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Choosing Hair Products to Prevent Breakage

Do you have frayed hair and split ends? Have you ever looked at your hair and wondered, “what happened?” If your hair has become dry and brittle, the shaft can break much easier, making your hair appear damaged and thin. You may be able to help yourself out by using products that are good for … Read more

The Beauty of Embracing Alopecia

This is a wonderful story about the beauty of embracing Alopecia. Earlier this year Madisyn Babcock’s hair had begun to fall out. She was diagnosed with Alopecia, which is an autoimmune disease that almost 7 million Americans have. The condition set in quickly and Madisyn lost all her hair within’ just a few months. A … Read more

Different Types of Alopecia

Alopecia is a condition that is often mispronounced, but even more frequently – misused. While the mispronunciation is definitely understandable, this week we’re going to break down the different types of alopecia and their causes. The word alopecia itself is a broad term that covers a wide range of varying conditions caused by an immune … Read more

How Does Minoxidil Work?

Minoxidil is a topical ointment used to treat/slow hair loss and aid in potential new hair growth. Over the counter, it comes in 2 strengths: 2% and 5%. Both strengths are applied to a dry scalp twice a day. Some doctors carry higher strengths available by prescription only, which are usually applied once a day. … Read more

What Is DigniCap?

The Mount Sinai Health System (New York) has announced the launch of the DigniCap, which is a scalp cooling system. It has recently been cleared by the FDA to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced hair loss in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The DigniCap is now available in 3 of its cancer center location. … Read more

Is 12.5% Minoxidil Worth It?

According to RegrowHair.com, Minoxidil is a “tried and true” hair loss medication that’s been proven quite effective in preventing and reversing progressive balding. There is no cure for male pattern baldness, but its progression can be slowed in some men using Minoxidil. Minoxidil appears to work by widening the hair follicle, causing a thicker strand … Read more

What is Alopecia?

It’s what you’re mom’s cousin’s friend from school had, right….the one who was allowed to wear a hat on picture day? You’ve probably heard of it before, or even used it in conversation, but what is alopecia, exactly? How is it different from regular old baldness? Alopecia is a condition that is often mispronounced, but … Read more

The Battle of the Sexes

It starts slowly… You brush your hair and find many long strands left behind in your brush. You finish shampooing and find noticeable clumps of hair on the shower floor. You tell yourself it’s nothing, after all, it’s normal to shed hundreds of hairs a day, right? Eventually, it’s hard to deny. You can really … Read more