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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.
Micropigmentation can’t help your hair grow back, but it’s still a useful hair loss product. FDA-approved treatments like minoxidil and finasteride can take a while to work. Micropigmentation can keep your hair looking thick and healthy in the meantime.
Minoxidil solutions are not all created equal. Minoxidil foam and serum made at concentrations of 2 or 5 percent can help treat androgenic alopecia. Minoxidil shampoo, on the other hand, is much less concentrated and may or may not help grow hair back.
From antibiotics to cholesterol-reducers, a variety of medications can cause hair loss. Fortunately, this type of hair loss isn’t permanent. Most people with this issue just need to change their dose or switch to a different type of medication.
A balanced diet is essential for good health. But when it comes to your hair, some vitamins can be more important than others. Certain nutrients can help prevent hair loss and optimize the conditions for healthy, strong hair growth.
When people consider their hair’s health, they often only think about how dry, frizzy, or unkempt their hair is. Hair is more than the strands you see, though. Each of your hairs grows from a hair follicle, buried in your scalp and invisible to the naked eye.
Finasteride is a DHT-blocking medication that’s used to treat several different health problems. When used for hair loss, it works by preventing testosterone from turning into DHT, the hormone that causes androgenic alopecia.
It’s normal for your hairline to change as you get older. That being said, there’s a difference between age-related changes and a receding or thinning hairline. Receding and thinning are two of the first signs of male pattern hair loss.
Minoxidil is a Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment that can help stop hair loss and encourage the growth of new, healthy hairs. Don’t expect instantaneous results, though — it can take a few months for this solution to work.