How often should I wash
Generally, hair falls into the following
groups: normal, oily, dry and damaged. Regardless of your hair type, we
recommend washing the hair everyday as this keeps the scalp clean and
prevents oily build-up. It is important to maintain a healthy and clean
scalp to help minimize hair loss. Dandruff, seborrhea, fungus bacteria,
and pollution are all factors that will accelerate hair loss. If you have
dry hair it is best to use a mild shampoo that has been designed for
everyday use. We also recommend using Nizoral AD® shampoo several times a
week to improve your results with Spectral DNC - especially if you have
oily hair or dandruff. Several studies have shown that Nizoral AD® can
increase the number of active hair follicles.
Oily Hair. If your hair is generally
oily or greasy, avoid running your hands through your hair. Putting your
hands through your hair only spreads the oil and leads to clogged hair
follicles which can generally contribute to hair loss. When it comes to
washing your oily hair, choose shampoos designed specifically for oily
hair. It is best to avoid the use of conditioners if your hair is oily.
If your hair doesn’t feel obviously oily in between washes it is best to
use a mild shampoo. Avoid shampoos specifically designed for dry hair as
it can further clog the hair follicles. Johnson & Johnson® Baby
shampoo is an excellent shampoo for daily use if you have dry hair.
Bleaching and coloring treatments are pretty tough on hair and can cause
damage to the scalp. Drugstore home treatments are particularly harsh and
should be avoided. It is highly recommended that you avoid these
treatments if you are experiencing hair loss.
African hair is usually prone to damage and dryness. African hair is also
very curly and this causes the oil secreted from the scalp to get trapped
under the hair. This oil can clog the hair follicle and accelerate hair
loss. For this reason, it is also recommended for people of African
descent to wash the hair every day with a mild shampoo to help minimize
Style in moderation. Styling products
contain agents that, if used in excess, will make your hair even oilier.
Avoid mousses, pomades, gels and styling creams and lotions. If you must
use styling aids then try to use them in moderation. Following the above
guidelines will help accelerate your treatment with Spectral DNC. Once you
have restored your hair growth to normal levels then you can return to
your standard hair care routine. Continued use of Spectral DNC will help
you maintain strong and healthy looking hair.