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Bad Hair Styling Habits….and How to Reverse Them

Your blow dryer, flat iron, and curling iron can make your hair look great, but too much heat while styling can cause hair to break, thin out and eventually cause permanent damage. While we should be treating our locks delicately and with plenty of TLC – many of us are harming our hair while styling without even knowing it.

Even if you are guilty of these bad habits, it’s never too late to change your regime….blowdryer

Don’t Double Up On Styling Tools – If you blow out your hair and then flat iron or curl it, you’re doing twice as much damage. Learn how to create the texture you want with a blow dryer alone. Different brushes can help create a straight or wavy look. Or use a heat-free styling technique, like braiding while wet and letting it dry into waves.

Buy Good ToolsMost cheaper hot tools only have one setting – these include blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons. You should look for tools with different heat settings and/or that display the temperature.  Professional tools from a beauty supply store typically will have the best tools! Choose dryers with a nozzle attachment to target air flow and a diffuser to help distribute heat more evenly. When you select a heat setting on your dryer or curling or straight iron, consider the thickness of your hair. The finer the hair, the lower the temperature,

Protect your Hair from the Heat – There are hair products made to protect your hair from the heat. A leave-in conditioner is always important! (check out my own Energize Leave-In Conditioner at To protect your hair while styling, work quickly, don’t leave the heat on each section longer than three or four seconds.


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Houston’s Hair Analysis Experts


Get to the ROOT of the problem…

Most people know it’s normal to lose between 50-100 hairs a day… but what happens when your shedding exceeds these numbers and your hair loss becomes more consistent? Men begin to see bald spots or receding hair lines. Women experience thinning throughout their entire scalp. And both worry and wonder why it’s happening –  and more importantly how to correct it.

Many factors can lead to or cause hair loss – hair loss can be hereditary, hormonal, or caused by medications. Perhaps you have a skin or thyroid disease. Maybe it’s just stress. While some causes are temporary and others are permanent, there ARE solutions for each type. A hair and scalp analysis performed by a reputable hair restoration clinic will help you decide on the best hair replacement options for you.

My clinic offers a free hair and scalp analysis during your consultation  –  I don’t know any other places in Houston that will do this complimentary. Diagnosing the hair and scalp allows us to assess and recommend what type of hair restoration options would be best for you. We focus not only on the overall look you are trying to achieve, but also on the long term health of your hair. Our hair analysis expert will provide you with the best solution for your specific type of hair loss – since each individual situation is different from the next…

 If your hair loss is always on your mind, effecting your daily lifestyle or if you’re simply not happy with your hair – call today to schedule a complimentary consultation. After all – it’s you’re life, you’re hair.

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How Is Poor Nutrition and Crash Dieting Related To Hair Loss?

Poor diet can absolutely affect the health of your hair. Eating regiments lacking sufficient protein or iron, too much Vitamin A, drastic weight loss programs, and eating disorders can all affect the growth cycle and the condition of your hair.protein-food

Protein: When the human body doesn’t get enough protein, it rations and divides the only protein available. One way the body can ration protein is to shut down hair growth. Typically about 2-3 months after the body recognizes the insufficient amount of protein, shedding can occur.

Adding more protein to your diet can help stop the hair loss- meats, eggs, and fish are always high in protein. Vegetarians can get more protein by adding nuts, seeds, and beans to their diet.

Crash Dieting: Starving yourself forces the body to direct its energy towards essential and main functions—like helping your heart and brain function properly—as opposed to keeping healthy hair follicles. Many doctors will say that when diagnosing anorexics, one of the main symptoms is hair loss.

Eat a healthy diet with plenty of lean protein like fish, chicken, lentils and beans. After all, hair is MADE of protein. Experts say that protein should total about 25 to 35% of your total daily calorie intake.

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Solutions for Baldness: Newsradio KTRH 740 Talks Laser Hair Therapy With Tom

It’s no secret… the cure for baldness has been an ongoing search for decades. While an actual cure has yet to be discovered – there are many products, treatments, and procedures that are offered as alternatives. So which alternative is the best?

The answer to that question could depend on multiple things, including the correct diagnosis of the cause, but Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a solution every man who is starting to thin or recede should explore.

Low-Level Laser Hair Therapy – The FDA Cleared and Medically Proven Effective Hair Loss Treatment:

Hair loss physicians and medical experts agree that LLLT is a highly viable option to stimulate new growth for men with inherited male pattern hair loss (aka androgenetic alopecia or balding).

In treating androgenetic alopecia with LLLT, physicians have found that LLLT is most effective in stimulating new growth for people with minimal to moderate hair loss. So the sooner you start, the better. Regardless of the stage

you’re in, LLLT will stop the progression of hair loss (keep the situation from getting any worse) and thicken or “plump up” every existing strand by a minimum of 35%.

Laser Light Therapy Devices have been medically proven to effectively help fight hair loss in both men and women.

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Learn more about Low Level Laser Therapy or see if you’re a candidate by calling us at: 713-838-1880 or fill out our free, online consultation form at:

Here’s a clip from my interview…

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Is Your Ponytail Too Tight?

Do you find yourself constantly pulling your hair back in a tight bun or ponytail? Do you wear tight braids or extensions?

Over time, these styles damage the hair follicles; this is a condition known as traction alopecia. One tight hairstyle isn’t going to harm your hair, but after many years, traction alopecia can lead to permanent hair loss.


People who regularly wear tight ponytails have reported receding hairlines and excessive breakage in the forehead area. A tight scalp also restricts blood flow to the follicles, and blood circulation is how our follicles get nourishment.

If you enjoy wearing ponytails, or need to wear your hair up or out of the way, here’s some tips to help avoid problems of Traction Alopecia…

  • Avoid rubber bands to tie the hair – they cause breakage. Use a fabric covered elastic instead, they offer a more gentle grip.

  • Wear your ponytails or buns in different areas of your scalp (for example high vs. low.)

  • Try to wear your hair down when possible, especially while sleeping; rolling around on a pillow can create more friction.

  • If you’re able, try other styles that keep your hair up and out of the way (for example a French twist or loose bun.) Try pinning the hair up with elastic bobby pins, or use a barrette or clip to hold the majority of the weight.

  • Avoid putting your hair up at all when it’s wet. Hair is most fragile and prone to breakage when it’s saturated with H2O.

  • Remember — if it’s pulling on your skin, it’s too tight.

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