Hair Loss In Women - What Are The Causes & How Can You Treat It?

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Hair loss is a very natural occurence-- every day you lose some hair to your hairbrush, find some hair on your shower drain, and even have some of them end up on your sheets and all over your carpet. But when you start losing hair in larger-than-normal clumps and experience very evident hair thinning, you may be experiencing a more serious hair loss problem.

Severe hair loss and thinning hair is a problem that’s experienced not only by men, but by women as well. Female hair loss can be caused by a number of things that can generally be sorted into two types: genetic and reactive.

Genetic Hair Loss

Genetic hair loss is hair loss that’s a result of a genetic predisposition. If hair loss runs in the family, there’s a definite probability that you could experience it as well. This type of hair loss usually occurs gradually with aging and happens in a predictable pattern. For women this usually means thinning hair due to the hair follicles gradually shrinking to produce finer and shorter hairs with every growth cycle. For some, eventually the hair follicles stop growing hair altogether.

This hereditary condition of female pattern hair loss can happen to about 50% of women, mostly in their 50s or 60s, but it can also happen at any age.

Reactive Hair Loss

Reactive hair loss is hair loss that’s been caused by a trigger and not a genetic predisposition. This trigger can be an internal imbalance, or a mistreatment of the hair.

Below are some of the most common causes of reactive hair loss in women:

  1. Hormonal imbalance - Hormones play a significant role in regulating the hair growth cycle, so it’s not surprising that any hormonal change can cause hair loss. Hormonal changes can be due to pregnancy and childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems.
  2. Medical conditions, medications and treatments - Scalp infections, medical conditions like alopecia areata, anaemia, and the hair-pulling disorder trichotillomania are just some of the conditions that can lead to significant hair loss. Radiation therapy as well as certain drugs, like those used to treat arthritis, depression and heart problems also have hair loss as a side effect.
  3. Stress - Stress can affect the body in a number of very negative ways. It can affect the scalp by raising the level of androgens (male hormones) in the body, which can cause hair loss. It may also trigger other problems, such as dandruff and abnormal eating habits that can all contribute to increased hair loss.
  4. Nutrient deficiencies - When you don’t eat well you don’t get enough nutrients, and without the right amount of certain nutrients you could end up losing more hair. One of the most common causes of hair loss in women is iron deficiency, as iron is essential for producing hair cell protein. Another nutrient that your hair needs is vitamin B12. The lack of vitamin B12 can affect the health of your blood cells, which are responsible for carrying oxygen to your tissues and that of course, includes your scalp.
  5. Sudden weight loss - This cause is closely connected to nutrient deficiency. When weight loss is done in a sudden and unhealthy manner, the body is depleted of certain nutrients necessary for healthy hair growth, causing hair to fall out.
  6. Certain hairstyles and treatments - Constant hair colouring, chemical treatments, blow drying, ironing, bad brushing and even aggressive towel drying can all lead to increased hair loss. Some hairstyles, such as cornrows or tight braids can also cause hair loss.

So What Can You Do About It?

Most reactive hair loss can be treated or prevented with a few simple lifestyle changes:

  1. Have a well-balanced diet - In order to keep growing healthy hair, you need to have a healthy diet. Make sure you eat a good amount of protein-rich foods, as hair is essentially made of protein. Ideally you should have a palm-sized portion (around 120g) of protein at breakfast and lunch. Also make sure you get enough iron, vitamin B12 and other vitamins and minerals. You could take a supplement to make sure you have enough of these nutrients daily.
  2. Style smart - Avoid the tight braids, messy topknots and other hairstyles that place stress on your strands. Also limit your use of chemical dyes, heavy styling creams and serums.
  3. Be gentle with your hair - Wash and brush your hair with care. Detangle strands starting from the bottom using a wide-toothed comb, and avoid twisting, rubbing or pulling your hair. Also avoid using hot rollers, hair irons and blow dryers as these can damage and weaken your hair.
  4. Avoid medications that could cause hair loss - If these medications are necessary, ask your doctor if there are any other options you could try that won’t cause hair loss
  5. Don’t stress - Stressing can instigate and exacerbate a hair loss problem, so always try to keep your stress levels to a minimum. Approach problems with a level head, avoid sources of stress if you can, and always make time to engage in relaxing activities

Hair Loss Treatments for Women

If your hair loss is genetic or if it’s taking time for you to recover naturally from hair loss, there are several other solutions you can try. These include laser hair retention and regrowth therapy, cosmetic hair thickeners, hair transplants and more. Get in touch with Transitions Hair today to know more about these hair loss solutions.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Wig As Your Hair Loss Solution

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Decades of slapstick comedies poking fun at wigs and well, simply bad quality wigs have all given wigs a bad name. But now all that is changing. Wigs are becoming a very popular beauty product, and more than ever are the ideal hair solution for women suffering from female pattern baldness.

