There are many different reasons why a person may lose their hair during the course of their life. Disease, medications, genetics, stress, or the unavoidable aging process, can all have a detrimental effect on a person’s hair. Those of you who have experienced hair loss have likely also experienced the feeling that you’re losing a part of your identity. Well, you are definitely not alone. Physically, hair is part of you, but it’s also part of the bigger you, the way you see yourself and how others perceive you.
When it comes to finding a partner, natural selection and evolution of humans share many similarities with the animal kingdom. The ultimate goal for advancing the species is if a reproductive choice will benefit the collective gene pool and ensure the future survival of the species. Whether humans realize it or not, they are looking for the same positive characteristics as other animal species.
Noticing a receding hairline can be a devastating discovery, but knowledge is power.
Receding hairlines can affect men and women of all ages for different reasons. The most common cause for men is male pattern baldness, caused by genes making the hair susceptible to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT makes hair follicles shrink, leading to hair loss. Women can also experience receding hairlines but more often their hair loss is diffused. It can be related to DHT, but it is typically a result of lowered estrogen levels with menopause.
There’s no time like the start of a new year to break bad habits, especially when it comes to hair loss. For many people, a few simple lifestyle changes can help keep the hair on their heads.
Here are some simple things you can do to help curtail hair loss.
There’s a new arthritis pill that doctors say could help with hair loss in a way that hasn’t been seen before. The revelation came from a recent study conducted at Stanford, Yale and Columbia. Patients suffering from alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that leads to hair loss, were prescribed an arthritis pill that resulted in positive hair growth.
So could this pill potentially help with male pattern baldness?
For centuries, Santa Claus has been easily identified by his bright red suit and snow white beard. Clement C. Moore’s poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,“ published in 1822, gives one of the earliest descriptions of Santa’s iconic beard: “And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.”
Just because you are experiencing hair loss doesn’t mean you should jump straight into scheduling a hair transplant. There are a handful of effective non-surgical hair growth treatments available that can help stop and reverse hair loss. Biotin is one of them. But how much biotin should you take to properly treat your hair? Read on to find out.
No Shave November is upon us once again, which means it’s time to stow your razors and get facial hair-crazy. Some men (and women!) participate in this yearly event in the name of fun and cancer awareness, while others compete to see who can grow out the most glorious beard by month’s end. While the rules of engagement might be clear, the purpose of the phenomenon is not so obvious.
Cancer – it’s one of the scariest diagnoses anyone can receive. The single word can trigger thousands of questions. Will I survive? Can it be treated? Will I lose my hair? Compared to other side effects, hair loss may be minor. But for many patients, the emotional impact can be devastating.