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WHAT IS TRICHOTILLOMANIA?

WHAT IS TRICHOTILLOMANIA? The obsessive, compulsive, and seemingly involuntary tugging and pulling of one’s own hair is a perplexing condition with complex solutions.   With so much social attention on healthy, lustrous hair, it might be hard for most of us to grasp the trichotillomania, one of the more troublesome […]

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TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM: HAIR LOSS IN RESPONSE TO TRAUMA

TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM: HAIR LOSS IN RESPONSE TO TRAUMA Stress both physical and emotional can cause a particular kind of hair shedding that is alarming. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic is one of many causes.   If you are losing hair suddenly, at a rapid rate, and you’ve suffered from COVID-19, you […]

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HAIR LOSS AND HOT STYLING TOOLS

HAIR LOSS AND HOT STYLING TOOLS The heat is on! But what provides a good style for today – with hot curlers, dryers, and irons – could mean hair loss and breakage tomorrow. Proceed with caution.   Male and female hair loss can be caused by many factors. One might […]

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SKIN DISEASES AND HAIR LOSS

SKIN DISEASES AND HAIR LOSS Genetics most often causes balding and bald spots, but infections and autoimmune diseases are sometimes at fault. Fortunately, there are many cures.   There are multiple disease conditions that can lead to women and men’s hair loss – some permanent, most temporary – and it […]

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DIABETES AND HAIR LOSS: IS THERE A LINK?

DIABETES AND HAIR LOSS: IS THERE A LINK? You bet there is. Diabetes, in both the Type I and Type II forms, is a tax on the entire body, leading to organ damage – including to hair-feeding blood vessels.   “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” […]

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LEARN ABOUT DHT AND HAIR LOSS

LEARN ABOUT DHT AND HAIR LOSS Does the presence of more dihydrotestosterone, derived from testosterone, mean that manly men tend to be bald? Maybe yes, maybe no. It’s not straightforward.   If you study the effects of the male sex hormone DHT – the initials representing dihydrotestosterone – it brings […]

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QUESTION: CAN HAIR EXTENSIONS HELP WITH HAIR LOSS?

QUESTION: CAN HAIR EXTENSIONS HELP WITH HAIR LOSS? Quick answer: Yes, hair extensions (maybe you call them wiglets or hair toppers) can work for different types of hair loss conditions in women and men.   Hair loss comes in all shapes and sizes, in varying degrees, in temporary (illness-related) and […]

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SHORT TERM SOLUTIONS FOR CANCER-RELATED HAIR LOSS

SHORT TERM SOLUTIONS FOR CANCER-RELATED HAIR LOSS Being a cancer patient is temporary, so is the hair loss that often comes with treatment. Approach it with a strategy: control it so it doesn’t control you.   A cancer diagnosis is generally hardest on patients in the first week or two […]

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PROPECIA VS. ROGAINE: THE DIFFERENCES

PROPECIA VS. ROGAINE: THE DIFFERENCES These two very different medications were given regulatory green lights around the same time, transforming millions of heads. How do they differ?   The two primary medications for treating male pattern baldness – androgenic alopecia, which also affects women but in different ways – are […]

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HANDHELD LASER OR IN-STUDIO LASER: WHICH WORKS BETTER?

HANDHELD LASER OR IN-STUDIO LASER: WHICH WORKS BETTER? The application of low-level laser light to the scalp to restore hair growth is not entirely new. But the options for how to get it can affect its effectiveness.   Addressing skepticism, several studies have investigated the efficacy of low-level laser hair […]

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