Many women however, can still feel apprehensive about wearing wigs. They’re worried that these may not look or feel real; that they’ll look unnatural and easily fall off; or be really uncomfortable to wear. But all these couldn’t be further from the truth, especially with today’s modern wigs for women.

Today, women’s wigs are more beautiful, comfortable and realistic looking than ever before. And there are plenty of reasons why you should consider them as your female pattern hair loss solution:

1. They effectively disguise hair thinning and hair loss, and boost confidence

Losing a lot of hair can be a particularly traumatic experience, especially for women. Hair plays such a significant role in building up a woman’s identity and self-confidence. So when a woman starts to lose that hair, it’s like they lose a part of themselves as well.

Real human hair wigs give women an effective hair replacement solution that lets them feel like themselves again. These not only cover up any bald or thinning spots, they also give women a whole new look that they can choose to suit them perfectly. This is why wigs are not just ideal for women who suffer from conditions like alopecia areata. They’re a great option for any woman who wants a boost in confidence by sporting a great new do with their wig.

2. They let you change your style whenever you want

Speaking of hairdos, wigs allow you to style your hair in just about any way you want, whenever you want. This is especially true with real hair wigs. Celebrities like the Kardashian-Jenners are well known for wearing wigs for this exact purpose. By wearing wigs they can sport a uniquely styled and coloured ‘do in one event, and instantly have a totally different one in another. Like these celebrities, you can choose from a myriad of styles, cuts and colours. So no matter how you feel like wearing your hair on any given day, you can achieve it without inflicting any damage whatsoever to your real hair. Blonde with a perm? A daring jet black bob? Fiery redhead? You can get every look effortlessly with a wig!

3. They protect your natural hair and allow it to grow

Curling, colouring, straightening, blow drying-- with all of the damaging things we put our hair through it’s inevitable for them to become brittle and fall out. Wearing a wig can help your hair to recover from this damage and grow back. This is the reason famous actress Keira Knightley gave on why she wears wigs: to protect her hair from all the styling it has to go through in all of her movies. Apart from giving your natural hair a break from damaging styling processes, wigs can also protect your hair from bad or extreme weather and pollutants. Just make sure you wear one that has a breathable cap to give your hair and scalp room to breathe.

4. They save you tons of time

If you’re fond of styling your hair but take forever to do so, you’ll love wearing a wig because all you need to do to get the style you want is to pick the right wig and go! You never have to go through a day of bed head hair, bad hair or bad hairstyling ever again. Just put your wig on and you’ll look just as fabulous as you did the day before! And if you’re suffering from severe hair loss, wigs can also save you plenty of time compared to other hair loss solutions. There are no extra treatments, waiting times, clips or combs necessary-- simply put the wig in place and you instantly have a full head of hair in the style that you want!

5. They can save you money

Now before you object and say that wigs are expensive, hear us out. Wigs can actually be more economical than other hair loss solutions because, with proper care they can last for up to a year. They also don’t require expensive surgeries or several treatment sessions, just a good quality wig shampoo and conditioner, and a wig stand.

Also, when you consider the annual cost of maintenance for your own hair including cuts, colours or foils (which can cost you up to $500 per visit!), there’s really not much of a difference in terms of cost.

There are some wigs however that can cost a bit more than ready-made wigs, but these kinds certainly make up for their costs in customisation.

6. They can be customised

There are plenty of ready-made wigs you can choose from, but if you want a wig that’s specially made to suit you, you can opt for a custom-made natural hair wig. These realistic wigs are made by first getting a contour analysis of your head, so the wig can be made to fit your head perfectly and according to your specified preferences.

If you’re interested in getting a custom-made wig or want to find a high quality ready-made wig you can feel absolutely comfortable in, get in touch with Transitions Hair today. We always sit down with our clients first to talk about their exact needs and preferences, so they can get the most ideal hair loss solution for them. Give us a call now on 1300 427 778 to schedule your free first consultation.

