In today’s age of looking good because everything is captured on film or video, being a 20 something year old with an early receding hairline was far less than fun. My entire life, I’d always had a full and thick head of hair, that drastically changed by the time I turned 20. A few days after my birthday, I began noticing my hairline was receding; it wasn’t as drastic as that of my older friends, but it was definitely something that bothered me and I was looking for a way to get my hair back before the problem escalated and I needed to start looking for hairpieces instead. Continue Reading →
Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, each pregnancy is a beautiful event that brings a cycle of constant change to your body, including hair loss after pregnancy. This is one area that perhaps is an unexpected experience; the changes related to your hair. While the addition of vitamins and hormonal fluctuations leads to an incredibly full and healthy head of hair during pregnancy, once pregnancy has ended that may become a different story. The good news is that post-partum hair loss is temporary, but it is still important to understand it in order to handle it effectively. Continue Reading →
While there is a myriad of reasons that someone might suffer from hair loss, one culprit that is frequently discussed is heavy alcohol use. It is a myth that consuming alcohol alone causes hair loss; the reality is that heavy consumption of alcohol has many negative impacts on the body and the stress that results, can and likely will lead to receding hair lines.
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Alopecia, more commonly known as hair loss in men and women, can occur for a variety of reasons and understanding those causes is important to determining treatment options. One of the most common explanations for alopecia is genetic disposition, frequently referred to as male pattern baldness or female hair loss. Most men will experience at least some hair loss by age 50 due to shrinking hair follicles – a natural progression resulting in thinner, more fragile hair that eventually stops growing – but even while genetics can play a role, there are conditions that enhance the effects of genetic hair loss. In recent studies, two predominant factors affecting hair loss have been found to be stress and, more disconcertingly, underlying health problems such as heart disease. The good news is that the connection between hair loss and heart disease do not affect everyone.