Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid. In autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system misinterprets another part of the body as the enemy and attacks it. The thyroid is part of the endocrine system. This small gland in the neck controls how your body uses energy, which has profound effects on the entire body. The thyroid even affects how your heart beats. [Read more…] about Why Does Graves’ Disease Cause Hair Loss?
If you have had COVID-19 or know someone who has, side effects can continue for months after recovery. If one of those side effects is hair loss, you should know that you’re not alone. [Read more…] about COVID-19 and Hair Loss – What You Should Know
Santa Claus tends to be depicted wearing a hat for a reason – art showing the jolly old elf without his signature white-trimmed red cap show that he suffers from hair loss. Sometimes it’s classic male-pattern baldness with a completely bare head except for fringe on the sides. Less often, Santa has most of his hair but is missing hair on the crown of his head. [Read more…] about Can Santa Claus’ Diet Cause Hair Loss?
Something that many people don’t consider, understandably, is how pregnancy can affect your hair. Women account for up to 40% of Americans that suffer from hair loss – through pregnancy, stress, medication, and age. [Read more…] about Pregnancy and Hair Loss: What You Need to Know
Proper 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
People wanting solutions to their hair loss is nothing new and, for thousands of years, wigs were the best solution because – unlike today with ARTAS® – no good treatment options existed. However, wigs were also a fashion statement during certain points in history, such as the period depicted in the hit musical Hamilton. [Read more…] about Hamilton and The History of The Wig
Hair loss of any kind can be stressful, but seasonal hair loss usually is not a serious problem. However, the term “seasonal hair loss” is more complex than you may assume, so let’s unpack what that can actually mean. [Read more…] about Should You Worry About Seasonal Hair Loss?
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
Every time a presidential race comes along, “electability” becomes a topic of conversation. The much-repeated conventional wisdom is that candidates with hair loss do not win. In reality, the topic of baldness and politicians is more complicated – and the effect of baldness and elections even more so. The short answer is that they are not less electable… but that perception could make being elected a bit harder. [Read more…] about Are Bald Men Less Electable?
Dressing up for Halloween is fun. That’s why costumes for adults have been a growing trend for the past decade. But can Halloween hair color and wigs cause hair loss? [Read more…] about Tips for Halloween Hairstyles