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Environmental Factors and Hair Loss

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, about 80 million men and women in the United States alone will suffer from some form of alopecia: traction, telogen effluvium, universalis, and more. A large proportion of this hair loss is due to uncontrollable factors, such as genetics, auto-immune conditions, hormone disruptions, and aging. However, scientists have […]

Are certain hair colors more likely to fall out?

Though hair loss can be attributed to many different causes, sometimes there are people who are more unlucky than others. Recent studies have shown that besides the typical health reasons like genetics, auto-immune disorders, and hormone imbalances, the color of your hair may have an impact on how fast you lose it. People with lighter […]

Hair Loss in Afro-Textured Hair

Hair loss can be devastating, especially because we live in a culture where so much of our self-perception and self-worth is determined by our appearance. What’s worse is that due to factors like your genetic disposition and the environment you live in, some people will be more prone to hair loss than others. For example, […]

Does race affect hair loss?

In general, scientists differentiate between three different types of hair: Afro-Caribbean hair, Caucasian hair, and Asian hair. These hairs tend to vary in growth, texture, and maintainability because of their varying sizes of hair follicles. For instance, Afro-Carribean hair usually grows from an oval-shaped follicle, while Asian hair typically grows from a round one. The […]

Does Visiting the Salon Affect Hair Loss?

Everyone loves going to the salon and getting their hair cut. The smell of the shampoo, the scalp massage, even the sound of electric razors and scissors are cathartic, especially after a long day. However, what people may not realize is that too many trips to get your hair cut or styled may actually result […]

Does Hair Dye Cause Hair Loss?

There are all sorts of new hair trends that feature color-treated hair. What many people are not considering, however, is how bad dyes actually are for your hair and what damage it can do later on in life. Though dyes will not typically stunt hair growth, they can cause your existing hair to fall out […]

Pregnancy and Hair Loss

When you’re pregnant, your body goes through many changes, including to the length, fullness, and thickness of your hair. If you are pregnant or were recently pregnant, your hair loss may be an unfortunate side effect of your pregnancy. Normally, about 90% of your hair is growing while the other 10% is in a resting […]

Male vs. Female Hair Loss

People most often associate hair loss with men, when, in reality, women are just as susceptible to losing hair. There are actually many different causes and types of hair loss that plague society that are not in any way related to someone’s gender. In fact, men and women almost make up the same percent of […]

Thyroid Disease and Hair Loss

If you suffer from severe, prolonged hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, there is a chance that you will experience hair loss because of your condition. Typically, a thyroid problem will result in hair loss across the entire scalp, rather than in specific sections, unlike other hair loss disorders. While this side effect may fade over time with […]

Diabetes and Hair Loss

If you have diabetes, your body does not correctly produce insulin or use it effectively, resulting in a number of side effects. Because your body cannot correctly regulate insulin, sugar builds up in your bloodstream, which interrupts the function of several of the body’s systems – including the process linked to growing and keeping your […]

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