Why Does Hair Turn Gray?

Lately, a lot of women have been telling men that their gray hair looks good on them. “You look more distinguished,” they’ll say. Ladies especially seem to like what’s known as the “salt-n-pepper” look where a man with dark colored hair has some gray or white hairs on the sides. Why does hair turn gray?… Read more »

How Does Hair Grow?

How Human Hair Grows

Have you been wondering how your hair grows? Well, we all possess hair follicles, which are skin organs made of epidermal cells. These follicles produce hair, starting at their roots. At the bottom of hair follicles, where the roots are located, cells made of protein are responsible for hair production. They access the blood supply… Read more »

How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

Some people wash their hair several times a day. It may start as a quick shower in the morning to start their day, followed by another wash and shampoo after they get done with their morning workout at the gym. Then, later that same day, they get home from work and feel “scuzzy” so they… Read more »

The Psychology of Hair Loss

People spend a lot of time, money and energy on their hair. Most people care so much about their hair and how others think of it that it becomes ingrained into their overall psychological well-being. So what happens when a person starts experiencing some hair loss? If and when a person loses some hair on… Read more »

Does Summer Weather Affect Hair Loss?

Summertime is the time of the year when people spend a lot of time outdoors, oftentimes in direct sun. Meanwhile, it’s also the time to “go in the water,” whether it’s at a pool, the river, or the ocean. Coney Island, for example, is usually packed with “sunbathers” in June, July and August. With regards… Read more »

An Overview of Women’s Hair Loss

There are many people who mistakenly believe that men are the only ones who suffer from hair loss. However, according to the American Hair Loss Association, women make up about 40 percent of the total number of hair loss sufferers in America. Moreover, for women, the psychological effects that often accompany hair loss can be… Read more »

Common Reasons for Hair Loss

Why am I losing my hair? It’s a question that many men and women ask themselves every single day. Unfortunately, there’s not always a clear-cut answer. For some people, hair loss is hereditary, while for others, hair loss is the result of them being under too much pressure at work or not getting the right… Read more »

Interesting Hair Loss Statistics

Hair loss is a difficult ordeal for most people to endure. Yet here’s the interesting thing: hair loss is very, very common. So if you have hair loss, you’re not unique. Hair loss is common for both men and women. Over their lifetimes, both genders are likely to experience it. Did you know that hair… Read more »

Is Hair Loss Hereditary?

Is hair loss hereditary? For the most part, yes, it is. You inherit genes from your mom and dad. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just based on genes passed down from your mother’s side. In fact, studies have shown traditional hair loss is essentially genetically determined, so if it “runs in the family,” there’s… Read more »

What is Alopecia Areata?

When your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles– where hair growth begins– you may be diagnosed with “alopecia areata.” It’s a common autoimmune skin disease whereas there’s hair loss on the scalp, face and/or other parts of the body. In the U.S. potentially more than 6 million people experience alopecia areata, which usually first occurs… Read more »