Hair growth and hair loss are affected by a number of external and internal influences. Whether you are subjecting yourself to environmental elements like sun exposure or suffer from health factors like stress or a change in diet, your hair may be the first to show the damaging effects. To obtain or maintain healthy hair, follow these doctor and stylist recommended tips.
Dr. Doris Day (a clinical associate professor of dermatology at NYU Langone and lead medical supervisor at Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa) says to “stop touching your hair! …When people are concerned about hair loss, they unconsciously touch their hair more because of insecurities. This, in turn, can make hair fall out. The more you leave it alone, the more likely the hair is to stay in place. Furthermore, I advise my clients to take days off from tight ponytails and heat styling to reduce stress to the hair.”
Celebrity hairstylist Julien Farel recommends his “clients take Viviscal Extra Strength supplements, as they are clinically proven to promote hair growth. Viviscal is formulated with the exclusive marine complex AminoMar® plus Biotin, Zinc, Vitamin C, Horsetail Plant Extract and Iron. Combined, these work wonders for your hair, making it thicker, fuller and healthier looking. I can truly see the difference in the condition of my clients’ hair after using Viviscal.”
Just as important as it is to nourish your hair from the inside, it is equally important to protect your hair from the outside. Hair products with ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, olive oil, vitamins and Resveratrol keep your hair hydrated and manageable. You can find these high performance ingredients in Julien Farel Restore, a one-step product to cleanse, treat, and condition your hair. After one use, hair is instantly softer, shinier, and healthier.
“Also, maintain a high antioxidant diet and eat lots of fruits and vegetables,” says Farel. “Antioxidants are great for hair growth, help enhance shine and improve your skin. When I was young, my mother told me to eat an apple a day, so I have been eating one every single day for over 30 years.”
Remember, it takes time. So, if you aren’t seeing immediate results, don’t panic. A healthy, low-stress lifestyle will pay off in the long run!