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Why Cant Beauty Salons Help You With Hair Fall?

Why Can’t Beauty Salons Help You With Hair Fall?

TL;DR

  1. Hair loss can be caused by various factors such as genetics, hormonal imbalances, stress, and health issues, necessitating a comprehensive examination and diagnosis by a hair health specialist.

  2. Beauty salons primarily focus on aesthetic enhancements rather than addressing the underlying causes of hair fall, making them insufficient for treating excessive hair loss.

  3. Medical treatments offered by clinics, such as Clinic Next Face, involve identifying the exact causes of hair fall through specialized tests and providing tailored solutions to promote hair regrowth and prevent further loss.

  4. Salon treatments like keratin, botox, and protein treatments may improve hair texture and appearance temporarily but do not address the root causes of hair fall or promote long-term regrowth.

  5. Over-the-counter solutions and salon products containing harsh chemicals can exacerbate hair fall by damaging hair follicles and weakening the scalp, highlighting the importance of seeking medical advice for proper diagnosis and treatment.

  6. Long-term solutions for hair fall may include medication, hair transplant surgery, and laser therapy, depending on the severity and underlying causes of the condition.

Losing 50 to 100 hairs every day is common as a segment of the normal hair growth cycle. Most people get back their lost hair and have a head full of hair. However, if you lose excessive strands of hair every day, not getting them back and you start looking baldish from the front, it’s not a normal hair fall but a matter of concern. Excessive hair fall may occur because of aging, stress, genetics, hormonal imbalance, and any health issues.

With our advanced treatment, you can get rid of consistently excess hair fall. People tend to. rush to salons but they can’t stop your rainfall as they can only make your hair look beautiful but can’t increase its density. At Clinic Next Face, our doctor checks your hair fall condition, identifies the exact causes, and performs the right treatment to give you a head full of hair.

Understanding Hair Fall: A Brief Overview

Hair fall, also called “hair loss” or “alopecia”, is caused due to a complication in the hair production cycle of your body. All your body parts may experience hair loss. However, your scalp mostly experiences hair fall. The scalp hair follows the cycle of growth, rest, fall, and regeneration. Once this cycle breaks or hair follicles get damaged, your hair may start falling faster than it regenerates, which causes severe thinning, hair falls in patches, and receding hairline. 

Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder, i.e., your immune system damages tissues, like hair follicles. The damaged follicles cause hair fall and prevent the growth of new hair. People of all ages may suffer from severe hair fall suddenly without any previous indications. Hair tends to fall from your scalp in patches and doesn’t cause any pain. 

If not treated on time, consistent hair fall may lead to full hair loss or alopecia totalis. Our doctor can find the causes of your hair fall and suggest the right treatment to fix the concern.

The Salon Illusion: Expectations vs. Reality

People tend to visit salons frequently for various hair treatments with the hope of getting thicker and voluminous hair. However, salon treatments can make your hair more manageable, shinier, healthier, and look better, but they can’t fix the issues from the roots. Plus, you need touch-ups after every few months to maintain the look.  With bond-building treatments, you can repair breakages in hair and make them stronger, thicker, and easily manageable. Olaplex is a pre-shampoo treatment that repairs bind breakages caused due to coloring, heat styling, and other environmental reasons. 

Hair extensions are one of the quickest and short-term solutions to get a head full of hair. However, none of these solutions fixes the inherent and exact cause of your hair fall. They offer aesthetic but not permanent solutions to your hair fall. You don’t get new hair on your head. While the advanced treatments at the clinic regrow your hair and gradually stop your hair fall.

Part I: The Limits of Beauty Salons

When it comes to hair services in beauty salons, you can expect a stunning makeover but
certain limitations. Check the points below to understand the limits of beauty for your hair.

The Surface Level Approach: Why Salons Focus on Aesthetics, Not Health

You may be experiencing massive hair fall because of health and other issues. Salons can be a great go-to place for hair grooming but not for getting rid of your hair fall issue. They follow the surface-level approach and focus only on aesthetics, not on health. 

Nowadays, many salons are offering nourishing spas, deep massages, and Ayurvedic therapies to treat various types of hair texture to grow and maintain your hair. At the salon, you may get solutions to get the desired-looking hair. However, you can never get the required medical treatment to stop hair fall by curing the causes and regrowing your tresses.