How Much Is Too Much? Understanding Hair Loss In Men And The Solutions Available

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Are you losing more hair than you normally would? For men this is a question that comes to mind more often as they near their 30s, and the possibility of male pattern baldness becomes more of a reality. Male pattern baldness is not something most men look forward to, but the fact is half of all men begin to bald by the time they’re 30.

So exactly how do you know to which half you belong? When is it safe to say that you’ll be keeping your hair for life, and when should you start being concerned about male pattern baldness?

What You Need to Know About Hair Loss

Before you start going crazy obsessing over hair loss, there’s one thing you need to remember and it is that experiencing hair loss daily is normal. Everyday, everyone loses around 100 to 125 strands of hair from their heads, which is quite insignificant considering most of us have about 100,000 strands (or more) on our heads.

Hair normally undergoes three stages throughout their life cycle. These are the anagen phase, the catagen phase and the telogen phase. For any normal, healthy person about 80 to 90 per cent of their hair is in anagen phase or growth phase at any given time. About 1 to 2 per cent are in catagen phase, wherein the hair simply stops growing. The last phase, the telogen phase is what around 8 to 9 per cent of your hair go through at any given time. It is at this stage that hairs are at rest as they prepare to detach from your scalp.

When someone experiences having more than 10 per cent of their hair in the telogen phase, this is called telogen effluvium. This is a temporary condition, often caused by stress, surgery, sickness and other factors. Many other things could also affect the amount of hair we lose on a daily basis. Poor nutrition, health condition, hygeine, hair colouring and daily styling could also contribute to hair loss.

So just because you see a clump of hair on your shower drain doesn’t mean you should immediately worry about male pattern hair loss.

So How Much Is Too Much?

Now that you have an idea of how much hair loss is normal, how can you tell if what you’re experiencing is within that norm? You could count all the hairs falling off your scalp, but that would be cumbersome, time consuming and would probably just drive you mad! A more efficient and practical way would be to do the ‘pull test’. Start with a clean and dry head of hair. Run your fingers through a small portion of it, gently tugging at the strands once you get to the ends. Count the number of strands left in your hand after one tug, and if there are more than 3 strands (and especially if there are more than 6) then you may have a hair loss problem. No more than 10 strands should be falling out for every 100 tugged.

When to Consider Hair Loss Treatment

If you are losing a significant amount of hair, it may just be temporary and getting drastic hair loss treatments may be unnecessary. As we’ve mentioned before, you may just be experiencing some stress at the moment or have some nutritional deficiencies, and can recover from the hair loss with proper rest and relaxation, and a healthy diet.

However, if your hair loss is steadily progressing and producing a gradual thinning on top of your head, a receding hairline, patchy or bald spots on your scalp, then you may need to turn to more serious hair loss solutions.

These days there are a number of hair loss treatments for men designed to cater to every type and level of hair loss and balding:

  • Hair Loss Concealer - A hair loss concealer is an instant hair thickening solution made up of microscopic natural keratin protein fibres that cling to your hair and make them appear thicker and fuller in seconds. This is a great solution for those who still have most of their hair intact and just want to hide any receding or thinning areas.
  • Laser Hair Retention Therapy - This solution utilises laser technology to stimulate hair regrowth. It is often done in conjunction with stem cell treatment to further produce positive results. Laser hair retention therapy and stem cell serums can be used in the convenience and privacy of your own home. And because it promotes natural hair growth for men it is a great option for those looking to regain natural hair thickness.

  • Non-Surgical Hair Replacements - This includes wigs and toupees, but here at Transitions Hair we have an even better non-surgical hair replacement solution: SensiGraft. SensiGraft bridges the gap between surgical hair transplants and conventional hair replacements. It utilises highly advanced technology to produce a very natural look that cannot be perceived even under close visual inspection or a probing touch. It’s a great choice for those experiencing baldness at the top of their head and want a non-surgical solution that looks and feels incredibly natural.

  • Hair Transplants - This has become a very popular option especially among male celebrities. Hair transplants utilise your own existing hair, transplanting some of these hairs to thinning or balding areas of your scalp. Because it will be your own hair growing naturally, there is no special maintenance required other than your regular hair care routine. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for this procedure, as you would need a sufficient amount of donor hairs and the right quality of hair in order to get the best results.

