Hair Growth Home Remedies

March 23rd, 2015

Let’s face it; human beings are the only species on the planet that endure extraordinary and even dangerous remedies for hair loss. The rest of the animal kingdom just moves on. Humans have been losing hair since time immemorial. Unfortunately, human beings have tried almost everything under the sun to restore normal hair growth. Despite the fact that these remedies are mainly futile, they live on in folklore, like urban legends. Consider that almost none of the widely used folk remedies have any scientific evidence to support them. More importantly, if any of them worked, why are so many people still bald?

According to folklore, baldness sufferers only need to rub the scalp with an egg yolk and leave it on the affected area for an hour. Wash the hair to remove the egg yolk. Rinse, Repeat, Repeat! Eggs are plentiful and relatively cheap. They are certainly cheaper than hair transplants. So why haven’t the millions of bald people worldwide been able to restore their normal hair growth with this home remedy?
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Taking Prescription Drugs Can Mean Hair Loss

March 19th, 2015

Ever since scientists created the formula for aspirin, people have learned to trust and rely on pharmacy concoctions to treat common ailments. Modern doctors now routinely prescribe a variety of prescription drugs that help speed up healing and protect us from the side effects of modern illnesses. Every new drug is tested and retested for adverse side effects. For most of us, the benefits far outweigh the majority of minor side effects like dry mouth, nausea or drowsiness.

It’s commonly known that most cancer treatment drugs cause hair loss. Yet few people know that quite a few widely prescribed medications also have the potential to cause hair loss. That’s not exactly a minor side effect. In addition, many physicians and pharmacists may not mention this “little” side effect before you start taking the latest miracle drug. Even when you know the benefits, it good to know if the drugs that you take will result in temporary or permanent hair loss. Then you can choose your treatment wisely or request that your medical professional prescribe an alternative.

The most common medical conditions treated with drugs that can cause hair loss:
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Scalp Conditions Can Cause Hair Loss

March 18th, 2015

These days few people worry about hair loss that results from scalp conditions. In the past, even recently, many people throughout the world suffered from scalp infections and conditions that resulted in temporary hair loss. Many of these scalp problems were thought to be caused by poor personal hygiene. On the contrary, the majority of scalp conditions that result in hair loss are caused by a fungus or an infection. Ringworm, Folliculitis, and Piedra are scalp conditions that affect many people throughout the world.

Ringworm is a contagious fungal skin infection. Although it is called ringworm, the affected person does not have worms at all. It got this name because the bald spots from hair loss look like many small worms. A person can have ringworm anywhere on the body; however, when it occurs on the scalp, it is called Tinea Capitis.

When it is untreated, the infection spreads, growing from the size of a pimple to much more noticeable scaly patches on the scalp. The hair shaft may also be attacked by the fungus. This causes breakage and additional hair loss.

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Hair Loss Myths: Fact and Fiction

March 1st, 2015

Countless urban legends and folk myths make us attempt some insane tricks to avoid hair loss. Take a look at a few of the most popular hair loss myths. Scientific studies have shown that most of them are false. Arm yourself with facts, not fiction.

Wearing hats does NOT cause baldness! So, go ahead and cover your head before you go skiing and snowboarding this winter. On the other hand, overly tight hats will cause hair breakage for some people, especially those with fine hair.

Hairstyles that put pressure on hair by pulling it tightly CAN cause hair loss. If you routinely wear ponytails, cornrows and similar ‘dos, expect to lose some hair from this unnatural tension on the hair shaft.
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The Only Moustache Infographic You Will Ever Need

November 7th, 2013

moustache infographic This Moustache Infographic outlines all the possible facial hair options men have, and shows the origins of different ways to dress your upper lip.

From the Handlebar, Walrus, Pencil, Toothbrush, Fu Manchu, Horseshoe, Pencil, Pyramid, Hungarian and more. Support Movember and grow your mustache to promote men’s health.

We think that growing a mustache or beard is a great way to detract from thinning hair and can be a fantastic stylish compliment to a shaved head.

Hair Loss Caused by Stress and Hectic Lifestyles

October 27th, 2013

Blonde haired woman The season for shopping, travel, gifting, office parties and family gatherings has arrived! From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, the season is so short that sometimes, it seems that they all happen on the same day. For most people the holidays are fun and pleasurable.

We all experience increased levels of physical and emotional stress during the holidays but ignoring increased prolonged stress can lead to unexpected hair loss.
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Female Hair Loss from Androgenic Alopecia

October 8th, 2013

Girl with flowers in her short red hair Over thirty million women in the United States are experiencing hair loss. It affects some women by the time they reach their teens. Heredity is the main cause of hair loss for women.

The degree of hair loss and the pattern is different. Most women suffer from thinning hair instead of complete baldness.

Androgenic alopecia, female-pattern baldness, is inherited from either parent. It affects more than thirty percent of women. Read the rest of this entry »

Dandruff, Hair Loss and Acidic Water

October 3rd, 2013

Dandruff from dark hair I was amazed when I read today on the wiki that, “Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population at the post-pubertal age and of any gender and ethnicity.” I had no idea that half of everyone was plagued with itching, flaky scalp.

Many people report that they have tried all kinds of different over the counter dandruff shampoos with no relief. Then on an ionizer water forum I read about how someone used the acidic water from their water ionizer for shampoo water, and after only a few days they noticed the dandruff going away.
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Hair Follicles and Healthy Hair Growth

September 11th, 2013

What exactly is a hair follicle? This is what produces our hair, and when something goes wrong, it doesn’t. A healthy hair follicle will produce, on average, a hair growth rate of half an inch of hair per month. There are many factors that keep hair follicles healthy, as well as damage – or kill – them.

The hair follicle is actually a part of the skin which grows hair by packing old cells together. Attached to each follicle under the skin are sebaceous glands, and the more sebaceous glands there are, the thicker the density of hair. The sebaceous glands secrete an oily/waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate the skin and hair – our natural conditioner.
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Male Hair Loss: Lifestyle Choices Versus Genetics

August 30th, 2013

man combover That comb-over just draws attention to your of hair loss. It does nothing to solve your problem. Don’t let your hair loss turn into an irreversible “chrome dome,” that is all too common among men. Male pattern baldness can’t be prevented, but these days, effective treatment is available.

Men are more likely to notice a receding hairline as the first symptom. As the hair loss progresses, many men develop a noticeable bald spot. Without hair regrowth treatment, over time, the receding hairline or bald spot spreads from the temples to the crown of the head. The medical community refers to this kind of hair loss as androgenetic alopecia , or pattern baldness. One-third of men who experience hair loss have this condition.
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