Friday, 26 January 2018

Is it bad to shampoo every day?

First thing first – people had told me that washing my hair every day was ‘bad’, so I wanted to clear that up.
“It’s fine to wash and condition your hair every day, as long as you are using a gentle daily use shampoo,” Trichologist Kate Dawes told Mamamia.
“Be aware that by removing the natural oils (known as sebum), your sebaceous glands will naturally produce more. Always look for shampoos that are SLS and paraben free, as well as pH balanced.”
Read the full article here.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Foli Sim Launches in Melbourne

It's official! Foli Sim Scalp Micropigmentation has landed in the middle of Melbourne within the grand building, Bank House!

This is our first base on the East coast, so we're super excited that we're growing and can offer men and women on the other side of Australia flawless scalp micropigmentation results with outstanding customer service.

Foli Sim is a family owned hair loss clinic specialising in scalp micropigmentation and feather touch microblading. This boutique clinic evolved from Medical Hair Restoration Australia and prides itself on having highly qualified practitioners, modern equipment and producing outstanding customer results.

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a natural looking, non-invasive treatment for men and women affected with hair loss. SMP can give you the appearance of greater thickness and natural looking density by using specially designed equipment to apply tiny dots of pigment to the scalp.

When delivered by a skilled practitioner, these tiny dots of pigments replicate the natural hair follicles making SMP a great way to restore receded hairlines, cover thinning / bald patches and camouflage scalp scars.

Foli Sim has clinics in Melbourne and Perth. To find out more call 1300 668 490 or complete an online enquiry. Consultations are free of charge and there is no obligation.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Introducing GENOME® Hair

GENOME® Hair Amplification is an advanced system of products consisting of a moisturising shampoo, conditioner and a scalp activating massage foam that addresses hair loss in both men and women. When used together, the GENOME® range will reduce hair shedding and promote hair growth. 
GENOME® Hair effectively combines 21st century scientific knowledge with ancient, time tested, healing properties of Australian bush medicine, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine and hair care remedies. 
All our products contain 99.9% natural ingredients, that have been clinically trialled to improve hair loss and promote healthy hair growth. With our advanced formulations, technology and manufacturing know-how, Genome Hair is truly a revolutionary line of highly effective hair care remedies of uncompromising quality. 

GENOME® Hair product system is a collaborative effort between Medical Hair Restoration Australia and Y-Not Natural, a Western Australian manufacturing company. Using advanced formulations and technology, we combine the highest quality natural ingredients with minimal synthetic non-toxic ingredients. 
Manufactured in a TGA approved facility, GENOME® is proudly Australian made and is truly a revolutionary line of highly effective hair-care remedies of uncompromising quality.

• Clinically trialed and proven ingredients
• Effective on all hair types for both women and men
• Suitable for both Male and Female Pattern Baldness
• Suitable for excessive shedding
• Suitable for Alopecia Areata, Univeralis and Totalis
• When used regularly, miniaturized hair will be restored, gaining significant hair density
• Natural alternative to medications
• No unwanted side effects
• TGA approved manufacturing facility
• No animal testing
• Australian made
To learn more about GENOME® Hair go to or call 1800668480

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Reasons your hair may be shedding

Whether its stress, diet or health, your hair will tell you if things have got to change...

Realising your hair is falling out is pretty scary, especially if you have no idea why.

The bad news is that there are a lot of causes to hair loss, but the good news is that most causes can be identified and easily treated yourself.

Here are a few reasons your hair is packing up, abandoning your scalp and opting for a better life down the plug hole, in your hairbrush, or on just about every item of clothing you own. Read more

Monday, 19 October 2015

The sun; your hair’s dream friend or its worst nightmare?

The sunscreen will be coming out in thick waves this summer, what are you doing to protect your hair?

We’ve had a pretty hot past couple of weeks here in Perth (and by pretty hot, we’re talking over 30 degrees). Since this is only spring, we’re gulping at the thought of the UV rays that will be beating down on us come summer, and of the damage it could do to our hair. 

Obviously the best way to protect your hair is with a hat. However, we also understand that some days your fabulously floppy hat just won’t do, or your hair is looking so darn fine it would be a shame to cover it up. So lets get clued up on how to protect your hair this summer…

How does the sun damage hair?

Let’s start with what a big dose of UV does to the hair. According to WA leading Trichologist Kate Dawes, it ruins our precious keratin cells. “The sun damages the cuticle layer of the hair, which consists of layers of scale-like keratin cells. These scales lift up, causing that dry, brittle feeling.” If that wasn’t bad enough, it will also play havoc with those highlights you just spent a fortune on. “Sunshine will also strip out artificial colour and lighten natural coloured hair,” says Kate.

Healthy cuticle
Damaged cuticle
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Vitamin D = Hair growth

You’ve probably heard that the sun’s Vitamin D is good for hair as it makes it grow, right? Well according to Kate it does, but in an indirect way. “Vitamin D receptors play an important role in a healthy hair growth cycle. Vitamin D activates the cells within the hair shaft that produce hair, so those with a deficiency often experience hair loss. Therefore, the sun can make your hair grow!”

