Beauty

Hair Tips from Philip Kingsley

Philip Kingsley is hair royalty. He actually coined the term “bad hair day!” He’s the person to go to for advice on hair health.

Q

What is “trichology”?

A

The word “trichology” is derived from the Greek “trichos” meaning hair, and “ology” is the study of. The profession goes a little further than that insofar that it includes scalp functions and all other metabolic functions that can affect the hair itself. There is an Institute of Trichologists (founded in 1902) which is the examining and governing body of registered and qualified trichologists. I am a past chairman of The Board and am now a Fellow of the Institute.”


Q

How did you develop your trichology method?

A

My “methods,” so to speak, have been gradually formed during my 50 years of experience and research. My clinic in London was established in 1960 (I have been in the same building in Mayfair since 1968). And my New York clinic was started in 1977. The combination of these two clinics, and my excellent staff and research team in both, have afforded me the luxury of unique insights into what effects hair, its behavior, its health and its cosmetic abilities and appearance. The methods and product formulations I use to attain all this would depend on the individual’s hair and it’s requirements.


Q

What should we do to improve our hair health?

A

Hair is protein, so eating an adequate protein rich diet will help to strengthen the hair. My supplement PK4Hair is 100% protein and clinical use over more than 30 years has shown that gelatine which is a protein that is quickly absorbed for the hair follicles over a period of four months at four pills a day does help to produce stronger hair. PK4Hair—hence its name—is pure soy protein containing all the necessary amino acids for this.


Q

What sort of hair treatments can be done at home?

A

Once a week, lie in your bath with a scalp mask applied all over the scalp and a hair mask covering your hair. The relaxation will help your hair internally, and the warmth and steam of the bath will help penetration of the products. Try it for 15-20 minutes.”


Q

What are some tips for healthier hair?

A

  1. Shampoo and condition your hair DAILY. However, be sure to choose the correct products for your hair type i.e. Fine and Straight, Fine and Coloured, Medium Wavy, Coarse and Frizzy.

  2. Use a Scalp Mask twice a week—a healthier scalp leads to healthier hair.

  3. Apply a deep re-moisturizing pre-shampoo treatment conditioner.

  4. Always use a protective styling aid when blowdrying—and do not over dry. Stop when the hair is just dry.

  5. DO NOT brush the hair hard or pull too tightly—BE GENTLE at all times.

Philip Kingsley Clinic
54 Green Street
Mayfair, London W1K 6RU
+020 7629 4004

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