While the field of dermatology chiefly deals with the overall health and wellness of our skin, one of the most important and often overlooked aspects of dermatological medicine is our hair health. As with most other aspects of dermatology, issues surrounding our hair are often a result of aging and damage accrued over time. According to Dr. Eric Treiber, of Treiber Dermatology, one of the most common issues amongst patients is dealing with dry, dull and unmanageable hair that is highly susceptible to breakage. And considering how common such an issue has become, there are a number of different products and treatments that can help patients to improve their overall hair health – including hair masks, conditioners and more. Dr. Eric Treiber and his team at Treiber Dermatology will use these methods to provide our hair with the moisture it needs, while simultaneously feeding the hair and scalp with much-needed nutrients – repairing damage, softening strands, boosting hair color and increase shine or vibrance. However, before we identify the perfect treatments and products to help improve the health of your hair, we must first understand how exactly such issues occur.Causes of Damaged Hair
As it is with other parts of our body, the health of our hair is highly dependent on a number of different factors. According to Dr. Eric Treiber, one of the most common issues that contributes to damaged, dull hair is the overuse of hazardous chemicals and products. While these products are usually fine in normal doses, patients will often overuse them, leading to damaged hair. for those men and women who often color their hair or use chemical means of straightening or curling. Experts recommend patients should never do more than one or two processes to the hair at any given time, and to space out treatments by several weeks or even a few months.
Another one of the most common causes of damaged hair is the overuse of heating or blow drying. When our hair is blow dried and it heats up too much too quickly, it can eliminate whatever moisture is present, causing the hair to instantly dry out – thus leading to dry, dull, damaged hair and breakage. At Treiber Dermatology they recommend patients avoid the overuse of such hot tools and to lower the heat settings on such tools. Rather than quickly drying your hair under higher heat, using lower heat to slowly but surely dry and “blowout” your hair can help your hair be heathier for longer.In addition, some of the other common causes for damaged hair include:
- The use and overuse of certain shampoos, conditioners, and cleansers.
- The use and overuse of certain styling products – gels, sprays, pomades, and more.
- Side effects of certain medications.
- Poor diet and the lack of certain nutrients.
- Lack of hydration.
- Weather and environmental side effects.
The best means of replenishing and restoring your hair, and its overall health as well as its appearance, is by using an intensive hair treatment that will replenish your hair’s moisture, seal the cuticle to prevent further moisture loss or damage, and increase shine and the overall manageability. For those individuals with the most severe hair issues and dryness, we recommend using a hair treatment at least once per week until the hair is restored to its former appearance and texture. These treatments include things like natural seed oils, and products using omega-3 fatty acids. For more information on specific products and treatments for your hair, be sure to Contact Eric Treiber Dermatology today.