Hair Care Products for Hair Loss


Cosmetic hair care products for grooming and styling can really help improve a person's image and lifestyle. They can change your look, reshape your face, and make you look younger. There are many shampoos and conditioners on the market that claim to make the hair look fuller and younger. Most of these products claim to make the hair shaft look healthier and improve the overall appearance of the hair.

The major characteristics of the hair shaft that effects its function and appearance are elasticity, texture, and porosity. Th hair shaft has three major chemical bonds: disulfide bonds, hydrogen bonds, and salt bonds. These characteristics will effect the permeability of the hair to the hair care products such as shampoos and conditioners.

There are many shampoos and conditioners that claim to help with hair loss. Some of these shampoos are intended to remove the excess oil from the hair and scalp, reduce the number of bacteria and other microorganisms that live on the hair and scalp, and cleanse the hair from dirt and dead skin cells.

Conditioners should be used after shampooing to facilitate more vibrant, more manageable hair that is ready for styling. Some leave-in conditioners cover the hair shaft with a thin coating of a polymer, which temporarily repairs hair shafts and eliminates static electricity as a styling problem. They may contain hydrolyzed protein, which thickens and strengthens the hair shaft, repairs split ends and damaged hair.

Finding the right hair care products is only one factor of proper hair care. If one suffers from genetic hair loss, hair care products can be used to minimize damage to the hair shafts and scalp but they do not have any effect on the follicles. A more comprehensive medical hair loss regimen should include treatment for the scalp, the hair shaft, and hair follicle.

Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based offers many advises to his clients to start hair loss prevention when they notice thinning at the initial stages. It is important to keep hair healthy by using the right hair care products. If hair loss is genetic, then hair transplant can be an option to restore the hair that is lost and medical treatment is used to prevent future hair loss and keep hair healthy.

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Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon