My Relaxed Hair is Thinning

Question:
I am African American and my hair is breaking. I do not color my hair, but it is relaxed and it’s breaking at the ends and I’m also noticing some thinning. I also have dandruff and I need something that works fast! What do you suggest?
– Mabel via phone

Answer:
Did you know you lose about a 100 hairs a day naturally? Anything more than that could mean early stage thinning hair, damage/breakage, an unhealthy scalp – and most likely, all three.

First I would address the scalp and thinning issues with a hair solution hair care like Nioxin or Murad. Based on your hair type and thinning I think Nioxin would be best for you. It’s a three step system (cleanser, conditioner, treatment) to be used daily, and in the aforementioned order.

Nioxin System 3 KitNioxin hair care comes in a number of different programs depending on your hair concerns and for you I would suggest using System 3. This formulation was specially developed for chemically enhanced hair that is in the early stages of thinning.

Think about it, your scalp is essentially skin, so you want to keep that in optimal health so new, healthy hair can grow. If your scalp is unhealthy, it will definitely lead to hair thinning and other hair concerns such as dandruff, breakage, etc. Additionally, your hair is also relaxed, you need hair care that will not only heal, but protect your scalp environment.

All of the Nioxin thinning hair care products work on hair that is developing in the follicle in the Growth Cycle, by feeding nutrients and making needed repairs, but Nioxin System 3 contains an exclusive Glyco-fused Complex that will protect your scalp from the over-drying and irritation caused by those chemical treatments you love to get. Nioxin also helps reduce the breakage and damage you are experiencing as well by strengthening the new hair growth by nourishing your scalp.

We carry all three pieces (shampoo, conditioner and treatment) separately, but we also have a starter kit that makes it easy to start caring for your thinning hair in 3 simple steps. Let us know how it goes!

-StraightBelle

Thinning Hair? Meet Nioxin

For nearly twenty years, Nioxin has worked at unraveling the complex challenge of how best to address, and most importantly, how to provide a solution for thin-looking hair for the millions who battle this discouraging problem. After years of research it is clear to them that the health of the scalp is directly related to the health and growth cycle of human hair, and practicing proper scalp hygiene requires a careful process of preventive maintenance and daily care.
 
Nioxin Sytem 1 Starter KitFor Nioxin, it takes more than one step or one product to achieve a healthy, nourished scalp. It’s important to use a system of customized products for your hair type and condition—products that cleanse the hair shaft, the environment on the scalp skin and the follicle tissue.
 
Then, it’s essential to moisturize and energize the cellular activity of the scalp skin and the living hair, nourishing the hair follicle and surrounding tissue. This process requires using select cleansers, conditioners and treatments, supplements and styling products that contain bionutrients, like vitamins, proteins and amino acids.
 
Did you know?
Many conventional shampoos, conditioners and styling products simply coat the hair and create buildup on the scalp. The scalp must be treated properly to keep the scalp environment and hair looking young, healthy and vibrant.
 
Only Nioxin has the unconventional ingredients and unconventional products for that process. Nioxin products are formulated to be Skincare for the scalp because beautiful, healthy-looking hair starts where your hair begins—with the scalp.
 
Through a daily regimen of cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing, each Nioxin system works to help improve the appearance of thinning hair while creating and maintaining an optimum scalp environment in three easy steps:
 
Nioxin System 1 Shampoo

Step 1
CLEANSE: Your daily volumizing cleanser should gently remove residue and DHT from the hair and scalp to promote a healthy scalp environment.

It should also provide nourishing vitamins, proteins and amino acids. See Nioxin Shampoo Cleanser System 1.
 
 

Nioxin System 1 ConditionerStep 2
MOSTURIZE:
A daily volumizing hair and scalp conditioner should moisturize and energize while promoting a healthy scalp environment with soothing essential oils, special anti-oxidants and enzymatic complexes.

See Nioxin Scalp Therapy Conditioner System 1.


 

Nioxin System 1 Scalp TherapyStep 3
NOURISH: A daily leave-in scalp treatment should contain an SPF 15 sunscreen that protects the scalp skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays – while delivering essential botanicals, nutrients, antioxidants and cytokines (proteins) onto the scalp skin and hair to help safeguard against environmental residue and DHT buildup on the scalp. See Nioxin Scalp Treatment System 1.


