TRICHOLOGY

Trichology is the scientific study of disorders of the hair and scalp, including anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and the chemical and physical makeup of the hair and skin.  The hair and scalp can be affected by imbalances inside and on the body, thus trichologists look at the hair, scalp, and systems of the body as one.

With upwards of 60% of women and 85% of men experiencing hair loss in their lifetime, Mane Garnet endeavours to create relationships with the very best in the dermatological, surgical and remedial fields related to hair and scalp skin health so that there are plenty of options available to the client. We believe that a well educated client is the best client, and therefore we spend quality time informing our clients of all options available to them.

FREQUENTLY ASKED Q’S
What is Trichology?
Trichology is the science of the hair and scalp, specifically the diagnosing and treatment of problems relating to the hair and scalp skin.
What are some of the problems a trichologist can help with?
Chronic itching or scaling of the scalp, a sudden bald patch that has appeared on the scalp, excessive hair loss all over the scalp, or hair breakage from chemicals.
How much should my hair be growing each month?
Hair grows on the head approximately 1” every 2-2.5 months which equates to approximately 6“each year. Hair that is past shoulder length is about 4 years old!

Brow hairs grow .16mm per day.

I am losing so much more hair since it has grown long: why is this?
Losing 50-150 hairs per day is considered normal, and when your hairs are long the amount appears to be greater only because of the lengths all wound together.
How many hairs are on my head?
The average head of hair has approximately 120,000 hairs, brunettes averaging the most, and redheads averaging the least.
What can I do to stop going gray?
Research has shown that the lack of vitamin B, particularly B12, can speed up the graying process. Cod, milk, egg yolk, salmon are good sources of this vitamin.
I have dandruff and yet I try not to over-shampoo. What am I doing wrong?
Dandruff is not caused from a dry scalp, but rather from a yeast overgrowth commonly caused by oily scalp skin, trapping dirt and germs. Often the solution is shampooing more frequently, and possibly including anti-bacterial type shampoo.
Every time I colour my hair I get a flaky scalp. Should I be concerned?
A very common scalp condition, known as contact dermatitis, can cause flaking of the scalp skin. This is because of inflammation due to use of an irritant or allergen. Be sure to do a patch test before colouring your hair to test for reactions. Best practice is to consult a professional colourist.
I have psoriasis on my scalp and nothing I use seems to control it. Any suggestions?
Dairy products can exacerbate or trigger psoriasis, eczema, or even dandruff, so be aware of its use if you are prone to these conditions.
I was told to use oil on my hair to help with its dryness: is this helpful?
Like skin elsewhere on your body, the scalp needs hydration for its health, however, oils are not moisturizers but rather useful barriers. Oil molecules are too large to penetrate the hair fibers and therefore will only sit on top of the hairs. Shampooing your hair with quality, restorative moisturizers will rehydrate the dry strands. Using a quality coconut oil on the hair for a weekly treatment has shown to be effective in holding moisture on to dry strands: moderation is encouraged.

An oil-rich emulsion will help with scalp skin conditions like dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

Comb or brush?
Comb. Combing your hair is much gentler on the hair and easier to remove tangles with.

The former adage of 100 strokes of brushing hair to bring about shine and health comes from a a time when indoor plumbing and shampoos were not in existence. Brushing dry hair can also snap the lengths if the hair is suffering excessive dryness.

Are dry shampoos safe for use?
Dry shampoo on the head is equivalent to powdering your face to clean it. To properly clean the scalp and hair you need water and a cleaning surfactant. Dry shampoo simply camouflages oily hair, and the results with overuse can be infection, dandruff or worse.
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QUIZ

WHAT BOTHERS ME MOST ABOUT MY HAIR?

2. WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO ME?

3. HOW IMPORTANT IS MY HAIR TO MY OVERALL HAPPINESS/LOOK?

4. DO YOU HAVE THINNING HAIR CONCERNS?

5. DO YOU HAVE ITCHY AND/OR FLAKY SCALP SKIN?

6. DO YOU HAVE ECZEMA, PSORIASIS, OR OTHER SKIN CONCERNS ANYWHERE ON YOUR BODY?

7. HOW MUCH DO YOU SPEND ON YOUR HAIR AT SALON APPOINTMENTS?

8. HOW OFTEN DO YOU VISIT A SALON FOR HAIR SERVICES?

9. DO YOU HAVE AN AUTO IMMUNE CONCERN?

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