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Hair Styles That May Cause Hair Loss
23 Nov. 2015

Man-BunThey say loosing around 100 hair strands a day is normal and that the number of hair follicles on the scalp progressively reduces with age. Nevertheless, if you notice clumps of hair falling out, strands of hair sticking on the clothes after combing or styling, and your hairline receding, it is clearly a reason to raise an alarm. And while the most causes of hair loss are hereditary and require separate treatment, such as generic Finasteride, certain hairstyles can also contribute to it.

Here are the 4 most popular and convenient hairstyles that may cause hair loss, and namely traction alopecia. Read more…

Is Hair Loss Caused by Stress Reversible?
16 Sep. 2015

hair loss caused by stressThere are many myths associated with thinning hair, among which the most scaring one is that hair loss caused by stress is permanent. While stress and anxiety can really cause hair loss, reducing that anxiety can help your hair regrow.

There are several types of hair loss and more than one cause for it. Stress can lead to many conditions that result in hair loss, among which the most common are: Telogen effluvium and Trichotillomania.

Telogen effluvium occurs when more hairs than normal fall into the resting phase of growth. This condition can be caused by various emotional and physical factors.  Read more…

Which Is More Effective: Finasteride or Dutasteride?
3 Apr. 2015

avodart - propeciaAndrogen blockade is one of the most popular treatments for men with male pattern baldness. The blockade through the use of Finasteride or Dutasteride reduces the amount of androgen that circulates in the scalp and results in less androgen converted to dihydrotetosterone from the enzymatic deficiency that exists. The enzyme which is responsible for conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone is 5α-reductase. Dihydrotestosterone attaches itself to hair follicles and causes them to shrink, preventing new hair growth. Read more…

Does Propecia Cause Weight Gain
17 Mar. 2015

propeciaSome men receiving Propecia for hair loss or BPH are concerned whether this drug can cause weight gain. The thing is that weight gain is not mentioned among commonly reported side effects of the drug. However, from time to time, we read on discussion boards messages about gaining weight below the waist. How is that? Let’s get all this straightened out.

By reference to clinical trials where the drug was extensively studied and side effects documented before Propecia got its approval from the FDA, it is unlikely to cause any weight gain. Among over one thousand of experimental subjects who received this medication, weight gain didn’t occur either in more than 1% of users (common side effects), or in less than 1% (rare side effects). Read more…

How to Choose Men’s Shampoo
13 Mar. 2015

best shampooWhen it comes to grooming, shampoo often goes unnoticed. Most men simply don’t think which shampoo to choose. They just grab any old or well-advertised shampoo, failing to realize that a properly chosen shampoo can do much more than cleaning. However, not every highly advertised shampoo will suit you, and some hair care products can altogether have a negative effect on the hair as well as on the scalp, which can lead to hair thinning and appearance of dandruff. Here’s how to choose the right shampoo that suits your needs.

First of all, it is necessary to know your hair type. There are three basic types of hair: normal, dry and oily. Read more…

The Link Between Hair Loss and Dandruff
18 Feb. 2015

dandruffThere exists a link between hair loss and dandruff, but it is not necessarily a causal one. Thinning hair is about your hair and dandruff is about the skin on your scalp. However, many people who suffer from dandruff report hair loss. This can happen because what causes one condition also causes the other.

There are several reasons why dandruff develops: dry skin, adverse reactions to medications and hair lotions, skin disorders associated with seborrhea or psoriasis, poor diet, yeast sensitivity, etc. This scalp problem can exert a significant impact on the hair health and its growth as far as it causes irritation, itching and inflammation. Read more…

How Hair Loss Affects Everyday Life
9 Jan. 2015

picknick_grillen-300x200Everywhere in the world luxurious hair is associated with beauty, youth and good health. For many people hair is an expression of our individuality and is what makes them beautiful. Therefore hair loss is devastating for both men and women and anyone who is affected by it often suffers a great deal of it.

As far as beautiful hair is a fundamental part of our personality, hair loss or hair thinning can result in loss of self-esteem and even lead to depression and other emotional issues. It is not just a visual problem, it is a psychological problem as well. The change usually starts subtly, people feel insecure and try to conceal their thinning hair avoiding situations in which it can be noticed. Read more…

What vitamins can help to prevent hair loss?
22 Oct. 2014

healthy basketThere are few aspects of our appearance we pay more attention to than hair. It’s no secret that our hairstyles are one of the first things people notice about us, and it is very important in the formation of a first impression. Hair helps us express our individuality and create an image that sets us apart from others, but unfortunately, it is not infinite and self-replacing, so we do our best to keep it healthy and prevent it from falling out. Although there are a number of medicines and drugs available to prevent hair loss, you might want to opt for the natural sources of vitamins. This article will go over some vitamins that can help with this purpose, as well as where they’re found.

Vitamin D. This vitamin is the first one to be connected to hair loss in medical studies. Read more…

Does Smoking Cause Hair Loss?
3 Oct. 2014

smoking_bald_manIt is an accomplished fact that smoking causes health problems. Much has been said about smoking hazards and we shall just add that smoking can have a negative impact on hair follicles as well.

Cigarettes contain over 4,000 harmful chemicals, which are all dangerous to health. Of these inhaled chemicals nicotine and carbon monoxide are the most damaging to the hair.

However nicotine doesn’t have a direct impact on hair follicles. Nicotine undermines organs and body systems, in particular endocrine and reproductive ones, and it is these systems malfunctioning that can cause hair loss. Read more…

Male Pattern Baldness Hamilton-Norwood Scale
17 Aug. 2014

manFor men, there are very few things more commonly and seriously dreaded than baldness. Hair is of great importance to appearance whether you are a man or a woman, and losing it, understandably, brings fears of loss of attractiveness, onset of old age and the many health problems that go with it.

Another reason why hair loss is so dreaded is because it represents one of our most unique traits and abilities – accessorizing of our bodies. While we generally cannot change our body’s shape and size without lots of hard work, surgical procedures, and our genetic code limits the kind of changes we can make to our body, choosing and altering hair style is the natural and socially-accepted alternative that can have an equally significant effect. Read more…

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