Cosmetic vs. Medical Treatment: Understanding the Difference

The key difference between hair cosmetic and medical treatment is that the former is based on your desires, while the latter is based on your requirements. A doctor is knowledgeable about cosmetic resources besides the different types of hair care products, their utilities, and possible side effects. Thus, they can treat your hair fall and scalp issues depending on your hair type. 

Experts in scalp management and hair fall concerns can always identify the exact issues and perform the right medical treatment to fix your concerns. Cosmetic treatment isn’t related to medicated solutions and is customized depending on hair aesthetic goals.

Lack of Medical Expertise: Why Stylists Arent Hair Health Specialists.

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When people have consistent hair fall, they tend to visit their known hair stylists whom they trust. They can style your hair suited to your face shape and skin tone but can’t stop your hair fall because of their limited medical expertise. You should consult a hair health specialist instead as they are knowledgeable on hair and scalp issues. Hair loss may be due to poor diet, stress, hormonal imbalance, and other factors. Hair falls can’t be stopped until the causes are identified.

A hair health specialist can examine your scalp and hair to identify the causes of hair loss and the solutions. The specialist also asks you about your nutrition, lifestyle, and health issues. They also educate about various types of treatments, proper medications, cosmetic solutions, possible side effects, and risks. 

A hair health expert performs tests, such as Trichogramma, capillaroscopy, FCT, hair pull, sebum analysis, and densitometry to identify the hair fall causes. Unlike a hair stylist, they fully understand your concern and suggest the right solutions to stop your hair fall and regrow hair on your scalp.

Part II: The Root Causes of Hair Fall

 

Root cause of Hair Fall

You may lose strands of hair every day because of reasons you may not know. So find below the root causes of hair loss to understand why you may be losing your hair. 

Genetic Factors

Hair fall may run in your genes. A hereditary condition, known as “Androgenic Alopecia” occurring with aging is one of the most common causes of hair fall. The male-pattern and female-pattern baldness tend to occur slowly. Bald spots and receding hairline get gradually visible in men. While thinning hair near the scalp crown becomes visible in females.

Hormonal Imbalances 

You may suffer from temporary or permanent hair fall because of sudden hormonal imbalances because of pregnancy, child delivery, thyroid, and menopause. 

Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions may cause hair fall. Alopecia Areata is an immune system-related disorder that causes patchy loss of hair and scalp infections, such as trichotillomania (hair pulling disease) and ringworm. 

Poor Diet and Nutritional Deficiencies

A diet lacking vital nutrients causes severe hair fall. Calorie-deficit diet may contain extra or deficient minerals and vitamins required for her health. Low-protein diet slows down hair growth and causes hair fall. 

Stressed Lifestyle

Living a stressed life may increase your hair fall. Maybe you are experiencing a general hair thinning only because of having an emotional or physical shock for a temporary period. 

Medications

Certain medicines and supplements that you have been taking for a long may be causing your hair to fall. It can be a mere side effect of drug consumption for depression, arthritis, cancer, gut, blood pressure and heart complications  

Hair Styles and Treatments

Hair styles, such as tight ponytail cornrows or pigtails may cause traction alopecia, a type of hair loss. Treatments involving iron heat application, like permanent hair straightening and smoothening may weaken the hair strands and cause hair loss.

The Salon Treatments & Misconceptions

Hair treatments at the salon have certain misconceptions that you should know to make the right choice for your hair fall issue. Check the points below to get an idea about such misconceptions.

Common Salon Treatments for Hair Fall: A Critical Examination

Here are the most common treatments that salon experts may suggest you to get rid of hair fall:

Keratin Treatment

Your hair contains keratin, a type of protein. A keratin hair treatment is a chemical process that removes the frizziness from your hair and gives you smooth and silky dresses.

However, you need to use the right shampoo and conditioner and protect your cuties to maintain the results for at least 6 months. Since keratin treatment repairs your rough and damaged hair, the salon experts claim the treatment to control your hair fall. However, their claim isn’t true as keratin adds shine and health to your hair but can’t regrow it. 

