Losing Your Hair?

Losing your hair? Don’t lose your self-esteem

26/03/18 13:15

A staggering one in five women suffer from hair loss. Sadly, many of them lose not just their hair, but also their self-esteem, because our society considers hair to be an important part of how we look. In 2013, former MP and contestant on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! Nadine Dorries discovered quite suddenly that her hair was falling out. She admits to crying every morning as her confidence went into freefall: she controversially likened the bereavement process to that of undergoing a mastectomy. But she decided, with her characteristic frankness, to talk about it, in order to draw attention to the trauma that so many women suffer in silence.

Even if you are expecting it to happen as a result of medication, hair loss is none the less distressing when it happens, whether it’s sudden loss, thinning, or encroaching baldness. Total baldness in women is very rare, but that’s no comfort when your beautiful hair looks limp and lifeless and your scalp is clearly visible. It can happen to women of any age and for a number of reasons, so it’s important to talk to a doctor in order to establish why this is happening, along with researching hair loss treatments, such as those offered here at Julian Jay.

Then you need to turn your attention to dealing with the psychological impact and learning to live with your appearance. Try to stay positive and have a coping strategy for looking in the mirror. Share your story online or in a support group, and talk about what’s happening and how you feel to your family and friends. Choose a way to cover up, whether that’s hats, bandanas or wigs, and then be patient while your hair loss treatment takes effect.

In order to set up a healthy regime to stop hair loss and encourage new healthy hair growth, use our Advanced Formula Shampoo and Lotion. They’re products with a 50 year track record in helping to restore vital blood and nutrient supplies to the hair follicles. And while it’s nurturing your hair, remember to nurture your self-esteem.

Hair Loss

26/03/18 11:30

HAIR LOSS OVERVIEW

The most common type of hair loss is a condition called androgenetic alopecia. This type of hair loss can affect both men and women. Other terms for androgenetic alopecia include “male pattern balding” and “female pattern hair loss.”

For many people losing their hair can be a devastating experience. Fortunately treatments are available that can help to regrow and prevent further hair loss.

The hair follicle is where the hair bulb is formed. Throughout your lifetime, each follicle grows and sheds single hairs in a repetitive cycle.

The Hair Growth Cycle

It is very important to understand the hair growth cycle in order to recognize and understand many of the problems you can encounter with your hair. The hair growth cycle consists of three distinct stages – Anagen, Catagen and Telogen.

Anagen Phase

Hair grows at approximately half an inch per month and slightly faster in summer than in winter. The growth phase, ( Anagen phase) lasts an average of 3-5 years, so a full-length hair averages between 18 to 30 inches. The Anagen phase is generally longer in Asian people and can last as long as 7 years with hair being able to grow to 1 metre in length.

Catagen Phase

Signals sent out by the body ( only selectively affecting 1% of all hair on one’s body at any given time) determine when the Anagen phase ends and the Catagen phase begins. The first sign of the Catagen phase is the cessation of melanin production in the hair bulb. The Catagen phase, also known as the transitional phase allows the follicle to in a sense, renew itself. During this time which lasts about two weeks, the hair follicle shrinks and the papilla detaches and “rests,” cutting the hair strand off from its blood supply

Telogen Phase

Finally, your hair enters the Telogen phase, a resting phase where the hair is released from the follicle and falls out. The follicle then remains inactive for approximately 3 months, then whole process is repeated. Each hair follicle is independent and goes through the growth cycle at different times , otherwise all your hair would fall out at the same time. It is normal to shed approximately 80 hairs per day from a healthy scalp.

Hair loss, hair thinning and problems with hair growth occur when your hair growth cycle is disrupted. This can be triggered by conditions due to metabolic imbalance caused by pregnancy, shock, illness or poor diet etc.

For example, as a result of a prolonged strict diet, shock or a high fever you can experience Telogen effluvium (severe hair loss). This occurs when the Anagen phase is cut short and many hairs enter the Telogen phase all at the same time.

