VEGANS & VEGETARIANS

Nutritious vegan/vegetarian diets, containing all essential vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats can be healthy, energising and fulfilling. As with any diet, it is beneficial to optimise nutrient intake through the foods available to you in order to keep hair healthy and strong. Balanced and varied vegan and vegetarian meals will help sustain healthy hair growth and can help prevent hair shedding and hair loss. PROTEINS A vegetarian and vegan diet should try to include a...

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HAIR GUIDE / HAIR CARE & STYLING WIGS

The psychological effect of wearing a wig can be enormous. They can be excellent moral boosters during chemotherapy and also for those with alopecia areata or extensive hair loss. Wigs can also be worn for fun or as a way to try out a new look, or for religious reasons. A good wig can be almost undetected. It’s the bad ones that give wearing a wig such a poor reputation. Some wigs are secured with attachments that pull on your hair. It’s best to avoid these as they...

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HAIR GUIDE / HAIR CARE & STYLING CURLING

Rollers can be used to enhance your hairstyle in different ways. They can give your hair more curl or wave, control curls and frizz, provide more body and lift, or smooth and soften. CHOOSING ROLLERS The best rollers for your hair are those that are smooth or foam-covered without spikes or velcro-like coverings. Rollers with spikes and velcro coverings can tangle your hair and are also difficult to remove without causing some breakage or pulling hair out from...

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HAIR GUIDE / HAIR CARE & STYLING CONDITIONING

From our fifty plus years of trichological and clinical experience, we have found that all hair textures benefit from the correct use of a post shampoo conditioner. Conditioner is vital to healthy looking, shiny hair – it smoothes the hair cuticle aiding light reflection and allowing for that brilliant glossy appearance. This closing of the cuticle also helps to protect your hairs’ inner layer (the cortex) from damage and excess moisture evaporation, and aids in...

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HAIR GUIDE / HAIR CARE & STYLING HAIR ACCESSORIES

HAIR PINS AND CLIPS Pins and clips have the potential to damage your hair, so take care when you use them. The following are some ways to prevent and minimise damage:  Don’t go to sleep with pins or clips in your hair. The metal can cut into and break your hair shaft and can also harm your scalp. If you use pins and/or clips when curling your hair, be careful not to overheat them with a hair-dryer. The heat of the dryer warms the metal, which can then damage your hair...

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HAIR GUIDE / HAIR CARE & STYLING HAIR STRAIGHTENERS

We understand the appeal of hair straighteners. They can cut your styling time in half and are a very effective way of taming unruly hair or, alternatively, creating curls.However, they can wreak havoc on the condition of your hair if they are used too often or incorrectly. In short, they deplete your hair of its natural moisture (water) content – the thing that makes your hair elastic and able to stretch without breaking. While hair straighteners will never be ‘good’...

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HAIR GUIDE / HAIR CARE & STYLING WHY WE RECOMMEND DAILY SHAMPOOIN

Daily shampooing might be the topic that we have the most initial debate over with our clients, so we thought it very important to dedicate a page to explaining why we recommend it, and why it is good for the health of your hair and scalp. We understand that it isn’t realistic for everyone to wash their hair daily due to lack of time and their hair texture and length – this is particularly true if you have very unruly, curly, coarse and hard-to-control hair, such as...

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HAIR GUIDE / HAIR CARE & STYLING HAIR EXTENSIONS

Hair extensions are instantly gratifying and can be an enormous morale booster – giving immediate body to fine hair, or enabling a change in style for a special event. However, you should know the risks of using them. When used regularly, or left in for a prolonged time, hair extensions can dramatically reduce your hairs’ volume and thickness. They also have the ability to cause extensive damage to your scalp. THE PROBLEMS WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS Unfortunately, after...

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HAIR GUIDE / HAIR CARE & STYLING BRUSHING & COMBING

Brushes are wonderful styling aids, but you need to be careful when you use them. Incorrect brushing, and the wrong type of brush, can cause widespread damage to your hair and scalp. For instance, vigorous brushing can remove some of your hairs’ cuticle – the hair’s outer cell layer – which weakens it and causes breakage. Constant traction from brushing can also pull hair out, while sharp points are capable of removing the top layer of scalp skin. While combs...

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HAIR GUIDE / HAIR CARE & STYLING SHAMPOOING

From more than 50 years of trichological experience, we know that correct shampooing can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your hair. Try incorporating these steps into your daily regime to promote the optimum vitality and well-being of your hair and scalp. DETANGLE Before wetting your hair, gently run a wide-tooth comb through it. If your hair is tangled when you start washing, it is likely to get more knotted. Start at your ends and gradually work your way...

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