During this very stressful unprecedented time, people are seeing physical effects of their stress and angst. These physical effects can include irritable skin such as eczema and psoriasis and temporary hair loss also known astelogen effluvium. Unfortunately, there is no way to stop an episode of telogen effluvium, but we can help to prevent it by keeping a healthy clean and cared for scalp. Hair is made up of primarily protein (keratin), so it’s no surprise that sufficient protein is vital to maintain and grow hair. Also, be sure to avoid very tight hairstyles, excessive heat styling, or chemical-based treatments, as these can contribute to hair loss and irritable scalp.
It is very important to keep the scalp clean and purified from the pollution and build up from products - this could create scalp inflammation and scalp problems. We have just re-launched the scalp facial at Neville Hair & Beauty which can help cleanse the scalp like you would your skin in a facial. It is important to treat your scalp like you would any other part of your body - keep it clean and hydrated.
It is vital that you steer away from dry shampoo - it is the biggest enemy for your scalp unless you have regular scalp facials. Dry shampoo creates a build up on your scalp and can be difficult to remove with an at home shampoo. This in turn can create a film which could give you oily hair and blocked follicles.
The secret to a long lasting blowdry and style is a clean scalp. A clean scalp keeps the hair follicles cleaner for longer, and in good health.
What is Neville Hair & Beauty doing to help combat this?
The Scalp Facial is a newly revisited treatment that targets the health of the scalp.
The quest for healthy, full, shiny hair begins with a healthy scalp. If you think how dirty your body gets after a day, then imagine what your hair and scalp contend with… hands, sweat, the back of bus and Tube seats and environmental pollution. In the same way that using the right skin care can help our skin to look healthier and younger, using regular scalp masks to exfoliate and stimulate can help promote a healthy scalp and hair.
When it comes to this extra dose of TLC, it is Neville’s view that Londoners are the most in need. “One of the main factors that affect the condition of the scalp is stress, which is particularly common with Londoners who have highly pressurised jobs, as it can stimulate more androgens, the male hormones that can be responsible for hair thinning, and it can also exacerbate dandruff. As our hair is made of the protein keratin, a poor diet can also contribute to the cause of hair loss. With Londoners working longer hours, people are often tempted to eat takeaways or ready meals, which aren’t rich in the nutrients our bodies need.” comments Elena Lavagni, owner of Neville Hair and Beauty, which has tended to the attention-starved follicles of many celebrities and aristocrats in its 30 years.
They begin by brushing hair from roots to tips to shift the natural oils from the scalp through to the ends, a manual exfoliation. They then slather the head with a chosen organic oil, be it bergamot, rosemary or eucalyptus to cleanse and rejuvenate. A head tingling shiatsu massage is carried out then your hair is popped in for a15-minute steam.
The scalp is rinsed with a tonic and then hair receives the famous Neville Blow Dry.
This follicle refreshment takes an hour and will give lifeless hair, itchy scalp a whole new life.
£120 including a blowdry.