Botox Treatment

Botox treatment is one of the best solutions to get silky hair but does not promote hair growth. This treatment works perfectly to add life to your frizzy hair with dry ends. Botox is a deeper conditioning treatment than keratin, which retains your natural hair texture. 

Protein Treatment

Many people go for a protein treatment to restore their damaged and dry hair and grow more hair. However, protein only prevents hair breakage and reinforces the strand structure by strengthening the weak areas. 

You can immediately see the improvements after the treatment, the effects of which stay 1 to 1.5 months.

Scalp Treatment

As hair grows from the scalp, many salons claim the repeated scalp treatments to be a hair fall solution. However, this treatment only prevents your scalp and hair from getting extremely oily too quickly. Scalp treatment in the form of sprays, foams, oils, and scrubs gives a clean hair.

Hot Oil Treatment

Hot oil treatment suits all types of hair and is the best solution to add life to your damaged and brittle hair. Many people have the misconception that applying oil every day grows more hair, however, oil massage only improves blood circulation and nourishes the scalp. That too doesn’t help with hair fall much.

Pro Olaplex Treatment

Pro Olaplex treatment repairs hair and prevents further damage, but it can’t boost hair growth. It functions at the molecular level, rebuilds the structure, and strengthens your hair. Bis- aminopropyl diglycoldimaleate, the main ingredient, restores the breakage in your hair.

The Myth of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Solutions for Hair Fall

OTC medicines have no effects on hair follicles. Doctors prescribe certain supplements to regrow hair. Minoxidil is the only FDA-approved OTC medicine to be used by both males and females, but it can fix a receding hairline. 

Minoxidil promotes hair growth even though scientists haven’t confirmed how this medicine works.

Temporary Fixes vs. Long-Term Solutions

Hair loss is a common issue among both males and females. If you are experiencing patchy hair loss, i.e., alopecia areata, your hair may regrow with no treatment. In case your hair falls and continues for months and even years, you can get rid of this issue with both temporary fixes and long-term solutions. 

Medication can control your hair loss for a temporary period, while surgery can regrow your hair and give you permanent relief from hair fall.  Medications, such as Minoxidil (Rogaine), and Finasteride (Propecia) can treat baldness in men and prevent further hair loss. Hair transplant/restoration surgery, the permanent hair fall. solution, helps in getting back most of your lost hair. Laser therapy can be an effective permanent treatment for genetic hair fall in males and females. It can also increase hair density.

The Chemical Conundrum: How Salon Products May Worsen Hair Fall

 

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People use high-quality hair products to control their hair fall. Unfortunately, the condition of hair fall worsens after using such products. They trigger the damages caused to over-processing and thus, hair fall. The chemicals in such hair care products affect the water molecules’ surface tension. They get attached to surrounding materials rather than staying attached. As a consequence, water washes off the accumulated dirt and oil in your hair and skin.

Long-term use of hair products containing harsh chemicals may gradually make your hair dry and brittle. A small amount of everyday chemical application may not harm your hair much. However, the consequences can be critical if your hair gets an overdose of chemicals. They create a hormonal imbalance that weakens the follicles and causes hair fall. So, be sure to check the ingredient labels before buying a haircare product to prevent hair fall and damage.

Harsh Chemicals in Products: What You’re Applying.

The hair care products you are applying may cause harmful chemicals you may not know that are causing hair fall and damage. Here is the list of most common harsh chemicals present in hair products:

1. Parabens

Hair products containing parabens may fade your hair color, dry your hair, irritate your scalp, and cause hair fall. Your hair gets frizzy and dry, which reduces the amount of nutrients in hair follicles and deteriorates the scalp. 

2. Sulfur or Sulfates

Avoid applying products containing sulfur or sulfates if your hair is prone to damage. Shampoos containing sulfates strip the natural oil from the scalp, which dries and breaks your hair. The harmful sulfates present in shampoos irritate your scalp and break the hair shaft and cuticles by reducing the amount of protein in hair. 

3. Caffeine

Stay away from hair voluminous coffee-contained shampoos as caffeine controls blood flow. Hair growth increases with the increase in blood flow to roots. So, you should avoid products  containing caffeine as it deteriorates your hair health.