On a healthy scalp, approximately 80 to 90% of the hair follicles will produce hair growth at any one time. It is normal to lose approximately 80 hairs per day, anything in excess of this would indicate excessive hair loss which should be monitored and treated.

In both men and women androgenetic alopecia,( hormones related to testosterone also known as androgens and/or dihydrotestosterone DHT) cause hair follicles to have a shorter than normal growth phase. This is due to the effects of DHT which slows the blood supply to the scalp thus depriving the hair follicles of their vital supply of nutrients carried by the blood. This results in hair follicles that are incapable of supporting normal healthy hair growth.

Genetics play a vital role in the risk of androgenetic alopecia in both men and women, although other factors (some of which remain unknown) may also be important. As an example, abnormal levels of androgens DHT in the blood are the cause of androgenetic alopecia in both men and women.

HAIR LOSS SYMPTOMS

Men and women experience androgenetic alopecia with equal frequency, although it may be camouflaged better in women. In men, androgenetic alopecia is characterized by gradual hair thinning that most often affects the crown and frontal areas of the scalp. In many men, the hairline around the temples receeds. As it moves back to the mid scalp, an M-shaped hair pattern develops. The hair in areas affected by hair loss may be of various lengths and thickness, and the presence of uneven lengths and texture is a classic sign of male pattern balding.

Women may have similar patterns of hair loss, although typically the hair loss is more diffuse,being generally more evenly spread out over the entire scalp. In men it follows a typical pattern,affecting the front and crown of the head. Unlike some men, women rarely experience loss of all their hair.

HAIR LOSS DIAGNOSIS

Androgenetic alopecia can usually be diagnosed by examining the scalp. In some cases, you will need blood tests to look for other causes of hair loss, for example changes in hormone levels, low iron levels (anaemia), or thyroid problems etc.

PSYCHOLOGICIAL IMPACT OF HAIR LOSS

The psychological impact of hair loss can be very severe for some people, both male and female, since there is little understanding or acceptance of the condition. Both men and women may have difficulty with issues of low self-esteem or feeling unattractive.

RESTORING THE VITAL BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE SCALP IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE

HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS THAT WORK

Regular shampooing prevents the build-up of harmful bacteria that can lead to irritation and scalp damage. All Julian Jay PROFOL shampoos are designed for daily use so you can be assured you will not be creating any problems.

Used daily a bottle of PROFOL shampoo or lotion will on average last 6 – 8 weeks so is very economical.

I include further important information below for your guidance

Prevention is so much easier than to re-grow lost hair which takes patience and persistence. However, all is not lost once the circulation to your scalp is being boosted and restored on a daily basis. By using our PROFOL Advanced Formula Hi-Potency shampoo and lotion spray, any hair follicles that are dormant and not dead will gradually re-awaken. Therefore the dormant hair follicles will begin to restore growth, but you should be aware that any dead hair follicles are just that, they are dead. Looking from the outside will not give you any insight into the quantity of follicles which are either dormant or indeed dead. It is a matter of starting treatment and being patient in the knowledge that they will not all be dead.

Guidelines for hair loss problems:

Profol Advanced Formula Hi-Potency Shampoo can be used daily but should be used at least twice weekly to prevent the build-up of sebum plugs. After application the scalp often reddens and feels warm and tingly. This is normal whilst the blood supply is being boosted to the hair follicles and can last for up to 20 minutes. The shampoo can be used daily on its own as the only treatment, however for a more potent effect we recommend the use of the lotion spray at the opposite end of the day, therefore boosting the blood supply to the hair follicles for a second time. Within approximately three weeks the hair loss will have slowed to normal levels and the problem will not get any worse with continued use of the Profol Treatments. Many clients report new hair growth within 12 months whilst many take much longer, therefore a sensible patient approach to treatment is advised.

