Beauty Before Age
Our salon owner Kevin Bodenham was interviewed by the Irish Independent about products that help people with baldness, hair thinning and grey hair.
Here is a snippet from the article:
While greying is a standard bi-product of getting older and one that is easily remedied, thinning hair is harder to accept and harder to medicate. The scalp becomes tighter and drier as we get older, which affects the blood circulation and the growth of the hair follicles. If you notice your hair is thinning, act fast, says Kevin Bodenham, owner of Moyo Hair and Beauty in Dublin. “The first step is to get a diagnosis, to understand whether the issue is a temporary shedding of hair or something more problematic such as androgenetic alopecia, otherwise known as male- or female-pattern baldness,” he says. “Your GP can give you blood tests, to work out whether you are anaemic (lacking iron) – the most common cause of thinning hair – or have a thyroid issue. If that’s not causing the problem, you should ask for a referral to a dermatologist or endocrinologist (a hormone specialist) with an interest in hair loss.” Failing that, Kevin recommends, seeing a trichologist – an expert who has specialised, but not medical training, in hair issues.
There are tons of hair-growth supplements on the market, but there are varying opinions as to whether they actually work. While Kevin doesn’t discount their aptitude, he believes a good varied diet that is high in protein should be sufficient.
However, he recommends that we be more mindful of what we wash our hair with. “Using high-quality products which have been recommended by your stylist to suit your particular hair needs will minimise build-up on the scalp and ensure a healthy environment for hair growth,” he says, specifically recommending Aveda’s Invati Range, which he says is the largest selling retail solution to thinning hair and has been proven to reduce hair loss by up to 33pc.
Furthermore, the salon owner says that harsh styling should be kept to a minimum if you find your hair is thinning. Treat it gently to minimise breakage and if you can’t do without hair stylers, at the very least use a heat-protective spray first, to minimise the damage they do to hair. Also, hair is at its most fragile when it is wet, so never comb your hair straight out of the shower.
Invati Thickening Conditioner from Aveda is available in selected salons nationwide including Aveda Salon “Moyo Hair & Beauty” in Dublin.
To read the rest of this article in the Irish Independent, please click the link below.