Tips on How to Deal with Unexpected Hair Loss

Hair loss is not something anyone wants to think about but, unfortunately, it is a common problem for both men and women. Illness, genetics, and age can all play a role in hair loss, and they are all things that are completely out of your control. It is a huge physical and emotional change for the body to go through, and it can affect different people in different ways. Below are some great tips on how you can deal with unexpected hair loss.

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In with the New

In this day and age, hair loss doesn’t have to control your life and it isn’t completely irreversible. There are a variety of companies around now, like Transitions Hair, that offer a number of solutions for hair loss such as hair replacement. Replacement therapies around today include hair thickening products, laser therapy, transplants, and crown extensions, just to name a few.

Talk it Out

An important point to remember when dealing with unexpected hair loss is that you don’t have to go through it alone. For some people, it won’t bother them at all, but it can be quite a daunting process for others, particularly if it’s happening due to an illness. Talk to someone about it. Go through what you’re feeling with someone you trust so you don’t have to cope with this burden on your own.

Create a New Style

Hairstyles can have an enormous effect on how apparent your hair loss is. If you’ve had the same hairstyle for years, now could be the time to change for a much needed confidence boost. Try a longer style that can be curled for added volume or, if hair loss makes it too difficult to maintain the length, chop it off into a pixie cut that you can style with gel. And if you’re feeling brave, go for the buzz-cut.

Wig It

Wigs are no longer just synthetic playthings for parties and dress-ups; they are now a full-blown industry offering the next best thing to your own hair. Real human hair wigs come in just about any length and colour you like or can be custom-made if you can’t find exactly what you’re after. The bonus with having them made from real hair is that they look and feel like your own. They can also be more easily styled, giving you back your confidence.

Accessorise

Head scarves can be elegant, hipster, casual or smart, and they come in a range of colours, patterns and styles. They don’t have to cover all you hair either, but can be strategically placed to cover the bits you want to hide and highlight the rest. Hats are also very on-trend for men and women, from the fedora and the cap to the floppy and the beanie.

Change is difficult to deal with no matter what it is, but there are always ways to work through it. Hair loss is no different, and the above tips can help you get started when moving through this particular unexpected stage in your life.

Have you experienced unexpected hair loss? What were some of your best coping mechanisms? Write any advice you can give in the comments below.

Pros And Cons of Using Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoos have become very popular during the last few years because they are time consuming solution for the nice look of your hair. The traditional dry shampoo is a powder-like substance that needs to be sprinkled into your hair, without washing it with any water. You are probably acquainted with the fact that washing your hair on a daily basis is not good for its condition, because the natural oils that protect it are easily destroyed. The dry shampoo has become preferred option for many people who want to have their hair washed for less than a minute. If you simply want to avoid all the time spent in the bathroom, when you are late for work, the dry shampoo is an easy way to make your hair look in an appropriate condition.

There have been many discussions around the pros and cos of the dry shampoo and that is why, in this article, cleaners Notting Hill will outline the main advantages and disadvantages of using a dry shampoo for the washing of your hair.

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Pros

• The first major benefit is that dry shampoos are easy to use. You only need to sprinkle the powder on to the hair and to wait for a minute. After that you can brush down the hair and you are ready with its perfect. Easy, isn’t it ?
• Convenient – that is another word that describes in the best way the use of the dry shampoos. You do not need to wash your hair every day and it is sure that you can save up a lot of time
• The dry shampoos remove the grease – this is one great advantage of this type of shampoos. They are the perfect solution for the fight against grease.
• The dry shampoos create the desired volume of the hair and that is great for women who have fine hair
• No need of excessive heat – that is indisputably a great benefit for your hair because when you use dry shampoo, you do not need to dry your hair.

Cons

• If your hair is dry or if you suffer from any dandruff problem, the use of a dry shampoo can deteriorate the condition of your scalp and hair
• Another drawback is that some types of dry shampoos leave a dusty residue on the hair, which is particularly visible with people who have dark hair
• Some dry shampoos will really make your hair look so dry that it could lose its shining
• Some of the brands contain aluminium – so pay attention if you prefer other natural alternative

No matter of the advantages and disadvantages of the dry shampoos, it is still up to your choice whether you will turn to this alternative. It is true that dry shampoo will save you up a lot of time but you still need to be careful and to search for the right brand. You can maintain the clean and shiny look of your hair in many ways and if you have turned to this option make sure that you use the dry shampoo only when you need it, because the truth is that wet shampoos can still clean your hair in the best possible way.