Profol Advanced Formula Hi-Potency Lotion spray

The Lotion Spray should be applied daily, morning and night between shampoos. It is not sticky so does not need to be rinsed out. After application the scalp often reddens and feels warm and tingly. This is normal whilst the blood supply is being boosted to the hair follicles and can last for up to 20 minutes. Within approximately three weeks your hair loss will have slowed to normal levels and the problem will not get any worse with continued use of the Profol Treatments. Many clients report new hair growth within 12 months whilst many take much longer, therefore a sensible patient approach to treatment is advised.

Guidelines for scalp irritation problems with hair loss:

Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo will control the itching very quickly.

Due to its extreme mildness, Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo is extremely successful in treating a huge range of scalp problems. It is formulated with TEA Laurel Sulphate which is a very mild and expensive surfactant. It also contains a very low dosage of the active ingredient, PIROCTONE OLAMINE.

Shampoo daily with Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo for the first week or so or until your scalp problem clears. Then every other day for around two weeks and if no problems occur, then go to every third day or twice weekly, which is the maximum you should leave it between shampoos. However, from my own personal experience the more often you shampoo with Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo, the better the results will be. Once the problem is under control it is advised that you continue to use Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo as your regular shampoo.

hair lossWith regard to the hair thinning problem I would recommend Profol Advanced Formula Hi-Potency Lotion spray which can be applied daily, morning and night. It is not sticky so does not need to be rinsed out. After application the scalp often reddens and feels warm and tingly. This is normal whilst the blood supply is being boosted to the hair follicles and can last for up to 20 minutes. Within approximately three weeks your hair loss will have slowed to normal levels and the problem will not get any worse with continued use of the spray. Many clients report new hair growth within 12 months whilst many take much longer, therefore a sensible patient approach to treatment is advised.

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Julian Jay
Consultant Trichoanalyst

 

Soothe the Itch

Itching head? soothe the Itch

26/03/18 10:03

An itching head, it can feel as unpleasant as it can be unsightly. Scalp irritation is something that can strike us unexpectedly at any age and frustratingly linger, sometimes even for years. Like so many persistent health problems, there seems to be a maelstrom of possible reasons surrounding what causes an itchy head. For that reason, here at Julian Jay, we’re committed to giving our clients the clarity and guidance needed to ease their irritation. (more…)

Suffering hair loss? Profol Products

The Benefits of Profol Products for People Suffering Hair Loss

24/03/18 15:45

Hair loss can cause great distress for both men and women. Isn’t it cruelly ironic that stress can cause hair loss, and hair loss can cause stress? At Julian Jay Hair & Scalp Clinic, we sell a wide range of Profol products that can often prove invaluable for people suffering hair loss.

Here are just some of the benefits:

Halt further hair loss and stress

Losing hair (or being unable to grow hair when it’s all gone) can prove to be greatly stressful, especially when it occurs at a fast rate. Thankfully, Profol Advanced Formula Hi-Potency Shampoo can quickly bring such situations down to a more manageable level. By stimulating the blood supply to the scalp, this shampoo will get your hair growth kick-started as soon as possible, stopping further damage and curtailing any further feelings of stress.

Maintain a healthy scalp and hair growth

When it comes to hair loss, maintaining a healthy scalp and hair growth is vital. With Profol Advanced Formula Hi-Potency Lotion Spray (best used daily after shampooing with Profol shampoo), you’ll be able to start reversing the effects of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) and increase blood supply to your hair follicles immediately.

Relieve the pain

Hair loss can have some nasty side effects on your scalp, including dandruff and itchiness that quickly becomes sore. Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo addresses these problems without damaging any new skin or removing oils that are essential to the scalp. One less problem to stress about!

Restore body, shine and volume

When addressing hair loss it’s important to not only focus on what’s missing, but also on what’s still there. Profol Pro-Active Conditioning Treatment helps to thicken thinning and fine hair, ensuring it keeps its body, shine and volume. It will also ensure any damaged hair get back lost moisture without ever feeling greasy. When suffering hair loss, it’s important to make the most of what you have!

