We all have a favorite shampoo. You know, the one that makes your hair smell like vanilla and promises shinier, thicker and healthier tresses. Maybe you chose that shampoo based on the recommendation of a hairstylist. Or, maybe you began using it because your best friend swears by it or you read that it’s your favorite celebrity’s secret to her gorgeous locks. But have you ever really read the ingredients of your shampoo and considered how they interact with your hair and your scalp?
The recent buzz around claims that certain conditioning cleansers and dry shampoos cause hair loss has many wondering if their favorite shampoo could be causing damage that can lead to hair loss, too. While those products may not be causing direct hair loss, the wrong product on the wrong hair type can certainly cause hair and scalp issues, including dreaded hair loss.
Take a look at this video of Cindy and find out why she says, “I finally feel good about myself and how I look. That makes me happy. I want to share that.”
Cindy was a former hospital employee and always in the public eye, and like most of us, her hair had always been a big part of her appearance. As Cindy began to lose her hair, she was able to determine that her hair loss was not only hereditary, but was also being caused by a medication she was required to take after surgery. Cindy told me that her hair loss started slowly, but as any of us who have experienced loss know, a little is enough to throw us into that private panic, and search for a solution. Cindy came to me at my salon, and we were able to walk her through her thinning and loss, and find a solution that met her needs and made her feel good!
For more information on Cindy’s story, read here.
If you would like to learn more about setting up a private and personal consultation to help you find the right solution for your individual hair loss please feel free to reach out to us by calling (440) 333-8939 or
Remember…Beauty Begins Within
– Jeffrey Paul
Whether you’re looking for a special holiday gift for someone special or just looking to pamper yourself with a present, we have some ideas to make that holiday search a little easier.
Below are five suggestions that our team has compiled to help you look better, style easier or add health to your scalp and hair.
GHD Styler Flat Iron – If you have been using the same flat iron for longer than three years, it may be time get a new one. Over time the temperature control can go bad and create “hot spots,” which can damage your hair. The GHD Styler has a one-of-a-kind thermostat inside constantly keeps the gold plates at the proper temperature to allow straightening on all hair types and lengths. The best part is you can use it to style your hair in a flat sleek look or with the perfect curl. We love that in just 20 seconds the iron is at full heat and ready for styling. A protective plate guard allows you to pack up after use. The GHD Styler also comes with a two-year warranty.
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” –Henry David Thoreau
Many around the Thanksgiving table will barely take the time to enjoy the traditions of the holiday before rushing out to score the best shopping deals. Recently, we even came across a website that defines Thanksgiving as “a holiday on the fourth Thursday of November that precedes Black Friday.” Thanksgiving is about so much more than turkey and sales. It’s about thankfulness and the recognition that we are all blessed with positive things that come our way in life.
Every Thanksgiving as our family gathers to eat more than any human should in one day, we always take the time to reflect on the past year and say thanks for all the blessings in our lives. With that in mind, we give you the five things we’re most grateful for this Thanksgiving.
We are very excited to introduce Aquage Volumizing Mist. This versatile styling spray can weightlessly create smooth waves and curls, random texture and strand definition. Unlike other styling sprays, Volumizing Mist always leaves hair feeling soft and pliable never sticky or stiff. It contains sea botanicals that nourishes your hair and results in prolonged color vibrancy and brilliant shine
This product features Thermal-V Technology, which means it is designed to withstand the heat of a blow dryer. Styling products that do not contain this technology will still act as a light barrier to heat but cannot fully protect your hair against harmful heat rays.
At Jeffrey Paul Hair Restoration Center, we know it’s been an incredibly stressful time. The time leading up to the election, and the event itself, has left a lot of people distressed and uncertain. Couple those feelings with the hustle and bustle that arrives during the upcoming holidays, and you have the potential for a lot of stressed out Americans. How is all this stress affecting your hair, and are there things that can be done to prevent hair loss?
Stress, anxiety and depression are never good for your body especially when combined with the medications that can be associated with them. When dealing with factors that contribute to hair loss, one of the biggest internal components is the medications used to treat those conditions. Drugs dealing with high blood pressure, cholesterol, mood enhancing (anti-depressants) and hormones (hormone enhancement, menopause, birth control and testosterone) can all lead or contribute to hair thinning problems.
In last week’s blog post, I talked about how you can start to tackle your hair loss right now. If you have begun to collect the hairs that fall out each day, then I want to discuss the next steps.
We want to evaluate various factors or your lifestyle at different times to see how problems might be progressing. You should note that hair loss is related to what happened yesterday – not today. We will likely have forgotten what might have caused it, because the loss becomes noticeable only after the events that triggered it. I encourage my clients to keep a diary or a journal of their hair loss over a ninety-day period – which represents the cycle of hair. I encourage you to do the same before you begin addressing your hair loss concerns constructively, and continue to alter.
The time is now to tackle your hair loss and find out how you can find a solution! Treating your hair loss starts at home. The products you use at home will change. The way you take care of your hair and even the manner in which you do many standard things in your life will change to accommodate the needs of your hair. I want you to begin to chart your course of treatment and monitor your needs in order to have the most effective outcome.
About a week before clients come in to see us at the Jeffrey Paul Salon, we have them gather and count the hair that falls out during that week. When they come in, we conduct an analysis of their scalp, the follicles, the openings where hair emerges from the scalp, and other factors, in order to measure and put a value on the stage of your loss so that you can understand the steps you will need to take to alter the situation. If you collect hair you’ve lost and put it in a clear plastic baggie, daily for a week, you can see at-a-glance whether you are losing more or less hair as time goes on.
What’s the key to using hairspray like a professional? Most people don’t even realize that there is a “correct” way! Well, other than using high quality products, the most important factor in hairspray application is the distance at which you are spraying your hair. Why? Because the manufacture creates the bottle to spray moisture for 12 inches. If you are closer than 12 inches, it means you are getting too much accelerant (the ingredient that pushes the spray out of bottle) and residual product on the hair. This, in turn, can cause dryness and those dreaded white flakes.
In order to get the most desired effects from your hair spray product, you need to hold your arm out straight, at approximately 12 inches from your head, and then spray. Work the product into your hair with your hands or a brush, and then spray again!
In this video I walk you through the detailed steps on what you may be doing wrong and show the correct way to use hairspray like a pro!
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Remember… Beauty & Change Begin Within,
– Jeffrey Paul
Hair is a fabric. Just like with your favorite outfit or that great pair of leather boots you wear… each fabric has a life expectancy based on the amount of use or overuse you put into it. The same is true for your hair replacement system. There’s no exact timeline as to when someone needs a new system or how long a hair system lasts. It varies on the way you wear and take care of your hair.
For the guest, at Jeffrey Paul Salon, who has selected the extended wear attachment option, the wear and tear that goes into wearing a system everyday is quite extensive. Think about it, even your absolute favorite outfit that you may wear 2 times a week (Don’t worry…I won’t tell!) gets taken on and off. The extended wear attachment method gives the wearer the opportunity to live a more uncompromised life style because the hair system is attached. At the same time, it can also cause a hair system to wear even faster.
Whether you have extensions, an integration system or a full hair replacement system, I highly recommend investing in two hairpieces. Why, you may ask? Here are a few of the great benefits having two hair systems that allow you to alternate each month: