We’ve all had itchy scalps, especially in the colder and drier winter months. While we might dismiss an itchy scalp as just a minor annoyance, the truth is that they might be an early indicator of something much more sinister.

Why It’s Important

Although all the symptoms of an itchy scalp might feel similar (persistent itch and redness and tenderness of the scalp), there are actually many different types of itchy scalp, each with distinct causers.

Some of the causes are innocuous, and will fade with time; others though can lead to significant consequences, such as substantial hair loss.

One thing remains true to all forms of itchy scalp – the itch is merely a symptom, it’s not the actual condition.

An itchy scalp can be caused by some of the following:

  • Head lice
  • Scabies (human itch mites)
  • Dandruff (in severe cases known as seborrheic dermatitis)
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Sunburn
  • Dirt
  • Rosacea
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungus
  • Alopecia areata

As the above list makes clear, many itchy scalp conditions are temporary, and don’t last very long. However, in some instances, typical hair loss issues such as folliculitis and alopecia could be the culprit.

Factors Involved

Before deciding that your itchy scalp is the result of a serious hair loss issue, it’s important to put in place a hair-care routine, based on making changes to your lifestyle.

Several well-known, classic home remedies exist, which can help determine the severity of your itchy scalp.

Try washing your hair with tea tree oil, or generally using a shampoo with a low acid-content. Other solutions like massaging the scalp with aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil or lemon juice are all thought to help clean and get rid of an itch on the scalp.

Other more general lifestyle changes are also considered an appropriate measure to tackle itchy scalp. Incorporating things like a new exercise routine, a better diet, a consistent skincare regimen, and ensuring a consistent uptake of vitamins are some of the most beneficial ways to ensure body – and scalp ¬– health.

In-House Trichologist

Much like dermatology is the study of skin, trichology is the scientific and medical study of the hair. Hair is a living part of our body, supported by several systems which when disrupted can cause hair loss. Our in-house trichologist examines how follicles are affected by hormones, nutrition and illness. Using insights from the forefront of this field can help treat your itchy scalp and hair loss.

How to Know When It’s Time For Professional Help

If you try these home remedies and lifestyle changes and your itchy scalp isn’t disappearing, that’s when it’s time to get in touch with hair care professionals. In many instances, an itchy scalp left unchecked and untreated can lead to dramatic hair loss down the line.

Advanced Hair Studio, with our industry-leading treatments and technologies are equipped to help diagnose any scalp problem you’re having. We can figure out what’s happening, and you can be one of 500,000 people worldwide who have benefitted from our life-changing services.

It’s not too late for the help you deserve!

The best way to slow or halt hair loss is to encourage hair growth. Vitamins for hair growth are a great way to do this, and provide assistance for both thinning hair and hair loss in women and men. Like all bodily processes, hair growth is dependent on a healthy balance of vitamins, and some of the best vitamins for hair growth include:

  • Vitamin A: cells rely on vitamin A for growth, including the cells responsible for hair production.
  • B-Vitamins: one of the B vitamins called Biotin is linked with hair growth, and a deficiency can cause hair loss.
  • Vitamin C: vitamin C can protect against the free radical damage that blocks hair growth.
  • Vitamin D: low vitamin D levels are connected to alopecia and a range of other conditions.
  • Vitamin E: vitamin E acts an antioxidant that works to protect against hair damaging oxidative stress.
  • Iron: Iron facilitates the carrying of oxygen to blood cells, which is imperative for hair growth.
  • Zinc: Zinc helps to regulate the oil glands in hair follicles.
  • Protein: the hair shaft is made entirely of protein, which means that protein is essential for proper growth.
  • Advanced Hair Studio’s Hair & Scalp Antioxidant: Specifically formulated to promote the growth of strong, healthy hair and support scalp health, this contains herbs and nutrients with antioxidant activity. These nutrients include milk thistle, zinc and vitamin C.

Taking vitamin supplements may assist in hair growth, but the best way to look after your hair is to maintain a healthy diet. That means eating plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and lean proteins while avoiding processed and sugary foods.

If you’re experiencing severe levels of hair loss or balding, you need to visit Advanced Hair Studio for a Hair Check so that we can suggest the best form of treatment for you.

Men’s Therapies

  • Strand-by-Strand®: We offer a 100% guarantee on this hair replacement method. This method provides you with a completely natural look because we match each replacement strand to your existing strands.
  • Advanced Laser Therapy: Our laser treatment program is the best in the industry because we combine it with FDA-approved pharmaceuticals and a hair and scalp treatment program. We even provide clients with our celebrated, at-home Stem Cell Hair Technology Factors treatment for a full hair restoration procedure.
  • Advanced Hair Thickening Fibres: All you have to do is brush our keratin treatment through your hair, and the fibres instantly bond to your hair strands to give your hair a thicker look. The bond is so strong that you can brush and style it however you like without altering the aesthetic.
  • Advanced Singular Hair Grafting®: Hair loss often begins at the hairline. We have developed a procedure that combines surgical and non-surgical elements to restore your hairline in a completely natural way. Unlike other grafts, you won’t have to wait upwards of six months for your hairline to grow out.

Women’s Therapies

  • Advanced Laser Therapy: Our leading laser treatment has a 90% success rate in helping our female customers to regrow their hair. The best part is that following treatment, you can expect to see results in just three months.
  • Strand-by-Strand®: We’ve got a Strand-by-Strand® hair restoration process that is specially designed for women. It looks natural, and the replacement is so effective that you can style it however you like.
  • FlashPoints®: We offer an incredible range of hair extensions. We have managed to develop a range that is reusable and works without any wax, glue or weaving. Our hair extensions are available in a range of textures, colours and thicknesses, so you’ll find an extension to suit your hair and your desired look.

Contrary to popular belief, not all hair-loss issues are genetic. In fact, hair loss can be explained by a wide variety of factors – including genetic reasons, hormonal levels and even psychological problems and stressors.

Trichotillomania is one such psychological disorder.

What Is Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder, which involves sustained hair pulling as reaction to stress. It is generally believed to be a coping mechanism for stress and negative emotions. Although sufferers of Trichotillomania are susceptible to hair pulling on any part of their bodies, the most commonly pulled area is the scalp.

Hair pulling episodes can range in length from seconds long to hours at-a-time, and can result in wildly varying hair-lengths in sufferers.

So, what can cause Trichotillomania?

It’s unclear what exactly causes Trichotillomania, although several factors are accepted to increase the risk of onset. These include:

  • Age
  • Stress
  • Family history
  • Having other related disorders; such as depression or anorexia nervosa

Over sustained periods, this hair-pulling can lead to surprising and dramatic hair loss.

How Trichotillomania Affects People

The uncertain causes of Trichotillomania understandably lead to a host of negative feelings. In cases where Trichotillomania is brought on as a result of stress, this can lead to a dangerously self-perpetuating cycle.

Sufferers of Trichotillomania frequently feel misunderstood and vulnerable, and the consequences of the disorder can be wide-ranging.

People can feel:

  • Afraid to go out in public out of concern and shame over appearance
  • A lack of confidence in one’s career and having productivity and professionalism affected by hair-pulling
  • A concern for developing personal relationships due to a fear of judgement and shame

How Advanced Hair Studio Tackles Trichotillomania

The damage of Trichotillomania needn’t be irreparable. Advanced Hair Studio is committed to helping men and women who suffer from Trichotillomania through a variety of our industry-leading treatments.

In addition to our treatments such as Strand-By-Strand or Laser Therapy, Advanced Hair Studio has an in-house trichologist, hair loss expert Mark Birch. Mark is a world-leading hair and scalp specialist. He goes beyond identifying the causes and determinants of your hair loss, and will suggest the best course of action for you and your hair care journey going forward. Sufferers of Trichotillomania often don’t know where to turn to for help; Advanced Hair Studio has the resources and solutions for you.

