Category: Hairloss

The structure, color and texture of human hair varies widely from person to person depending on a range of different factors such as gender, age, race and genes. Hair is made up of a protein called keratin, produced in hair follicles in the outer layer of skin. As follicles produce new hair cells, old cells are being pushed out through the surface of the skin. The average adult head has about 100,000 hairs, and loses up to 100 of them a day; so finding a few stray hairs on your hairbrush is not necessarily a problem.

Causes of Itchy Scalp and Dandruff 0

Causes of Itchy Scalp and Dandruff

Causes of Itchy Scalp and Dandruff Itchy scalp can appear as a result of various factors. In many cases, dandruff is responsible for itchy scalp. However, what we see as dandruff in commercials is not actually dandruff, according to experts. Namely, the tiny white flakes that we mistakenly see as dandruff are dead skin cells that occur because of dry scalp. Dry scalp is the most common phenomenon than dandruff per se. Aggressive chemical hair products, poor diet, hot water, weather condition, air pollution, dehydration, etc., are responsible for dry scalp. To help our scalp regenerate, we can reduce the number of times we wash our hair, avoid too much chemistry on our head, find suitable and mild shampoo, stay hydrated, enrich our diet with healthy omega oils and vitamin B, using cool water while washing hair, reduce usage of blow dryer, decrease hair products on our head, gently wash the hair, and rinse it thoroughly. Stress and anxiety can also contribute to dry scalp. Sometimes, there are hormonal changes that make the whole situation worse. On the other hand, if dandruff is a problem, then we have another set of causes. Seborrheic dermatitis, yeast, psoriasis, eczema, fungus Malassezia are...

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How to Cope with Baldness

How to Cope with Baldness According to statistics, men baldness hits sooner or later, nearly 70% of men. Although, for some men baldness is not an issue, for younger men or the men who build their self-esteem on their good-looks, it can become a huge problem. Although, many men are not prone to discuss their emotions about the process of balding, emotional changes are present in most cases. A whole range of negative emotions can appear, such as shame and embarrassment, especially in a phase when a man refuses to accept baldness. If a man starts perceive himself as less confident or less attractive it is a time to change this perception and work hard on returning self-confidence. The article “The Art of Balding” offers interesting insights and ideas that can help men cope better with baldness. How to Cope with Baldness Avy Joseph, a psychologist and the co-founder of the College For Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, agrees. “Certainly for some men it is an acute source of anxiety, and it can have a huge impact upon a man’s emotional state,” he tells ShortList. “The amount of hair on your head is supposedly linked to your attractiveness, your virility and your...

The Right Hair Care Tips for Men 0

The Right Hair Care Tips for Men

The Right Hair Care Tips for Men hair care tips If you are looking for hair care tips, these might make your hair feel and look better than you could ever imagine. Some of the most important areas of hair care are reflected in how you look after your hair every day and not what you need to do once in a while. The most important care that you need to consider is the person that you allow to cut and style your hair. Make sure they are trained, not just in women’s hair, but men’s hair too. There is a difference between the two types of hair dressing and having the right hairdresser for you and your hair is vital. Having the correct hair care products that suits your hair is important, if you have dry hair or greasy hair then you need to take your hair type into account when you purchase your hair care products. Buying the cheapest or the first product that you pick up first isn’t going to be the best choice for your hair. Buying a good branded shampoo and conditioner is going to make all the difference to the feel of your hair....

Hair Loss In Men 0

Hair Loss In Men

Hair Loss In Men Male Alopecia Male alopecia is another word for hair loss  in men and while it can happen to men of all ages, it happens the most to older men. The causes of hair loss in men vary and these include the result of an injury or skin disorder, aging, genetics, stress from life’s challenges, effects of chemotherapy to treat cancer and other reasons. If you are a man who noticed a lot of shedding in your hair, you should meet with the doctor to get treatment. Hair Loss In Men  Good Products for Hair Loss in Men  If you are experiencing hair loss as a man, there are some products you can use to regain some of your hair. Finasteride is a prescription that is given who struggle with hair loss and it is a steroid that blocks the growth of DHT, a hormone that has been known to cause hair loss in men. Men who use this product generally see an improvement within four months. Minoxidil is also a popular hair loss product and comes in topical form. The disadvantage of this medication is that it doesn’t work permanently once you stop taking it. Saw...

