Thursday 28 March 2019

Say Hello To Dandruff-Free Hair

Visible dry flakes on your shoulder can be really embarrassing and your dry scalp is to be blamed for that. Dry scalp can get itchy, red and irritated and make your hair look dry and dull.
Read on to find out what dry scalp actually is and how it can be treated!

Factors Causing Your Scalp to Go Dry

Hair problems are a very common issue and the frustration is real. There can be a lot of reasons causing your scalp to dry out. Here are some signs and causes of a dry scalp:

-      Constant Itchiness - If your scalp is constantly itching, it can be counted as an indication that your scalp is drying out. You might not see flakes in the early stages, but you shouldn’t ignore this sign.
-      Dry and Frizzy Hair - If you have rough hair that lacks moisture, then you might have a problematic situation called dry scalp. Dehydrated hair can be an early indication of dry scalp. Get your hair treated instead of over-conditioning it.
-      Weather Conditions - Weather effects a lot of things including your hair. Most of the time, a fall in the temperature can result in a dry scalp.
-      Hair Products - Not all hair products suit every hair type. Dry scalp can also be caused by using wrong hair products. These products dry out the moisture that’s already existing on your scalp.
-      Seborrhea - It's a yeast infection that itches your skin. The sebaceous glands secrete oil and the yeast grows on this oily substance. The yeast and the excessive oil secretion by our glands cause the skin to redden which leads to infection.

Treat Your Dry Scalp Before it’s Too Late

Every problem has a solution and so does your stubborn dry scalp problem. Kaya has a range of hair care products for every hair type. You can drop in at your nearest Kaya Skin Clinic and get the treatment for your hair.
-      Dandruff Shampoos - Try dandruff shampoos that contain ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione or selenium oxide. These ingredients can moisturize dry and flaky skin and make your scalp healthy again. Kaya offers an Anti Dandruff Shampoo that’s mild and effective. It gently removes dandruff and nourishes the scalp.
-      Conditioning Treatments - A scalp that doesn’t produce enough sebum (natural oil secreted by the scalp) can lead to dry hair and make your scalp itchy. Nourish and condition your scalp to provide it the care it needs. Hot oil treatments may prove to be beneficial depending on your hair type.
-      Vitamin B - Lack of Vitamin B intake can cause dry scalp. Increase your Vitamin B intake through whole-grain bread, fruits, and vegetables.
-      Scalp Massage - Gentle massages are a good solution to dry scalp. Massage your scalp with your fingertips while you shampoo or oil your hair. Do this every time you wash your hair and see the results in just a few weeks!

Hair Care at Kaya

Kaya’s Anti Dandruff Shampoo is an effective scalp purifying shampoo. It’s formulated with Piroctone Olamine that gently removes dandruff. It also contains Vitamin B5 that provides moisture and prevents further damage.

Kaya’s Anti Dandruff Lotion is an overnight lotion that comes with Piroctone Olamine to soothe the itchy and irritated scalp. The lotion’s highly effective formula is a blend of dandruff controlling agents that stop dandruff scales from forming.

Every hair type needs a different solution. A lot of times its a ‘trial and error’ process to find that perfect shampoo for your hair. At Kaya, you can talk to the in-house dermatologists to find out the best solution for your hair problems.

Say goodbye to treatments that don’t work and say hello to Kaya Hair Care!

Friday 22 March 2019

Bothered By The Presence Of Dark Underarm Hair? Switch to Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Body hair is one of the major concerns for many women these days. Waxing is a painful procedure and shaving causes razor cuts and discoloration of the skin. It’s time for you to consider laser hair removal treatment and say goodbye to all those waxing appointments once and for all!

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is one of the most commonly used hair removal treatments in many countries. This procedure uses a laser light that destroys hair follicles. For it to be fully effective, the treatment might take up to 3-4 sessions. Based on the hair and skin type, some people might need a few touch-up sessions. Laser hair removal is a painless procedure and does not affect the skin around the treated area.

Laser hair removal treatment might be an option worth considering if shaving, waxing, and epilation do not give you the desired results.

Is Laser Hair Removal Beneficial?

Laser hair removal is a painless procedure and also provides long-lasting results. It has a lot of advantages over other hair removal methods, such as:

Precision: The laser light targets and destroys dark and coarse hair. It does not affect the skin around the treated areas.

Long-lasting results: Laser hair removal is one of the most effective hairs removal procedures. After an average of five sessions, some people even experience long-term hair reduction!

Faster: Laser hair removal is a fast procedure, and a large area of skin can be treated at one time. The beam of the laser light just takes a fraction of second to destroy the hair follicles. Small areas like underarms can take up to 15-20 minutes to be treated.

Say Goodbye To Hairy Underarms With Kaya

Head to your nearest Kaya outlet to get smooth and hair-free underarms! Kaya has a team of expert dermatologists that will make sure you get the best hair removal treatment.

At Kaya, the treatment is carried out in three basic steps. First, the experts assess and understand the pattern of hair growth, your skin type and hair type in detail. Second, a patch test using the laser is done on a small area of your skin to check for reactions. If it goes well and there are no reactions, the experts design a treatment plan for you.

