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Mind the Scalp

Healthy hair is an eye-catching sight, but the scalp hidden below is the real foundation for beauty. Buried beneath a mass of locks, the scalp determines the hair's strength, density and life span. Given its vital role in hair's health and appearance, scalp maintenance should be a priority. But as haircare usually tops the agenda, scalps rarely receive the necessary attention.

 A healthy scalp is the foundation for beautiful hair, but it often doesn't get the attention it needs.
A healthy scalp is the foundation for beautiful hair, but it often doesn't get the attention it needs.

"An unhealthy scalp causes a whole spectrum of problems," says Dr. Doris Day, a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City. "It can be as mild as itching or severe enough to cause scarring and hair loss." With that in mind, Nioxin recently introduced the Thinning Hair System, a three-step scalp and haircare program that strengthens and nourishes the hair shaft. According to Day, chemicals such as fragrances, sprays and dyes are the scalp's greatest threat, taking their toll on the sensitive, follicle-laden skin. The Thinning Hair System gently cleanses and removes toxins and residue from the scalp and adds thickness from inside the cuticle to fight thinning hair.

Additional dangers to the scalp include pulling or scratching, lather-intensive shampoos and sun exposure. Nioxin Thinning Hair System cleanses gently and packs SPF 15 protection to counter the damage caused by the sun. "People have a healthy scalp most of the time and an unhealthy scalp some of the time," says Day. "It depends on how long they've been ignoring it."

 Nioxins Thinning Hair System has a formula custom-fit to care for any scalp, whether hair is fine or coarse, natural or processed, noticeably thinning or in the early  stages of hair loss.
Nioxins Thinning Hair System has a formula custom-fit to care for any scalp, whether hair is fine or coarse, natural or processed, noticeably thinning or in the early stages of hair loss.

To keep your clients' scalps in top condition, Day recommends minimizing the amount of time spent processing hair with chemicals and heat and to use products that are specifically designed to care for it. "Some products only take you through the day," she says. "Use products with long-term results." Nioxin's three-step systems, which consist of different formulas to address various scalp and haircare needs, ease the journey to healthy, long-lasting locks. And, as hair loss and thinning strands grow more common in our product-laden world, the most important step is taking action now to keep the scalp healthy for the future. For more information, visit www.nioxin.com, or call (800) 628-9890.

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Jean Luo

Jean Luo