To know more about these different hair loss treatments, feel free to give us a call on 1300 427 778. We believe that an important first step in overcoming hair loss is to get access to the right information, and that’s exactly what we strive to offer. Schedule your free consultation with us today.

Hair Transplant For Women - What Is The Process And Does It Work?

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Hair transplantation has gained a lot of popularity among those experiencing hair loss because of its ability to recreate a natural, full head of hair. But it’s not a solution made just for male pattern baldness or one that’s available only for men. More and more women are also getting hair transplants to combat thinning hair.

Hair transplants for women may seem like a novel idea, but it’s actually one that has developed significantly over the years and is fast becoming a preferred hair loss solution for both men and women.

Why Hair Transplants?

The process of hair transplantation involves transferring hairs from one area of a person’s head called the ‘donor site’, to the area where there is thinning hair called the ‘recipient site’. The donor site is often at the back of the head or somewhere that is not as visible or evident as the recipient site. Because it uses the person’s own hair, the result looks very natural, and the care and maintenance afterwards entails nothing more than a person’s regular hair care regimen.

Hair transplants can help women regain lost hair volume, lower their hairline and improve their overall appearance, consequently making them feel more confident and carefree.

How Are Hair Transplants Done?

There are two main types of hair transplant procedures, both of which require local anesthesia. The first is follicular unit transplantation (FUT), where healthy hair follicles are harvested from the donor site by extracting a thin ellipse of the hair bearing scalp, and closing the area with sutures. This leaves a thin linear scar, but it will not be visible as it will be tucked away under permanent hair. This procedure also does not require the trimming of donor hair, so you don’t have to worry about shortening your hair or scars showing through.

The second type of hair transplant surgery is called follicular unit extraction (FUE), and it involves extracting individual hair follicles directly from the donor areas. This will require trimming regions of the donor area to better see how the hairs exit the scalp surface, but will keep majority of your hair intact so the harvested areas will not be seen once your hair grows back.

Hair transplant surgery can take anywhere between 4 to 8 hours, but will be relatively comfortable since it is performed under local anethesia. Because there is mild sedation involved you may need someone to assist you or transport you home afterwards.

What Can I Expect After Surgery?

Most who undergo female hair transplant surgery are concerned that their hair will look unnatural or an obvious result of surgery. On the contrary, hair transplants can look incredibly natural, but this greatly depends on your chosen hair transplant surgeon. An expert hair transplant surgeon will know how to position each strand precisely to replicate your natural hair growth. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, you can expect seamless, beautiful, very natural looking results.

Although hair transplantation is a relatively low-risk procedure, there may be some side effects such as temporary thinning. This is called ‘shock loss’, and it occurs due to the temporary trauma from the micro-incisions made on the scalp. Not to worry however, as the thinning wil pass and new hairs will grow and become more evident around 6 months after surgery. Other side effects, such as swelling and decreased sensitivity on top of the head are likewise temporary.

Related: Hair Transplant Surgery Aftercare: 9 Basic Steps

Is Hair Transplant Surgery the Right Hair Loss Treatment for You?

As effective and natural-looking as hair transplantation may be, it isn’t available for everyone. In order to be considered a good candidate for hair transplant surgery, you must have a sufficient amount of healthy donor hair and the right type of hair. The kind of hair loss you have can also be a factor.

Read: Hair Loss Options for Women - Hair Transplants

To find out if you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant in Australia, visit us at Transitions Hair. A qualified Transitions consultant will speak with you and carefully assess your situation before scheduling a hair transplant in Sydney for you, or recommending a more appropriate solution. Visit us or give us a call on 1300 427 778 today.

Surgical Hair Replacement - How Does It Really Work?

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Balding is one situation men always dread, and it used to be irreversible until now. Now many men experiencing baldness can get their hair back and for good with just one procedure: surgical hair replacement or hair transplants.

Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that removes hair from one part of a person’s head and moves it to a bald or thinning part of the person’s scalp. Having been done since the 1950s, hair transplantation has come a long way and has led to some amazing, very natural-looking results in recent years.

The Process of Surgical Hair Replacement

Hair transplants work by moving existing hair from one part of a person’s head called the ‘donor site’, to the balding areas called the ‘recipient site’. Before this procedure can be done, a surgeon must first look at the person’s scalp closely to see if the person is a good candidate for it. Not all can undergo hair transplantation, as several factors including a sufficient number of donor hair and the right kind of hair have to be considered.

