Posts Tagged ‘hairloss’

Hair extensions – the type of hair removal you DON’T want!

February 9, 2010

Tuesday 9th February 2010

People who wear salon applied hair extensions are risking destroying their own hair permanently, says the Trichological Society – who would like a ban on all glued or woven hair extensions.

Many salons across the country now offer a hair extensions service, promising you longer, thicker, luscious locks to make you look like you’ve just stepped off the red carpet.

You might expect to feel like a million dollars once leaving the salon, but what they fail to tell you is that poor quality hair can snag and tangle with brushing, which in turn pulls out your own hair, leaving it permanently damaged. Wear them for prolonged periods of time and the effects can be far worse, leading to baldness and hair loss.

A complete ban might not be the ideal solution – after all, we all like to look and feel good every now and then. Close monitoring and taking regular breaks should ensure that your hair and scalp remain healthy.

Either way, we think we’ll be sticking with the permanent hair removal that is safe – IPL, which is suitable for the legs, bikini, facial hair, underarms, back and chest.

Genes that make you go bald…

October 13, 2008

Monday 13th October 2008

We were very intrigued by a story we read this morning on the BBC website about how scientists have discovered new genes that can increase the risk of baldness by seven times.

“Analysis of DNA from 5,000 volunteers with and without male-pattern baldness found two stretches of the genome linked with the condition. One in seven men have both genetic variants, Nature Genetics reported.” (BBC report as above) 

This could cause a dramatic advancement in this field by being able to detect the onset of male-pattern baldness early on. It means that pharmaceutical companies may start about developing creams, pills and gels that would help prevent hairloss from the outset, however as you will read, more research is needed.

But at least there’s a glimmer hope for the one in seven men who have the said genetic variants…