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Is Hair Loss Normal After Having a Baby?

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: Hair Loss|

Postpartum hair loss, classed as ‘telogen effluvium’, is a fairly common phenomenon that is estimated to affect between 40-50% of women after giving birth. As telogen effluvium-type hair loss typically occurs in response to some systemic shock, such as physical injury, sepsis, childbirth or emotional trauma, it is generally temporary in nature and can be reversed (although the timeframe of this may vary depending on the causes and extent of the trauma). Causes of [...]

What Causes Hair Loss During Menopause?

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Hair Loss|

Hair loss is a complex condition, and environmental factors often play a key role alongside genetic predispositions in triggering loss of hair. Mechanisms of hair loss differ in men and women, but both are believed to involve the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in later stages. Fluctuations in hormone levels are understood to commonly precede onset of hair loss in both young and menopausal women. Menopause is a process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive [...]

What are the Main Causes of Hair Loss?

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Hair Loss|

Hair loss is a complex condition that is not attributable to one single cause. Frequently, hair loss develops as a result of a combination of genetic predispositions as well as environmental factors. In some instances, medical conditions or certain procedures and medications can also have an impact on the expression of hair loss. Current research suggests that whatever the underlying trigger, the final stage in expression of hair loss involves excessive production of the dihydrotestosterone [...]

What is Alopecia Areata?

By |June 24th, 2018|Categories: Hair Loss|

Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that causes patches of baldness to appear on the scalp. It is an autoimmune condition that arises when the body’s immune system attacks its own cells, specifically the hair follicles. This interferes with hair growth and causes hair to fall out. Patches of hair loss may range in size from the diameter of a small coin (common in the early stages of the condition) to larger, interconnected [...]

10 Celebrity hair-raising haircuts

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Hair Loss|

10 Celebrity hair-raising haircuts In the ancient world, hair was seen as a symbol of status and wealth, and played a significant role in shaping civilization. Today, hair is a powerful expression of identity, and the style you choose says a lot about you. But just how much would you pay for a haircut? What is a reasonable amount to spend when it comes to hair styling? We think these celebrities have really pushed the [...]

Just how common is hair loss?

By |March 19th, 2018|Categories: Hair Loss|

If you're battling with a hair loss condition, it may help to know that you're not alone. According to statistics, by the age of 50 at least 50 percent of all men and women will suffer from hereditary hair loss. And if you break it down further the figures are even more startling, and they rise substantially with age. At least 80 percent of men experience some degree of baldness, while nearly 40 percent of women lose [...]