Around the world, we’ve already treated 500 000 people, and helped them get their and confidence back. It’s never too late to make a change. We recommend that you get in touch, and book a free Advanced Hair Check. This is a no obligation way of determining the extent of your hair loss, and the ideal treatment to take your first step to recovery.

  • The dreaded bald spot. Perhaps the most stereotypical of all hair loss conditions. It’s often depicted in popular culture as the most common form baldness and a sign of the onset of middle-age.This is, in many ways, an unfair characterisation. Bald spots seem severe and, in many instances, they are. But, more often than not, they are treatable, especially if addressed early.

    The truth is that bald spots are an effective warning sign – wake-up call even – for men to take their hair and its care more seriously. Your hair might not be around forever, especially if it’s not taken care of, and treated like the organ it is.

    What Is A Bald Spot?

    A bald spot is a small area – often circular or ‘spot’ shaped, although it can manifest itself in more unusual forms – of total hair baldness on the scalp or elsewhere. In other words, the hair follicles underneath that area refuse to grow hair. Although it can occur in women, it is more common and noticeable when it affects men.

    Men who develop bald spots, perhaps in part due to the associations with bald spots from negative portrayals in culture, typically feel a host of negative emotions.

    These can include:

    • Sadness and even depression at the thought of more hair loss
    • Feeling self-conscious about their age, due to the (incorrect) associations between hair loss and ageing
    • Low self-esteem about their physical appearance, and how their bald spot may change perceptions of them

    Causes of Bald Spots

    There are many obvious, and some not so obvious, causes for the sudden or gradual onset of bald spots.

    Far-and-away the most common form of bald spot comes from alopecia areata. Thankfully, it’s also one of the most treatable and least severe forms of alopecia. Ironically, another term for alopecia areata is spot baldness.

    There’s a whole host of reasons as to why a man might contract alopecia areata. Some of these can be prevented, others are, unfortunately, down to predisposition.

    These causes include:

    • Genetic predisposition: almost all men are, to a certain extent, predisposed to some level of hair loss.
    • Hormonal imbalances: due to emotional factors such as high levels of stress, men can experience hormonal imbalances, which can lead to development and aggravation of alopecia areata

    Treating Bald Spots

    Fortunately, bald spots are a very minor manifestation of alopecia. In fact, they’re extremely treatable.

    At Advanced Hair Studio, take one of our complimentary advanced hair checks and we’ll be able to provide you with the right guidance for treatment options for your bald spot.

    Some of our industry-leading treatments include our Advanced Hair Fibres, Laser Hair Growth Treatment and our world-class Strand-By-Strand technology.

If you’re looking for hair restoration, we are the premier provider of medically-backed hair restoration treatments in Australia. Our techniques are scientifically-tested and proven to work. We don’t just seek to restore hair by replacing it; we also seek to treat the root cause and create the scalp and follicle health you need to regrow and restore your own hair.

Hair Restoration Treatment for Men

  • Strand-by-Strand®: This method restores your hair strand by strand. This gives you a natural-looking restoration because each new strand is matched perfectly to the strand next to it.
  • Laser Therapy: Our Laser Therapy can help to restore your hair by getting your scalp in the right condition to start growing hair again. We do this by combining sophisticated laser technology, scalp and hair treatment and FDA-approved pharmaceuticals.
  • Advanced Hair Fibres: If you’re thinning on top, you can get an instant hair restoration simply by brushing through our Keratin Thickening Fibres. The fibres form a strong bond with your hair to make it thicker, and the bond is so thick that you don’t have to worry about wind disturbing the look.
  • Advanced Singular Hair Grafting: Our Hair Grafting restores your hairline, without anyone knowing you’ve had surgery. There’s nothing worse than a visible restoration, so we’ve created a surgery option that looks entirely natural.
  • Stem Cell Hair Technology Factors: This program delivers the highest concentration of active cell signal proteins on the market. The program also: unblocks the follicle entrance, reduces excessive oil, kills bacteria caused by dandruff and inflammation, and increases nutrients to the scalp and restores the appearance of hair colour.

