Tuesday, December 23, 2014

OMG! Justin Bieber Dyes Hair Blonde!

 

There was buzz around the Internet and the celebrity gossip sites about Justin Bieber dying his hair blonde last week. While it isn’t always a bad thing to change your hair color once in a while, here are some things to consider before going forward:

• Hair dyes can cause problems such as burning, itching, redness, or raw scalp skin. Other more severe problems include swelling in the face, trouble breathing, hair damage, and hair loss.

• There are different types of hair dyes. Some are just temporary and will wash out with shampoo while others are more permanent and cannot be washed-out.

• Keep hair dyes out of the reach of children.

• If you have long hair and are considering donating it for charity in the future, be advised that some of the most popular organizations do not accept hair that has been dyed or bleached or otherwise chemically treated.

Here are some ways that you can use hair dye more safely:

• Always follow all directions carefully and pay attention to all cautions and warnings on the labels and instructions. 

• Do a test on a small patch on your body before dying your hair. Apply a tiny bit of the dye on an inconspicuous spot and leave it there for two days. If you get a rash, do not use that dye on your hair.

• Do not leave dye on longer than the directions say you should.

• Thoroughly rinse your scalp with water after dyeing.

• Wear gloves when you apply hair dye.

• Don’t mix different hair dye products.

Never dye your eyebrows or eyelashes. The FDA does not allow it because it can hurt your eyes and possibly even make you go blind.

If you are considering a major hair color change like Justin did, here are some things to consider:

• Let a professional do it at a salon.

• Think about your skin tone and eye color and choose a color that will complement and enhance your natural features. Some colors can highlight those features as well as camouflage other features. For example if you have wrinkles and/or circles under your eyes, you should avoid very dark hair colors because those tend to draw attention to shadows and lines in one's face.

• If you're thinking about a major hair color overhaul, you will probably need to change your makeup colors as well. Typically, the lighter the hair color, the lighter the makeup and the darker the hair color, the darker the makeup.

• Consider your emotional status. If you just broke up with someone, or are really angry, upset or sad, lost a loved one, or lost your job, or are going through any kind of traumatic experience, you should really avoid a drastic permanent change. You can always wait until things calm down and try the change at a better time in your life so you don’t regret doing something that you can’t easily fix right now. 

• People are going to notice. You should be mentally prepared for comments and feedback which may not always be positive.

• Think about the health of your hair. If your hair is compromised in any way now, coloring could make it worse. A professional should be able to let you know if your hair is healthy and strong enough for a change.

If you suspect that you may have hurt your hair or scalp, you should contact an expert who has been specifically trained in hair and scalp issues. The professionals at New England Associates® can perform a physical examination of your hair and scalp to identify any problems and help you review your options and solutions. If you are interested in knowing more, contact New England Associates® today.

At New England Associates®, how you feel about your hair problems, and making the right choice to solve them, matters. We encourage you to take the time and review the possibilities and come in for a no cost, no obligation private hair loss consultation.

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Holiday Tipping: How Much is Enough?


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People often wonder how much an average tip to give around the holidays is. While everybody’s circumstances vary and a price cannot be put on truly exceptional service, here is an article that could be a helpful place to start: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-tip-for-the-holidays-2014-12




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Top 10 Balding Myths

There are many rumors about male pattern baldness that aren't completely accurate. Below are the top 10 myths about balding. http://www.askmen.com/top_10/fitness/top-10-balding-myths.html

 10. Balding only happens to older men:
Young men cling to this idea, however male pattern baldness can happen in a young man’s teens. It's been said that the earlier on it happens, the more severe it gets later on.

9. It's inherited from mom’s side:
Wrong. It can come from either side of the family.

8. Excessive use of gel and hairspray can cause balding:
No evidence supports this theory. Gel on!

7.  Cutting your hair can result in thicker hair:
It’s just an illusion due to having a thicker circumference of hair at the scalp.

6. Tanning beds can contribute to balding:
It can contribute to many other problems, but not balding.

5.  You can grow new hair follicles:
The number of hair follicles you were born with is all you get. You can only increase that number by way of, what else, transplantation, which is considered just one of a few permanent solutions for hair loss. Visit http://www.hairstart.com/ or call the experts at New England Associates to schedule a free consultation! 1-866-HairStart (1-866-424-7782)

4.  Stress can lead to balding:
Not balding, but different stages of hair loss depending on the person.

3.  Too much shampooing can cause balding:
Can’t be proven or disproven. Shampooing daily really depends on your hair type and personal preference to wash it or not.

