The sun is important to our health. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that we take into our bodies primarily through exposure to the sun. It stimulates cell growth, keeps our skin healthy, and even helps to create hair follicles. In fact, Vitamin D is so important to our skin and hair that a lack of it can cause hair loss through alopecia. [Read more…] about Sun Exposure And Hair Loss
Many of us know that stress plays a role in hair thinning or hair loss. Specifically, telogen effluvium is a type of hair loss associated with high stress where a high number of hair follicles on your scalp end up being pushed into the resting phase together, which results in a disproportionately large amount of hair to shed or fall out together resulting in noticeable hair thinning. [Read more…] about Lack of Sleep and Hair Loss
Many of us find ourselves closely examining our hair from time to time to make sure it is still all there. It can be easy to over-analyze and look at anything as a sign of balding. For instance, as men get older their hairline matures… which is different from a receding hairline. This happens naturally as men go from their teenage years into adulthood with their hairline climbing up about an inch. [Read more…] about Early Signs Of Balding
With 4th of July comes images of and movies about the Revolutionary War, showcasing the powdered hair and powdered wigs worn by the men of the time. Even the musical Hamilton featured the title character wearing a traditional 18th century male hairstyle, the queue, which is a French term for a ponytail (though without powdered hair) and a character in a powdered wig. The wig, however, was worn by King George III – who isn’t terribly popular in the musical or in that time period. [Read more…] about Why Did the Founding Fathers Wear Wigs?
International Men’s Health Week this year is the week of June 14th through the 20th. Men’s Health Week was started here in the United States nearly three decades ago to coincide with Father’s Day and to raise awareness of preventable health problems that affect boys and men. While there are certainly more serious problems that can affect men than hair loss, there are a number of health problems that include hair loss as a side effect which are preventable. [Read more…] about Men’s Health Week
Our health is important to us, and over the years what we need to do to stay healthy can change. Changes in our diets, how much we exercise, how much we sleep, and more become required. We have previously discussed how lack of sleep can cause hair loss. Just as how much you sleep can affect your hair, how much you exercise can too. [Read more…] about Does Too Much Exercise Cause Hair Loss?
Many of us may have joked around before about how our jobs are so stressful that they make us want to rip our hair out… but for a few occupations, there may just be some truth to that. We all handle stress differently and there are many jobs out there that would test the calmest and most level headed among us. [Read more…] about Top Jobs Causing Stress-Related Hair Loss
Hair loss is nothing new. Baldness in ancient times did exist so people have been searching for a long time for solutions to problems with their appearance, including hair loss. Before modern treatments, like ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration procedures, people tried all sorts of bizarre methods to cure hair loss. [Read more…] about Bizarre Baldness Cures Throughout History
That sounds like a simple question, but the connection between hair loss and brushing is actually complex. At its simplest level, skipping hair brushing will not prevent hair loss – which is what some people assume when they hear brushing might contribute to hair loss. However, under certain circumstances, brushing your hair can contribute to increased breakage and a particular type of hair loss. [Read more…] about Can Your Hair Brush Be Causing Your Hair Loss?