Understanding Hair Loss for a Successful Hair Restoration
A Holistic Approach to Hair Loss
At IdealofMeD, your Northern European Medical Partner in Turkey, we aim to assist you in all aspects related to your hair loss. A hair restoration procedure is just one important part of the process. Our mission is also to guide you in relation to your hair loss issue, create a plan to decrease hair loss and provide a healthy, harmonious environment for your hair restoration procedure.
The healthier you, your hair and your scalp are at the time, the better the long-term results of your hair restoration procedure.
We believe in a holistic approach to hair restoration. This includes aiming to do as much as you can yourself by adopting healthy habits and practices. By doing so in advance of your hair restoration procedure as well as afterwards, you will get the best result possible.
This e-book is written together with our Head of Medicine Devrim Demirel, who has been a doctor for 36 years and a surgeon for over 34 years and has extensive surgical operating experience from Sweden, Turkey and Germany.
The Best Hair Loss Products
In our eBook we suggest some methods and hair loss products we developed (buy here) to keep your existing hair and decrease the rate of your hair loss. These hair loss products can also improve your hair quality and density.
For a proper hair loss assessment, we would recommend to book a free online hair consultation or just to chat in our online chat.
Hair Loss Causes
A number of reasons for hair loss have been established by the global medical community. Download the eBook to read the full details or read our blog post on hair loss causes.
- Genetic Factors
- Scalp Condition
- Oily Scalp
- Dry Scalp
- Hair Care
- Autoimmune Diseases
Hair Loss Patterns
The Hamilton-Norwood Scale is used to classify the stages of male pattern baldness. This is by far the most adopted way of describing hair loss patterns.
In our eBook we discuss the 7 types of balding patterns in detail, including the Type-A variant with its major and minor features.
Hair Loss Solutions
There are plenty of non-surgical treatments to explore before you choose to decide on a hair restoration procedure. In addition, any hair transplant doctor should advise you to combine some or all of these hair loss solutions with your hair restoration procedure.
- Medical Treatments
- Laser Therapy
- PRP – Plasma Rich Platelets Mesotherapy
- Improving your Scalp Condition Healthy
Hair Vitalisation Box
The Hair Vitalisation Box contains the following items:
SHAMPOO 200 ML
Two bottles for continued use for all hair types that 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 has weak hair growth.
IDEAL HAIR RESTORING CONDITIONER
Following the use of the Ideal Hair Restoring Shampoo, it is recommended to apply the Ideal Hair Restoring Conditioner.
The conditioner will feed weak hair with layers of nourishment. Its rich protein substances relieve scalp tightness and increase the hair quality, and its rich keratin and collagen formula adds moisture to your hair.
Among other substances, it includes Keratin, Cetyl Cetearyl Alcohol, Collagen, Cyclopentasiloxane, Soy Protein, Citric Acid, Wheat Protein, Phenoxyethanol Ethylhexyl, Glycerin, Fragrance.
IDEAL HAIR VITAMINS
Two bottles of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to assist you in restoring a healthy hair promoting environment is included in the box. Among other sub- stances, the product includes Biotin, Ginseng, Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Horsetail extract, Zinc and Iodine. The products should be taken twice a day for optimal results.
IDEAL COLLAGENIC SCALP SERUM
The Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blocking Ideal Collagenic Scalp Serum, con- tains active ingredients such as Saw Palmetto, Apigenin, Collagen and Hyalu- ronic acid. The serum will provide intensive care to support a healthy scalp, whilst reduce hair loss by repairing the Keratin structure of your hair.
The serum should be applied twice a week, before bed, following your derma- roller 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.
Interesting Facts About Hair Loss
- An average person has around 100,000 hairs.
- Losing up to 100 hairs each day is considered to be normal.
- On average, the lifespan of a human hair is between 2 to 7 years.
- The hair on our scalp goes through 3 phases; the anagen phase, catagen phase, and telogen phase.
- It is possible to approximate the probabilities of significant balding with age. For example, a 20-year-old has around 20% probability and an 80-year-old around 80% probability of being bald.
The Ideal Hair Restoration Box
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.
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.