Once a person is deemed a good candidate, the procedure can then be commenced. It starts with a cleaning of the scalp and injection of anesthesia to the donor site, where the hair follicles will be extracted. These hair follicles are separated into individual follicular units before being implanted into the recipient site.

Depending on the size of the transplant, the entire procedure can take anywhere between 4 to 8 hours.

What to Expect After Surgery

Right after surgery you can expect your scalp to feel quite tender, and you may have to wear bandages and take pain medications for several days. You may also have to take an antibiotic or anti-inflammatory drug.

Within the first ten days, you can also expect some of the transplanted hairs to fall out. This hair loss is natural due to the ‘shock’ caused by the transplantation, but after a few months new hairs will begin to grow from the relocated follicles.

Although surgical hair replacement in Australia is quite advanced and minimally invasive, it can still come with some side effects. These include possible bleeding and infection, but these can be remedied. There may also be a chance of scarring and unnatural-looking hair growth. These last two underscore why it is so important to get an expert transplant surgeon, as they are not only skilled at doing the procedure with minimal to no scarring, they’re also quite adept and experienced at creating a very natural looking hairline.

How Is It Different to Other Hair Regrowth Methods?

There are many other options for regrowing hair, but only hair transplantation can reshape your hairline and fill in gaps using your own healthy, growing hair. After the procedure the use of other regrowth methods, such as Laser Hair Treatment are encouraged to further promote the growth of the newly implanted hairs.

Hair transplantation may be riskier compared to other non-surgical hair replacement methods, but is superior in that it uses your own, natural hair. There’s no extra maintenance required other than your usual hair care regime, and you don’t have to worry about your hair moving around or looking unnatural since it is your own hair.

If you’d like to know more about hair transplantation or are thinking about getting surgical hair replacement in Sydney, get in touch with Transitions Hair today. We’ll hear all your concerns and answer all your questions, so you can be fully at ease with your decision. Call 1300 427 778 now.

Human Hair Wigs vs. Synthetic Hair Wigs - What’s the Difference?

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Should you go for synthetic hair wigs, or should you opt for human hair wigs? This is a question that a lot of women face when choosing a wig, and it is a legitimate one. Nowadays it’s quite difficult to tell the difference between a synthetic hair wig and a human hair wig, although the prevalent notion is that human hair wigs are better than synthetic ones because they are made of real hair.

The truth however, is that neither is totally better than the other, and the best type of wig for you really depends on a number of considerations. To make this choice easier for you, we’ll break down the main differences between these two types of wigs, particularly their benefits and disadvantages.

Human Hair Wigs: Benefits & Disadvantages

As you probably already know, human hair wigs are made of real, natural, harvested human hair. This means that they look, move and act just like your own hair, and therefore look and feel very natural.

Because they are made of natural human hair, these wigs are easier to style, and can be cut and coloured just as you would your own hair. They can also be worn for longer periods of time, from days to a week without needing to be removed and they’ll stay on your head looking as natural as ever. You could wear them while exercising and sleeping and they would still be fine; and although it isn’t recommended, they could even be worn while swimming because of their natural quality. With proper care and maintenance, these wigs can last a long time even with daily use, around a year or two.

What most people probably see as the biggest disadvantage of human hair wigs is their price. Because they are made of real hair, they cost a lot more than synthetic wigs-- but you do get your money’s worth in the natural appearance and longevity of the wig.

Another disadvantage with human hair wigs is that they need more maintenance than synthetic ones. You have to treat them like you would your own hair: you have to shampoo and condition them regularly, otherwise they may lose their natural lustre and become brittle. Just like your own hair they also react to the environment around them, so they can become frizzy, limp or dry at times. They can also become damaged from harsh brushing or prolonged use of heated styling tools.

Generally however, these are things you’d normally do anyway with your own natural hair, so doing them for your human hair wig may not mean much of a difference. If you’re looking for a totally natural look and feel, and want to have the freedom to style your hair any way you want any time, a human hair wig will be your best choice.

Synthetic Hair Wig: Benefits & Disadvantages

Synthetic hair wigs are composed of man-made fibres that are much more durable than human hair. Probably the most prominent benefit to synthetic hair wigs is that they come already styled and have the ability to hold a certain style no matter the conditions. So even if it’s humid out or you get your wig wet, it won’t go flat or frizzy but will retain its style. This, combined with their relative affordability means you can have several different synthetic wigs in several different styles for different days. This is a great plus if you’re quite adventurous with your hair and would like different daily looks that will look flawless no matter what.

