Age, the environment and common beauty treatments cause significant damage on hair. By the age of 30, women start to see a loss of volume, shine, strength and elasticity of their tresses and men start showing signs by age 50.
Stylists have identified two main categories of aging/damaged hair: chronological aging and hormonal aging.
Chronological aging is caused by mechanical, environmental and chemical distress. The combined effects of these external factors can leave hair dry, sensitized and/or porous.
Hormonal aging occurs as a result of the physiological changes that women experience as they grow older. This ultimately results in slowed scalp activity and the decline in melanin, which is one of hair’s natural sources of protection and defense against age-accelerating aggressors.
Environmental and chemical distress is by far the worst on your locks. Visible effects of these distresses include: change in texture, diminished density, increased dryness, surface dullness, fragility and breakage.
Recently, more and more products claim to eliminate or protect from hair loss, but how many of these products are truly effective? We spoke to hair specialists at Trini in Private, a L’Oreal Professional Salon, about their experience with hair loss and what can be done about it!
Owner, Joe Miller and stylist Elliott Bolling gave us an in-depth look at stress and hair, and the potential for results.
“We are very aware of the fact that as we age our hair does to, so it is very important to use products that have the ability to reverse the effects of aging and help one restore their locks,” Miller explains. “Busy lives and stress is a major issue that everyone deals with and they have an impact on one’s health and well being, including your hair.”
Bolling suggested, “There are many successful product lines in hair restoration, but the most state of the art in biotechnology at this time is Devine Skin Laboratories (DS). DS Laboratories is a specialty line which focuses on the condition, fullness, loss of hair and follicular stimulation for hair growth.”
DS Laboratories believes one’s skin does not stop where their hairline begins, therefore skin care should not stop when it comes to one’s scalp. Early intervention is key for DS that is why their products are designed for use even before the signs of aging are visible in the structure of the hair.
The DS Laboratories Revita line consists of a shampoo and conditioner made with cutting-edge technology that preserves hair, maintains scalp vitality, hydrates and stimulates hair follicles. They contain hair stimulating ingredients in bio-adhesive microspheres that penetrate deeper and persist longer. The Revita Shampoo works by deploying numerous anti-inflammatory, antifungal antioxidant and antihormonal agents that work together to oppose follicular dysfunction. The Revita.COR Conditioner uses a hydrophobic, hair-stimulating biotechnology charged by microspheres that adhere to the scalp for effective delivery of molecules to support hair growth.
Stress does not only cause thinning hair; it is also a preventative factor for new hair growth Bolling explains. He adds that men and women experiencing thinning hair should seek out a topical booster agent.
“DS Laboratories developed the product Spectral.F7 including astressin-B, a complex new peptide, or protein fragment, that is perfect for those who have had stress-induced hair loss,” adds Bolling. “This peptide maximizes hair-follicle benefits because it incorporates that protein fragment for human use, it blocks receptors from absorbing stress hormones into hair and it promotes growth.”
Circumstances beyond one’s control can result in lifeless, brittle and lackluster hair. But that can be a thing of the past with high-performance ingredients that deliver maximum benefits to revitalize tresses and promote vitality and growth.
- Elliott Bolling is a Stylist with Trini in Private Salon, located at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, FL. With 13 years experience in the business, Bolling has training from Redken 5th Avenue, Paul Mitchell and Vidal Sassoon, studying in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Chicago and New York. Trini in Private Salon carries the entire line of DS Laboratories. For more information or to set up a consultation, call (239) 628-1628 or visit www.triniinprivate.com!
There’s a new protocol in town! Skinn Cosmetics introduces a dynamic trio of active ingredients and cutting edge technology to treat those deep-set, stubborn wrinkles: Deep Wrinkle Protocol System. The trio is the result of Skinn’s deepest research into dermal anti-aging technology, proven to dramatically reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles.
Meet the trio:
• Collagenesis® Deep Wrinkle Protocol Line Peel Solution: This resurfacing solution boasts a multi-fruit acid complex, cocktailed with Mandelic Acid, White Tea Extract and Vitamin C, to exfoliate, resurface and help obliterate the appearance of deep lines.
• Collagenesis® Deep Wrinkle Protocol Deep Line Erasing Serum: An advanced anti-wrinkle treatment packed with new innovative peptides that visibly plump deep lines and wrinkles. Utilizing a unique patented amino acid encapsulation technology to provide a lipo-filling effect, the serum will effectively help to stimulate and rebuild the lost suppleness that occurs as skin ages.
• Sonic Infuser Deep Resonating Tool: Skinn’s Deep Resonating Sonic Infuser amplifies the overall effectiveness of the Collagenesis® Deep Wrinkle Protocol Deep Line Erasing Serum or any of Skinn’s advanced serum formulations. Apply any serum directly onto problem-lined areas, then activate the Infuser to penetrate treatment to the deepest levels with the power of ultrasonic induction.
Use daily, in the morning and at night, for most dramatic results.
The Deep Wrinkle Protocol System retails for $99.50 and is available for purchase on www.skinn.com.