diagnosing hair & scalp problems
* Mineral Analysis of the Hair
Mineral analysis of the hair is used to assess the levels of such minerals as zinc, copper, manganese,
iodine, chromium, lead, mercury, aluminium, cadmium and arsenic.
These levels relate to body levels and imbalances and can suggest nutritional
or systemic problems that are affecting the hair and skin.
For many minerals, this analysis is more relevant than blood tests. Untreated hair, (hair that has not been chemically treated) is used for the analysis. It
is normally cut from the lower back area of the scalp and sent to a laboratory
* Microscopic Analysis of the Hair
Microscopic analysis of the hair is used to:
• Assess structural damage
• Determine if the hair is falling in the growing 'anagen' phase or theresting 'telogen' phase, or if it is breaking off
• Establish the rate and severity of hair loss
• Identify genetic problems
• Confirm the presence of lice or fungal infections