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Preventing and Treating Hair Loss – Get to the root of the problem!

Hair Loss Treatments

Many women with hair loss suffer in silence, altering their hairstyle to hide thinning or patches. But the sooner you seek care, the better the chances of successfully treating hair loss. Most of us will experience some degree of hair loss during the course of our lives. Here is your basic guide to hair loss, diagnostic criteria and treatment options.

What causes hair loss?

  • Hair style: Your style of hair can cause hair loss when your hair is arranged in ways that pull on your roots, like tight ponytails, braids, or corn rows. This type of hair loss is called traction alopecia. If hair follicles are damaged, the loss can be permanent.
  • Vitamin deficiency.
  • Dieting (rapid weight loss).
  • Restrictive diets.
  • Over processed scalp hair (breakage).

What causes anagen effluvium hair loss?

  • Toxic substances, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and some medications. These cause sudden hair loss that can occur anywhere on your body. It happens to hair in the growth stage. Sometimes, this type of hair loss can be permanent if your hair follicles are damaged.

What causes telogen effluvium hair loss?

  • Extreme physical stress or shock to your body: This causes temporary hair loss. This category includes events like losing a lot of weight, surgery, anemia, illness and having a baby.
  • Extreme emotional stress: mental illness, the death of a loved one, etc.
  • An abnormal thyroid.
  • Medications and supplements: blood pressure medicines, gout medicines and high doses of Vitamin A.
  • Hormone changes caused by pregnancy, menopause or birth control pills.

What causes FPHL (Female Pattern Hair Loss)?

  • Genes: Your family’s genes can cause thinning of hair along the top of your head.
  • Aging: Hormone changes as you age can cause balding.
  • Menopause: This type of hair loss often gets worse when estrogen is lost during menopause.

There are also some conditions that affect hair loss:

  • Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that causes patchy hair loss on your head and possibly other places on your body. It’s usually not permanent.

Hair may fall out while washing or brushing or even fall out with no encouragement at all, but the good news is that you can regrow your hair without drugs.

How to Regrow Hair without drugs

Avoid drugs that can regrow hair, instead you’re better of addressing the underlying cause of hair loss and treat it naturally.

1.) Manage stress, by trying to calm your nervous system. Try simple natural meditation techniques to promote high level health and wellness, get more sleep & exercise.

2.) Balance your thyroid hormones, by easing stress to help hormones stay in balance. Eat well and have a nutritional diet which emphasises healthy fats.

3.) Decrease inflammation by eating foods full of nutrients -colourful rich veggies and avoid sugar and simple carbs.

4.) Prepare the scalp for the subsequent treatments with two functions: skin renewal and purifying action. We recommend using INSIGHT REBALANCING Scalp Exfoliating Cream, which aims to clear the scalp from dead cells, residues of technical products and impurities, reactivating the microcirculation and prepares the skin for treatment. If you suspect to have dandruff, we also recommend treating your hair with INSIGHT ANTI DANDRUFF Purifying Treatment, to counteract the dandruff and soothe the scalp irritations to prepare the scalp for further treatments. Treat and prevent all causes of hair loss with a concentrate of plant extracts.

5.) Introduce a healthy daily routine, starting with organic hair care products, try INSIGHT LOSS CONTROL Shampoo & Fortifying Treatment packed with organic extracts, including horse chestnut to help strengthen and condition the hair growth, specially formulated for people with weak hair, suffering from hair loss & thinning hair. Apply these products massaging over the scalp, at least 3 times a week, for at least 2 / 3 consecutive weeks for effective results.

6.) Use a conditioning mask to boost your hair’s shine. Once a week, apply a deep conditioning hair mask for extra moisturising powers, and leave on for 15–20 minutes

The most common reasons you lose your hair are stress, hormone imbalances (particularly testosterone & thyroid hormones and chronic inflammation). When our bodies are under stress or low on calories, protein, or nutrients our hair folicles stay in the resting, rather than growing phases. If you’re not sure what’s causing your hair loss or you haven’t had any success with these tips, it’s important to check in with a dermatologist to figure out what’s going on.

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It’s That Time of the Year Again!

It’s that time of the year again! Australia’s largest display of brands, products, word-class education, international talent and show-stopping live performances, all in one place. The 2019 Sydney Hair Expo is bigger than ever showcasing professional tools to new colour ranges to add to your salon shelves.