Hair Restoration Treatments for Women

  • Advanced Laser Therapy: Our Advanced Laser Therapy for women has a 90% success rate, and it works in the same way as our male treatment. It encourages a healthy scalp and creates the perfect environment for hair growth.
  • Strand-by-Strand®: This is our premier hair restoration solution. It gives women the ability to enjoy all the favourite styles and wear them with confidence because it restores hair strand by strand and looks natural from every angle.
  • FlashPoints®: Hair extensions are a contentious form of hair restoration because they can look terrible. You don’t have to worry about that with our FlashPoints® extensions. They don’t require any wax, glue or weaving so you won’t have to worry about damaging your other hair, and they’re reusable!
  • Stem Cell Hair Technology Factors: This program delivers the highest concentration of active cell signal proteins on the market. The program also: unblocks the follicle entrance, reduces excessive oil, kills bacteria caused by dandruff and inflammation, and increases nutrients to the scalp and restores the appearance of hair colour.

Other Treatments and Products For Hair Restoration

  • Hair and Scalp Fitness Range: The hormone, DHT is responsible for shutting off the signals that force follicles to grow hair. Serenoa blocks the production of this hormone, so your follicles will continue to grow hair and offset the loss. We include Serenoa in our hair and scalp fitness product, and the range is topped off by an Advanced Laser Helmet and an AHS-FP Antioxidant.
  • Stem Cell Hair Technology Factors: Our ‘Growth Factors’ lock into your follicles to reactivate any dormant follicles, expel any blocking oils and create an environment for hair to push through and grow again.

Contact Advanced Hair Studio United Kingdom For Hair Restoration

Hair restoration is within reach. Don’t resign yourself to a future of balding or thinning hair. Take advantage of our treatment options.

Restore your confidence today:

Hair and stress are inextricably linked, both in reality and in culture. Think of anyone that’s stereotypically stressed, and you’ll probably be picturing them tugging at or pulling their hair out.

But why is that? What exactly is it about stress that’s so intimately linked with hair loss?

The Physiological Effects of Stress

Although stress is generally considered to be an emotion, akin to anxiety, worry or concern; it can actually translate to some very real physiological effects. In that way stress transcends the emotional, and can have some significant impacts on our bodies.

Here are some of the effects that stress can have on the body:

  • Stress can lead to poor sleep, which diminishes academic and physical performance
  • It makes our muscles more tense, leaving us in a constant state of guardedness and paranoia (this can manifest itself through migraines and chronic back pain)
  • It can hurt our breathing, creating complications and issues within our respiratory systems
  • Gastrointestinal consequences, such as a near-constant state of nausea
  • Increased release of the stress hormone cortisol
  • Negative effects on the cardiovascular system
  • Substantial, sudden hair loss

The Relationship Between Stress and Hair Loss

As has been shown, too much stress can have horrific consequences on the human body. In terms of hair loss, high levels of anxiety can trigger many different types of hair loss conditions.

Stress can lead to forms of alopecia; to telogen effluvium (more hairs than normal fall out); and to trichotillomania, among many others.

In addition to these concerns, times of high stress levels can lead to weaker, more brittle hair, which can be more susceptible to falling out.

Despite the extent of correlation between high levels of stress and anxiety and hair loss, it’s worth nothing that not all hair loss can be attributed to stress. In fact, hair loss can occur for a slew of reasons. Some of these reasons can be explained, others can’t be.

With such a variety of different causes for hair loss, it’s never been more important to seek out professional help. If you’re experiencing hair loss, and aren’t sure how to proceed, it’s time to find the right information.

Male pattern baldness is a common condition that affects all men as they age. The condition is marked by a progressive thinning of the hair that eventually leads to baldness. The pattern baldness usually starts at the temples, and the hairline before the crown of the head begins to thin.

In some cases, the baldness can cover the entire crown of the head, which only leaves hair on the sides and back of the head.

What Causes Male Pattern Baldness?

Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone, and it is used for a variety of purposes ranging from sexual function to puberty as well as creating the features that are typical of men, including facial and body hair.

Testosterone is converted to DHT in the body, and DHT reacts with various organs, including hair follicles. Hair follicles are especially sensitive to DHT and create hair follicle miniaturisation which makes hair follicles thinner and shorter as each growth cycle passes. This creates the gradual process of balding on the scalp that is typical of male pattern baldness.

How Common is Male Pattern Baldness?

Most men lose hair as they age, with 20% suffering significant balding in their 20s, while 30% will lose hair in their 30s and 40% in the 40s.

Is There a Male Pattern Baldness Treatment?

Yes, and Advanced Hair Studio has it. While we can’t cure the underlying chemical reactions that cause male pattern baldness, we can help you to regrow your own hair or devise a hair restoration procedure that suits your needs. Our treatments include:

  • Strand-by-Strand®: If you’re in the early stages of hair loss, we can reverse your balding by matching strands to your existing strands. We match each strand to an existing strand to create a seamless hair restoration process.
  • Advanced Laser Therapy: You can take advantage of our combined Advanced Laser Therapy and Stem Cell Hair Technology Factors at home treatment, which has been proven to increase hair growth by 90%.
  • Advanced Hair Thickening Fibres: If male pattern baldness is just beginning to cause thinning, you can use Thickening Fibres to make it look instantly thicker. The keratin fibres create a strong bond with your hair meaning they stay in place.
  • Advanced Singular Hair Grafting: Baldness often begins at the hairline, and we can restore it with our celebrated Hair Grafting technique. You’ll have a completely restored hairline without anyone knowing you’ve had surgery.

Everyone knows someone with a widow’s peak. However, what they might not know is that; although plenty of widow’s peaks are perfectly harmless and naturally occurring, many widow’s peaks can be more concerning, as a sign of future hair loss.

If that is the case, it’s important to understand not just why getting rid of a widow’s peak is an option, but also how it can be done.

Widow’s Peaks and Their History

The term ‘widow’s peak’, refers to the V-shaped protrusion of the hairline towards the forehead.

It occurs as a result of hair growth being focused and concentrated towards that one specific protrusion.

The term itself derives from the hood worn by freshly widowed women, in mourning of their lost husbands. People then started terming the V-shaped hair protrusions after their similarity to those hoods. Other myths warned that women with widow’s peak hairlines would be doomed to becoming widowers.

It’s not surprising then, considering their early association with death, that widows peaks have carried negative, nefarious connotations since their naming.

Fictional characters such as Count Dracula, The Joker and Hannibal Lecter have all been described as having widow’s peaks. Throughout popular culture’s history then, the widow’s peak has become popularly associated with evil and ill-will.

When To Be Concerned

Many widow’s peaks – for men and women ¬– are completely normal and naturally occurring. They’re just one of many different types of hairlines that exist. So if you were born with a widow’s peak, there’s no need to be concerned.

What is a cause for concern however, is if you begin to develop a widow’s peak on your hairline that you’ve never had.

This is an early sign of hair loss, in both men and women; a signal that your hairline is beginning to recede. Because hair loss typically begins at the temples, a widow’s peak is generally a good indicator of impeding hair loss.

When people start to get widow’s peaks that they’ve had, they can feel a whole host of emotions:

  • Confusion: not understanding the changes that they’re hair line is undergoing, or understanding what it means
  • Embarrassment: being ashamed to face what’s happening, and being unwilling to seek help and advice
  • Stress and sadness: which only exacerbates the acceleration of hair loss

What Can Be Done

Thankfully, it’s never too late to reverse the effects of hair loss. In fact, the early detection of an impending widow’s peak is a definite way to improve the chances of meaningful hair recovery.

Discovering a widow’s peak that wasn’t there before is indeed stressful, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. At Advanced Hair Studio, we have the proven treatments and solutions to stop that widow’s peak in its tracks, and bring your hairline back to what it should be.