We all know that smoking is bad for our health. Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer and respiratory illness, and it contributes to dozens of other diseases. But did you know it’s also bad for our appearance? Smoking has negative effects on our skin and also on our hair.
No ethnic group is immune to hair loss. People from all parts of the world experience varying forms and degrees of hair loss and thinning. There are, however, some unique challenges faced by men and women of African descent – as well as certain types of hair loss that are
Let’s face it… there are a lot of hair restoration myths and misinformation circulating about hair transplants. You may have heard “transplanted hair looks fake,” or that the process is painful. Perhaps you’ve heard only men can have transplants, or that older people can’t have them at all. The good
What we eat has a profound impact on every aspect of our health and wellbeing. How well our hair grows is no exception. A healthy diet feeds a healthy scalp, which in turn is more likely to grow healthy hair. Although factors like family history, genetics, stress, and medical conditions
Testosterone is an androgenic hormone responsible for male functions and characteristics like bone mass, muscle strength, fat distribution, sperm production, and libido. In women it plays a role in bone, breast, and reproductive health. Testosterone also affects hair development and hair loss in both sexes… although perhaps not as directly
When you’re experiencing hair loss, it’s natural to explore every possible avenue that might reverse the process and help your hair grow back thicker and healthier. A quick internet search will turn up scores of companies selling products claiming to reverse hair loss and regrow a full head of hair.
Many factors can affect the health of your hair – including genetics, nutrition, aging, and stress levels, among others. The most important factor though is the health of your body. When you become ill or develop a chronic condition, you may experience a disruption in your hair’s usual growth cycle.
There are many myths and misconceptions about behaviors and items that may or may not contribute to baldness. One common culprit in these tales is hats. Whether it’s a sporty baseball cap, a football helmet, or a knitted winter beanie… headwear is often implicated in hair loss. But does wearing
The link between a man’s mind and his body is a powerful connection. What happens in the brain has an impact on the body, and what occurs in the body affects the brain. The relationship between physical and mental health extends to all aspects of our well-being, including the health
Androgenic alopecia – also known as male pattern baldness – is the most common form of male hair loss… impacting up to half of American men by the age of 50. Sparked by one’s genes and fueled by hormones, it impacts all phases of hair growth and results in a