To simplify and optimize your hair care, IdealofMeD has developed its unique combination of items that will assist you in reducing your hair loss and significantly enhance your hair restoration process – the Ideal Hair Restoration Box.
It can be used by all hair and scalp types and also prepare you for a potential hair transplantation procedure. For exact usage instructions based on your scalp type request a free of charge hair consultation from a specialist at IdealofMeD, which will assist you in your hair restoration process.
We know scalp massage feels good, but can it help grow your hair? Maybe it can.
Studies show that participants are seeing results with as little as five minutes of scalp massage a day over the course of 24 weeks. For this purpose, IdealofMeD includes a 1,0 mm Ideal Dermaroller with 540 titanium nails in its Ideal Hair Restoration Box that can be used all around your scalp for around 3-4 minutes every third day before bed if not otherwise suggested by your IdealofMeD specialist. The dermaroller will increase your blood circulation in the scalp and can reduce hair loss.
The Ideal Dermaroller can also be used prior to applying the Ideal Hair Restoration Serum and the Ideal Collagenic Scalp Serum which are both included in the Ideal Hair Restoration Box.
IdealofMeD has in its Ideal Hair Restoration Box also included an Ideal Dermaroller Disinfectant, which should be used to disinfect your personal dermaroller after each use.
2. Regular Washing
Historically, frequent hair wash was viewed as a cause of hair loss, this view is unfortunately not correct. On the contrary, frequent washing your hair is essential to reduce hair loss for a majority of hair loss patients. Often daily hair wash with room temperature water is to recommend. The only exception to such rule is for hair loss patients with significant dry scalp, where around 3 days a week of hair wash is more ideal.
Washing hair daily may protect against hair loss by keeping the scalp healthy, clean and clear of oil and sebum. The key is to use a mild shampoo. Harsher formulas may dry hair and cause irritation or dryness and lead to further hair loss. The Ideal Hair Restoration Box includes the Ideal Hair Restoring Shampoo, which can be used daily. It has approximately 50 active ingredients such as Saw Palmetto, Zinc, Propocil, Aloe Vera and Panthenol which all work in tandem to stabilize and nurture your scalp and hair.
The formula is developed in the IdealofMeD laboratories and is in particular suitable for patients which suffer hair loss or aim to prepare their scalp for a potential hair restoration procedure.
In addition to only using room temperature water to was your hair, we also encourage patients to utilize a multi-stage Portable Shower Filter for hair washing purposes. This reduces the probability of your skin and scalp absorbing harmful substances from your showering water. The shower filter should be attached to your shower and would be replaced every 3-6 months, to keep the filter active and clean.
A shower filter can protect your scalp and skin from among other things chlorine, heavy metals, iron, sediments, fungi, scale, mold and bacteria which can be harmful for your hair, skin and general health.
3. Gentle Styling & Hair Processing
Skip tight braids and ponytails that may pull on hair at the root and potentially lead to excessive shedding. Also try to avoid too long hair, which can put strain on follicles. Wash the hair in room temperature water with a multi-stage shower filter and let your hair air dry naturally to avoid irritating your scalp. Heat stylers, like curling or straightening irons, may also damage or break the hair shaft. Avoid using a hairdryer at all times.
Chemical treatments, like perms or hair colour, may also damage your hair and scalp. Also strictly avoid conditioner if you have an oily scalp. Dry scalp patients can wash their hair less frequently and can also use the below suggested scalp and hair serums that will enhance your hair and scalp health.
4. Hair Serums and Mesotherapy
To apply nutrition directly into the mesoderm area of the scalp can be a more efficient way to absorb vitamins and minerals than taking pills. The Ideal Hair Restoration Box includes two types of serums.
The Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blocking the Ideal Collagenic Scalp Serum, contains active ingredients such as Saw Palmetto, Apigenin, Collagen and Hyaluronic acid. The serum will provide intensive care to support a healthy scalp, whilst reducing hair loss by repairing the Keratin structure of your hair. The serum should be applied twice a week, before bed, following your dermaroller session. It should be gently applied to the scalp using fingertips and the serum can stay in overnight and be rinsed away in the morning if otherwise has not been suggested by your IdealofMeD specialist.
The Ideal Hair Restoration Serum 10 ml is an additional serum that in particular aims to increase the thickness and diameter of each hair through its uniquely developed formula.
The serum contains a combination of numerous substances such as Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Wheat Protein, Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract, Biotin, Vitamin B1-B3 and Vitamin B5-B6, Eucalyptus Dives Leaf Oil and L-Arginine.
