Dr. Baiju Gohil

Dandruff and Hair Loss

does dandruff cause hair loss?Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, affects roughly half the adult population. Though it can affect other parts of your body, it primarily causes dry, scaly skin on your scalp resulting in dead skin falling off in flakes, commonly referred to as dandruff. While you may have known all of that already, what you might not have known is that it could lead to hair loss. [Read more…] about Dandruff and Hair Loss

Vitamin B, C & D and Hair Loss

Vitamins and HairHair loss can be caused by many things from genetics to medical conditions, including nutritional and vitamin deficiency While vitamins won’t correct hair loss from radiation treatments, chemotherapy, genetics, or autoimmune diseases, it will help provide a good foundation for hair growth and correct any nutrition-based hair loss. [Read more…] about Vitamin B, C & D and Hair Loss

The Korean Hair Care Trend

Woman with beautiful soft Korean hairInterest in Korean hair care products and techniques has been on the rise in the United States. A combination of lifestyle in addition to several haircare products beyond just shampoo and conditioner can help give you softer, thicker, healthier hair and might even delay the appearance of gray hairs.


What Is Korean Hair Essence?

Dry, frizzy hair is something you’ll have even after you wash your hair. What many people don’t realize is just because you may have just washed your hair doesn’t mean that the moisture will be properly nourishing. If you don’t take care of your hair after a good washing and leave it unkempt, you’ll find that it could end up drier and more damaged than ever.

Korean Hair Essence products help capture and retain that moisture in your hair after washing to make sure you’re getting the proper amount of nutrients and helps to prevent damage, frizzy hair and split ends. They’re lightweight products and come in sprays, oils, and serums.


What Is Korean Hair Coating?

A form of Korean Hair Essence, Korean Hair Coating involves using hair product in damp hair to be combed in and allowed to stay for about twenty minutes for maximum effect. Using collagen and soy proteins, hair coating helps to repair damaged hair as well as give it a soft, shiny, healthy coat.


How Do K-Pop Idols Keep Their Hair Healthy?

Korean hair care products are a part of what keeps K-Pop Idols’ hair healthy, but they have a few more techniques as well. While some of these tips may not be what you’re looking for, like using a high-end wig if you want the look of having bleached and colored your hair, thereby avoid damage to your natural hair, some of these techniques could be applied regularly. Having nutrient- and mineral-rich foods like kimchi in your diet can help, as well as using leftover face moisturizer to tame your dry ends. Something as simple as rinsing your hair with an oil and water mix can help you maintain your hairs’ volume and shine.


How Do You Get Soft Hair?

While some of the techniques listed above can help you make your hair softer, another product to try is a Korean Hair Mask. You put your hair in the mask, massage your hair with the mask on, let it sit for approximately 10-20 minutes, depending on the mask, then wash and dry as normal. If done right, your hair should feel softer than it usually does right away.


How Do You Get Thick Hair?

One of the best products for thicker hair in Korean hair care trends is scalp tonic. This is another product designed to be left in your hair after you’ve washed it. It’s packed with nutrients, and if it’s got biotin, it will help to stimulate hair growth and strengthen it leading to thicker hair.


Get A Free Consultation With RHRLI

If you’ve been suffering from hair loss you may think that these techniques to get thicker, softer, more luxurious hair won’t make a difference in your life. That doesn’t have to be true. At RHRLI, our state-of-the-art facility uses the ARTAS® Robot for natural results and faster healing. You’ll be growing your own natural hair and be able to apply these tips and techniques to have a thicker, softer head of hair than you’ve ever had before. You can visit us at our Long Island location in Jericho or at our midtown Manhattan office. Contact us today.

Post-Treatment Hair Growth Expectations

How Do You Make Your Hair Grow Faster?

post-op hair growth
Everybody is different, and post-ARTAS® transplant procedure, hair regrowth does not involve any serious shortcuts. Harsh hair care products definitely won’t help you grow your hair faster. Hair treatment products containing sulfates should be avoided as they are harsh on your scalp and hair alike. Even cheaper and lower quality shampoos often utilize sulfates so make sure you read [Read more…] about Post-Treatment Hair Growth Expectations

Hairstyle Appreciation Day

man with a tight man bun hairstyleEvery April 30 is Hairstyle Appreciation Day, a day designed to honor hairstyles and those who create them. Hair and hairstyles are getting more attention than ever with the animated short film, Hair Love, winning an Oscar.

Can Your Hairstyle Be the Cause of Your Hair Loss?

Unfortunately, yes, certain hairstyles can lead to hair loss. While people can lose hair for a wide variety of reasons like genetics, autoimmune disorders, stress, etc. certain hairstyles can cause temporary hair loss which can become permanent.

The hairstyles most likely to cause hair thinning are:

What all of those hairstyles have in common are that they can tightly pull on the hair follicles. If continued over time, without breaks or alternating styles, the tension causes inflammation and damages the hair follicle, causing permanent hair loss called traction alopecia. While all of those styles and more can be performed without the unnecessary tension that leads to hair loss, it’s all too common for it to turn into a problem.

Worse, certain professions have requirements or expectations that involve these hairstyles. Military personnel, ballerinas, law enforcement officers, gymnasts, and surgical teams frequently have to wear their hair in tight buns or braids. In some cases, short hairstyles can be worn as an alternative but not always, which means women and people of color,  disproportionately suffer from traction alopecia.

Hairstyles to Prevent Hair Loss and Hairstyles for Traction Alopecia

Loose hairstyles do not cause traction alopecia. If alternated with those that constrain the hair, traction alopecia can be averted or reversed. Some hairstylists of African descent have developed hairstyles for traction alopecia that camouflage the condition while giving the scalp a chance to rest.

Other hairstyle trends that can lead to traction alopecia:

  • Using clips, bands, pins, etc.
  • Sleeping in rollers every night
  • Wearing the same tight hairstyle all the time
  • Having very long hair for a long time – the weight can pull on the scalp
  • Tight ponytails, buns, braids, twists, dreadlocks, cornrows, weaves, extensions, etc.

The other important aspect of traction alopecia is recognizing it early because the sooner it is detected and addressed, the better the results and the greater the chance of reversal.

Early symptoms of traction alopecia include:

  • Scalp redness
  • Headaches
  • Stinging, itching, or soreness in the scalp
  • Widening hair part
  • Scalp sensitivity after letting your hair down

Celebrate Hairstyle Appreciation Day and take care of your scalp by trying a new style if you are concerned about developing traction alopecia or wear your hair pulled tightly. The change of pace will be good for both your mood and your hair follicles.

RHRLI Are the Hair Restoration Experts

If you’re suffering from hair loss, we here at RHRLI have the experience to restore your head of hair. Our state-of-the-art facility uses the ARTAS® robot for precise results and faster healing. To learn more as to why RHRLI is Long Island’s hair restoration leader, contact us today.

Coronavirus Safety

RHRLI has reopened. Be assured that we are following all CDC guidelines for safety and sanitary operation to avoid the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19. None of our patients or staff team have had any symptoms nor have they tested positive.

We are also still doing complimentary phone and virtual consultations if that makes you more comfortable and are available to answer questions.