2. With high testosterone comes balding:
The overproduction of dihydrotestosterone or DHT, can be a possibility for male pattern baldness.

1. Evil hats can make you go bald:
Not even a little. If it did, everyone in the Major Leagues would be bald.


If you suffer from hair loss and want to speak to a professional, look no further than New England Associates. Visit http://hairstart.com/contact_us.htm to schedule a FREE hair and scalp evaluation.


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Choosing the Right Winter Hat



With the first snowfalls of the season and sub-freezing temperatures in New England recently, it’s time to break out the winter hats. Keep in mind that not all hats are good for your hair’s health and appearance because hats can lead to static and squished curls among other things.

If you have curly or wavy hair, don’t wear hats that stick close to your head such as a ski hat because they will squash curls and any volume that you may have. Instead, think about using a tam, beret, fedora, trilby, or any other loosely-knit hat that doesn't press down or cling to your head so you have enough space to maintain the shape of your hair.
Also think about the fabric of the hat. No matter what kind of hair you have, you don’t want something like wool that is rough and can snag your hair because that can lead to split ends and damage to your hair. Softer fabrics like cashmere, silk, and angora are better. If you must wear a wool hat, however, try lining the inside of the hat with a softer fabric such as silk. 

If you have longer hair, you can loosely twist it into a rolled bun or tuck it up under the hat to try to limit flattening.

To reduce static, you can try using dryer sheets inside the hat or applying a styling product such as Moisturizing Formula Conditioner or  Conditioning Mist from New England Associates® along the inside of the hat and around the hat band.

If you feel that your hair is becoming excessively dry or damaged, or if your scalp becomes dry or irritated from wearing a winter hat, you should consider having your hair and scalp examined by a trained expert to see if there are any potential long-term problems to be aware of. Early diagnosis and early treatment are always a good idea, regardless of the situation.

If you are interested in a no cost, no obligation private examination, contact New England Associates® today. At New England Associates®, how you feel about your hair and making the right choice to solve any problems, matters.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winter Hair Care Guide


Winter has arrived and so has its bitter winds! As a result, your hair will unfortunately pay the price. However, have no fear; here are a few hair care tips to keep in mind this winter season. http://www.longlocks.com/winter-hair-care-tips.htm

1. Condition, like a lot.
Your hair lacks moisture with the combination of dry heat and cold weather. With no moisture, means dry hair, which can lead to breakage.

2.  Avoid the heat.
Hair tools such as blow dryers and flat irons dry your hair out even more. If you can't skip these steps in your grooming routine, add a heat protectant spray instead.

3. Avoid chemicals.
Do not dye your hair with peroxide-laden color or perm it during this time. This action will do more harm than good.

4. Clarify a bit.
When there is buildup in your hair from products such as hairsprays, mousses, gels, and even hard water and mineral deposits, we clarify.  A clarifying shampoo helps remove this build up, restore shine and gives your hair a fresh start.

5. Cover up!
It’s going to be cold, so bring out your winter accessories. It’s a great time to be stylish with this season’s scarves and hats.

6. Delicate state.
Your hair is in a delicate state now, especially with the lack of moisture. When combing your hair, don’t overdo it. Brush with care.

7. Trim often.
Keep your hair looking and feeling healthy by giving a visit to your stylist for a quick trim every 6-8 weeks. Visit one of the professional stylists at New England Associates! http://hairstart.com/contact_us.htm

9. Water temperature is key.
Searing hot water is bad, but lukewarm or room temperature is okay to use when bathing. Hot water may cause hair loss by opening up hair pores and loosening the hair follicle from the root. As a result, when you dry your hair or comb through it, more strands than usual may fall out.


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Certain Hairstyles Blamed for Hair Loss in Women

 

A recent news item from Houston, Texas includes a warning from a doctor saying that certain hairstyles could lead to dangerous infections and permanent hair loss.

A woman in that area developed a serious scalp infection after she had a weave sewn in at someone's house rather than going to a salon. The doctor in the news article says that this is part of “a growing epidemic among African-American women” and that he sees up to 10 women a day for it. But it is preventable. 