The Ideal Hair Restoration Box contains three bottles of the Ideal Hair Restoration Serum (10 ml each). The content of each bottle should be split into three, and be used three times per week for three weeks in total. So one bottle per week effectively. The treatment should be repeated every third month for improved results. The serum should be massaged into the scalp following dermaroller sessions in the evening. During the three week use of the Ideal Hair Restoration Serum (10 ml) the Ideal Collagenic Scalp Serum can be discontinued temporarily. The serum can stay in overnight and be rinsed away in the morning if otherwise has not been suggested by your IdealofMeD Specialist.
5. Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals and other essentials
Hair follicles are made mostly of a protein called keratin. One 2017 study of 100 people with hair loss noted several nutritional deficiencies in participants, including amino acids that serve as the building blocks of protein. As such, eating a diet rich in protein may help prevent hair loss. Healthy choices include foods like eggs, nuts, beans and peas, fish, low-fat dairy products, chicken and turkey.
Vitamin A is composed in part of retinoids and has been shown to increase the rate of hair growth. This vitamin will also help to keep your scalp healthier and able to retain more hairs. Fill your plate with foods rich in vitamin A, such as sweet potatoes, sweet peppers and spinach, just to name a few.
Scientists have determined that vitamins A, B, C, D, Iron, Selenium and Zinc are all important to the hair growth and retention processes, specifically cell turn- over. You can find daily multivitamins at most grocery stores and drugstores or ask your doctor to prescribe one for you. Vitamin D is also associated with nonscarring alopecia. Treating any deficiency may help with hair regrowth.
Biotin — vitamin H or B7— is another important vitamin involved in fatty acid synthesis in the body. This process is essential to the hair lifecycle and you may experience hair loss if you have a deficiency.
Ginseng contains certain phytochemicals that may promote hair growth on the scalp. Further study is needed to recommend specific dosages. In the mean- time, speak with your IdealofMeD specialist about taking ginseng supplements or consider trying topical solutions that contain this ingredient.
To capture hair essentials, the Ideal Hair Restoration Box includes the Ideal Hair Vitamins, which combine various vitamins, minerals and nutrients to assist you in restoring a healthy hair promoting environment. Among other substances, the product includes Biotin, Ginseng, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vita- min B5, Vitamin B6, Horsetail extract, Zinc and Iodine. The products should be taken twice a day for optimal results.
The herb Saw Palmetto, which is also an ingredient of the Ideal Collagenic Scalp Serum, derived from the fruit of American dwarf pine trees, may help men maintain their levels of testosterone as well as their hair. One 2004 journal article revealed that a large majority of participants taking Saw palmetto experienced improved hair growth.
According to a 2018 review of studies, researchers believe that modest doses of coconut oil may help prevent hair damage from grooming and ultraviolet (UV) light exposure.
Lauric acid found in coconut oil helps bind protein and protect hair from a breakage at the root and strand. Massaging coconut oil into the scalp may also promote better blood flow and help with regrowth. Use a very modest dosage and maximum one time each week. Not recommended for patients with an oily scalp.
Essential oils may help reduce hair loss. A 1998 study divided 86 people with alopecia areata into two groups, one of which rubbed cedarwood oil mixed with lavender and rosemary into their scalps. After seven months, a significant portion of that group showed improvement in their condition.
Other essential oils to consider include lavender, lemongrass and peppermint. Try mixing a couple of drops of any, or all of these oils, with a couple of table- spoons of carrier oil. Jojoba or grape seed are good choices. Apply to the scalp and leave for 10 minutes before washing once or twice per week.
The Ideal Hair Restoration Serum provides a combination of healthy oils in modest doses for your continuous use.
6. Yoga and Exercises
Hair loss caused by stress may respond well to yoga and exercise. One can try these stress-relieving yoga poses to prevent and slow hair loss: Downward Facing Dog, Forward Bend, Camel Pose, Shoulder Stand, Fish Pose or Kneeling Pose.
7. Stop Smoking
Cigarette smoking can damage your immune system, which can lead to diseases or illnesses that cause hair loss. A poor immune system may also increase your chances of a bacterial or fungal infection on the scalp, both of which can prevent your follicles from producing healthy hair. The smoke itself caused by cigarettes can also be harmful for your scalp.
To continuously maintain a healthy scalp and IdealofMeD has developed the Hair Vitalisation Box. The box contains items needed for long term hair maintenance and support. For details of use, it is recommended that you book an online hair restoration consultation with an IdealofMeD Specialist.