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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.
What are the parts of the head?

What are the parts of the head?

The scalp is made up of 5 main areas: the frontal region, temples, midscalp, crown, and occiput. In men, pattern hair loss progressively affects the three of these areas: the frontal region, midscalp, and vertex. Bald men generally have little to no hair across these parts of their scalp.

Does Head and Shoulders cause hair loss?

Does Head and Shoulders cause hair loss?

There are nearly 100 different Head and Shoulders® products you can buy, most of which claim to combat dandruff. As you might expect, these products aren’t too dissimilar from one another. Most products contain zinc pyrithione as their active ingredient, while the brand’s clinical range of products use selenium sulphide.

What’s the difference between vellus hair and terminal hair?

What’s the difference between vellus hair and terminal hair?

Terminal hairs are thick, coarse hairs – like the hairs that grow on your scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes. In contrast, vellus hairs are the short, wispy hairs on your face, limbs, and torso. If you have pattern hair loss, the hair follicles on your head are slowly shrinking and producing thinner, weaker hairs. This process occurs as follicles gradually stop producing terminal and start to make vellus hairs.

Does Wellbutrin cause hair loss?

Does Wellbutrin cause hair loss?

Bupropion is an antidepressant that’s often referred to by the brand name Wellbutrin. This drug has a range of side effects, one of which is drug-induced hair loss. Fortunately, medication-related hair loss is easily resolvable and simply requires users to switch to an alternative drug. However, many other antidepressants can also cause hair loss.

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.

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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