When a weave is sewn too tightly, it can lead to a bacterial infection as it pulls on your own hair. Treatments for the infection could include steroids and antibiotics, but the hair may be permanently damaged.

Another problem is over-processing, which could be helped by having relaxers done professionally at salons not more than once every few months.

If you experience pain, tightness, swelling, puss, or bleeding, you should see a doctor right away and then contact a hair care specialist who has been specifically trained in hair and scalp conditions. The professionals at New England Associates® will perform a physical examination of your hair and scalp to identify any problems and help you review your options and solutions. At New England Associates®, how you feel about your hair matters. We encourage you to take the time and review the possibilities and come in for a no cost, no obligation private consultation.


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Source: KTRK

Friday, November 21, 2014

Taking Care of Your Hair During the Colder Months



          It's important to take care of your hair as the seasons change. Winter tends to leave your hair dry, brittle and susceptible to breakage, so being prepared is a necessity! Prep your locks this winter by following these healthy hair tips!

       When showering make sure that the water isn’t too hot. It may feel good to take a nice hot shower when the temperature outside is freezing, but the extreme heat may end up damaging your hair. Also, when showering don’t shampoo your hair every day. Give your hair a break so it doesn’t lose its natural oils by over washing.

       Limit the amount of blow drying you do to your hair after you shower. Constantly blow drying your hair may cause it to become more brittle and weak.  If you must blow dry your hair then use a leave-in conditioner to help protect your hair.

      Try having an easy to manage haircut. The less time you spend messing with your hair, the stronger it will become and you won’t have to worry as much about breakage. If temperatures are extreme enough outside, make sure to wear a hat, beanie or something else to cover your hair and protect it against the cold.

    The products you use on your hair can greatly affect the luster, texture, and strength of your hair, as well. Check out some of our amazing hair products to keep your hair healthy all year long! 




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Friday, November 7, 2014

Fall Foods Good for Hair and Skin


Around this time of year we see many different colorful fruits and vegetables all around us. Not only are they appealing to the eye, many of them are good for our hair and skin.

Oil from pumpkin seeds is full of vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids, and antioxidants. It can help our skin and it can possibly increase hair growth because it inhibits an enzyme that may stop or slow hair growth by producing Dihyrdotestosterone (DHT).

Green apples have antioxidants that help our skin. Squash contains a lot of vitamin C and has beta-carotene that gets converted into vitamin A which is an antioxidant our body needs for our skin. Cranberries have vitamin A and vitamin C which are good for our hair. Pomegranate seed oil has a high content of an acid that helps strengthen hair by increasing blood circulation in the scalp.

If you are not a fan of such foods, you can get similar nutrition with HairStart® Maximum Growth Therapy and HairStart® Essentials™. Each contains various vitamins and minerals (among other things) that help to make hair stronger and stimulate new growth. If you are unsure which would be the better choice for you, you can discuss it with an expert who has been specifically trained in hair growth. The professionals at New England Associates® will perform a physical examination of your hair and scalp and help identify potential nutritional deficiencies.

At New England Associates®, how you feel about your hair loss, and making the right choice to solve it, matters. We encourage you to take the time and review the possibilities and come in for a no cost, no obligation private hair loss consultation.


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Make New England Associates® Your First Step to a Better Looking Future!™

Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants, and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

California Grandmother Going through Chemo Knits ‘Hair’ for Herself



A grandmother in San Jose, California, who is a big San Francisco Giants fan, came up with an unusual way to get “hair” for herself after losing her natural hair to chemo.

71 year-old Rosemary Capitolo, an avid knitter, came up with the idea of knitting herself some orange hair when her favorite baseball team played in the World Series last month. She combined it with a Giants baseball cap, put on sunglasses ready to leave the house, and took a picture of herself which she posted online. Her granddaughter then tweeted it and it has since caught the attention of more than 75,000 viewers.

“I think what people are picking up on is an attitude,” said Capitolo in published news reports. “An attitude that you can keep living with cancer. You do what the doctors tell you and then wake up each day, love your family and live.”

Rosemary came up with a very unique solution for herself. No matter what the reason is, it is never easy seeing your hair go away and finding more and more of it on your pillow or in your shower drain. But since not everyone has the knitting skills that Rosemary has, New England Associates® can help.

