizes and stops further absorption, preventing follicle minimization.
  • Biotin and copper peptides work to repair the tissue responsible for the strong anchoring of new hair growth and phytonutrients, proteins and thickening agents add supersonic volume, strength and health.
  • Lastly, ColorProof’s Advanced ColorLast System™ featuring Chromaveil® and Heliogenol® delivers unsurpassed color protection.

BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Shampoo ($44) contains a luxurious signature aromatherapy essence of fresh lime, eucalyptus, mint leaf and rosemary while the Anti-Thinning Condition ($44) and Stem Cell Scalp Serum ($38) contain tea tree, juniper berry, mint leaf and spice. The scents are extremely enticing and offer the perfect scent backdrop for an opportunity to relax with the gentle Scalp Exfoliating Brush ($6) – all while taking care of you hair! 

As with all ColorProof products, BioRepair-8 is 100% free of sulfates, salts, gluten, parabens, keratin and any known carcinogens. It is also 100% vegan, cruelty-free and never tested on animals. We don’t think that it gets any better then that! The BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System, and individual products -- including a travel-sized kit ($39) -- are available online at ColorProof and select retail locations throughout North America.