THYROID AND HAIR LOSS

Hair loss is a problem for everyone, regardless of their age or sex. Three prevalent types of hair loss, telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, and androgenetic alopecia, have been associated with various factors. Evidence links thyroid hormones to hair loss. Thyroid hormones control the growth, distinctness and  metabolism  of body cells. The skin is a significant target organ for…

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SCALP HEALTH

Overlooking  care of your scalp as part of your skincare routine is easy to do,  but since the scalp is really just an extension of your face, it too is susceptible to irritation, itchiness, and dryness. Taking care of your scalp can help you create a healthy environment for your hair to grow, and help you…

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THE STRUCTURE OF HAIR

Hair is composed of 95% keratin, a fibrous and helical protein in a helix shape.  There are two key components to your hair structure.   The hair follicle and the hair shaft. While working together, each has a distinct role in the composition of your strands.   The hair follicle sits underneath the skin’s surface and extends down…

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MISCONCEPTIONS

Hair Loss is a gradual process.  Sometimes it takes  years to realize how much hair you have  actually lost. By the time you realize  you have a serious issue and seek the help you need the road recovery will not happen overnight.     The misconception when people are looking for help with hairloss is they think it can…

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MALE PATTERN BALDNESS

What determines baldness are your genes, and hair loss happens in a predictable pattern commonly known as male pattern baldness (MPB) or female pattern baldness (FPB).  Living with male pattern baldness can be stressful and embarrassing. Previous studies have shown baldness to have a complex genetic architecture, with particularly strong signals on the X chromosome.  Men inherit…

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RED LIGHT THERAPY

Red light therapy is commonly referred to as photobiomodulation. It was  accidently discovered by Endre Mester in 1967 at the Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary. He noticed that laser light helped promote hair growth and wound healing in lab animals.  RLT works by repetitively exposing your skin to low levels of red and near-infrared light…

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DIFFUSE HAIR LOSS

Telogen effluvium is the most common form of diffuse hair loss .  It  results in loss of more than 200 scalp hairs per day. It typically develops after an acute event, such as a severe illness, major surgery, thyroid disease, pregnancy, iron-deficiency anemia, malnutrition or rapid weight loss.  Vitamin D deficiency can also contribute. In other cases…

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WHAT MAKES A QUALITY SHAMPOO ?

If a company is paying top dollar for a raw material,  it’s because that raw material was sourced ethically.  Usually it has a dual function, and the components won’t break down as fast . The supplier likely  has a knowledgeable support team as well.   They know a lot  about that material.  Where it came from,…

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THE LIFE OF A SINGLE HAIR

Each hair follicle is independent and goes through the growth cycle at different times .  Most people think of their hair as a giant collective acting in unison. This is not the case.   If it was, it would be a disaster from an appearance point of view.   This will become self-evident as you read on. …

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HAIR WASHING FREQUENCY

When people start watching there hair circle the drain in the shower they tend to panic. Their first natural instinct is to believe they are somehow aiding the hair fall while shampooing their hair. The natural reaction instinctively is to do it less. This is story we hear at the clinic over and over again.…

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