If you are experiencing hair loss for any reason – medically-related or not, the best first step is to contact an expert who has been specifically trained in hair loss. The professionals at New England Associates® will perform a physical examination of your hair and scalp to identify the cause of your symptoms and help you review your options and solutions.

If you are interested in discussing more with an expert, contact New England Associates® today. At New England Associates®, how you feel about your hair loss, and making the right choice to solve it, matters. We encourage you to take the time and review the possibilities and come in for a no cost, no obligation private hair loss consultation.


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Make New England Associates® Your First Step to a Better Looking Future!™

Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants, and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair.

Monday, November 3, 2014

No Shave November

When thinking of “ No-Shave November,” or “Movember,” you might have of trail of thoughts leading to the comments you or your guy friends might have made, like  “it's cold and my beard keeps my face warm,” or “it makes me look like Chuck Norris."

Some may say it’s an excuse for guys to slack in the grooming department or that they're channeling their inner lumber jack.

However, the American Cancer Society is using this idea in a more philanthropic way.

FACT:  More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. It can strike at ANY age. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S., which means that it accounts for nearly 1 out of every 4 deaths. (http://www.cancer.org/)


 The American Cancer Society is using No-Shave November this year as a unique way to raise cancer awareness. Hopefully this fundraiser will have an amazing turn out that will propel this event into an annual tradition.

It’s a very clever idea to "grow" awareness with hair. The premise of this is to increase awareness by “embracing your hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.” Donate the money that you would have spent on shaving and grooming for a month to teach cancer prevention, save lives and support those who are fighting this disease. (http://www.no-shave.org/

While this seems like something that’s only geared towards men – it’s not. Both men and women are more than welcome to join the cause by making donations. Put that facial hair to good use and donate this year!

Always help spread the word. The accumulation of donations means an increase in resources to prevent and fight cancer.  

LIKE “No-shave November” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/noshavenov), re-tweet, or even Instagram your progress.  #LETITGROW


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Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair. 

Friday, October 24, 2014


The Science of Hair Loss

Have you ever wondered what your hair is actually made of or how it grows? Hair is made from a protein known as keratin that is produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. Follicles create new hair cells while old cells are being pushed out through the surface of the skin. Average hair growth rate is about six inches per year and the average adult has somewhere between 100,000 to 150,000 hairs. Losing around a 100 hairs per day is normal.


As people age, their hair growth rate slows. There are many types of hair loss, called alopecia. Some conditions cause hair to thin, some cause hair to fall out, some cause patches, etc. So, what is the underlying reason for hair loss?
There are things that cause hair loss: genes, hormones, stress, illness, disease, drugs, chemotherapy, burns, scars, etc. Shampooing too often, tight braiding, dyeing, and perms can damage your hair and also cause thinning. Even what you eat can affect your scalp health. A low-protein diet can increase chances of hair loss.
If any of these causes sound familiar, or you know someone who would benefit from professional hair restoration, visit us at http://www.HairStart.com/. At New England Associates, we offer all the options that effectively stops hair loss and repairs, replaces, restores or re-grows lost hair.



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Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Did LeBron James get a Hair Transplant?


The sports media and gossipers have been wondering about NBA player, LeBron James, who has recently appeared to have hair in places where he did not appear to have hair in the past. It was widely speculated that hats and headbands he wore over the years were to mask hair loss, but some recent pictures of him show what looks to be a fuller head of hair.


Was it a transplant? A topical treatment such as Minoxidil? Laser? We don’t know (nor do we need to know because hair loss is a personal matter). What we do know is that any of those methods can indeed help men who are seeing thinning hair, and there are options available for men who have lost hair.

The hair experts at New England Associates® have been helping men (and women) of all ages with all types of hair loss for well over 30 years. They can perform a physical examination of your hair and scalp to identify the cause of your thinning hair and help you review your options and solutions.
If you are interested in discussing more with an expert, contact New England Associates® today. At New England Associates®, how you feel about your hair loss, and making the right choice to solve it, matters. We encourage you to take the time and review the possibilities and come in for a no cost, no obligation private hair loss consultation.


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Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants, and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Is Your iPhone Pulling Out Your Hair?