The experts at Kaya use a dermatologically tested, US-FDA approved laser hair removal treatment. The laser targets only the hair follicle and doesn't affect the skin around the treated area. Body hair grows in three phases - anagen, catagen, and antigen. Anagen is the phase where hair growth takes place. The treatment works by targeting hair in its growth phase. Not every strand of hair is in the same phase at the same time, that’s why multiple sessions are needed for this treatment to be fully effective. On average, you might need up to 6 sessions. A few touch-up sessions may be required for some people, as every individual has different skin and hair type.

Laser hair removal may be a bit pricey, but it is the most effective treatment for permanent hair removal. Once you get this treatment done, you won’t have to worry about those tiring appointments for waxing!
Kaya Skin Clinic is one of the best places to go for permanent laser hair removal in the country. Kaya offers laser treatment packages at affordable prices, and also offers discounts on additional touch-up sessions. Why wait any longer? Book an appointment for laser hair removal treatment at Kaya!

Monday 18 March 2019

Common FAQs about Hair Transplant

If you are planning to undergo a hair transplant, you will naturally have a range of questions and concerns about the procedure. You should take every opportunity to learn more about the procedure. Knowing what to expect from a hair transplant and choosing the right hair transplant method will help you get the best results. 

Why Does Permanent Hair Loss Occur?

It happens when the hair follicles are permanently damaged in such a way that they can’t regrow lost hair. This damage can occur due to stress, unhealthy lifestyle, or certain hormonal imbalances. For some people, permanent hair loss will be pre-determined by their genes.

Does The Hair Transplant Work?

Hair regrowth by hair transplant is very effective as properly functioning follicles will be collected from areas that are resistant to irreversible hair loss. These healthy follicles will be transplanted to areas of the head with permanent hair loss. These transplanted follicles will take a hold of the skin and with time, they will start growing new hair. 

Where Is The Donor Area?

The areas from which the follicles are collected is known as the donor area. This donor area is usually the back and side of the head. In some cases, the doctor may also collect follicles from other areas of the body. The modern Follicular Unit Extraction method also allows doctors to extract hair from the neck, chest, and legs.       

How Long Does It Take To Complete A Hair Transplant procedure?

The duration of a hair transplant will depend upon the number of hair follicles that have to be collected. It also depends on how many patches of bald areas have to be transplanted. For example, Kaya’s Expert Hair Transplant Solution will take around six or eight hours to complete. You may also have to attend multiple sessions to get the best results.  

What Is The Modern Method Of Hair Transplant?

Follicular Unit Extraction for a hair transplant is a modern procedure that involves the use of a precision instrument. The doctor will use this tool to collect the hair follicles without making major incisions or cuts on the scalp. Kaya Clinic uses this hair transplant method to make small incisions that do not cause much harm to the skin around the targeted area. 

Is The Procedure Painful?

The doctor will inject local anesthesia on the scalp to remove any feeling of pain during the transplantation. After the transplant is completed, the doctor will prescribe certain painkillers to reduce the pain. You should only take the painkillers prescribed by the doctor because self-medication could end up harming the transplanted follicles. 

Will It Leave Scars On The Head?

FUE is a minimally invasive process and it will not leave any major scars on the head. Minute scars that may develop after the transplant won’t be clearly visible to the naked eye. Even if you have a short haircut, you don’t have to worry about visible scars on the scalp.

When Will New Hair Start To Grow?

It will take about a week for the transplanted follicles to firmly get a hold of the surrounding skin. After a month, the follicles will start growing weak strands of hair that will drop out. Hair strands will start to grow again after 3-5 months. The follicles will mature after 8-10 months, and the hair that grows will be thick and strong.    

What Is The Downtime After Having A Hair Transplant?

FUE is minimally invasive so any wounds that are left after the operation will heal very quickly. But you should avoid doing intense physical activities for a week after the transplant, as this could damage the transplanted follicles.  

How much does a hair transplant in Mumbai cost?

Kaya hair transplant cost in Mumbai starts from Rs. 35,999. 

Monday 11 March 2019

Are You Using The Right Everyday SPF For Your Skin?

One skin care product that protects your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is the sunscreen. But it’s all about using a sunscreen with an SPF strong enough that best suits your skin type. A lot of us just slather the sunscreen all over our body without realizing if it’s the right one for us. We all like doing things the right way, don’t we? Then why not choose the right SPF for our skin?

Your Sunscreen Can be Your New Best Friend

It was once believed that a sunscreen with SPF 15 offered sufficient protection against the sun’s harmful rays. But over the last few years, that has changed. It’s now believed that more sun protection is needed.

SPF ratings are determined in the laboratory. A sunscreen with SPF 30 is estimated to allow 1/30 of the sun rays to get through the skin. SPF 30 protects against 97% of the harmful rays. An SPF 50 is estimated to allow 1/50 of the rays and protects against 98% of the harmful rays.

Sensitive and light toned skin always burns easily under the sun and may need a higher SPF, whereas medium to dark skin-tones rarely burns under the skin and will require a low SPF product. A general rule of thumb is that the lighter your skin-tone the higher the SPF it requires.