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment

Dandruff and Scalp Psoriasis Treatment

23/03/18 9:52

If your scalp itches and flakes you may require a dandruff shampoo, your doctor can tell if it’s just dandruff or a more serious problem like psoriasis, a disease that causes red, scaly patches on your skin. Once you have the right diagnosis, you can treat the cause and get some relief.

Dandruff Shampoo and Treatments?

Dandruff is a common skin problem. You may notice flakes that fall off your scalp and cling to your hair or land on dark clothing. Your scalp may itch, too. There are many dandruff shampoo treatments on the market and Julian Jay can help with the treatment of dandruff with our formulate dandruff shampoo.

Scalp psoriasis on the other hand is a common skin complaint that often manifests itself as scaly red bumps and dry patches. It is not always confined to the scalp and can spread to the forehead, back of the neck and behind the ears.

The cause of scalp psoriasis is unknown, but it is thought to result from a defect in the immune system which causes skin cells to too multiply too quickly and form thick patches. It is not contagious but may be hereditary.

The severity of the complaint varies but in its worst form it can lead to thick, crusted sores that are intensely itchy. Continual itching can lead to infections, hair loss and bald patches.

Some of the common symptoms of scalp psoriasis to look out for are:

  • Scaly, reddish, bumps appearing in patches
  • Silvery-white scaly bumpy patches
  • Flaking and dandruff
  • Dry scalp
  • Itchy scalp
  • Burning or soreness
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If you suffer from scalp psoriasis help is at hand. At Julian Jay we have effective scalp psoriasis treatments along with treatments for a wide range of scalp and hair problems.
The Profol range of hair products are able to address the problems associated with scalp psoriasis.

Unlike other scalp psoriasis treatment providers, we offer a free trial so you can experience the quality of our products without initial commitment. We are so confident that you will be convinced by the performance of Profol, that we can offer this great give away. Contact us for more details.

If you would like further information about dandruff this article may help. Dandruff

Guidelines for Scalp Irritation Problems with Hair Loss

18/03/18 15:12

Below are listed some guidelines for scalp irritation problems with hair loss:

For many people throughout the UK, struggling with either a chronic or temporary scalp irritation it is a frustrating (and oftentimes embarrassing) reality. What’s more, due to the repeated trauma caused to the scalp irritation by rigorous scratching, hair loss can become a devastating side effect of scalp inflammation. Here at Julian Jay, we’re asking: what exactly causes this irritation and, moreover, what can be done to stop scalp irritation?

Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo will control the itching very quickly.

Due to its extreme mildness, Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo is extremely successful in treating a huge range of scalp irritation problems. It is formulated with TEA Laurel Sulphate which is a very mild and expensive surfactant. It also contains a very low dosage of the active ingredient, PIROCTONE OLAMINE.

Shampoo daily with Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo for the first week or so or until your scalp problem clears. Then every other day for around two weeks and if no problems occur, then go to every third day, or twice weekly, which is the mscalp irritationaximum you should leave it between shampoos. However, from my own personal experience the more often you shampoo with Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo, the better the results will be. Once the problem is under control it is advised that you continue to use Profol Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo as your regular maitenance shampoo.

With regard to the hair thinning problem I would recommend Profol Advanced Formula Hi-Potency Hair Loss Lotion spray which can be applied daily, morning and night. It is not sticky so does not need to be rinsed out. After application the scalp often reddens and feels warm and tingly this is normal whilst the blood supply is being boosted to the hair follicles. This will last for up to 20 minutes. Within approximately three weeks your hair loss will have slowed to normal levels and the problem will not get any worse with continued use of the spray. Many clients report new hair growth within 12 months whilst many take much longer, therefore a sensible patient approach to treatment is advised.