First there was “BendGate” when users of the new iPhone 6 worried that their high-end device would irreversibly bend out of shape, and now there is “HairGate” and “BeardGate”.

Some iPhone 6 users are saying that the device is literally pulling out their scalp hair and facial hair when they hold it to their ear. The culprit is supposedly a seam between the glass screen and the phone body which is allegedly prone to grabbing stray hairs and not letting go. 

If not stopped, hair-pulling and strain and stress on hair can lead to potential problems such as “Traction Alopecia” down the road.

If you are worried that your hair is being pulled out for any reason, the best thing to do is contact an expert who has been specifically trained in hair loss. The professionals at New England Associates® will provide a physical microscopic examination of your hair and scalp to identify the cause of your symptoms and help you review options and solutions that can work for you.


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Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants, and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dry Hair


Dry hair is a sign of hair damage. If left untreated, hair can become too dry and brittle. This can lead to breakage of hair strands.

Dry hair happens when hair does not have enough moisture. There are natural oils in the outer layer of hair which reflect light and make it shiny. In cases of dry hair, that outer layer breaks down, leaving hair to appear dull and lifeless and without the sheen and luster that healthy hair has. Although your scalp makes less of this oil as you get older, dry hair can affect men and women of any age.

There is no single cause of dry hair and there are many things that can lead to it such as environmental conditions, hair care, and medical concerns.

• Environmental conditions that may cause dry hair include long-term exposure to a hot and dry climate, spending too much time in the sun without hair protection, and swimming in saltwater or a chlorinated pool because such water can easily damage hair.

• Hair-care practices and grooming habits that can contribute to dry hair include excessive washing, blow-drying every day, using curling irons or straighteners, using home chemical treatments such as perms and dyeing, and using harsh shampoos, conditioners and other hair-care products containing alcohol (you should always use hair care products that are meant for your particular hair type and use protein-enriched conditioners and styling aids to help repair any hair damage).

• Health conditions and medical problems that can lead to dry hair include malnutrition (which causes hair to lack necessary vitamins and nutrients and can lead to dry and brittle hair as a result), anorexia nervosa (an eating disorder in which a person undergoes self-starvation that can lead to malnutrition), Menkes kinky hair syndrome (a genetic condition in which cells are unable to absorb enough copper and affects hair health), hypoparathyroidism (which decreases the level of calcium in blood; calcium is an important nutrient for healthy bones, teeth, tissue, and hair), and hypothyroidism (thyroid glands not producing enough thyroid hormones). If such a medical problem is causing your dry hair, your hair may improve once you treat the condition.

While it is never a good idea to self-diagnose, here are a few things you can ask yourself:

• Has long has your hair been dry? Is it all the time or does it come and go?

• What are your eating habits?

• How often do you wash your hair? What kind of shampoo do you use?

• Do you use a conditioner or any other product? If so, what type?

• How do you normally style your hair? Do you use a blow dryer or curling iron or anything else that can damage your hair?

• Are there any other symptoms along with dry hair?

You should contact an expert if your dry hair is severe, does not improve with changes you make to your environment/hair-care practices, or if you start to lose any hair. The professionals at New England Associates® can help by performing a thorough physical examination of your hair and scalp under a microscope to identify the cause of your symptoms and help you review your options and solutions.

If you are interested in discussing more with an expert, contact New England Associates® today. At New England Associates®, how you feel about your hair loss, and making the right choice to solve it, matters. We encourage you to take the time and review the possibilities and come in for a no cost, no obligation private hair loss consultation.


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Make New England Associates® Your First Step to a Better Looking Future!™

Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants, and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Laser Hair Therapy
Providing Unhealthy Hair with Natural Light Energy


International clinical research programs have shown that bio-stimulation of “cold beam” laser gives numerous positive effects to the hair and skin. Laser Hair Therapy greatly increases appearance due to increases in density and coverage of hair, making it one of the most effective ways to treat hair loss today.



Laser Hair Therapy utilizes a specific wavelength of light to stimulate the cells that are responsible for hair growth. The targeted cells become more active, increasing blood flow. The increase in blood flow provides more oxygen, platelets, and nutrients to the affected area. Consequently, this promotes a much healthier scalp and thicker, healthier hair.

