Most of us know that our hormones impact our energy, our mood and our skin (plus, so much more), but did you know our hormones also influence the health of our hair? In Chinese medicine, we say that the hair can be an extension and reflection of our internal health, and if we are paying attention, it can tell us a lot about what is going on internally, particularly with our hormones. Keep reading to understand the connection between your hair and hormones, as well as learn about hormonal hair loss. [click to continue…]
Hair Loss in Women
Going through hair loss and thinning is a tough experience. However, you are not alone in this journey! Hundreds of women around the world go through hair loss caused by a variety of factors, from genetic predisposition to stress and vitamin deficiency. We have invited trichologists and hair experts to shed more light on how to prevent and stop hair thinning, as well as women who have had the courage to challenge the taboo and started blogging on how they manage their hair loss. We do hope that these articles will help you understand and deal with alopecia with maximum effectiveness and self-love.
Let’s face it — If you’re a woman, you’re eventually going to experience the dreaded “menopause.” Hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, weight gain. And, if that isn’t enough, millions of women experience hair loss during menopause. Most doctors declare menopause as an “estrogen-deficient” time, where a woman’s estrogen level drops by 90%, so there may be even more hair loss after you’ve completed menopause. [click to continue…]
Hair loss is common for both men and women as they age but that doesn’t make the process any less emotional for those attached to their locks. While some opt for vasodilators like Rogaine to promote hair growth; a growing number of people are trying a hair loss treatment that’s been around for decades: mesotherapy. Is mesotherapy worth the hype? Or is it just another ineffective drain on your wallet? We’ll take you through the pros and cons of this treatment and help you make an informed decision about whether mesotherapy is right for you. [click to continue…]
Your body goes through so many changes when you are expecting a baby. Most of the side effects are well-known and discussed. But, few, if any, people tell you about the effects it has on your hair and your normal hair-coloring routine. Yes, you read that right; it can cause some crazy changes to your hair! As a hairstylist with nine years of experience, I have seen it all. The pros, the cons, and the “oh, craps”! Keep reading to educate yourself on pregnancy hair loss and learn some important tips to avoid postpartum hair thinning! [click to continue…]
Switching to a purely vegan diet is nothing short of an accomplishment. It takes hard work, a lot of willpower, and extensive knowledge and research. A vegan diet eliminates all animal products, including dairy and eggs, and relies on plant-based foods for nourishment. While it’s possible to get all your needed nutrients by eating a plant-only diet, it takes a lot of careful planning and management. Sometimes, a lack of proper nutrition and knowledge on nutrition can lead to excessive vegan hair loss. On average, a person loses 100 to 200 hairs a day. If you notice more strands falling out and brittle ends, consult a health care professional to screen for underlying health problems. If your doctor gives you a clean bill of health, it’s time to deeply examine your diet to make sure you’re getting enough calories, minerals, vitamins, and protein to keep your hair as healthy as possible. [click to continue…]
Men’s hair loss is flash-quick. If you see the first signs of thinning hair, you have to do everything possible to slow down the process a.s.a.p. because today you see first fallen hairs tomorrow — blink — you’re suffering from severe alopecia. Hair experts swear it is easier to save hair than try to regrow it or hide baldness. Let’s investigate the main hair loss causes and choose the best hair loss treatment for men that will work for you in particular too.