 
The Nixon Technology
BioAmp™ adds thickness and strength
Activ-Renewal™ gives a more youthful-looking scalp and fuller, healthier hair
Scalp Access™ Delivery System helps protect nutrients as they moisturize and energize the scalp and hair combined with SPF 15 scalp protection against UV rays.
 
The world-renowned team of Nioxin researchers have developed the most advanced, natural-based system to improve the appearance of fine and thinning hair — Nioxin Thinning Hair Systems. Nioxin has numbered its systems to make it easier to choose the 3-step system that best fits your needs.
 
The Nioxin systems scientifically work on the hair that is developing in the follicle in the Growth Cycle, by feeding nutrients and making needed repairs. With a variety of different treatment options, you will achieve the results you want with Nioxin, Skincare for the scalp.
 
For more information and product details visit our Nioxin section.

-StraightBelle

Murad’s Prescription for Healthy Hair and Scalp

Did you know?
        Percentage of women suffering from excessive hair loss:  40%
        Percentage of men suffering from excessive hair loss:  65%
        People lose an average of 90-100 hairs a day

With statistics like that, it’s a good thing Dr. Murad came along! Murad hair care is a patented scalp treatment program developed by Dr. Howard Murad. This Professional Scalp Treatment replenishes, balances and protects the scalp, ensuring the proper environment for healthy hair to grow and develop. These exclusive hair treatment formulations are unique and highly effective for all hair types. The patented products are both natural and effective…a powerful combination.
 
As a practicing Dermatologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles, Dr. Murad has treated thousands of patients who suffer from thinning hair and problem scalps. Based on the knowledge that healthy hair must start with a healthy scalp, Dr. Murad’s proprietary blend of natural ingredients are designed to nourish and protect the hair and scalp. The treatment program was created to replenish and balance the scalp first. Once the scalp is cleansed, nourished and hydrated, it insures the proper environment exists for healthy hair to grow and develop. 
 
Follow Dr. Murad’s daily prescription for healthy hair and scalp:
 
 
Murad Color-Treated Shampoo STEP 1
Cleanse:
  Cleanse the scalp to remove dirt, dry dead skin and environmental pollutants along with  the build up of DHT.
 
As you massage into your hair, the therapeutic lather from Murad Color-Treated Shampoo creates a clean healthy scalp environment.
 
 
 
Murad Color-Treated ConditionerSTEP 2
Condition: Condition the scalp to strengthen the fragile hair follicle for healthier hair. This moisturizes and maintains balance while nourishing healthy hair growth.
 
Created from natural ingredients, Murad Fine Hair Conditioner moisturizes the hair and scalp and nourishes healthy hair growth.
 
 
 
Murad Scalp SerumStep 3
Treat: Treat the scalp to a pampering massage for follicle stimulation. This formula improves circulation and nourishes healthy hair growth, and it’s a treatment you can do at home.
 
Treat your fine, thinning hair by stimulating the hair follicles while using Murad Fine Hair Serum
 
 

Murad Volumizing AirfoamStep 4
Style: Style the hair with styling aids containing antioxidants and vitamins that will nourish the hair and not build up on the scalp or damage the hair follicle.
 
Thicken and strengthen your hair while creating body, volume, and shine with Murad Volumizing Airfoam.

About Murad Professional Scalp Treatments
The Murad Professional Scalp Treatment System contains patented formulations, which means you can only get these powerful benefits from Murad. Dr. Howard Murad has formulated a proprietary blend of ingredients to nourish and protect the hair and scalp. The most scientifically effective, yet natural, ingredients are used to deliver the best possible results.
       

How hair growth happens
Hair grows in phases: As the follicle grows, new hair replaces the old one that has fallen out or will be pushed out by new hair. If the scalp is not well cleaned, hydrated and nourished, the new growth will be blocked and the follicle will become forever dormant. It is very important to maintain a healthy scalp in order to avoid excessive hair loss. 
 
Follow Dr. Murad’s prescription for the most scientifically effective, yet natural, ingredients that deliver the best possible results.

For more information and product details, visit our Murad Hair Care section.

-StraightBelle

Hair Fun Fact

On average you lose about a hundred hairs a day? Yes 100. But don’t worry, it’s normal!