In-office laser treatment provides some of the greatest results. Treatment consists of 2-4 visits per week for up to a year depending on your specific needs and stage of hair loss. Best part of all, each treatment only takes about 30 minutes!

At New England Associates our hair laser has 135 laser diodes, more than any other clinical laser in New England that we know of! Contact New England Associates to schedule your FREE hair and scalp evaluation at http://hairstart.com/contact_us.htm.



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Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

International No Pulling Week


October 1-7, 2014 is ”International No Pulling Week”. The purpose is to raise awareness about “trichotillomania” and the help available for it.

Trichotillomania (TTM) is a disorder that causes people to have overwhelming urges to pull or twist their hair out from their own scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, underarms, beard, chest, legs or other parts of the body.

It is estimated that around 110 million people suffer from it around the world. It can affect anyone although some statistics show that the majority of sufferers are female and the age it begins is between 9 and 13 years-old.

For some sufferers, at times it can be somewhat mild and calmed with some extra awareness and concentration. For other people, the urge may be so strong that it results in noticeable bald patches and at times makes it difficult to think about anything else.

TTM is often triggered by depression or stress. Studies have shown that many sufferers are intelligent, attractive, and sensitive. It can be developed as a form of release and many people are not aware that they are doing it until it is too late.

A common time to experience hair-pulling is while lying in bed trying to fall asleep. Some sufferers have also been observed pulling their hair out while they are sleeping. 
Medical complications of TTM include permanent loss of hair, infection, and even ingestion of hair which can create a gastrointestinal obstruction.

If you feel that you may be suffering the effects of TTM, you can contact an expert who has been specifically trained in hair loss. The professionals at New England Associates® will perform a physical examination of your hair and scalp to identify your symptoms and help you review the possible solutions.

If you are interested in discussing more with an expert, contact New England Associates® today. At New England Associates®, how you feel about your hair loss, and making the right choice to solve it, matters. We encourage you to take the time and review the possibilities and come in for a no cost, no obligation private hair loss consultation.


Look as Good as You Feel!™
Make New England Associates® Your First Step to a Better Looking Future!™

Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants, and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hair Loss Treatments for Women


At New England Associates® we offer personalized hair loss treatments for your particular needs. After undergoing your free hair and scalp analysis, we offer three treatment options for our clients to choose from, including HairStart® Laser Hair Therapy™, Micro-Surgical Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation and Hair Grafting for Women.

HairStart® Laser Hair Therapy™ is used to slow the hair loss process and help with the appearance of thinning hair for women. This type of hair loss treatment is best utilized if you are in the early to middle stages of hair loss.

Micro-Surgical Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation, if performed by one of the physicians at NEA, is possibly the most effective procedure you can choose for severe hair loss. This procedure transplants thousands of hair follicles to create natural-looking growing hair.

Hair Grafting for Women is a non-surgical procedure that helps women get fuller, thicker hair. Subtle changes are made each session to provide a less noticeable and natural look.


Why Women Recommend New England Associates®:

• Confidentiality
• Thirty-two years experience addressing women's hair loss concerns
• HairStart® Laser Hair Therapy™
• Physician-directed treatment programs for hair loss in women
• Non-medical hair replacement, custom hair systems, hair programs, fillers, extensions, and more
• HairStart® Essentials™, an herbal alternative to Propecia that is safe and effective for women
• FDA-approved products and devices
• HairStart® Minoxidil with Saw Palmetto improved five ways!
• Independent physicians who practice hair restoration
• Private personalized treatment plans
• Professional caring staff
• Private servicing rooms
• Email the physicians anytime at dr@HairStart.com
• FREE microscopic hair & scalp examination


Schedule a FREE hair and scalp analysis at www.HairStart.com today!


“Look as Good as You Feel!”
Call New England Associates® today. Make New England Associates® Your First Step To A Better Looking Future!

If you’ve already met with New England Associates and just need to purchase additional HairStart® Products and/or hair care and hair replacement products, please visit our online store. Hair lasers, hair vitamins, herbal products, and Minoxidil formulas are among the items that can be purchased here and used in the privacy of your own home.

Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Donate Your Long Hair


Do you have long hair that you are thinking about cutting off? You can put it to good use and donate it to a worthy cause. There are several charitable organizations that can use your discarded locks to help make hair available for children and women who have lost their own hair due to medical reasons such as cancer.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths makes wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer. They require ponytails that are at least 8 inches long and are not dyed, bleached, or chemically treated.

