Whether you’re young or old, finding clumps of hair in your brush and the slow thinning of your luscious locks can be traumatic–especially if you’re female. The first step to determining the treatment for hair loss is to identify the cause, of which there are many. Even the pattern of hair loss can help to establish the root source. For example, women may lose hair from the crown of the head-similar to male pattern baldness-with an elevation of testosterone levels whereas nutritional deficiencies may cause generalized hair loss over the whole head. Blood tests can help determine the cause, but I also have some options for proper treatment More
Topic: hair loss
You already know that stress causes hair loss (because we told you so), but apparently, according to some studies, your coping mechanisms for stress may also impact what’s going on on top of your head. More
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• Indulge in food the smart way. (Fit Sugar)
• The truth about microwave popcorn. (Organic Authority)
• Mila Kunis understands that losing weight and looking beautiful and healthy aren’t the same thing. (The Frisky)
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• Add this vibrant cardinal flower to your late summer garden. (Shelterpop)
• Use sunscreen that has antioxidants. (Truth In Aging)
• Meditation is the best way to relieve stress and increase your energy. (YouBeauty)
• Take these steps to strengthen your nails. (Third Age)
• Respect your body and your health. (Your Tango)
• 11 reasons why your hair may be falling out. (HuffPost Fitness)
Looking good is a painful process, especially when it comes to hair. Luxurious coifs and ‘dos in elaborate styles don’t come without big investments of time, money, and effort. Forget the traditional wash n’ cut, today, most women today have dyed, glued, sewn, braided, rolled, clipped, fried, de-frizzed, flattened, curled, chemically relaxed, or even surgically implanted the hair on their heads. After years of constant abuse, your scalp is now paying the price, and not even celebrities are immune. Lady Gaga revealed today that her lovely locks are falling out prematurely due to a “bad romance” with her hair dye (see what I did there?) and will be forced to cool it with the blond ambition for a while. It’s hard to imagine the fame monster without her platinum hair, but then again, reverting to her natural color is preferable to sampling the bald life (although really, I wouldn’t put a stunt like that past her). More
My hair stopped growing four years ago. And I can pinpoint the actual day it started happening (or not happening, as the case may be). It was March 4, 2007, the day my father died.
Up until that very sad day, I’d always had very curly brown-ish hair. Now, I’m sure it didn’t grow as fast as pin-straight hair, but I’d never had a problem growing it out, and for many years it was actually quite long.
But when my dad suddenly passed away, all major follicle growth pretty much ceased. Of course, I didn’t notice it at first. (Hair care wasn’t exactly my top priority during my time of mourning. Sue me.) And I suppose it did grow a tiny little bit, but the progress was barely noticeable. It wasn’t falling out; it was just hanging out.
Three months after the traumatic family event, I showed up at my hair stylist’s salon. She wanted to know who the hell I had let cut my hair during the past 12 weeks. More
Today’s Question: Sorry to shock you with this not-so-lovely photo. We’re not sure how someone got such a close-up shot of our leg without us noticing, but what exactly is this photo of: a varicose vein, a spider vein, or a burst blood vessel? More
Today’s Question: Having strands of hair fall out during the course of the day is normal. What’s the average number of strands that fall out daily? More
We all love our hair. (Or we hate it.) We preen over it for way too long in the morning, we spend months deciding on a new cut or color, and definitely think our luscious locks add to our feminine … More