June 8, 2016

Hair Pieces

Hair Pieces are normally manufactured in Asian countries due to the lower labor costs. The pieces come in two forms, either formed with synthetic or human hair.

Hair Pieces

There is a wide range of quality in terms of synthetic hair. On the other hand, hair pieces made form human hair are normally consistently high quality hair pieces, however, they are more difficult to maintain and they begin to dry, frizz and change color due to sun exposure and lack of conditioning.

Hairpieces last around a year depending on how well you take care of them. Every couple months your hairpiece should be deeply cleaned, dyed and the attachments to your scalp should be redone. When buying a hair piece you should make sure that you cannot see the base, it was handmade, lightweight, comfortable, looks like a natural hairline and feels like real hair and skin. Personalized hairpieces are usually the best because the better the hairpiece fits your measurements, hair color, skin feel and hairstyles, the better quality of the hairpiece.

Top 8 Hair Loss Myths

For ages people have questioned and over analyzed the causes of hair loss. Through many false assumptions, people have spread a lot of incorrect information regarding hair loss. This misinformation forms almost all of the hair loss myths. I will discuss the most common hair loss myths and either prove them false or validate their truth.

1) Mother’s Side

Many people believe that common misconception that if your mother’s family is bald then you might as well shave your head now and get used to the bald look because you’re going to be bald. Androgenetic Alopecia, or Male/Female-patterned baldness is the most common cause of hair loss. This cause of hair loss has been genetically linked and therefore it is passed down through the DNA of families. However, each individual is simply a mix of genes from their father and their mother. Therefore, yes, it is certainly true that if your mother’s side is relatively bald that you are more likely to be bald. But you are equally likely to receive the genes for hair formation from your father’s side. In order to do a fair assessment of the future of you hair you must look at the hairlines of your entire extended family.


2) Cutting or shaving your hair often causes it to grow back thicker and faster

Getting your hair cut regularly certainly keeps your hair healthy by removing damaged hair. However, haircuts do not affect the rate of hair growth or thickness. This common misconception is though to stem from the fact that when your hair first begins to grow back, it grows back thick, not because the entire hair will be thicker, but because the base of a hair follicle (which is visible at the beginning of hair growth) is naturally thicker then the end of a hair follicle.


3) Cigarettes can cause hair loss

Some have claimed this myth to be false in the past; however, recently The British Medical Journal has vindicated y claiming that enough evidence has been found to state that smoking causes hair loss.


4) Tight Hairstyles causes hair loss

Traction Alopecia is a common cause of hair loss caused by excessive pulling of the hair due to tight hairstyles. It has been shown that hairstyles such as, pigtails and cornrows, or even the use of hair rollers can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss is usually not permanent; however, if you tighten your hair for a long enough period of time, scars will begin to form on your scalp, causing permanent hair loss.


5) Medications can cause hair loss

Certain drugs, especially those used to treat depression, high blood pressure, heart problems and arthritis have been linked to hair loss. Especially medical treatment in the form of radiation or chemotherapy can cause excessive hair loss. Normally, after you stop taking the medication, your hair begins to grow back.


6) Stress can cause hair loss

Tellogen effluvium is a hair loss disorder that is directly linked to emotional or physical stress. Extremely stressful situations can cause hair follicles to prematurely enter the resting state, cause them to fall out before they finished their normal growth cycle. Normally, individuals with Tellogen effluvium experience a loss of hair until the stress is relieved, thereafter it can take up to 2 to 3 months for hair to get back to normal.


7) Brushing your hair or standing on your head helps your hair grow

Some people claim that hair loss is caused by a decrease in blood flow around the scalp. And brushing your hair and standing on your head may slightly increase your scalps blood flow, but it won’t magically turn around your hairline however. Most causes of hair loss are genetic. These hair loss disorders normally result from DHT being introduced into certain parts of the body.


8)You cannot treat hair loss

Twenty years ago there were no truly helpful treatments or remedies for hair loss. People were forced to either deal with it or buy hairpieces. Thanks to modern scientific research, many new and advanced treatments for hair loss have emerged in the last couple decades.


Are You Really Losing Your Hair?

First, you must realize that hair grows in cycles. Each normal cycle lasts between two and three years. During this phase, each hair grows approximately 1 centimeter every month. Usually, 9 out of 10 hairs in your scalp are in the growing phase, while the remaining 1 out of 10 is in the resting phase. The resting phase begins after the two to three year growing cycle ends. After 3 to 4 months of the resting phase, the hair falls out and a new hair begins to grow in its place.

One common misconception about hairless is that people assume that if hair is falling out, they must be balding. Especially with males as they complete the final stages of puberty, the hairline naturally slightly recedes; however this receding of the hairline will begin to slow and eventually stop. You must recognize that it is perfectly normal to shed hair each day due to this growth and resting cycle. This shedding and loss of hair affects all individuals, including men, women and even children. Since hair loss can potentially be a sign of a dangerous disease it is extremely important that you find and understand the cause of your hair loss. If you are concerned about these possibilities or have further inquiries, talk with your doctor. 

May 25, 2016

The Most Common Causes of Hair Loss

Dihydrotestoterone is a male sex hormone and is the most common cause of baldness in the world. DHT causes over 90% of hair loss, including the most common cause of hair loss, Male patterned baldness.
DHT is a more common cause for male hair loss than for female hair loss because men have a lot of testosterone in their system; however women don’t have much testosterone due to the fact that women have a different hormone called estrogen.

April 12, 2016

Surgical Hair Treatments

Surgical hair loss treatment is almost always the most effective treatment for hair loss. Each surgical hair loss patient must be treated individually, as no two individual’s scalp or hair loss pattern are identical. Unlike drugs, natural remedies, hairpieces or even laser treatments, surgery is basically a guarantee that there will be new hair growth; however, the quality of this new hair depends on which surgical procedure you choose and the skill level of your surgeon. There are two main types of surgical treatment for hair loss: Hair Transplant Surgery and Scalp Reduction/Flap/Expansion Surgery.

Hair Loss Treatments : Medications & Drugs

Hair Loss can be an uncomfortable and embarrassing experience. But it does not have to be! Balding affects millions of people worldwide. There are many different ways to deal with hair loss. Before choosing the most effective treatment for you, you must read about and understand the causes of hair loss.

March 23, 2016

Effective Hair Loss Treatment

Effective Hair Loss Treatments

Learn more specific information about hair loss treatments for men and women

November 29, 2015

Future of Balding Treatments

 Future of Hair Loss Treatment

The future of balding treatment research holds much promise for treating hair loss.