Thinning Hair

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.

Is Sleep Important for Hair Growth?

an older man with healthy hair sleeping

Modern life is hectic and stressful. Sleep deficits are far too common as we try to get everything done. Doctors have been sounding warnings about how lack of sleep affects health, but does that include hair growth?

Can Lack of Sleep Cause Hair to Fall Out?

The short answer is yes, but it’s complicated. A lack of sleep can lower your hormone levels. While you’re sleeping, your body is producing human growth hormone. If you aren’t sleeping enough to have full sleep cycles or your sleep cycles are getting interrupted causing you to wake up throughout the night, then you might not be producing enough human growth hormones. A lack of sleep can also create stress on your body which increases your chance of telogen effluvium, a significant, albeit potentially temporary, loss of hair on your scalp.

Does Anesthesia Make You Lose Hair?

While some doctors believe there might be a link, the correlation does not prove causation and only a limited amount of research has been done regarding this issue. Anesthesia can slow down cellular division which can adversely affect your hair follicles. This has the potential to also cause telogen effluvium, which again is potentially temporary hair loss though it could still be significant.

The surgery you’re under anesthesia for may have a stronger correlation to potential hair loss. While your body is in a more relaxed state during the surgery under anesthesia, depending on the length and severity of the recovery time, your body and mind may be under significantly heightened levels of stress which could accelerate the risk of hair loss.

Is Sleep Important for Hair Growth?

Let’s move away from the negative and focus on the positive! Proper sleep is important for your hair. Beyond affecting your ability to produce adequate amounts of human growth hormone, sleeping helps with your production of melatonin which has been linked to hair growth.

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Thinning Hair?

Sleep apnea can cause thinning hair, yes. The reasoning is very similar to how a lack of sleep can hair loss as it affects hormone levels. A study was done specifically on how sleep apnea affects hair loss and thinning in men and the results were interesting. While the study showed that sleep apnea had a negligible effect on men that weren’t predisposed to male pattern baldness, it did show that those who were predisposed were highly likely to suffer from hair thinning or loss correlated to the sleep apnea.

Are You Worried About Thinning Hair? Contact Us!

Concerned you may be showing signs of male pattern baldness? Experiencing troubling hair loss and unsure why? Your questions and concerns can be addressed in a free consultation. AT RHRLI, our state-of-the-art facility uses the ARTAS® robot for precise results and faster healing.

You can visit us at our Long Island location in Jericho or at our midtown Manhattan office. Contact us today.

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