Children with Hair Loss makes hair available to children and young adults under 21 years-old who have medically-related hair loss. They require ponytails or braids that are at least 8 inches long and preferably not chemically treated.

Locks of Love makes wigs for financially-disadvantaged children and young adults under the age of 21 who suffer from any long-term medical hair loss. They require ponytails or braids that are at least 10 inches long and not bleached or highlighted.

Childhood Leukemia Foundation offers wigs to children with cancer. They require ponytails or braids that are at least 10 inches long and are not colored or chemically damaged.

Wigs for Kids makes wigs for children and teens under 18 years of age who have lost their hair due to medical reasons. They require ponytails or braids that are at least 12 inches long and are not dyed, bleached, or highlighted.


"New England Associates®, it’s owners, directors and employees, do not own and are not affiliated with the charitable organizations listed here in any way. Donors are advised to perform due diligence in choosing any charitable organization.”

Research from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, current as of September, 2014.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hair Styling Without Damage


There are some simple changes that you can make to your hair care to help prevent breakage which can eventually lead to hair loss. How you style your hair can cause it to look brittle, frizzy, dull, or even fall out. You can follow these dermatologist tips to help style your hair without causing damage:

• Dry your hair by wrapping it in a towel or letting it air-dry. By decreasing the amount of times that you blow-dry your hair each week, you can help limit damage.

• In most cases people should handle wet hair as little as possible; because wet hair breaks more easily when it is combed or brushed, hair should partially air-dry before styling. However, if you have tightly-curled or textured hair, you should brush your hair when it is wet.

• Limit the use of a comb to apply styling products throughout your hair. This can cause hair to break and can lead to hair loss over time.

• Don’t brush your hair too much. One hundred strokes each day can cause split ends.

• Excessive heat can damage your hair so if you use a curling iron, leave it in place for only a second or two and if you use a flat iron, use it on dry hair on a low heat setting no more than every other day. 

• Do not wear braids, cornrows, ponytails, or hair extensions for a period of time. These pull on the hair and can cause tension (“traction alopecia”) that leads to breakage and hair loss.


If you fear that you may have any damage from improper styling, you can contact an expert who has been specifically trained in hair care. The professionals at New England Associates® can perform a physical examination of your hair and scalp. If you are interested in discussing this with an expert, contact New England Associates® today. At New England Associates®, how you feel about your hair loss, and making the right choice to solve it, matters. We encourage you to take the time and review the possibilities and come in for a no cost, no obligation, private hair loss consultation.
Look as Good as You Feel!™


Make New England Associates® Your First Step to a Better Looking Future!™

Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants, and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair.

Research from the American Academy of Dermatology

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Difference Between Male and Female Hair Loss


Both men and women experience hair loss, but they tend to experience hair loss in different ways. Men with male pattern baldness usually start to see signs of loss when their hairline starts to recede. Women with female pattern baldness start to notice the signs of hair loss when their hair starts to thin on top.

Because men and women usually have different forms of hair loss, hair loss specialists will use different scales to see just how advanced the hair loss really is.

Men use the Hamilton-Norwood Scale. This scale, first created in the 1950s, shows the many stages of hair loss in which a man can have. Most of the hair loss images display a receding hair line and thinning hair around the crown of the head as shown below.




Women use the Ludwig scale to check their stage of hair loss. Most of the images show thinning and balding of hair down the center of the head where the hair parts down the middle.



At New England Associates, we understand the stress accompanied by hair loss. Visit www.HairStart.com to obtain a better understanding of the differences between male and female hair loss or to schedule a FREE hair and scalp analysis.


“Look as Good as You Feel!”
Call New England Associates® today. Make New England Associates® Your First Step To A Better Looking Future!

Since 1982 New England Associates® has known hair loss is as individual as you are. New England Associates® offers all of the procedures that work to repair, replace, restore, and grow hair. We are members of the American Hair Loss Council and the Better Business Bureau. Locations include Wakefield, MA and Manchester, NH. Our hair restoration options include hair and scalp treatments, non-medical hair replacement, laser hair therapy treatments, hair transplants and shampoos and vitamins for fine and thinning hair.