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ISHRS Releases Study Showing More Hair Is Still a Hot Commodity During Recession



GENEVA 9th April 2009

While lately most people are skeptical about their return on investment from stocks, some seem more inclined to invest in their locks.

According to a new online survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), 59.8 percent of people who were asked whether they would rather have more hair, more money or more friends chose more hair. By comparison, only 26.2 percent of respondents chose more money and 13.9 percent said they would rather have more friends. Of the 1,407 people polled, slightly more women (64.2 percent) than men (59.1 percent) indicated they wanted more hair than more money or more friends.

“This survey confirms that even during tough economic times, the desire for more hair is undeniably strong and seen by many as an investment with real dividends — both personally and professionally,” said William M. Parsley, M.D., president of the ISHRS. “These days, men and women are looking for any edge in this tight job market. Getting their hair restored can help make people more marketable to employers in looking more youthful, not to mention more confident in their overall appearance.”

“Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results”

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HAIR LOSS: Do you ever get scared of how much hair you lose daily?



Do you ever get scared of how much hair you lose daily or when you detangle?

I always cringe when I see fallen curls on my clothes and the load of hair left on my comb after I untangle. I’ve asked several hairstylists what gives and luckily, they’ve all agreed on the reason. It’s common for those who don’t brush their hair daily (like most of us girls with curly hair) to notice more hair on clothes, the floor of your bathroom and everywhere else but the hair brush.

Since I don’t wash my hair everyday, when I do comb with lots of conditioner in the shower, the hair left on my comb is the equivalent of how much I would leave on my daily brush. Experts say it’s normal to lose about 100 strands a day. Tugging at knots, stress, malnutrition or other serious health issues can cause more hair then usual to fall out. Make sure to check-in with your Westminster Trichologist if you notice excessive hair loss or clumps falling out at once. Your tresses can tell you a lot about your health!

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Hair Loss Causes


Androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in adults, but many other causes of hair loss have been identified. Non-scarring causes, in which hair is lost temporarily or permanently but the scalp is left intact, and Scarring causes, in which the condition that causes hair loss also causes injury and scarring of the scalp.

Because injury and subsequent scarring can destroy hair follicles, scarring alopecia is more likely to result in permanent hair loss. While it is easy to recognize when hair is being lost, it can be difficult to discover the cause. Some hair loss is due to skin conditions that are recognizable only by a medical specialist. Unexplained hair loss always warrants a consultation with a Westminster Trichologist. Hair loss can be a symptom-even an initial symptom-of underlying disease involving the endocrine system (pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands), digestive system (intestines, liver), urinary tract (kidneys) or skin. Unexplained hair loss should be pursued by booking a consultation with a Westminster Trichologist.

Here is a normal type of response shown below over a 12 months period of intensive treatment under the supervision of our leading Westminster Trichologist Gary Heron: 







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What Medications Cause Hair Loss?

24.03.2009 in HAIR LOSS FACTS


Question: What medications cause hair loss? I have RA, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, allergies and depression for which I take medication. Which of these cause hair loss?

Answer: Any one of them can, you need to ask your pharmacist or trichologist about it.

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Understanding Scalp Psoriasis And Treating It Successfully

20.03.2009 in HAIR LOSS FACTS

When psoriasis develops on the scalp, hair loss sometimes follows. What surprises most people is that the root cause of this hair loss is not the psoriasis. Understanding why hair loss occurs and how to manage scalp psoriasis can help.

Root Causes of Hair Loss


When psoriasis develops on the scalp and hair loss results, the root cause is generally one or more of the following:

Scales removed too forcefully. When scalp psoriasis is severe, very thick scales tend to develop. Forcefully removing these scales often loosens the hair as well as the scales.


Frequent scratching. Psoriasis can be incredibly itchy, but frequently scratching the scalp can pull on the hair. Repetitive pulling can lead to a type of hair loss called traction alopecia.


Psoriasis treatment too harsh. Sometimes the psoriasis treatment causes the hair loss. Certain medications used to treat scalp psoriasis such as salicylic acid can temporarily damage the hair and lead to hair loss. Also, any treatment that is too vigorous or frequently used can break the hairs and cause hair loss. In most cases, hair grows back when the treatment stops.


Having psoriasis can be stressful. For some people, stress leads to hair loss. Research shows that stress can cause too many hairs to enter the resting (telogen) phase of the hair growth cycle. Hair stays in the resting phase for about 3 months. At the end of this phase, the body sheds all of the hair in the resting phase. When too much hair goes into the resting phase at one time, the body sheds large amounts of hair at once.

Westminster Trichologists’ Tips for Controlling Scalp Psoriasis

While it may seem nearly impossible to control the causes of hair loss associated with scalp psoriasis, effectively managing scalp psoriasis can diminish hair loss. Here are tips that dermatologists often give their patients struggling to control scalp psoriasis:

Westminster Trichologists’ Treatment

Remove scale with gentle combing and brushing. Loosening and removing scale is an essential part of treating scalp psoriasis. The key is to do it gently. Picking at the scale can aggravate the skin and cause psoriasis to flare. Over time, the picking also can cause traction alopecia, a type of hair loss.

Treat the scalp not the hair. When applying a Hair Centre psoriasis medication, including medicated our shampoos, be sure the treatment reaches the scalp and does not sit in the hair.

If a treatment seems too harsh, talk with a Westminster Trichologists. Skin on the scalp is thick, so treatment for scalp psoriasis may be stronger than the medication applied to other areas. If the medication causes concern, talk with a Westminster Trichologists’ . There are a number of treatments for scalp psoriasis. Rotating treatments can help as can switching to another Westminster  treatment.


If nothing seems to stop hair loss, consult a Westminster Trichologists. There are many causes of hair loss. The cause of a patient’s hair loss may have nothing to do with psoriasis or its treatment. Hereditary thinning or balding, which is the most common cause of hair loss, affects millions. A Westminster Trichologists  can help determine the root cause of hair loss and recommend treatment options.

Hair Care

Try alternating your Westminster shampoos. Using a Westminster Trichologist shampoo one day and a non-medicated shampoo the next can help avoid over-drying of the scalp and hair. Be sure to discuss this strategy with a Westminster Trichologist before trying it.

Use a Westminster Trichologist conditioner after every shampoo. Applying a conditioner after every shampoo can help keep the scalp moist. A non-medicated conditioner also may help reduce the odor left behind by some tar shampoos.

Let hair air dry. Skin affected by psoriasis is extremely dry. Blow-drying can increase the dryness and exacerbate hair loss. Limiting use of blow dryers and styling products helps to reduce the dryness.

Discuss hair styling options with a Westminster Trichologist first. While hair colors, perms, straightening, and hair sprays can boost self-esteem, they also can irritate scalp psoriasis. Sometimes the chemicals damage already fragile hair, leading to hair loss. Before using any of these hair-care products, either test the product on a small area or ask a Westminster Trichologist when such a product can be used.

Self Care

Keep fingernails short. For many, scratching is inevitable. Short nails can prevent one from scratching the scalp so hard that it bleeds.

Wear a hat or a scarf or shave the head bald. Until the hair grows back, these strategies can relieve some of the uneasiness that sometimes accompanies noticeable hair loss.

On the Bright Side

While hair loss can leave patients feeling devastated, knowing a few key facts about scalp psoriasis may alleviate some anxiety.

The first fact: Once scalp psoriasis clears, most patients find that their hair loss was temporary.

Secondly, when a patient consults a Trichologist, it is rare for anyone to suffer from severe scalp psoriasis for a long time when the treatment is used as directed.

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