4. Ammonia 

Hair colors containing ammonia can increase the PH level of your hair from 10 to 10.5. The increased PH level weakens your hair shaft by internally damaging protein that sheds and breaks more hair. 

5. Diethanolamine

Diethanolamine can be highly toxic and hazardous for the scalp. It irritates the skin, causes itching, and attacks keratin (the structural protein) in your hair that promotes hair growth. Once diethanolamine strips keratin away from your hair, it starts falling. 

6. Triethylamine

Like diethanolamine, triethanolamine irritates the skin on your scalp, attacks keratin present in your hair, and causes hair fall. Triethylamine in a small amount may not harm your hair but can keep it immensely dry and brittle.

The Heat Dilemma: Styling Tools and Hair Damage.

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Heating hair tools are used widely for creating poker straight hair to beautiful wavy and curly hair. Blow dryers, curling irons, and hair straighteners are popular hair styling tools that most females wish to have.

Unfortunately, they can damage your hair severely when used every day rather than only styling your hair. Overuse of heat styling tools can give you dull and dry hair with split ends.


The excess heat emitted from a blow dryer may damage cuticles, the scalp, and the outer surface of your hair. The cuticle breakage exposes protein and lipids in hair strands, which cause hair breakage and fall. Straightener damages the exterior protective cuticle and causes hair weathering, breakage, and fall. Curlers apply heat that breaks protein and damages your hair. 

Curling irons attain high temperatures, which attack hair fibers and cuticles. Bulges and ripples form along the cuticle edge. 

Why Visit a Clinic for Hair Fall Instead of a Salon?

 

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Hair fall can be a humiliating experience for both males and females. It may be caused due to various factors, such as genetics, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, stress, and environmental factors. A hairdresser or hair stylist in a salon can never tell you what’s causing your hair to fall. So, you should visit a clinic as the doctor can examine your scalp and hair and ask questions about your diet, health concerns, lifestyle, and family history to identify the cause of your hair fall. 

They can perform examinations, such as Trichogramma, capillaroscopy, and FCT to find out your hair fall causes. At Clinic Next Face in Bengaluru, the doctor can suggest the right treatment to control your hair fall and regrow hair. 

What kind of treatments work on hair fall?

Non-surgical Treatment Options

Scalp micropigmentation

Scalp Micropigmentation  treatment in bangalore

 

Scalp micro pigmentation, also called hair tattoo, covers thinning hair or bald spots without surgeries. The experts use thin needles to make mini dots of pigment/color on your scalp. The treatment covers bald spots and makes a shaved head look. The results stay for at least 4 years. 

As scalp micropigmentation involves no anesthesia or surgery, you can quickly resume everyday activities. Your scalp may have some redness that stays for many years. Avoid wetting your scalp, hot showers, sun exposure on the scalp, sweating, or staying in a hot environment. 

Topical Serums

Application of topical serums won’t boost your hair growth but promote follicle production to significantly improve your scalp condition. A topical serum can enhance your hairline appearance and create an impression of a head full of hair. 

You can apply a topical serum on your hair whenever you want and experience no side effects. If you see any side effects and your hair keeps getting thin, you should stop applying it and consult us to get an advanced hair-thickening treatment. 

    1. Minimally Invasive Treatments

PRF Therapy

PRF treatment in Bangalore

 

PRF is an advanced non-surgical treatment that involves using cell-growth factors to regenerate inactive hair follicles via wound healing technology. Such growth factors are crucial for tissue regeneration and healing. PRF-treated hair follicles immediately get reinvigorated and start growing new hair. Your hair will get stronger and thicker. 

As hair growth is a slower process, PRF therapy results are visible in 3 to 6 months. This treatment has no downtime or recovery. The total number of required sessions depends on the level of your hair loss and the desired outcomes. 

Mesotherapy 

Mesotherapy treatment

 

Mesotherapy is a non-surgical hair regrowth treatment that adds vitamins and improves hair regrowth flow. It treats bald patches and activates follicles to deliver the desired hair growth results in both men and women. The injection of a vial, consisting of vital components, can restore or revitalize your hair. 

Since the injection gun is used to inject the vial, monotherapy treatment takes approximately 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the bald area or hair thinning. 5 sessions are required to deliver the desired results. As mesotherapy hair treatment is minimally invasive, it has no downtime. You can resume daily activities immediately after the session. 