We hope that we have given enough information about the use of the dry shampoos. Depending on the type and needs of your hair you can decide whether dry shampoos are a suitable option for you. Search for the best brands and read all the instructions before applying on to the hair.

Novuhair: The Answer to My Hair Loss

Based on research, although hair loss seem to be a prominent problem to men, forty percent (40%) of people who suffer from hair loss are women. It mostly happens after giving birth and menopausal, but it can happen at any age for different reasons. Most common causes of hair loss are stress, illness, medications, chemicals and things that interfere with the cycle…puberty, pregnancy and menopausal.

My hair loss is due to chemical applied when I had my hair rebond. I was born with wavy hair and curly bangs (yes curly bangs!) Can you imagine that?! And just like other women, I am dreaming to have bouncy, long, shiny, luxurious hair that can catch everyone’s attention just like those in shampoo advertisements. So whenever I see my bangs curl again, I had my hair rebonded and that was for 3 consecutive years. And now I have a receding hairline due to hair fall. My forehead becomes wider and I can see more of my forehead when I pull my hair back. It scares me that if I don’t treat it now, I would have a 6-inch wide forehead after three more years. So it’s good to know that there’s a way to fix this excessive hair loss…NOVUHAIR 3-in-1, nature’s answer to hair loss.

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I was afraid to use NOVUHAIR at first because it might trigger my asthma just like other products that I have tried. But when I learned that NOVUHAIR is made of ingredients that are mostly found in our kitchen, I realized that it’s safe to use.

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NOVUHAIR was discovered, tried and tested by beauty icon and hair care expert Fanny Serrano himself. Unlike other shampoo or medications that are used to treat hair loss and baldness, NOVUHAIR contains herbal components, as pure as only nature could provide, which are widely known to benefit hair and scalp such as ginger, malunggay (Moringa oleifera), ginseng, Gofu Kola, Indian gooseberry, aloe vera, virgin coconut oil, peppermint oil, lemongrass oil, rosemary oil, sweet almond oil, safflower, biotin and vitamin B5. These ingredients are known (one way or another) to strengthen and reactivate hair follicles, reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

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NOVUHAIR 3-in-1 contains a bottle of 200ml each Herbal Shampoo, Herbal Conditioner and Topical Scalp Lotion. Though the bottles have screw caps, the package comes with a sprayer for the topical scalp lotion and two flip top caps for the shampoo and conditioner for easier application.

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NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo is thick and brown in color. I used it just like the ordinary shampoo. It can be used twice a day for optimal results.

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NOVUHAIR Herbal conditioner is thick and somewhat like beige in color. It complements the NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo very well.

NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion

NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion is liquid (quite sticky on hand) that is color brown. I use it after the shampoo and conditioner. I don’t spray it on my scalp directly. Instead, I spray it on my hand then massage it on the scalp for 5-10 minutes then rinse my hair again.

All three, shampoo, conditioner and scalp lotion, have the same smell. The smell is somewhat like that of chamomile. They are made from herbs so don’t expect them to be as fragrant as the shampoo and conditioners that you usually use.

After more than a week of use, I noticed lesser hair fall. Well it’s normal to lose strands of hair everyday but I am no longer losing more hair than I should. My hair is not thicker yet (what would I expect in just a week of use?) but I am hoping that it will after few months of using NOVUHAIR 3-in-1. It adds volume to my hair though. I am glad that I was given the chance to try this product.

*Disclaimer:
I am in no way related to NoVUHAIR. I received this product for evaluation purposes and was given enough time to use it and give my honest opinion. Remember that what works for me may not work for you. However, I only recommend products or services I have used or tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on this blog. For additional information about this product, please contact the manufacturer.

5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Hair Loss

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If you have dandruff or other scalp disorders you hair will not be as healthy as it could be.

Losing your hair can be devastating to some people, and may contribute to a loss of self- confidence, and affect every aspect of life. Thankfully there are ways and means of preventing hair loss, and things that you can do to ensure that you have your hair for as long as you can. Here are 5 things you can do right now to prevent hair loss in the future.