INSIGHT Professional Australia has the pleasure to bring to you, straight from Italy to our shores, the salon organic hair care range.
We are very proud to be exhibiting at ICC Darling Harbour to show everyone our full colour, styling & haircare ranges for all hair types. Developed by industry experts to provide you with natural & safe formulas, made from powerful plants & certified organic ingredients.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Stand #H136.

Secure your Expo tickets today!

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Natural Care whatever your Hair Type!

Whether your hair is dry, frizzy, oily, thick, thin, dandruff prone, coloured, damaged, long or short, we have the perfect natural hair care product for you.
INSIGHT products are nourishing, rich in protective and essential organic ingredients with a healthy choice in purity, to protect hair/skin health and radiance.
Innovative, nonconventional formulations that protect hair health and radiance through rigorous selection of the raw materials, at the same time guaranteeing absolute styling perfection and high professional content. Tailored for all types of hair, to create your own daily ritual of beauty and wellness.

Cleanse, Protect, Nourish & Style the Natural Way!

Changes in temperature, stress, hormone imbalances, pollution and heat styling can really take the toll on our hair, so its very important to look after it! Choosing the right Shampoo and Conditioner is a great place to start, and at INSIGHT Professional you’ll find plenty of choices, to set you on your way to luscious healthy hair in no time! With so many products on the market claiming to contain natural ingredients, the choice can be overwhelming. At INSIGHT, we only formulate according to precise ecological and health conscious parameters.

Here are the ingredients we choose NOT to use:

  1.   SYNTHETIC COLOURANTS FREE
  2.   SLS/SLES FREE  (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
  3.   PARABENS AND MIT FREE
  4.   ALL ALLERGENS FREE (Fragrances)
  5.   SILICONES FREE
  6.   MINERAL OILS AND PETROLATUM FREE
We go the extra mile to ensure every product is completely free from toxins to bring healthier, safe alternatives which include; OZONATED WATER, HIGH PERCENTAGE Of NATURALITY, PHYTO AND ORGANIC EXTRACTS, NICKEL TESTED, 100% MADE IN ITALY. In addition, all of our haircare range is VEGAN OK CERTIFIED products in the ingredients and manufacturing process…. we have never tested on animals. By choosing natural haircare, you can rest assured that the ingredients will not contaminate the environment or your body. The environmental sustainability of INSIGHT Professional products does not stop at the formulas, but also embraces the packaging world! We choose to use 100% POST CONSUMER RECYCLED PET for all bottles and jars of the INSIGHT line, because caring for the world we live in and minimising packaging waste is our mission to protect the environment in daily life.

This is the reason why we have created a complete system of INSIGHT haircare products, offering gentle yet effective green formulas: professional quality at accessible prices, which you can choose your right combination. Your hair has always been our passion!

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FANTASY COLOURS – Tips for Maintaining Bright Hair Colour!

Pack a Pigment Punch with our NEW fastest colours

Dying your hair is always fun and it’s also a great way to kickoff the new year! Pack a pigment punch with our NEW fastest colours. INCOLOR Enhancing Direct Pigments, a new, easy-to-apply formulation in gel form to place accents on hair tips, fringes or face-frame sections; create exciting ombre and highlighting effects. Fastasy colours are the ultimate tool for creative colour.

 

Good Color Starts with Healthy Hair

Unhealthy, damaged hair will not hold colour well. You may make it from black hair to pink in a week by bleaching your hair twice a day but that pink won’t hold because your hair is in rough shape. Be patient with your journey from dark hair to coloured hair. Make sure to nurture your hair. Hair masks and repair products are your best friends! Try INSIGHT DAILY USE  Energizing Mask & INSIGHT DRY HAIR Nourishing Mask.

 

Rinse Hair with Cool Water

This is actually my best tip. Warm water opens the hair cuticle allowing the colour to escape. I’m not saying you need to wash your hair with ice cold water, but in reality, the colder the better. Wash and rinse hair in cold water, toss it up in a towel then crank that water up for the rest of the shower.

Cold water also helps reduce bleeding if you have more than one color, otherwise your hair colour will just turn into a mess similar to when you mix different colors of paint together.

While we’re on the subject of water, it should be noted that swimming in chlorinated water is awful for your hair color. (But hey, if you want to fade your hair, go for it!) For good measures, just keep your hair dry as much as possible and avoid hot water!

