Hair Care Products for Hair Loss


Finding the right hair care product is one of the factors of proper hair care. If you are experiencing thinning hair, there are many products in the market that claim to be beneficial.  It is important to find the product that works for your hair type and characteristics to get the most benefits.

The major characteristics of the hair shaft that effects its function and and appearance are elasticity, texture, and porosity. 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 are in the market and 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 ready for styling. Some of the 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.

There are also some oils that help with the overall structure of the hair.  If you have dry scalp or dry hair, some of these essential oils help with maintaining the health of both scalp and the hair.  Some of oils include Argan, Cedarwood, Thyme, Lavender, Coconut and Rosemary.  These oils may help with stimulating hair follicles by increasing the blood circulation and also help with hairloss due to hair breakage. However, there are no scientific studies done to prove their benefits.

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 do not have any effect on the follicles. A more comprehensive medical hair loss regiment should include treatment for both the scalp, hair shaft and hair follicle.

Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist based in Los Angeles and Orange County 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.

To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns. You can also visit our website to find out about the hair care products that may help with your hair loss.

If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website.

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Newport Beach Hair Restoration Surgeon