Do You Have Questions About How to Care for Your Hair?
Are you curious about how to care for your hair? There are many things you can do to improve the environment for your hair. Because we are Nashville’s most established hair restoration clinic, we’ve got real answers for your unique hair loss situation. Get started now with a Free, Private Consultation!
- Keep your Hair & Scalp Clean
- Use a Shower Filter
- Don’t Over Color/Perm
- Avoid using Conditioner at the Base of the Follicle
- Use DHT Blocking Shampoo
- Avoid Chemical Filled Shampoos
- Avoid Heat Damage
- Use Hair Friendly Brushes and Combs
- Avoid Tight Braids, Ponytails or Hair Extensions
- Use Minoxidil
- Stop Smoking
- Drink in Moderation
- Manage Your Stress
Healthy Hair Habits.
Be Kind to Your Hair.
Hair and scalp care is an essential part of hair maintenance and regrowth! There are many factors that can potentially contribute to a healthy environment to care for your hair. When hair is healthy, it becomes thicker in diameter, shinier and less prone to breakage and miniaturization.
Did you know that miniaturized, unhealthy hair can look 70% thinner than the same number of healthy hairs?
A Healthy Scalp Promotes Healthy Hair.
Too Much of a Good Thing Can Mean Trouble.
Sebum is an oil produced by sebaceous glands just beneath the skin on the top of your head. Under normal circumstances, a healthy amount of sebum is produced, which keeps the hair healthy and moisturized. It also prevents hair from breaking.
Some people produce too much sebum. This can result in a condition called folliculitis, which is inflamation caused by clogged follicles dues to excessive grease. Inflammation can interfere with the hair growth cycle, which contributes to hair loss and unhealthy hair. Using the right products to keep your scalp clean can prevent this condition (Ask about our Enzyme Cleanser).
Pure and Natural.
No Harmful Chemicals when you Care for Your Hair
Many grocery store shampoos impair hair growth because they contain Sodium Laurel sulfate (kerosene based), Propylene glycol (base for antifreeze) and many other harmful chemicals. Our Anagen Therapy products are are made from only the purest, natural ingredients. We have eliminated anything that might be harmful to your hair.
Consider Your Brush.
Avoid Brushes With Sharp Bristles.
Use brushes that have bulbs on the bristles to avoid scratching your skin. Make sure the bristles are far apart from each other. When you brush or comb your hair, gently separate tangles. Don’t pull or rip your hair.
Hot is Not Cool.
For the Best Hair Care Avoid Heat Damage
Heat can damage hair, especially fine, thin hair. Towel drying is your best option or using your hair dryer on a low cool setting several inches away from your hair. Also, avoid high heat settings on flat irons and curling irons.
Keep it Clean.
And Filter Out Harmful Chemicals
It’s ideal to gently wash your hair every other day using a shampoo and conditioner with natural paraben free, sulfate free ingredients. Removing the sebrum oil buildup will maintain an ideal growing environment for your hair. Avoid using conditioner at the base of the hair near the roots.
Also, it’s important to use a shower filter to eliminate harmful chemicals like chlorine that will damage your hair. Also, Minoxidil is extremely beneficial in fighting hair loss.
It May Look Cute, But…
There’s a Price to Pay.
Traction Alopecia is permanent hair loss due to scarring from pony tails, braids, dreadlocks, hair extensions or anything that continuously pulls tightly on your hair. An occasional unique hair style is ok, but use in moderation.
How to Care for Your Hair with Exercise, Meditation, Prayer, and Rest
Long periods of uninterrupted stress can negatively impact the health of your hair. When your body is experiencing stress due to difficult circumstances or illness, all resources are diverted to the problem and away from your hair. Although stress can be a difficult thing to control, you can minimize the unfavorable effects of stress by forming healthy restorative habits like exercise, meditation and prayer.
A Little Extra Help
Your Hair Can’t Live Without.
The five essential vitamins for optimal hair health are biotin, vitamin A, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, and inositol. Many of today’s foods don’t contain the nutrients and minerals they once did. That’s why these important supplements can be helpful to the health of your hair. (Ask about our natural supplements.)
Love Your Hair.
Break the Habit.
It’s no secret that smoking can be an unhealthy habit. Because cigarette smoking causes vasoconstriction, the small thin, fragile capillaries that feed your hair follicles are constricted. Continued use of Nicotine causes these capillaries to shrink and contract. Without proper nutrition, your hair will become thin and wispy, eventually falling out. Cigarette smoke can also damage the shaft of the hair, causing it to become brittle and break easily.
Everything in Moderation
Overuse of Alcohol can harm Your Hair.
Drinking in moderation will not harm your hair. However, more than 3 drinks a day may become a problem. Alcohol doesn’t cause hair loss, but it is a diuretic, which can cause your hair to become brittle and unhealthy. Brittle hair can break and contribute to a thinner overall appearance.
Consider Non-Surgical Maintenance
FDA Approved, pain free, Laser Light Therapy is a clinically proven non-surgical hair restoration treatment that strengthens and thickens hair follicles giving hair a fuller appearance.
Enhanced Hair Therapy
Enhanced Hair Therapy capitalizies on your own body’s natural ability to heal damaged tissue with its own vital healing fluids. This causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth.