Thinning Hair

Why Has Hair Become So Important to Men?

man with full healthy hairThe common misconception – and stereotype – is that women care more about their hair than men. Not only is that largely untrue but certain studies in recent years have shown a sizable number of men care more about their hair than women.

Over the past few years, we have seen the advent of the man bun increase discussion on men’s hair styles. Changes in diet and exercise mean that people look younger for longer… so there has been more focus on appearance, which also affects men. Advances in hair restoration and maintenance have also helped spotlight men’s hair. [Read more…] about Why Has Hair Become So Important to Men?

Hair Follicle Dissection

the hair growth cycleWhen discussing hair thinning or loss, it’s almost always in reference to the health of the hair follicles. In addition to other factors, hair follicles being clogged or damaged contribute to both temporary and permanent hair loss. But what exactly are hair follicles? What makes up a hair follicle and what is its growth cycle? Let’s dissect them. [Read more…] about Hair Follicle Dissection

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

What Is Tinea Capitis?

man with tinea capitisTinea Capitis is better known as ringworm; specifically of the scalp. As you may know, ringworm is not a worm but rather a topical fungal infection. It causes patches of scaly, itchy skin to pop up across your scalp which damages your hair follicles and causes bald spots. While Tinea Capitis mostly affects children, as a highly contagious fungal infection it can spread to adults and even house pets. [Read more…] about What Is Tinea Capitis?

More Facts on Menopause and Hair Loss

older womanHair loss is commonly associated with men, but women may also experience hair loss as they age. Because menopause is the result of a lowering of the production of hormones in the body, many physical and emotional side effects occur. Some of the more commonly known side effects are hot flashes and mood swings, but there are others. [Read more…] about More Facts on Menopause and Hair Loss

Gray Hair and Hair Loss

Woman with gray hair experiencing hair lossMany of us think of gray hair and hair loss as a sign of aging. By the time we’re 35, approximately two-thirds of men and forty percent of women have been affected by some level of hair loss.

Additionally, anywhere from six to twenty-three percent of adults can expect at least half of their hair to have gone gray by the time they are 50. Are these both just separate signs of aging, or is there a correlation between graying hair and baldness? [Read more…] about Gray Hair and Hair Loss

Can Santa Claus’ Diet Cause Hair Loss?

Santa Claus' Christmas dietSanta 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?

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