 

Avoid Shampoos with Sulfates & choose SLS/SLES FREE

Sulfates (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate) and alcohol-based products are two huge things that will fade any hair colour. Sulfate free shampoos can be kind of tricky to find sometimes, but they’re definitely worth switching to. INSIGHT professional has a wide selection of hair shampoos & conditioners which are SLS/SLES FREE. Instead INSIGHT uses gentler cleansing agent, derived from coconut, using a more dermo-compatible cleansing product means protecting scalp health and balance over time.

Even with sulfate free shampoo, you should still try to cut back on shampoo use. Shampoo strips your hair of its natural oils, as well as the colour. If you’re lucky enough to not have super greasy hair, skip washing every other day and use a protective MASK on your off days. Our choice is INSIGHT COLORED HAIR Protective Mask which protects hair colour, & deeply nourishes the hair, leaving it softer & healthier than ever.

 

Avoid Prolonged Exposure to the Sun

Just like your skin, the sun isn’t necessarily good for your hair color. Try wearing a hat if you’ll be spending a long time in the sun. There are also products to protect the hair from weather conditions, sun rays, chlorine & sea salt. We recommend trying INSIGHT ANTIOXIDANT rejuvenating MASK & INSIGHT ANTIOXIDANT protective hairspray.

All of the above should help you maintain your hair colour & enjoy your vivid pigments for fashion results on the fly!

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OUR VALUES & CHOICES

Natural Hair Product

Our laboratories formulate according to precise ecological and health conscious parameters. Here are the ingredients we chose not to use:

 

SYNTHETIC COLOURANTS FREE

All INSIGHT products are without synthetic dyes, with the exception of one product (Anti-yellow shampoo) in which the use of dye is unavoidable because it performs an action needed for the formula to work.

 

ALLERGENS FREE (FRAGRANCES)

We chose to use only fragrances without allergens, so that our treatments will be as gentle as possible, even on the most sensitive scalps.

 

SLS/SLES FREE

All of our shampoos are formulated without SLS and SLES (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate), which are considered aggressive and potentially irritating surfactants. Instead we chose to use a gentler cleansing agent, SODIUM COCETH SULFATE, derived from coconut. Using a more dermo-compatible cleansing product means protecting scalp health and balance over time.

 

SILICONES FREE

Silicones are inorganic polymers derived from silicon that are produced through chemical synthesis processes. Although it’s true that they give immediate softness and shine to hair, thanks to their film forming effect, they prevent the penetration of the active ingredients since they occlude the scales of the cuticle. That is why we eliminate silicones, where possible, from our formulations.

 

PARABENS AND MIT FREE

Parabens and MITs are preservatives that have become the subject of controversy. Scientific research has not yet taken a definitive stance on whether or not they are harmful. While awaiting for a response that dispels all doubt, we decided to use some alternative preservative systems. In particular, we use a biodegradable mixture of fruit acids for all our shampoos: Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate. For masks and conditioners instead we use a preservative mixture composed of Benzyl Alcohol and a naturally derived softening agent, Glyceryl Laurate (derived from palm oil).

 

MINERAL OILS AND PETROLATUM FREE

Petrolatum (Paraffinum liquidum) is a refined petroleum product with film-forming properties that prevents correct transpiration and oxygenation of scalp and hair. We opted to replace it, where possible, with more dermo-compatible naturally derived ingredients with the same properties, but fewer unknowns to health. The skin and hair must be free to do the most natural thing possible, i.e. breathe.

 

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5 Reasons You Should Switch To Insight

The organic revolution has hit our shores and is here to stay. Over the last decade, more people are making a lifestyle shift and switching to an all natural hair care. Here at Insight Australia, nature is our number one source of inspiration and we aim to safeguard the health and shine of hair through a selection of raw materials. All our products are tailored for all hair types to create your own beauty regime.

Here are 10 reasons why you should switch to Insight today:

  1. 100% Made In Italy: The quality of our product is guaranteed beginning from the laboratory until the final delivery, in over 20 countries worldwide. A value that is a sign of distinction, perfection and style.
  2. Allergen Free Fragrances: We chose to use only fragrances without allergens, to let our treatments be more gentle on even the most sensitive skin.
  3. Colourant Free: All Insight products are colourant free
  4. Silicon Free: A common ingredient, silicones over time can damage the hair structure. That’s why, wherever possible, silicon has been removed from our formulations
  5. Phyto and Organic Extracts: A blend of oils and butter of natural origin work in synergy with these extracts, increasing nourishment of hair.

Each of us has own identity, uniqueness, preferences and hair. This is the reason why we have created for you a complete system in which you can choose your right combination. What’s your combo?