Alopecia

Anatomy of the Scalp

scalp under magnifying glassSo much time and energy has been devoted to discussing the causes of hair thinning and hair loss that it is easy to lose sight of the source – the scalp. A key component to understanding why different people have differing experiences with hair thinning and loss is by understanding the complexities of the scalp and how different types of scalps yield different results. [Read more…] about Anatomy of the Scalp

Natural Hair Guide: Protective Styles, Breakage and Shedding

protective hairstyleProper hair treatment is essential to prevent natural hair from breaking or shedding. First, trim split ends to prevent further damage. Periodically deep condition your hair – but also occasionally use a clarifying treatment to prevent product build-up. Avoid using heat on your hair and seal your ends. A protective hairstyle is also something to consider. [Read more…] about Natural Hair Guide: Protective Styles, Breakage and Shedding

Blonde Hair And Hair Loss

Is blonde hair different?Natural blondes are hard to come by. In fact, only about 2% of the global population is blonde. That is in large part because blonde hair originated from a genetic mutation more than 10,000 years ago and is connected to a recessive gene. Some false reports have claimed that blondes will be extinct by the 23rd century, but recessive genes don’t just disappear so expect blondes to stick around for many centuries to come. [Read more…] about Blonde Hair And Hair Loss

Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

Alopecia Areata Awareness Month SeptemberSeptember is Alopecia Areata Awareness Month. Organized by the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, the goal is to raise awareness of alopecia areata by sharing educational information, organizing local events, and getting more people to understand the need for an FDA-approved treatment. The first step to increase the awareness of alopecia areata is to know what it is. [Read more…] about Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

Embarrassment About Hair Loss

Ricki Lake's Hair Loss StoryIt’s common to feel embarrassment about experiencing hair loss; especially for women. While it’s not as commonly talked about, up to half of all women will experience some form of hair loss during their lifetime. Part of why we don’t hear more about female pattern baldness is because of the lack of high-profile women and female celebrities that are understandably not open about their experiences with it. [Read more…] about Embarrassment About Hair Loss

National Hair Loss Awareness Month 2020

August Hair Loss Awareness MonthThis August marks another National Hair Loss Awareness Month. While some may read this and think that people are already aware of their own hair loss and don’t need to pay any further attention, those people would be missing the point. National Hair Loss Awareness Month is about being aware of the causes, types, and solutions to hair loss. [Read more…] about National Hair Loss Awareness Month 2020

Dandruff and Hair Loss

does dandruff cause hair loss?Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, affects roughly half the adult population. Though it can affect other parts of your body, it primarily causes dry, scaly skin on your scalp resulting in dead skin falling off in flakes, commonly referred to as dandruff. While you may have known all of that already, what you might not have known is that it could lead to hair loss. [Read more…] about Dandruff and Hair Loss

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