"Protecting the hair's protein from UVB rays and the color from the UVA rays preserves both strength and shine," says Shann Christen, a Beverly Hills-based celebrity hairstylist and the founder of BioMethod. To that end, he recommends SunPotion, a finishing product from the BioMethod line that protects the integrity of the hair while adding shine and gloss.
While scalp massagers seem like they’d be pretty low risk, they are kindof polarizing in the trichologist community. Most of the reasoning against scalp massage comes from two factors: that people tend to use them too aggressively and that they are sometimes thought to be solutions to some scalp issues when, in fact, they can make them worse. “Using such a device on any kind of weakened hair and scalp will only lead to damage and hair loss,” says hairstylist, trichologist and founder of BioMethod Shann Christen. “For instance someone who is only washing their hair once a week has oil build up inside the follicle. This build up weakens the hard Keratin that holds the papilla in the scalp. Such aggressive action of the scalp massager will only aid in the hair falling from the scalp. Also, someone suffering from Male Pattern Hair Loss is experiencing the miniaturization of the hair shaft. In this weakened state, a scalp massager will only cause the hair to fall from the follicle. Again, the action is too aggressive to be healthy for the hair and scalp.”
There are two key factors standing between you and perfect hair: your genes, and following a healthy haircare regimen. Although being genetically blessed will only get you so far—at a certain age, hormonal changes, taking birth control, and getting pregnant could change the nature of your hair—you can control how you tend to your coif. The products and tools you use, who cuts your hair, your diet—these details are all paramount to your locks’ lifeblood.
We welcome Accredited Trichologist and Celebrity Hair Care Specialist/Stylist, Shann Christen, to the studio to give us the true science behind hair loss, alopecia, and its connection to unmanaged stress, our diets, ageing, and our actions. He clears up hair myths and fallacies that are making our hair fall out and educates us step-by-step on simple ways to improve and restore our luscious locks.
Shann Christen is a Beverly Hills-based celebrity stylist with 20+ years of hair care experience. Early in his career, he realized hair is more than what is visible on the surface. He translated this passion for helping clients restore true hair health into a certification of Trichology -- a branch of medical and cosmetic study dedicated to the hair and scalp, including anatomy, growth and aging. Shann received a Certification in Trichology from CTB s.r.l. in Italy — Scuola di Comunicazione e Tecnica, where he conducted 12 years of Trichological research and study. Shann is also the developer and creator of the revolutionary BioMethod line of hair care products. At Shann Christen Studio Salon, they take the time to get to know your hair and your hair health to give it what it needs most. Trichologist and Celebrity Stylist Shann Christen has gone beyond the traditional hair training of cosmetic stylist to include extensive education in Trichology, (the scientific study of hair).