What is the difference between dandruff and dry scalp?
Dandruff and dry scalp can often times be mistaken for one another, and it’s hard often times for the average person to tell the difference. Honestly, the best thing to do is go to a doctor, they are the only ones who can tell you for sure whats going on with your scalp. Miladies describes dandruff as a fungal infection on the scalp, often times discolored and yellow-ish, or smelling foul. Dry Scalp on the other hand occurs when the skin sheds an abnormal amount of skin cells, this can be caused by several different factors, such as an irritant in a product, or a lack of exfoliation in the area. The best thing to do is to consult a physician- even if it seems small.
Am I suppose to be shedding hair?
Yes! You should be shedding around 50~ hairs a day, the number varies from person to person. Your hair follicles go through three stages- anagen, catagen and telogen. At the last phase, your hair strand is released from the follicle, and a new hair emerges in starting the process all over again!
I don’t think my hair grows past a certain point, is that possible? / My hair used to grow like ___ and hasn’t done that since ____ !
Hair strands do have a life span, (see above answer) and for some people their hair won’t grow past a certain length. There are several “remedies” for this issue such as orally taking the vitamin biotin, as well as using certain products such as Nioxin which exfoliates the scalp making it easier for the hair to breakthrough the skin and grow, as well as keep it growing healthy. I have seen these work and fail for different clients, as each case and what’s causing it are different.
Hair is also a reflection of what is put in your body, as well as the growth of a body. Some people lose curls as they get older, (or gain them) or even their hair color will go from blonde to brunette. It doesn’t happen to everybody, but it is quite normal. Other reasons hair texture can change is medication, as well as overall health. A healthy diet produces healthy hair- it will take awhile to for you to notice it, but it does make a difference.
How often do I shampoo my hair?
This varies person to person, but a basic rule is that no one should really be shampooing their hair every day. Every other day is my recommended max amount of shampooing, and some people can go as long as a week without shampooing! (And even others go months!)
How often should I get a haircut?
Again, this varies person to person. Honestly when ever you feel like your hair needs it, and what ever your hair dresser recommends. Every one is different, and every type of haircut has a different longevity to it.
How do I find a good stylist?
Yelp is a good place to start, as well as recommendations- don’t be afraid to ask someone who did their hair!
How do I know if I have lice?
Lice is a parasite. So you’ll see little bugs, small white balls that are eggs, as well as have a mild to severe itchiness. The best thing to do is consult a physician.
How long does it take hair to grow?
Hair grows 1/2inch a month on average, but some people have hair that grows a bit faster, some have hair that grows a bit slower.