Scalp Micropigmentation Aftercare

Posted by on Nov 8, 2019 in SMP AUS | 0 comments

Scalp Micropigmentation Aftercare

Many people have been turning to a new technique called scalp micropigmentation to fill in their thinning hairlines. Scalp micropigmentation companies, such as SMP Aus, work by filling in the gaps in ones hairline with micro pigments. In other situations in which the patient is completely bald, scalp micropigmentation can be applied to create the appearance of a recently shaved head.

No matter what route you choose to combat your hair loss, it is important that the scalp is cared for after the process. While scalp micropigmentation is far less invasive in comparison to other hair loss surgeries, such as hair transplant surgery, the scalp still requires some aftercare.

Learn more about the steps you should take to keep your scalp healthy following your scalp micropigmentation procedure.

Refrain from Touching the Hair 
Because your scalp has been touched repeatedly with a needle and the pigments need time to settle, you should refrain from touching your hair for at least three days. You don’t want to accidentally ruin the progress your technician made by rubbing your head accidentally. Additionally, you should not wash your hair during this time period, as the repeated rubbing associated with showering and shampoos and conditioners you put onto your head could end up messing up the pigmentation on your head.

After the three day period, you are free to wash your hair, but you should avoid any shampoos and soaps that could cause damage to the micropigments.

Avoid Exercising
Additionally, you should refrain from any activities that may cause you to sweat extensively. Such activities include exercising, obviously, but can also include activities such as using a sauna. If you live in a hot area, you should take care not too spend too much outside while your scalp is still healing. Extensive amounts of sweat when the micro pigments on your head are still settling can cause the pigments to fade.

Clean the Area
Cleaning the area is important to the maintenance of a healthy scalp. However, this should only happen after a week has passed. Again, you should avoid using any shampoos in the meantime and instead use a gentle facial cleanser. Cleaning the area is especially important if you are in between treatments, as a clean area makes it much easier for the scalp micropigmentation technician to do their job and add more pigments to your hairline.

Avoid UV Rays
In the first 30 days after the procedure, you need to avoid exposure to UV rays on your scalp. If you must go outside, make sure that you have a hat or other form of protection on. The UV rays can cause damage to the micro pigments while they attempt to settle.

Any questions about aftercare should be referred to the scalp micropigmentation company that you received treatment from. Make sure to follow the specific instructions that the technician gave you, especially if you are in between treatments. You do not want any damage to occur to your hairline, causing the technician to have to start over.

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When is it Normal to Lose Hair?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019 in HLI - Chicago | 0 comments

When is it Normal to Lose Hair?

When it comes to our health, many of us are concerned about what is considered “normal.” We’re always worried about whether the way our body is acting or responding something is considered abnormal or not.

We especially see worry about being “normal” when it comes to hair loss. For many people, especially men, losing hair is a natural part of life and the aging process. However, many people want to know when it is normal to expect hair loss. If you’ve ever wondered about that same question, you’re in luck! Keep reading more to see when exactly it is normal to notice hair thinning.

Well, What’s the Answer?

The fact of the matter is that there is no normal when it comes to our bodies. Each and every one of our bodies is completely different than one another due to a range of different genetic and environmental factors. Some individuals may begin losing their hair into their early 20’s, while some may have a full head of hair until the later stages of their lives.

Explanation of Early Hair Loss

Because we are so used to the idea of hair loss happening later in life, losing hair early may seem concerning. Here are some reasons why you may lose your hair early in life.
● Alopecia areata
● Chemotherapy
● Traction alopecia
● Thyroid diseases
● Stress
● Genetics
Of course, this list is not exhaustive. Tons of other explanations are possible!

Treating Hair Loss

No matter what stage in life you’re beginning to lose your hair, there is a wide range of treatment options available. You may want to try out medications, which can stimulate hair growth in the hair follicles.

Many specialized shampoos work the same way. There are more creative solutions out there too, like Hairline Ink in Chicago, that uses pigmentation to create the illusion of a shaved head or a denser hairline.

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Quick and Easy Hairstyles

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Quick and Easy Hairstyles

If you’re anything like me, you’d do anything to keep your hair looking as nice as possible while also putting in minimal effort. While it’s nice to put in some time and effort to look your best on special occasions, it’s rare that you’ll spend more than five minutes on your hair on a daily basis. That’s why I’ve created some low-effort hairstyles for all hair lengths!

  1. Beachy waves. I shower at night, so I rarely style it in the morning. An easy way to create a new look is to sleep in braids and pull them out in the morning. Make sure they’re not soaking wet when you go to sleep, otherwise you’ll take out the braids to find that your hair is still wet. Two braids is the most common way to do this style, but doing a bunch of smaller braids creates tighter waves.
  • Buzz cuts. A nice buzz cut is quickly becoming a major statement, especially for people who don’t want to constantly wash and style their hair. If you do get a buzz cut, consider getting it dyed or bleached for a simple pop of color. Scalp Micro NJ also recommends scalp micropigmentation for anyone who notices patchy areas or wants to create a denser-looking buzz cut.
  • Scrunchies. The popular 80s fad is coming back in full-force! Finish your ponytail with a colorful scrunchie to mix things up a bit. You can also find scrunchies that have scarves attached for a softer, more romantic look.

A new part. This is something that is incredibly low-maintenance yet noticeable. If you move your part to the other side of your head, you’ll often create more volume as you lift up the roots. Most people don’t think about what side their friends part their hair on, so you’ll leave your friends wondering why your hair looks so good.

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Shampoo for Hair Loss

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Shampoo for Hair Loss

If you notice more and more hair coming out on your hair brush, you have options to fight against hair loss. Many treatments such as pills and ointments have made their way to the market, and cosmetic solutions like the scalp micropigmentation offered at places like Team Micro have completely changed the response to hair loss.

If you’re not sure if you want to commit to any of these options yet, try out some shampoos that have been designed to combat hair loss. Keep reading to find out more about your options.

Two Main Categories of Shampoos

When it comes to shampoos designed for hair growth, you have two main options: prescription and over-the-counter shampoos:

  • Prescription

Prescription shampoos work by suppressing the hormones that cause hair loss — testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. These shampoos are a bit more heavy duty and in order to purchase them, you’ll have to get a prescription from your doctor or dermatologist. Book an appointment and ask about prescription shampoos and see if they are the right option for you.

  • Over-the-Counter

Over-the-counter shampoos work a bit differently than their prescription counterparts. These shampoos usually contain antioxidants and vitamins that provide essential nutrients that all healthy scalps need. 

If you’re looking to try out some shampoos for hair growth, but don’t want to break the bank, consider buying some of the following options from Amazon:

  • Maple Holistics Biotin Shampoo for Hair Growth
  • Pure Biology Vitahair Growth Stimulating Shampoo
  • Regenepure DR Shampoo
  • Tree to Tub Soapberry for Hair
  • Phytocyane Botanical Densifying Shampoo

Of course, there are other ways you can improve hair growth through your hair care routine. Purchase a hair brush designed to promote hair growth and use heat protectant whenever styling your hair. Your hair care routine is vital to keep your hair healthy and dense!

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