Hair fall and balding can have a devastating effect on your self-esteem and self-confidence. Men and women both suffer from the unpleasant effects of premature hair fall. Treatment for hair regrowth is promised by every shampoo, conditioner, and hair oil in the market but the best treatment for hair regrowth should be sought from a hair specialist or cosmetic surgeon. Treatment for hair regrowth involves several aspects such as balancing hormone levels in the body, enlarging the hair follicles to promote thickening and lastly, growth of new hair from dormant hair follicles. Continue reading
Premature hair loss can be a traumatising experience for men and women both. Alopecia is the collective term for hair loss and can be of many types:
- Traction alopecia – This is caused by continuous strain on the hair follicles due to tight hairstyles and pulled back hair.
- Alopecia areata – This is the sudden falling out of hair from the scalp in patches which go completely bald. It is often due to autoimmune conditions and may reverse eventually.
- Androgenetic alopecia – This is the most common type of hair loss in both men and women and is caused by an imbalance in androgen hormones in the body. It leads to typical hair loss from the hairline and back of the head in men, and diffuse thinning of the scalp and crown in women.
Our skin and hair play a major part of our overall appearance. We tend to take both for granted until we start to notice the fine lines on our skin and gradual hair loss makes our hair thin and scalp visible. This is the stage at which most men and women start using various shampoos, creams and oils which claim to reverse hair loss and promote hair growth. However, premature hair fall and other hair problems are best addressed by a hair specialist doctor. A hair specialist doctor or a trichologist specializes in problems relating to the hair and scalp. Continue reading
We might all take our mane for granted but only when hair loss ad thinking become commonplace, that we realize that we are entering those bad worrisome hair day phases. Worry not, since hair-thinning can be curtailed with the aid of hair transplant. Continue reading
Dandruff is one of the common skin problems that can be a source of embarrassment and insecurity. Also known as seborrheic dermatitis, it causes red skin, stubborn dandruff, and scaly patches, all of which can make you feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. Continue reading
A trichologist is a professional who specializes in issues and diseases of the scalp and the hair. This specialist may or may not have any medical background or official training in medicine, but is likely to have completed a course in trichology. Continue reading
The use of stem cell therapy in treating medical diseases has seen growth in the last few years, and studies are underway to apply this technology to hair diseases. Hair roots, like other parts of the body, also have stem cells. Researchers are trying to activate these hair stem cells to stimulate inactive hair roots nearby. Continue reading
Some forms of hair loss are temporary (such as hair loss due to chemotherapy) while others are part of the aging process. Some types of hair loss may be caused by a disease, hormonal changes, or a genetic condition. Topical solutions and special shampoos that can stimulate hair growth are often recommended to treat baldness, but most of them work only for as long as you use them. Hence, hair fall may occur once more when you stop using them. Continue reading
What you eat can play an important role in keeping your hair healthy, shiny, and strong. Eating a good variety of healthy food from fruits and vegetables to certain types of proteins will help feed your hair all the nutrients it needs. Continue reading