Losing My Hair - it happened to me

Itchy scalp

13/03/18 9:00

For many people throughout the UK, struggling with either a chronic or temporary itchy scalp it is a frustrating (and oftentimes embarrassing) reality. What’s more, due to the repeated trauma caused to the itchy scalp by rigorous scratching, hair loss can become a devastating side effect of scalp inflammation. Here at Julian Jay, we’re asking: what exactly causes this irritation and, moreover, what can be done to stop an itchy scalp?

The Root Causes 

If you’ve spent any time trawling the internet for an explanation to your itchy scalp, you’ll know there are multiple potential factors at play. For some, the autoimmune disease, psoriasis, is the cause leaving scaly reddish patches on various areas of the skin or scalp. The exact trigger for this condition itself, however, remains unclear to dermatologists. Unsurprisingly, though, it is often linked to times of extreme stress. Of course, for those who’ve been experimenting lately with hair colourants or dabbling in a new shampoo, that sudden bout of itchy scalp may in fact be contact dermatitis. The result of an allergic reaction, this form of eczema can be caused by various irritants, from chemicals and tobacco smoke to acidic foods and even the wool in your favourite winter hat (apologies, you may just have to ditch that cherished knitwear).

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A Sensitive Solution

In order to combat an itchy scalp, we believe a sensitive and careful approach is needed. For that reason, we’ve developed our Scalp Clear Treatment Shampoo. With a formulation that preserves both essential oils and the development of delicate new skin, this scalp irritation treatment is cautious not to strip your scalp of its best assets. Efficiently and effectively relieving inflammation otherwise responsible for flaky skin, using this miracle worker daily will rapidly stabilise your condition.

Do away with head-scratching thanks to our soothing, healing Profol formula treatments. Browse our full collection at www.julianjay.com or call our helpful sales team today on 0800 191 0477.

 

Losing My Hair - it happened to me

Hair Thinning – It happened to me!

04/03/18 10:31

Hair Thinning -The story of one sufferer

“Hair thinning is something that all of us dread. We wake up one day and see more loose hair on our pillows than usual. It’s no big deal, might just be a random occurrence that never happens again. But, every day after that you start to see more and more loose hair on your pillow. When you wash and brush your hair, you notice that it falls out easier. Slowly but surely you become drowned in a sense of dread. Your worst nightmares are coming to pass; Hair thinning is happening.

It can be a very stressful time, and I’d know, I’ve been through it. I still remember the moment it dawned on me that I was suffering from Hair thinning. I always read about it, or saw others with this problem, but never thought it would happen to me. However, it did, and it can be a real kick in the teeth.

When I realised I was losing my hair, I did what everyone does in this situation; I researched. Hours were spent pouring over websites and articles, trying to find out the reason my hair kept falling out. What I found was that hair thinning is extremely common in both men and women. Which surprised me as I thought it was only men that experienced this issue. I also discovered that most hair thinning problems were attributed to a disruption in the hair growth cycle. You see, when our hair grows, it goes through three different phases. If something disrupts these, that’s where issues will occur. There are many things that can cause a metabolic imbalance that leads to hair thinning, such as illness, shock, and an awful diet. And, there are ways to tell if you are experiencing hair thinning, you just need to look for the telltale signs. In women, you’ll usually notice your hair starts thinning all over. If you used to have deliciously thick hair, you’d notice if it starts to get thin. This is a warning sign that you’re going through hair loss.

After I had conducted my research on the causes of hair thinning, I decided to take action. I searched around and found that the key was to try and cleanse your scalp, to help stimulate hair growth again. I found that the best tool for the job was a shampoo called Profol. It helped to relieve my scalp from all the irritation and keep it nice and clean. Soon, I found less hair falling out, and my hair follicles even felt a little bit thicker and stronger. Also, I started cleaning up my diet and trying to relieve myself from stress.hair thinning

All of this came together and helped me stall the hair loss progress. I now feel much more confident and way less down about myself. Hopefully, those of you suffering from hair loss will read this and find it helpful and use it to assist you too!”

Visit our hair loss advice page for more information or for a consultation about hair loss treatments for women contact us here.

