Here’s an actor who’s pretty well known for having a receding hairline. In the many years he’s been on screen we’ve seen his locks steadily diminish – especially at the front. Pictures from a few years back show the Alfie and Sherlock Holmes actor with pretty advanced hair loss. Yet today, he can still look like he’s got a full head of hair. So how does he do it? Is it Hollywood trickery? Or has Jude Law had a hair transplant? Continue reading Has JUDE LAW had a hair transplant?
Ever wondered what it is that makes your shampoo so foamy? Me neither. But apparently we should pay more attention to the ingredients we use to clean our hair. Sulfates – found in over 90% of shampoos – may actually do more harm than good. So are they really that bad? Do sulfates in shampoo cause hair loss? Let’s take a look at the evidence. Continue reading Do Sulfates in Shampoo Cause Hair Loss?
Minoxidil – more commonly known by the brand name Rogaine – is the only topically-applied hair loss treatment approved by the FDA. Various trials have shown it to be effective at regrowing hair. However, no one actually knows how it works and doubts have been raised about how effective it is in the long term. So is it worth buying? Does it really work for hair loss? Continue reading How Effective is Minoxidil for Hair Loss?
For years, it has been widely accepted that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the primary cause of male pattern baldness. But in 2012, a groundbreaking medical research paper challenged this previously unchallenged theory. Although DHT does play a part, this new research claimed to have revealed the real cause of hair loss: prostaglandin D2 (PGD2). So is PGD2 the key to curing hair loss? Continue reading Is Prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) the Key to Curing Hair Loss?
If someone told you that you could regrow your hair through something as simple as scalp massage, you’d be right to be sceptical. Male pattern hair loss has been a problem for centuries. It’s an industry worth millions of dollars. Surely the answer is going to be a little more complicated than just scalp massage? Well, numerous anecdotal reports say otherwise. There’s even been a medical trial which has confirmed the effectiveness of scalp massage. So, with an open mind, we ask: can scalp massage really regrow hair? Continue reading Can Scalp Massage Really Regrow Hair?
The Norwood scale is the standard measure of hair loss progression in men. Androgenetic alopecia (also called male pattern baldness) typically follows a distinct pattern and the Norwood scale captures the various stages of its progression. Level 1 on the Norwood scale describes someone with minimal to no hair loss. At the other end of the scale is Norwood 7, which describes someone who has lost all the hair from the top of their head, leaving just a thin ‘horseshoe’ of hair at the back and sides. Understanding where you are on the Norwood scale is important as it will help determine which hair loss treatments are most suitable. Continue reading The Norwood Scale: Measuring the Extent of Hair Loss
Hair loss is unpredictable. Some people will see their hairline recede in their early 20s, only for it to remain stable until age 80. Others may have a full head of hair until age 30, only to be completely bald five years later. Because of this unpredictability, some doctors advise against getting hair transplant surgery until hair loss has stabilised. So are they right? Can you be too young to get a hair transplant? In this article, we’ll look at the potential dangers of getting a hair transplant too early and how to minimise them. Continue reading Am I Too Young to get a Hair Transplant?
Androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, is a complicated condition. Despite plaguing men – and women – for thousands of years, it is still not fully understood. The conventional wisdom says that it’s entirely caused by genetics. But new evidence suggests diet may play a role too, with hair loss linked to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. In this post, we’ll look at how to reverse these conditions and regrow your hair by changing what you eat.
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The average scalp contains roughly 100,000 to 150,000 hairs. And it’s normal to lose around 100 of these each day. If you’re seeing an increase in hair fall – more hair in your brush, in the shower, or a worrying amount coming out in your hands when touched – it’s important to identify what’s causing it. In many cases, the underlying reason will be genetic but environmental factors are also known to influence hair health. In this article we’ll take a look at the different types of hair loss, common causes, and effective treatments. Continue reading The Different Types of Hair Loss
Effective as they may be, current hair loss treatments are only really effective at preventing further balding. A lucky few may experience regrowth, but maintenance is key in the fight against hair loss. For those who’ve already lost ground, hair transplants are an option, but only a finite amount of donor hair will be available to cover balding areas. But a future hair loss treatment promises to address this problem. Hair cloning, and the similar hair multiplication, should provide an unlimited supply of new hair for hair loss sufferers. So just when will hair cloning be available? Continue reading What is Hair Cloning and when will it be Available?