But before you make a break for the great outdoors, remember that direct sunlight onto the hair will damage the structure. “Hair itself does not synthesize Vitamin D from the sun, this only occurs in the skin. So getting sunshine onto the hair will only lighten your hair colour and cause damage to the hair shaft. You need moderate exposure on your skin to produce the required vitamin D,” says Kate. But always use sunscreen and be careful when leaving your head unprotected, as extreme sunburn on your scalp can damage your follicles.

Stay away from…

There are many products out there that can be found in hair “protectors”, but Kate warns that if they contain any of the following, leave them on the shelf…
    Oxybenzone - this can be absorbed into the blood stream and acts like oestrogen within the body.
    Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A palmitate) has a reaction when exposed to sunlight and has been linked to the increase in the spread of malignant cells. Eek!
    Fragranceany product with a “Fragrance” in it should be avoided. They contain Parabens (hormone disruptors) and phthalates (very carcinogenic - aka cancer causing!) This doesn’t just stand for your hair, they’re in nearly every perfume on the market!

The best protection…

So what’s the best product to use? “Slick it back into a ponytail using organic coconut oil. This is a natural sunscreen that not only protects your hair, but conditions it at the same time!” says Kate. 

Ok summer, bring it on!

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Friday, 21 August 2015

Essential vitamins for hair

Are you feeding your hair the nutrients it needs?

Diet is one of the most important factors when it comes to your hairs health as hair needs a blend of specific vitamins to grow long and strong. 

The good news is that the vitamins needed for healthy hair are in so many common foods you probably have in your kitchen right now. The bad news? Read more

Friday, 26 December 2014

How Help Hair Protein can help

Help Hair Whey Protein is an all-natural, vitamin rich protein drink designed to provide all the essential amino-acids, vitamins and proteins that make up the nutritional support for fuller, thicker and healthier hair.

Please avoid the following Anabolic supplements to maximize the effects of Help Hair Protein Shake: 

1) Whey Protein Isolate
2) Creatine especially Arginine or Orthonine
3) Growth Hormone
4) Testosterone patches, gel or injection
6) Andro-prohormone
7) Steroids
8) Energy drinks which contain arginine and high amounts of sugar and caffeine
9) Glutamine
10) Avoid all protein drinks while taking Help Hair Shake including egg, casein, soy, hemp protein
11) Avoid all soy products and do not mix the shake with soy milk
12) HCG
13) Bio-indenticals Tell tell your doctor if you are taking any herbs or supplements not discussed such as Bromelain which may degrade the protein.

Do's and Dont's for taking Help Hair Protein:

1) Avoid taking extra hair vitamins such as biotin. This will slow regrowth.
2) Please take the shake daily. Proper nutrition is important to the hair follicle. If a constant supply of nutrition is not maintained or interrupted during regeneration this will slow the process.
3) Do not heat the shake. It will denature the protein.
4) If you have a change in health; uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia, irregular menses, endocrine problems contact your doctor as this will affect the regrowth using the shake.
5) Multivitamins, fish oil, vitamin C and E will not interfere with the shake
6) Spicy foods such as curcumin (turmeric) or chili-peppers will actually enhance the effects of the shake
7) Caffeine of 200 MG daily(1-2 cups of coffee) will also enhance the shake.
8) Do not exceed 5 MG a day of biotin

Dosage: Weight in lbs; 125-250 lbs one scoop 2 x a day taken 12 hrs apart. More than 2 scoops a day is anabolic. For women 95-114 lbs one scoop daily and 1 Help Hair vitamin 12 hrs later. If you are unable to take 1 scoop 2 x daily then the second best is 1 scoop and 1 Help Hair vitamin (8-10 hrs apart).

Help Hair Protein Shake is a whey protein and is 99% lactose free and if you are lactose intolerant just add the shake to orange or grape juice and let sit for 15-20 minutes and the acidity will dissolve the extra small amount of milk sugar. Drinking the shake an hour or two after a meal also helps. Check all warnings on the label for a full list. But do not use the shake if taking sulfonamides , blood thinners, pregnancy , lactating , excessive alcohol or liver disease, sensitive to niacin or allergic to iodine.

Recipes: Mix Help Hair Protein Shake with ice, milk, skim milk, almond milk, water, orange or grape juice but never Soy Milk. Smoothies are tasty with fruit and filling. Adding instant coffee to chocolate flavor makes for a mocha frappé and studies have shown caffeine is good for hair regrowth but not excessive amounts. You can add the shake with oatmeal but be careful to not heat the whey since you may denature the protein.

Weight Loss: Help Hair Shake can be used for weight loss by replacing either one meal a day (breakfast or lunch) or using it as a snack replacement. You can drink it before lunch and dinner to replace an evening snack.

The shake can be used for working out. Adding milk, yogurt or even peanut butter will increase the protein per dose to 16-20 gms per serving.

Eating protein such as steak, chicken, fish daily is fine. Large amounts of egg whites can reduce your body of biotin.

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