Trichotillomania is a body-focused repetitive behavior classified as an impulse control disorder. Women who suffer from trichotillomania have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, typically from the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes. It’s estimated that 1%-2% of adults and adolescents suffer from trichotillomania. Generally, this is a chronic condition that will come and go throughout one’s life if left untreated. (more…)
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Your hair is not as thick as it once was. When you brush your locks in the morning, you notice that more and more begins to be caught by the brush each time. You’re finding blonde strands in the middle of your fingers when you pull it behind your ears and you have to wrap that hair-tie just a little tighter around your ponytail when you go to the gym. I have news for you: You’re not alone.
Hair loss, or alopecia, was thought to have affected primarily males. However, females make up about forty percent of American hair loss sufferers, according to the American Hair Loss Association. (more…)
If you’ve recently suffered from serious burns caused by a house fire, car accident etc. that caused damage to the scalp, hair loss is inevitable. About 450,000 Americans are treated for burn injuries each year. Not only are they excruciating, they can also disfigure the affected area, and render hair growth virtually impossible. Women suffering from hair loss require a different approach for treatment than men, especially when patches of hair are missing from the scalp. Dermatology and hair loss are currently being studied closely, and many wonder if regrowth is possible after follicular trauma. Often times, scarring alopecia refers to a collection of hair loss symptoms that cause the permanent and irreversible destruction of hair follicles. Hair regrowth does not occur on thick scar tissue.
Mom and Dad don’t always pass down the best genes. While you may love that cute button-nose you inherited from your mother, your balding father gave something a little less charming. Being genetically predisposed to hair loss is, unfortunately, unavoidable. Female alopecia most commonly presents itself over the entire scalp, resulting in baldness. This can be especially disastrous for older women who have grown accustomed to having a full head of hair. In some cases, alopecia occurs on the front and top of the scalp while thinning sparingly toward the sides. Learning more about the mechanisms behind genetic hair loss, the signs you may have inherited alopecia, and understanding possible solutions will give you a clear head while going through this emotionally draining time. Let’s get started.
Every woman has an idea of what will happen to their body during menopause. They prepare themselves to experience hot flashes, irritability, and moodiness. What many women don’t expect or realize, however, is that hair loss is very common during menopause. As this comes as a shock, it is common for women to feel self-conscious about their hair loss. If you can relate to menopause and hair loss, you should consider buying a beautiful wig.
Have you been noticing more hair in your hairbrush lately? Does light tampering, styling, and blow drying result in loose strands littering your bathroom sink? If your hair appears dull, doesn’t hold as much volume, or cannot withstand the same amount of toying with, it might be thinning. Hair, for many women, is their most important feature, and hair loss or thinning could negatively affect your self-esteem. To reverse the effect of thinning hair, we’ll take at look at what causes it, how to prevent it, and we’ll provide you with solutions once it’s too late.
Hair loss is devastating. This is especially true for women. We strive, by writing these weekly blogs, to educate you on all types of hair loss, preventative methods, and reasonable solutions that will keep your prized locks atop your head. Making sure you wake up each day, look yourself in the mirror and love the skin you’re in is our goal. Hair loss awareness could be what prevents it. This week, we’ll take a look at gastric bypass surgery and the unfortunate risk of hair loss associated with the procedure.
The continued, consistent use of hair straighteners, blow dryers, curling irons, and other hot styling tools combined with perming, bleaching, and dyeing may cause you to physically start losing hair. By far the most common cause of hair loss, over processing will significantly affect the integrity of hair fiber. The weaker your hair fiber gets, the less and less it will grow. Often times, it gets so weak that hair will actually start to fall off. While frequently changing your hairstyle and color can be extremely fun and exciting, preventative measures should be taken to do so in moderation. Chemical Damage to hair and hair loss can be tough to accept. Luckily, there are solutions for you if your crown is already thinning out a bit too much.