Find Stress Relief Techniques That Work For You

For a lot of people, stress can be one of the main causes of hair loss. Your hair directly reflects the health of the rest of you, so if you are under a lot of stress, often your hair could be showing signs of damage, and may fall out completely, such as in the case of Alopecia. In this fast paced, technological world, more and more so, people are looking for ways to reduce the stress in their lives, and there are many ways of doing this. You don’t need to fully change your whole life, but sometimes just adjusting things, or taking 20 minutes a day to sit quietly and breathe can really make a difference to stress levels. Talking to someone about issues is another great way of finding some peace when situations in life are getting you down.

Change Your Diet

They say ‘you are what you eat’, and this includes your hair, as it is a part of your body. If you are not getting enough nutrients in your diet, or there are things that you are having too much of, then this can really affect the health of your scalp and hair. Taking the time to ensure that you are getting all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs will help you to have beautiful hair longer. Visiting a nutritionist can help with this area, or ensuring that you are getting enough fruits and vegetables is a good place to start.

Keep Your Scalp Healthy

Your scalp is where your hair grows from, so you need to make sure that it is healthy to ensure that your hair gets the best start in life. If you have dandruff or other scalp disorders you hair will not be as healthy as it could be, so get onto your scalp care.

See a Hair Specialist

If there is a history of baldness in your family then you might want to consult a hair specialist and get some expert advice about what you can do to prevent hair loss. Hair specialists make it their business to know hair, and they could shed some light on the situation to prevent you from shedding your hair. Check out hair specialists such as http://www.transitionshair.com.au/

Look After Your Hair

If you are constantly dying, heating, straightening and perming your hair, or using heaps of chemicals on it, then it is not going to take it very long for it to start losing its health. Its really important to give it some time every now and then to come back to its normal state, otherwise you could start losing your hair unnecessarily.

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Japanese Straight vs. Hair Rebond

Japanese straight is different from hair rebond (according to the staff of Tomi No Haru, a known Japanese straight salon). But basically, the procedure in Japanese straight and hair rebond are the same. They have the same principle…breaking the chemical bonds in the hair, then rearranged and bonded back using a solution, neutralizer and straightening iron.  But which is better?

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hair rebond with cellophane
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Japanese straight with coloring and keratin treatment

The first “before and after” image was taken using Sony digital camera, while the second one using an android phone. The first image is a lot better but you can see that Japanese straightened hair looks softer and more natural than the rebonded hair.

Below are the comparisons based on my experiences. I had my hair rebonded three times and tried the Japanese straight recently.

Strength of Solutions Used
In Japanese straight, the solution used to break the chemical bonds in the hair is not too strong (I can’t say it is safe either as I don’t know its chemical composition) but there’s no need to apply vaseline or protective cream directly on the scalp, forehead, neck and ears. The solution has no burning sensation on skin. It can even be applied without using gloves. While on hair rebonding, gloves must be used and protective cream must be applied on the skin. The solution can burn the skin and scalp.

Application of Hair Coloring or Other Chemicals After the Procedure
Japanese straight is the only treatment that allows permanent hair coloring on a same-day procedure. This means you can cover grey hair, lift your hair color from black to light brown permanently without causing any damage. Rebonding only allows cellophane or semi-permanent washable hair coloring procedure on the same day.

Styling the Hair After the Procedure
Japanese straight allows styling versatility even after the treatment. Hair can still be braided, curled temporarily without chemicals, or set hair up without leaving any permanent marks. Styling newly rebonded hair leaves marks that would last for days.

Hair Fall
Hair rebonding weakens the hair thus hair strands break and fall easily. Expect hair strands in almost every room in your house. In Japanese straight, almost no hair fall.

Which is More Affordable
Hair rebonding is more affordable, Php750 to Php1,200 (depends on the length of hair and on the brand of solution to be used), treatment included. Japanese straight’s regular price is P1,500, treatment is also included. If you’re lucky enough, you can get both in a lower price and/or with additional services from online deals.

Keep in mind that both procedure can’t hide the new growth in your hair. A touch up is needed every 6 months or after each year. Extra hair pampering must be observed too to keep your hair shiny and healthy.