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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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SIX WAYS FOR WOMEN TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS

SIX WAYS FOR WOMEN TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS There are things women can do to control hair loss, yet sometimes one must accept what nature hands us. In many cases, prevention may be the cure.   While male hair loss is more common – and more commonly featured in hair […]

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WHAT IS TRICHOLOGY?

WHAT IS TRICHOLOGY? This para-medical approach to treating hair loss might well be a first step in addressing baldness. It’s a holistic way of keep your hair “up there.”   The things that can cause hair loss – genetics, toxins, medications, illnesses, grooming techniques, stress, and mental illness – illustrate […]

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FIVE WAYS FOR MEN TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS

FIVE WAYS FOR MEN TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS It’s hard to watch television for any length of time without seeing advertising for hair loss solutions. By their nature, they promote a product or treatment therapy that can halt hair loss, reverse it, or replace the hair that is otherwise gone […]

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UNDERSTANDING ALOPECIA UNIVERSALIS

UNDERSTANDING ALOPECIA UNIVERSALIS Long a mystery and short on treatments, this is a condition that renders the entire body hairless. But one small study shows hope in a psoriasis medication.   To picture someone with alopecia universalis, think of the performers in the popular Blue Man Group company, just minus […]

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF HAIR SYSTEMS

A BRIEF HISTORY OF HAIR SYSTEMS The urge or need to cover heads with hair that is not our own is as old as civilization. The reasons and methods have changed – and newer technologies are amazing.   Today we call them hair systems. In an earlier era, they were […]

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