Because of their material and their adherence to a specific style, synthetic wigs are much easier to maintain. However, these qualities are also disadvantageous in that a synthetic wig cannot be styled any other way. While some high quality synthetic hair wigs can be styled using heated styling tools, this may prove to be more difficult than styling real human hair. And since it is not made of natural hair, a synthetic wig cannot be coloured differently as well. 

While they are relatively inexpensive, synthetic wigs get old and tangled very easily and usually only last around 4-6 months, maybe even less if you wear them very often. Some also have a sheen to them that make them look unnatural.

If you would like to experiment with fantasy colours and different styles in different days, having several different synthetic hair wigs may be a good choice for you. Just make sure you choose high quality ones that look more natural, and make sure to clean and remove them daily as sleeping with them on can lead to tangles.

The wig you wear can make or break your look, so it’s important that you consider your options and choose wisely. It’s also important to get your wig from a reliable supplier, one that not only provides high quality wigs but ensures that each wig matches your needs and preferences perfectly.

If you’re in need of a human hair wig in Sydney, turn to Transitions Hair. We’re trusted providers of high quality human hair wigs in Australia, with a personalised approach to finding the right solutions to hair loss and hair thinning. Get in touch with us now to know more and schedule a free hair consultation.

The Most Effective & Convenient Hair Loss Treatment for Women

Are long, luscious and voluminous locks now but a dream? Is thinning hair also thinning away your confidence and self-esteem? Know that it isn’t too late and there is a way to get your crowning glory back again.

If you’re currently experiencing thinning hair, it’s almost impossible not to think and worry about it 24/7. But hair thinning can be reversed, and thanks to the many developments in hair loss treatment and technology, it does not have to involve complicated processes, exuberant costs or uncomfortable replacements.

The Ideal Hair Loss Treatment for Women

While there are plenty of advanced hair loss treatments available today, not all of them are easily attainable, natural or effective. One such treatment is the hair transplant, which, while effective for some women, it is not available for everyone. Aside from the considerable cost, not all women are eligible for this procedure as it requires an ample amount of healthy donor hair. It can also be risky, as transplanting hair may cause multiple issues such as infections, additional hair loss and even hair death.

If you’re looking to grow your own natural hair back again and filling in the thinning portions, you’ll want a solution that’s proven to work, with minimal to zero side-effects and reasonably priced. Fortunately, such a solution does exist, and you don’t even have to leave your home to get it!

Laser Hair Therapy and Stem Cell Treatment

Laser hair therapy is a solution that’s long been recommended by doctors worldwide as an effective treatment to female pattern thinning. Combining this with revolutionary stem cell treatment can produce even better results. Laser hair therapy works by stimulating the hair follicles with laser light to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a chemical integral to the functioning of cells. The increased cell activity promotes healthy hair growth, and the energy from the laser light also increases blood flow to the scalp and helps to extend the anagen or growth phase of hair.

Stem cell treatment is well known to treat many major diseases, so it’s no surprise how it is also able to reverse the ageing of hair and keep it in the growth phase for longer.

Why Choose These Treatments?

These treatments have been researched and developed over decades, so you can be assured on their safety and effectiveness; millions of people around the world can certainly attest to this. They’re also very convenient as you can take them with you wherever you go.

Here at Transitions Hair we offer the BioTHIK Stem Cell Serum as well as a variety of laser devices: laser hair brushes, head bands, and caps to suit your needs and preference. These can be used in the comfort of your own home or if you prefer, you can use the cap to discreetly get laser treatment while you’re out and about. There’s no need to go to a clinic repeatedly to get the treatment you need-- now you can get effective hair loss treatment wherever, whenever.

Our laser devices and stem cell serum are available at reasonable prices and can produce a discernible difference in hair thickness and growth in a matter of weeks. No outrageous price tags, invasive and risky procedures, several clinic visits, or artificial solutions necessary. To get your natural hair growing again all it takes are Laser Hair Therapy and Stem Cell Treatments. Speak to our qualified consultants today to learn more. Call us on Ph 1300 427 778.

8 Tips and Tricks on How to Thicken Hair For Men

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While it may not be as serious or obvious as male pattern hair loss, hair thinning is still a worrisome problem that many men have to face everyday. It’s a problem that makes you feel self-conscious and somehow less confident, even if it is not immediately noticeable.

