Why Hair Care and Maintenance Is Important

Why Hair Care and Maintenance Is Important Generally speaking, hair care is of the utmost importance in ways that you might not realize. Even if you’re not one to elaborately style your hair on a daily basis, having a full head of hair is still preferable to losing your hair at an early age.

Unfortunately, there’s a great deal of social stigma surrounding hair loss, which can make it very difficult for people who suffer from genetic disorders or illnesses that cause their hair to fall out to cope. Aside from the shame and embarrassment many people face, however, there’s also another important reason to take good care of your hair. The condition of your hair is a strong reflection of your overall health. Your hair is a good indicator of whether or not your body is receiving and processing a sufficient amount of vitamins and nutrients to keep you in good health. Always pay attention to what your hair is telling you! Continue reading

Foods That Are Correlated with Hair Loss

Foods That Are Correlated with Hair LossThere are many different factors that can result in either thinning hair or excessive hair loss including a hormonal imbalance, an illness, and especially a poor diet. You may have heard the phrase that it’s best to enjoy “everything in moderation,” and this certainly applies to a lot of the activities we partake in, as well as the foods and beverages we consume. Certain foods that are devoid of sufficient nutritional value can directly and indirectly cause hair loss. There’s a reason that people living in Western countries are more susceptible to hair loss. Not only do our foods tend to be exceptionally processed, but they also contain obscenely high levels of preservatives, artificial flavours, processed sugars, and even artificial sweeteners. We consume all of these things in large quantities on a daily basis, and they all play a part in causing thinning hair and hair loss. Continue reading

Can Itchy Scalp Cause Hair Loss?

balding senior man skratching his other ear

balding senior man skratching his other ear

A variety of factors play a role in the level of hair loss that requires scalp treatment, but hair loss due to itchy scalp, while potentially caused by a number of conditions, is the easiest to treat.

Often, proper itchy scalp treatment can be something as simple as changing the type of shampoo you are using. A number of shampoos exist for irritated scalps, and many of them are available over the counter, too! These include medicated shampoos such as ketoconazole (Nizoral) and, in extreme cases, topical steroid creams and lotions are available.
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Shock Hair Loss after a Hair Transplant

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Shock Hair Loss after a Hair TransplantMany hair transplant patients may be surprised to experience what’s commonly referred to as “shock hair loss” following their procedure. While this isn’t a common side effect or phenomenon, it does still occur in some patients. For the most part, shock hair loss after a hair transplant is temporary, but there are some cases in which it can be permanent depending on the circumstances of the procedure.
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Different Types of Male Baldness

bald man with a hat

bald man with a hat

Androgenetic alopecia, also known as male-pattern baldness, causes hair follicles to shrink over time due to genetic and hormonal factors. It may also be caused by hair follicles that are sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which will grow thinner and shorter over time. Stress, poor nutrition, and medications can also contribute.
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