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AUGUST 2019 beautylaunchpad.com 81 she adds, can be chemical processes (think relaxers and bleach) if they cause damage to the scalp, leading to infl ammation, breakage and hair loss; this can even extend to overuse of dry shampoo. Health states or conditions also play a role: During pregnancy, hormone levels are high, but after childbirth, hormones return to their normal range—so all of the hair that didn't fall out during pregnancy suddenly sheds at once. " is also starts at about three months and usually self-corrects over time," Blaisure notes. "Alternatively, many autoimmune disorders can cause hair shedding, and women seem to be more prone to these conditions." Dr. Yazdan points to autoimmune conditions—a classifi cation of conditions wherein the body attacks itself, which can include destroying the hair follicles—such as alopecia areata, frontal fi brosing alopecia and many more—as Created by NASA scientist Tamim Hamid, Theradome EVO LH40 home-use laser helmet contains 40 proprietary lasers that deliver at 680 nanometers "the optimal wavelength for the deepest penetration of up to 5 millimeters into the hair follicle," according to the company. "It delivers maximum power by increasing blood fl ow and allowing the nutrients your hair needs to stop hair loss, thicken existing hair and promote new growth." e helmet, featuring a built-in speaker with voice command to update the user of its status, automatically turns off when the treatment is completed. @theradome New formulas and gadgets feature cutting-edge technology to tackle thinning hair . HairMax, a pioneer in laser hair growth, recently launched HairMax for den•si•ty that incorporates a targeted delivery system, a proprietary NRG8-pLEXTM formula and a light-activated ingredient to help protect against biological aging and transform thinning hair. e new system targets the scalp directly with various active ingredients to energize and nourish hair and scalp: adenosine triphosphate (ATP), apple stem cell, reishi mushroom, caff eine, niacinamide (vitamin B3), along with a custom zinc and amino complex. A unique targeted delivery system utilizes liposome technology to carry the active ingredients that help protect hair against biological aging and environmental stress. @hairmax TECH SAVVY THE HAIR LOSS PLAN AND PRODUCTS TO TREAT REACTIONAL THINNING WILL BE NEEDED TEMPORARILY, WHEREAS A GENETICS-RELATED HAIR LOSS PLAN AND PRODUCTS WOULD INVOLVE A LIFETIME CHANGE IN HER OVERALL HAIR REGIMEN." —BRIDGETTE HILL culprits. "Medications such as hormone replacement and birth control pills, steroids and, of course, chemotherapy, may cause hair loss, but diff erently in diff erent clients," adds Blaisure. Side eff ects of medications or chemotherapy treatments can generally be reversed if treated early, Dr. Yazdan explains, and notes that trauma, such as traction alopecia, accidents, surgeries, etc., can lead to short-term loss that can pass over time. Furthermore, Blaisure says, studies show that defi ciencies in certain nutrients—namely vitamins C, D and B12, and minerals such as iron, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids—may contribute to hair loss. And, as hair is part of the skin structure, when the scalp receives sun damage, this injury can also impair the follicle. Finally, according to Bridgette Hill, aka " e Scalp erapist," the location of the thinning can assist with determining if the cause is reactional or genetic. " inning around the hairline generally indicates a genetic predisposition, while allover thinning with no defi nitive bald patches typically points to reactional thinning," Hill details. " e hair loss plan and products to treat reactional thinning will be needed temporarily, whereas a genetics-related hair loss plan and products would involve a lifetime change in her overall hair regimen." PREVENTATIVE MEASURES According to Markham, the best defense against hair loss is preventative care. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—you wouldn't wait for your teeth to fall out before you start brushing," he says. "Just like using skincare products early on helps prevent wrinkles, treating your scalp and hair, while you still have it, will help stave off hair loss." His advice: Educate your clients on how to care for their scalp properly to deter future loss. However, Dr. Yazdan explains that prevention depends on what's causing the hair loss. "For trauma or traction alopecia, remove whatever is causing pulling on the follicles," he advises. In the case of traction alopecia, examine the client's lifestyle for common culprits—think ponytail holders, tight-fi tting hats, headbands, clips, hairstyles, and non-water-soluble

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