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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?

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

Hamilton and The History of The Wig

17th century powered wigPeople 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

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

Are Bald Men Less Electable?

presidents with hair loss on postage stampsEvery 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?

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