 Choosing Your Everyday SPF

The everyday SPF you choose should be the one that suits your skin type the best. Many people avoid wearing an SPF in case it ruins the finished look of their makeup. So look for an SPF that would look smooth under your makeup.

An important thing to look for in sunscreen is antioxidants. They protect your skin from free radical damage. Free radicals are found in our skin and are strongly linked to pollution. These radicals are missing an electron and they latch on to healthy skin to steal that one electron! In this process, free-radicalness spreads to the healthy cell making room for another free radical. This causes oxidative stress which leads to premature aging of the skin. Antioxidants in sunscreens protect your skin these free radicals.

If you have oily skin, you should look for terms like matte or mattifying. Kaya’s Sweat Proof Sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ is perfect for people with oily skin. It comes with a sweat-proof, non-greasy formula that provides 8 hour UV protection. Once applied evenly on the skin, it leaves your skin with a smooth-silky after feel. Unlike other sunscreens that need to be applied every 2 hours, this one stays on for about 8 hours!

For those of you looking for some hydration, you need a moisturizer with high SPF. Kaya’s Youth Protect Sunscreen has an SPF 50 and is perfect for dry skin. This broad spectrum sunscreen protects your skin against both UVA and UVB rays. It comes with anti-oxidant Geranium which helps in improving skin elasticity and prevents photoaging. This product is also PABA free! What more do you need from a sunscreen?

If you have sensitive skin, a mineral-based sunscreen would be perfect for you. Kaya’s Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin is formulated especially for sensitive skin. It is lightweight, non-greasy formula hydrates the skin and gives your skin a matte finish while shielding you against the harmful rays.

For everyday protection against the sun, Kaya’s Daily Use Sunscreen comes with SPF 30. It brightens the skin tone, reduces tan, and shields your skin against UVA-UVB rays. It has a lightweight, non-greasy formula and is free from parabens.

Drop in at Kaya Clinic for an in-depth analysis and consult a dermatologist to understand your SPF requirements! 

Thursday 7 March 2019

The Secret Behind Hair Serums And Why You Need To Get One

Are you tired of frizzy and dry hair? No matter how many times you shampoo and condition your hair, it may never be enough to keep your hair safe. Once you step out into the polluted outdoors, dirt and other impurities will still find a way to attack your hair. Do you think shampoos and conditioners are not enough to improve your hair? Then you may have to resort to using something more to protect your hair.

The purpose of shampoo is to clean your hair from impurities. Conditioners are used to reduce the friction between the strands of hair. This will make it easier to comb or style your hair without causing damage to the hair follicles.  All of this will make your hair easy to manage but it won’t prevent more dirt and impurities from landing on your hair. You need to stop the dirt and grime from getting onto your hair which is why you need a hair serum.

Introducing the Hair Serum

Hair serums are either liquid-based or gel based. They have to be used after shampooing when your hair is still damp. They work by coating the hair follicles in a protective layer. This ensures that dirt and other pollutants don’t stick to the hair strands. Hair serums also have additional benefits like nourishing, moisturizing and anti-hair fall properties.

What Can it Do for Your Hair?

Hair serums will coat your hair in a protective layer. This means that the sun, heat, and pollution won’t be able to get into your hair follicles. This will also keep it safe from hair styling tools that can apply a lot of pressure and heat to your hair.

Hair serums have ceramide in them which will help moisturize your hair. These little guys bond to hair follicles to retain water and make dry hair smooth so your hair won’t break easily.

You won’t have to face the trouble of combing or straightening your hair to remove tangles. The smoothing effect of hair serums will loosen clumps of hair so you can easily style your hair.

Hair serums are loaded with amino acids which will improve the health of your hair. This serum will nourish the hair follicles and roots. It also strengthens the hair so it won’t get brittle.

Hair serums will give your hair an attractive shine. Unlike other products, you won’t have to wait for the results. Get that silky shine instantly because hair serums will start working on your hair the moment you apply it.

Hair serums have many useful properties for hair treatment. So it’s no wonder that they are prescribed by hair specialists to improve the health of hair follicles and reduce hair fall.

Kaya’s Hair Protein Serum is one such Kaya products that you can use to keep the dirt and grime away from your hair. It’ll also reduce hair fall and fix dry and frizzy hair. The Hair Protein Serum is a fast-acting product that helps with hair root regeneration. It nourishes the hair follicles so they become smooth and strong. This serum is enriched with basil, sugarcane, lemon, and apple extracts that will reduce hair fall and breakage.

If you want the perfect hair fall treatment, you must try to use hair care products that can work with each other. This will maximize the benefits for your hair. The Scalp Conditioning Oil, Scalp Revitalizing Shampoo, and the Deep Conditioning Masque from Kaya Clinic can be used before applying the Hair Protein Serum. These products will work together to provide thorough care for your hair. 

Drop in at Kaya to talk an expert and understand your hair problems. The in-house dermatologists at Kaya will suggest the best products for your hair care so you can flaunt smooth and shiny hair!