Choosing the Right Hair Care Products

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Ask any man or woman and they will tell you that hair care is an important part of their daily regimen. If you want to maintain healthy hair, you need to use the right shampoo and conditioner. Often, your hair can be an indicator of your personality. The way you style your hair plays an important role in your overall appearance and how people perceive you. Yet, if you spend a lot of time styling your hair, it could lead to breakage and damage.

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Having the proper protein is essential to healthy hair and ensuring your diet consists of protein-rich foods like poultry and beans can help harness some of these benefits. However, despite your best efforts, suffering from hair loss may be something genetic and out of your control. Here are just a few of the possible causes:

  • Medications such as antidepressants, birth control pills, hormone treatments, chemotherapy and radiation as well as medication for high blood pressure
  • A severe infection
  • Following major surgery
  • Overactive or underactive thyroid
  • Hormonal issues
  • Severe stress
  • An autoimmune disorder like lupus
  • A fungal infection of the scalp
  • Following pregnancy
  • Exposure to certain chemicals, such as arsenic, boron, and thallium (on the job, for instance)

Solutions for Hair Loss

When it comes to taking proper care of your hair, finding the right hair care product is very important. In addition to improving your diet, there are a number of products on the market that you can purchase, including shampoos and conditioner.

The best products for hair growth stimulation should include the necessary vitamins and proteins. A shampoo should be free of harmful chemicals like parabens and sulfates. A shampoo made with natural ingredients like niacin and zinc is a much better option.

However, it should be noted that shampoos aren’t a cure-all for hair loss. You may need to explore other products to find what is right for you.

Cater to Your Hair Type

When it comes to finding the right shampoo and conditioner, it is important that you find the right one for your hair type. For dry hair, shampoos or conditioner formulated with moisturizers are recommended. Conversely, if you have oily hair, you should avoid hair care products that contain too many moisturizers.

As the leading provider of hair loss treatment for men and women, The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists can recommend a shampoo or conditioner that is ideally suited to your hair loss needs. We offer products that can infuse your hair with protein in addition to products that promote hair growth and contain vitamins. For more information on product offerings, please visit our web site.

by Ken Robson

In business since August 1, 1986, I am the president and also a client at The Canadian Institute of Hair & Scalp Specialists. Having worked with a team of Doctors and Chemists over the years I have compiled a great deal of knowledge in this area, originally involved with a Pharmaceutical company manufacturing vitamins for the hair loss industry. Years ago I was fascinated by the new developments in this area as my own hair was beginning to thin. Studying Trichology at the Toronto clinic I then opened my own office and have enjoyed it ever since.