Chemotherapy treatments are likely to throw your daily routine into disarray. You can relieve stress and minimize the impact of chemo on your physical and emotional health by planning ahead. Here’s what you can expect from chemotherapy-induced hair loss. (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…)
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.
Many women start noticing thinning hair in their 40s, and even start fighting gray hairs in their 20s. What gives? Approximately 80 percent of women will experience hair thinning or loss by the age of 60. That’s an alarmingly high number. While some cases are genetic, many cases are situational. This gives us a look into why we combat hair loss so much as women, especially those in their 40s-60s.
Hair loss makes many people feel extremely self-conscious. However, given the amount of people with this issue according to hair loss statistics in the US alone, it shouldn’t be something to be embarrassed about.
In fact, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery did a study on hair loss in the US and found that nearly 56 million US citizens suffer from hair loss. That’s about 16 percent of the population, which is a large amount to be affected by any issue. For comparison, diabetes, a widely recognized issue in our country, affects only 9.5 percent of the population according to statistics provided by the CDC.