Related: Why Choose a Hair Loss Solution for Men from Transitions Hair?

Thankfully there are plenty of ways on how to thicken hair for men. Here are 8 tips and tricks to help make your remaining locks last longer and appear fuller daily:

1. Choose the right hair care products. It’s important to keep your hair and scalp healthy and clean at this time as dirty, greasy hair lie flat and emphasise thinning; and dirt buildup can inhibit new hair growth. Make sure you wash your hair with a good thickening or volumising shampoo and conditioner, applying the conditioner mainly to the ends of your hair and not on the scalp. For added security, you could also try an intensive follicle serum like the ones from BioTHIK to control oil and keep your scalp healthy. When styling, avoid heavy waxes and gels that can weigh your hair down. Look for volumising products like mousses and sprays so you can get an even fuller look.

2. Dry carefully. Hair is three times weaker when it’s wet, and applying heat to it can make it more brittle and prone to breakage. As such, you need to be extra careful when drying your hair. As much as possible, let your hair dry naturally or simply pat it dry. Don’t over-comb it or towel-dry vigorously. If you must, blow dry but use only the cool air setting.

3. Stay away from the comb. Combing can make your hair look limp and flat. Use your fingers to style your hair instead and add a little more volume.

4. Stop smoking. If you need another good reason to stop smoking, this is it: research has shown that smoking increases the level of hormones that trigger hair loss. It also constricts the tiny blood vessels that bring blood to the scalp, depriving it of much needed nutrients. If you want to keep the hair on your head, better quit that bad habit now.

5. Protect your head from the sun. Apart from the fact that heat can make you hair brittle, sunburn actually causes your scalp to produce a compound called superoxide, which causes your hair follicles to switch from its growth phase to a shedding one.

6. Get a better haircut. Sometimes all it takes to get a thicker and better-looking mane is a good haircut. Some men think that growing their hair longer can make up for the thinning, when in fact longer hair can actually emphasise thinning by weighing your hair down. In these cases, a shorter cut is always more flattering. With the right cut your hair could look so much better and might even look thicker.

7. Consider colouring. If you’ve ever thought about changing your hair colour, now might be a good time to do it. Changing your hair colour can not only change your look, it can also give the appearance of thicker hair. Hair dyes can thicken hair strands and with the right shade can make the contrast between your hair and scalp less obvious, consequently making the thinning less obvious. Just be sure to have a professional stylist colour your hair for you and consult you on the right shade to use.

8. Make hair fuller with fibre. For hair that looks instantly thicker, try using a fibre hair thickener like BioTHIK hair fibres. These are made from natural keratin particles, the same type of protein that your hair is made of. These fibres statically cling to your existing hair and stay there, adding dramatic density and natural-looking coverage. It’s so easy to apply and won’t fall out even through wind, rain and exercise.

Related: BioTHIK Hair Fibres – Secret to the Stars

Not sure if hair fibres are for you? Get in touch with Transitions Hair today and we’ll give you a free demonstration of the fibres in action! Call us on 1300 427 778.

What’s the Best Shampoo for Hair Extensions?

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For most women and especially those experiencing hair loss and thinning hair, hair extensions are a godsend. They not only give you the look of long, luscious, voluminous locks anytime, they also give you the ability to style your hair any way you want and feel absolutely amazing.

Hair extensions however are not exactly like your own hair and therefore need to be given extra care in order to last long. This means keeping them tangle-free, damage-free and of course, keeping them clean with the right shampoo.

The Difference between Your Hair and Hair Extensions

While hair extensions may look and feel just like your regular hair, they are of course very different. Hair extensions are not really attached to your scalp, which is typically the source of hair’s nutrients and natural oils that keep it healthy and moisturised. Without proper care and maintenance, hair extensions will degrade, and will look and feel vastly different to your natural hair.

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For this reason, it’s important to pick the right products that will keep your hair extensions clean and at the same time adequately moisturised.

The Best Shampoo for Hair Extensions

There are many different shampoos and other products in the market today claiming to be the best for hair extensions. What’s really important when choosing a shampoo for hair extensions however is that it is sulfate- and paraben-free. These chemicals can be quite harsh and tend to make hair extensions fall out a lot easier. It’s best to opt for organic or more natural shampoos like Transitions’ Natural Shampoo as these are gentler on hair extensions.