QR678

QR678 Treatment in Bangalore

QR678 is a non-surgical hair regrowth technique that promotes growth while controlling hair loss. This treatment regenerates hair follicles by signaling your cells to enter the anagen stage. QR678 represents a Quick Response to a disease that had no cure earlier. Hair loss won’t be a concern anymore because of the treatment’s outstanding results. 

You can see improvement in hair loss conditions after the first session. We will suggest the right number of treatments depending on your hair loss severity. Many patients require 5 sessions to deliver the desired outcomes, every session is scheduled at an interval of 3 weeks. The treatment doesn’t need recovery because you can resume normal activities immediately. 

GFC Hair Treatment

GFC Hair Treatment in bangalore

 

Growth Factor Concentrate (GFC) hair treatment uses your blood and injects a highly concentrated growth factor composition in the neck and scalp to grow hair. The GFC hair treatment acquires multiple growth factors from blood, such as insulin-like and epidermal growth factors. It controls hair fall and makes your hair thick and look voluminous. 

You need approximately 3 to 4 sessions to get the desired results. The side effects, such as swelling and pain, get cured after a week of treatment 

PRP Hair Treatment

PRF Treatment in Bangalore

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair treatment uses your body’s rich blood plasma to promote the growth of your hair follicles. As the PRP treatment boosts stem cells and collagen production, it promotes hair growth. This treatment can restore the hair loss caused due to stress, weather fluctuations, poor lifestyle, and diet regimen. 

Every session takes almost a month. You get the desired results as you do more and more sessions. The procedure has no downtime and thus, you can resume your normal activities immediately. 

Dermapen Microneedling

Dermapen Microneedling treatment in bangalore

 

Dermapen microneedling treatment can reverse various types of hair loss in both males and females. This treatment gets to your existing hair follicles and gives you healthier and thicker hair. It promotes angiogenesis, nourishes the bulb of every hair, and passes hormones to activate and maintain hair growth.

Dermapen 4 can make thousands of microchannels on your skin that pass active ingredients much deeper into your skin, which the underneath cells absorb. Sometimes, the needles’ mechanical action breaks scar tissues damaging and covering the hair follicles. The excellent needles get into the deeper layers of the hairline with almost no pain and downtime. You don’t even need to apply a numbing cream for a pain-free experience. 

    1. Surgical Treatments

Hair Transplant Procedures

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Hair transplants are surgeries that move hair to the bald or scalp’s thinning areas. The experts take grafts or small skin pieces from body parts containing healthy hair. They shift the grafts to your scalp’s hairless parts. As the transplanted skin heals, it keeps growing your hair. It takes almost a year to see the full results. Multiple touch-ups are required to get a natural-looking result. The recovery process depends on the type of transplant you do. 

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Technique

FUE is a hair transplant technique performed by taking out hair follicles from the skin and moving them to other body parts with no or thin hair. FUE is usually performed in 2 to 4 sessions on many days.  As it is an outpatient process, you can get back home after every session. You can get back to your regular activities in 4 to 5 days after the treatment. In the first 7 to 10 days after the FUE technique, you can experience major side effects and wait for them to diminish before getting back to work. 

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) Technique

FUT is a surgical process in which hair follicles are implanted in a strip and transplanted from the back of your head to areas with visible balding. Then, hair grows naturally in an average of 1 to 4 hair strands per bundle. The newly transplanted hair usually looks more natural as hair naturally grows in 1 to 4-strand units. You will get natural hair after FUT treatment that grows naturally at the rate of 1 cm/month. The recovery time of FUT is 10 to 12 days. 

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Dr. Praharsh Devraj

Dr. Praharsh Devraj

Dr. Praharsh Devraj is an Indian cosmetic doctor with decades of experience in Skincare, Injectables, and Hair Loss Treatments. He is India's best injector who has trained more than 1k+ injectors and has transformed over 10k+ faces pan India. He is first India's pioneer in Organic Lift and Plasmoderm for Facial aesthetics and Anti-Aging. He is also the founder of Clinic Next Face, India's 1st Smart Ageing Clinic. Praharsh Devraj is also a member of the London School of Facial Orthotropics.

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