Hair Loss Blog

Welcome to the myhair blog — your source for everything you want to know about hair. If you're trying to find out more about a new hair loss treatment, interested in learning more about certain hair care products, or just want some hairstyle advice, you've come to the right place. All of our content is created, fact-checked, and reviewed by our expert editorial team and qualified medical professionals.
How to make hair grow faster (for men)

How to make hair grow faster (for men)

Growing out hair may sound difficult, but it’s actually really just time consuming. Most people’s hair grows about half an inch (1.27 centimeters) each month. To grow your hair out, you’ll need patience — but more than that, you’ll need to make sure you’re eating healthy foods, keeping your scalp clean, and making sure the tips of your hair stay moisturized.

Does dandruff cause hair loss?

Does dandruff cause hair loss?

Dandruff occurs when there’s an imbalance in the scalp microbiome and increased sebum production. Dandruff doesn’t directly cause hair loss, but it is a related issue. Scalps affected by androgenic alopecia tend to have increased sebum production, which can increase the risk of dandruff.

Does creatine cause hair loss?

Does creatine cause hair loss?

Creatine, a dietary supplement often used by athletes, has been associated with elevated dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels in male rugby players. However, there is only one study showing this, and it seems that this study is the only association this supplement has with pattern hair loss.

Is an uneven hairline a sign of hair loss?

Is an uneven hairline a sign of hair loss?

An uneven hairline can occur naturally, as part of the progression of male pattern hair loss. In such cases, it’s likely partially caused by androgenic alopecia symptoms like a receding hairline and temple hair loss. However, an uneven hairline can also occur based on the hairstyles you choose and how tightly you style your hair.

Vitamin D and hair loss

Vitamin D and hair loss

Vitamin D is an essential, fat-soluble nutrient that’s naturally found in seafood, dairy, eggs, and some meat products. This vitamin is directly involved in the hair growth cycle. Deficiencies in it have been linked to multiple types of alopecia, including pattern hair loss, alopecia areata, stress-related hair loss, and scarring alopecias.

Does diabetes cause hair loss?

Does diabetes cause hair loss?

Diabetes doesn’t cause hair loss directly. However, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have been associated with multiple types of hair loss, including androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, and medication-related hair loss. Some of these forms of alopecia can go away on their own, while others require long-term treatment.

Can topical finasteride regrow hair?

Can topical finasteride regrow hair?

Finasteride is the only oral medication to be FDA-approved as a treatment for androgenic alopecia. And unfortunately, the systemic side effects it comes with can be difficult to deal with. However, topical finasteride, which is applied directly to the scalp, seems to be just as effective but have far fewer side effects.

All about hair loss

Hair loss has plagued people for millennia. From Ancient Egypt to modern times, it’s been a persistent thorn in our sides, affecting men, women, and sometimes even children. Yet, it’s only been in the last few decades that the reasons behind hair loss have been understood and effective treatments have been discovered.

Our aim is to provide you with accurate, up-to-date information that can help you manage your hair problems and answer all your hair-related questions. We aspire to help you separate fact from fiction so that you can skip the useless snake oil treatments and identify which products really work.

And actually, snake oil really was used as a hair loss remedy back in the day. Ancient Egyptians mixed it with ingredients like donkey hooves, porcupine spines, and hippopotamus fat and let it soak into their scalps for hours. Did this concoction work? Not a chance.

The good news is that there are many different — and most importantly, effective — treatments you can choose from today. So far, the FDA has approved options like minoxidil, finasteride, and low-level laser therapy. A few other treatments, like microneedling and ketoconazole, are also currently being explored by researchers. And as for natural remedies… well, let’s just say some of them work, while most of them don’t.

Hair is complicated. We’re here to simplify it.

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