Since hair extensions are no longer nourished and moisturised naturally, you’ll also need a shampoo that’s nourishing. A shampoo like the Nutrifuse Nourishing Shampoo for instance, is a good choice since it contains Keratin, Collagen and Argan Oil, which effectively nourish and moisturise hair extensions. For curly hair extensions you could try shampoos with coconut milk and coconut oils as these help keep frizz at bay and give your hair more smoothness and shine. Shampoos with shea butter are also good for keeping extensions moisturised and smooth.

Tips When Washing Hair Extensions

Of course, even the best shampoo will have little to no effect if you don’t wash and care for your hair extensions properly. Apart from choosing the right shampoo, take these tips to ensure that your lovely new locks are not only clean and moisturised but will also last a long time:

  • Gently comb out tangles before washing hair extensions, and always be careful when washing them so as not to pull any of the hairs out.
  • Don’t use hot water when washing hair extensions, or expose them too often to heat or hot tools as these can damage the hairs.
  • Condition extensions at least once a month from the mid-shaft to the tips to keep them looking healthy and shiny.
  • Avoid using alcohol-laden hair products as alcohol can cause dryness and frizz.
  • After washing, dry extensions carefully by blotting them with a towel and letting them air dry.
  • Never sleep with wet extensions on. If you must wear them while sleeping, make sure they are completely dry and braid them into pigtails to prevent tangles.

Looking for a good shampoo for your hair extensions? Look no further than Transitions Hair. Visit our shop now to view our available shampoos and other hair care products specifically made for hair extensions.

Why Choose a Hair Loss Solution for Men from Transitions Hair?

You’ve probably heard it all, seen it all and maybe even tried it all.

When looking for a hair loss solution, a lot of men will try just about anything and everything; and from anyone who sounds remotely like they know what they’re talking about. Perhaps you’re one of those men, who’s basically tried it all and found nothing has worked out well for you. We’re here to tell you that if this has happened, then you probably haven’t tried Transitions Hair.

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Transitions Hair is a hair restoration company that’s unlike many you’ve probably already approached. We know how difficult it can be to experience untimely, unwanted hair loss, and that’s why we’ve created the most effective, natural-looking solutions with the best, personalised service. It’s a winning combination that may sound simple, but has allowed us the privilege of giving numerous men as well as women their confidence and vitality back from having a full, natural-looking head of hair.

Proven and Customised Solutions

The solutions that we offer are nothing like your grandpa’s old toupee. Through years of in-depth research and development we’ve created a wide array of solutions, each designed to be the ideal hair loss solution for various stages and types of hair loss. For those experiencing thinning hair we offer BioTHIK, an incredible hair loss concealer that applies like a powder and works instantly to cover thinning and receding areas and give you noticeably more volume and density. For more evident hair loss, we offer Sensigraft, a revolutionary hair restoration technique that looks and feels just like your own hair. And for those who prefer to have their own, natural hair growing again we have proven laser hair retention therapy and hair transplants. All these methods have been tried and tested for years by our team of experts and clientele, and we continuously try to develop these solutions further to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

Friendly, Personalised Service

Treating hair loss is not just a matter of replacing lost hair on your head; it’s about making sure that you feel good, secure and confident with the solution you choose and that it also reflects your style and personality. We know that what we offer is not just a physiological treatment for hair loss-- it serves as a psychological and emotional one as well. That’s why we have personalised consultations that get to the bottom of what you really want out of your hair loss solution. You don’t have to sit through an uncomfortable session of picking hairpieces that don’t really suit you perfectly, or getting persuaded to try hair loss solutions you’re not totally comfortable with. At Transitions Hair, we listen to your needs first in order to craft the perfect hair loss solution just for you.

Experience and Exceptional Results

The results that our clients have achieved with our hair loss solutions are undeniable. But don’t just take our word for it-- take it from our clients themselves. Numerous men have taken advantage of our selection of hair loss solutions for men and have testified to the effectiveness of our solutions in not only restoring their hair but also their confidence and self-assurance.

We’ve been serving Australians since the early 1970s, providing quality, custom hair loss solutions and winning numerous awards in the process. We have over 500 affiliated studios worldwide and are a member of the world’s most prestigious professional hair restoration groups. No matter what your hair loss issue may be, you can rest assured that Transitions Hair will provide the solution you need with the highest level of customer service. Take the path towards better hair treatment solutions today. Get your free first consultation with Transitions Hair now, call 1300 427 778.