We’ve all experienced it to some degree – cleaning out clumps of hair from your brush, shower or sink or maybe you’ve even found some thin patches or bald spots. There are as many hair growth treatments as there are reasons we lose our hair, and the experts at Tyler Mason Salon Spa have tested some of the best. Here’s a quick recap of our research and experience.
Reason #1: Heredity & Aging
The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness (yes – it’s a thing for ladies too). It usually occurs gradually with aging and in predictable patterns — a receding hairline from the forehead in a line that resembles the letter M in men and thinning hair in women. Women typically retain the hairline on the forehead but have a broadening of the part in their hair.
Reason #2: Hormonal Changes
Hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems can cause permanent or temporary hair loss.
Reason #3: Medical Conditions
Alopecia areata, which causes patchy hair loss, scalp infections such as ringworm, a hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania, diabetes and lupus are just a few medical conditions that can cause hair loss in both men, women and children.
Reason #4: Medications
Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs such as those used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure. Radiation therapy to the head can also cause temporary hair loss although sometimes the hair may not grow back the same as it was before.
Reason #5: Lifestyle and Diet
Stress can also be a hair loss culprit; many people experience a general thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock. Thankfully, this type of hair loss is usually only temporary. Studies have shown that significant weight loss, unbalanced diets, smoking, sunlight and tanning beds can also wreak havoc on healthy hair.
Reason #6: Hair Products
Take a look at what you’re using daily. Your shampoo and styling products may contain harsh ingredients which can stress your hair and make it brittle. Next time you’re at the salon, be sure to check with your stylist to make sure your products are working for you and not against you.
Reason #7: How you treat your hair
Who doesn’t like to try the newest products, tools and techniques that the beauty industry comes up with? In our search for the perfect hairstyle, we are sometimes our own worst enemy! Excessive bleaching, hot irons, blow dryers, straighteners, or hairstyles that pull your hair tight for long periods of time such as ponytails, braids, cornrows, or improperly cared-for extensions, can compromise the strength and integrity of your hair.
The news isn’t all bad so stay with me here. For the most part, if we treat our hair, scalp and body just a little kinder we can stop unnecessary hair loss or thinning. If we drew the unlucky genetics card, or middle age is getting little closer we are most certainly going to see changes in our hair’s thickness. The hair experts at Tyler Mason have extensive product knowledge on at home haircare that can help and we are proud to use and recommend the latest technology in hair loss prevention and re-growth from Davines (www.davines.com) and Depot (www.depotmaletools.com); 2 Italian companies that put research of healthy scalp and hair at the forefront of their product development for both men and women.
Both lines offer a large selection of shampoos, serums, treatments and styling products that won’t contain the hard-on-your-hair preservatives, additives and surfactants. Depot and Davines use ingredients that naturally stimulate the scalp’s microcirculation, protecting and strengthening the hair from the bulb, helping to restore the hair’s healthy life-cycle.
For example, Depot’s #207 White Clay Sebum Control Treatment for oily scalp and hair is formulated to counteract excess sebaceous secretions of the scalp reducing toxins and preventing hair loss. If you’re treating thinning and breakage-prone hair, Davines’ Energizing Shampoo stimulates circulation using caffeine phytoceuticals and improves hair elasticity, preventing loss. Their leave-in Energizing Superactive helps stimulate hair growth in cases of hormonal hair loss and to make the hair you have looks fuller and thicker, try Davines Replumping Hair Filler Superactive.
There are dozens of options and the right solution for you and your thinning hair is at Tyler Mason. Call us to schedule an appointment for an energizing scalp treatment to jump start your treatment and any one of our knowledgeable hair loss professionals can prescribe an at-home regimen so you can see the results for yourself.
*In the case of medical hair loss, before pursuing any hair loss treatment, talk with your doctor about the cause of your hair loss and their recommended treatment options.