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Male hair loss, Address the Imbalance

31/01/18 16:55

Male hair loss Identifying the Culprits

Male hair loss is a complex thing. Caused by a multitude of influences, here at Julian Jay we’ve taken it upon ourselves to look into the underlying hormonal factors. With natural daily fluctuations, our hormone levels are intended to change, however when drastic changes in lifestyle or circumstance interfere with these careful balances, our hormones do one of two things: topple or soar, resulting in male hair loss for some unlucky individuals. So, with this in mind, pinpointing those hormonal culprits couldn’t be more important.

Going up in Smoke

It won’t come as a surprise to many of you, but smoking does in fact have a negative effect on your hormone levels, even altering your head of hair. So what’s the science behind this claim? This is where the hormone oestrogen comes in. Responsible for slowing the rate of hair growth and therefore allowing an extended growth phase, ideal levels of oestrogen explain why women generally retain thicker hair than men. By smoking, you directly deplete essential oestrogen levels (yes, indeed, men have this hormone too, though in a lesser amount), leading to a shortened growth phase and subsequent hair loss over a period of time.

Raging Testosterone 

Again, we have to break it to you that both men and women have testosterone, although in dramatically different degrees. Alopecia (this being the generic medical term for any form of baldness) can be triggered by a stressful situation, whether mental or physical. This stress causes the release of the powerful hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) into the hair follicle, leaving hair cell productivity severely reduced. Inactivity consequently results in a shrunken hair follicle, this manifesting itself as visibly weakened and less abundant hair.

Restore Hair Harmony 

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We’re aware that these scientific explanations can sometimes leave people at a loss over their next step. It can

feel as if fate is against you. Fortunately, that’s the precise reason we’ve developed our high quality hair loss treatments, tackling science with science. Designed to boost blood supply to your scalp and therefore deliver essential nutrients to restore functionality to follicles, you’ll see a dramatic reduction in hair fall in just 2 to 3 weeks of using our Advanced Formula Hi-Potency Shampoo.

Address hormonal imbalances and rebalance the odds in your favour by browsing our selection of male hair loss products at www.julianjay.com or call our sales team today on 0800 191 0477 to buy yours.

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Female hair loss, Explaining the Gender Gap

25/01/18 13:34

Suffering hair loss is by no means a gender exclusive experience. Commonly overlooked, female hair loss or female pattern baldness is surprisingly widespread. Also known as androgenic alopecia, Julian Jay has been looking into the whys and wherefores behind this condition.

What It Looks Like 

It would be all too easy to assume that androgenic alopecia follows the same route as male pattern baldness. Vertex balding, characterised by a receding hairline, is largely exclusive to men whereas women experience more diffuse hair loss from the crown of the head. As a result, female hair loss is usually less noticeable than men’s, causing thinning rather than specific baldness. This said it is no more less traumatic to the sufferer and can be a cause of great concern and sometimes embarrassment. All too often the impact of premature hair loss can be brushed aside by medical professionals.

Down to a Science 

For the inquisitive minds amongst you, female hair loss is primarily caused by hormonal changes. What’s more, these hormonal fluctuations are hereditary, meaning that in times of stress, a genetically-disposed individual is especially susceptible to the condition being triggered.  In these scenarios, the potent hormone Dihydrotestosterone is produced within the affected hair follicle, consequently inhibiting hair cells. By impeding them, the follicle itself shrinks causing the hair to become finer and weaker, hence causing the overall impression of significantly thinned hair.

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Answer the Call

No matter how far along your androgenic alopecia may be our hair loss products are capable of restoring those locks to their former glory, so don’t neglect the situation any further. Combine our Advanced Formula Shampoo with our Pro-Active Conditioning Treatment and see drastic reductions in hair fall within just 3 weeks.  Just give us a call to get to the root of the problem on 0800 1910477 or order your female hair loss treatment online today at www.julianjay.com.