Topic: hair loss

The Hormone Diet: Losing Your Locks? How to Stop Hair Loss in Its Tracks

The Hormone Diet: Losing Your Locks? How to Stop Hair Loss in Its Tracks

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 »

Morning Links: Indulging Is Okay, Just Do It The Smart Way

Morning Links: Indulging Is Okay, Just Do It The Smart Way

• The state of the economy isn’t stopping people from taking yoga classes. (Well + Good)

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)

• How to build the healthiest salad. (Prevention)

• 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)

Hair Dye and Braiding Can Cause Hair Loss; How to Protect Your Locks, Naturally

Hair Dye and Braiding Can Cause Hair Loss; How to Protect Your Locks, Naturally

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 »

Stress-Related Hair Loss Is Real and It Happened to Me

Stress-Related Hair Loss Is Real and It Happened to Me

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 »

Morning Links: What Yoga Taught Me About Sex

Morning Links: What Yoga Taught Me About Sex

Sex-ibility – Lessons learned from yoga about sex, according to three yogis. (Well + Good NYC)

Cheesecake Factory – This year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue features more “athletic” and different body types, but is it still just soft porn? (Slate XX)

35 and losing it? (Your hair, we mean.) – Here are some answers that may explain the disturbing shedding. (The Globe and Mail) More »