Vitmain D Is Good For Hair Loss

Experiments have recently shown that vitamin D is good for hair loss. Premature hair loss affects many men and also women. The current treatments include hair transplants which can cost many thousands of dollars and new drugs such as minoxidal. The drugs however have side effects such as loss of sex drive. So the irony is you want to look better and have a full head of hair but in achieving that you perhaps lose your drive for wanting it in the first place…very bizarre! A report shows that increasing vitamin D levels in mice helped hair growth:- “Recently, researchers found that giving vitamin D to lab mice helped stem cells grow new hair follicles. They published their findings in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 6 Microscopic receptors that bind to vitamin D in the skin have become the main focus for many research teams. Vitamin D won’t bring back hair that’s already gone.7 But a lack of the vitamin in the body could speed up the hair loss process. 1 The Mayo Clinic reminds us that as little as 10 minutes of sun exposure may be enough to prevent deficiencies. 8 There is concern, however, that we don’t get enough...

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Does Losing Your Hair Mean Losing Your Sex Drive?

  Does losing your hair mean losing your sex drive? Apparently it can be so if you happen to be one of the many thousands of men taking Propecia for balding because this can have adverse side effects related to sexual function and libido. A recent article highlights this rather disconcerting finding and reports:   “The hair loss prevention drug Propecia can cause long-term sexual problems in men, according to a new study.”   “It said that the effects — including erectile dysfunction, reduced sex drive, orgasm problems and shrinking and painful genitals — can last for months to years, even after men stop taking the drug. Other side effects reported by patients included depression, anxiety and mental fogginess.”   “The study included 54 men under age 40 who reported side effects for at least three months after taking Propecia. Of those men, 96 percent experienced sexual problems for more than a year after they stopped taking the drug. The findings were published Thursday in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.”   The study’s author, Dr Michael Irwig of George Washington University, said:   “Our findings make me suspicious that this drug may have done permanent damage to these men,” “The...

New Treatments for Baldness 0

New Treatments for Baldness

New Treatments for Baldness   Hair loss, is like weight loss, in that it’s a massive area of concern for many people and a big market for commercial products; and it’s of interest to many when there is news of new treatments for baldness, An article here describes how:  “Yale researchers have discovered the source of signals that trigger hair growth, an insight that may lead to new treatments for baldness.” “The researchers identified stem cells within the skin’s fatty layer and showed that molecular signals from these cells were necessary to spur hair growth in mice, according to research published in the Sept. 2 issue of the journal Cell.” The senior author of this paper, Valerie Horsley, said:  “If we can get these fat cells in the skin to talk to the dormant stem cells at the base of hair follicles, we might be able to get hair to grow again,” The article continues:  “Men with male pattern baldness still have stem cells in follicle roots but these stem cells lose the ability to jump-start hair regeneration. Scientists have known that these follicle stem cells need signals from within the skin to grow hair, but the source of those...

Hair Loss and How to Avoid It 0

Hair Loss and How to Avoid It

Hair Loss and How to Avoid It Nobody wants to have thinning hair or experience balding. Our hair has just become one of the sources of beauty that we spend so much on styling and shampooing it. Yet, sometimes information from TV ads and magazines just only confuse us as to what really causes hair loss and how to prevent it instead. Hair Loss and How to Avoid It   TV ads might make you a paranoid after you saw strands of hair falling during a shower. But, hey, don’t you know that losing 50-100 hairs is just normal? Yes, this is so true and falling hair after a shower is not enough evidence that you experience hair loss. If you want to be sure about it, you can conduct the so-called “Tug Test” where you get at least 15 samples of your hair and hold and pull them firmly (but slowly) with your finger. If you get a handful of hair removed, then you might be experiencing hair loss.   Causes of Hair Loss There are various causes of hair loss that you have to consider. Your family might have that hereditary disorder of losing hair so fast. However,...

Hair Loss Development 0

Hair Loss Development

Hair Loss Development Many question why they are experiencing hair loss, receding hair line and hair thinning. What they failed to know are the reasons why it is happening. Because knowledge is power, having some information about hair loss will help you gain control over your hair and your health as well. Hair Loss Development   There are a couple of reasons for hair loss. But the most common reasons are those that deal with the health of an individual. High fever, serious infections and thyroid disease are just one of the few causes of hair loss. Among men, male genetic baldness is common and sometimes runs in the family. This happens because of the invasion of DHT hormones in the system that constricts men’s blood vessels in the scalp. When this happens, distribution of nutrients and oxygen is imperiled thus the scalp cannot regenerate new hair follicles if one hair growth cycle has been finished.   The effects of hormonal imbalance may differ from one person to another. Men will develop a receding hairline. Yet, others may also be unable to develop their hair back in other parts of their body like their eyebrows, eyelashes and other private body...

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