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The Relationship Between Diabetes and Hair Loss

Just like anything else, everyone’s personal experience is different. So while some may never experience even an ounce of hair loss due to diabetes, others may be losing their hair by the handful. Unfortunately, this is why a number of newly diagnosed diabetics may not know what lies on the road ahead of them.

So, does diabetes cause hair loss?

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How to Stop and Reverse Hormonal Hair Loss

Menopause-related hormone changes give us mood swings, insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, weight gain, and to top it all off — hair loss. Our hair follicles are mini-organs that require constant blood supply and nourishment to continue producing hairs. Changes to our scalp and hair’s underlying biology can cause dryness, shedding, and hair loss. Thankfully, there are things we can do to stop hormonal hair loss.

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Is Your Screen Time Stressing Out Your Hair?
So many aspects of your life can affect your hair, and some of them are so indirect that you might never even consider it. Believe it or not, spending time on your phone, tablet or computer can contribute to the health of your hair. And did you know that excessive screen time can even lead to hair damage and hair loss? Yes, playing all those video games with your kids and grandkids can actually have a negative effect here! There’s much to consider, though, when it comes to how screen time can affect your hair, so let’s take a look at how prioritizing screen time over face to face interactions can play a role in hair loss.
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Why Does My Hair Grow So Slow?
Why Does My Hair Grow So Slow?

You may have noticed that your hair grows faster or slower at different times throughout your life. Many factors can contribute to these fluctuations, and when we’re talking about slow hair growth, nutritional deficiencies, stress and hot styling tools are just a few of the culprits. 

But before we dive into all the reasons your hair grows so slow, it’s important to understand the hair growth cycle and how it can impact how fast or slow your hair grows.

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8 Signs You Might Be Washing Your Hair Too Frequently

In the same way that not washing your hair enough can damage your hair, washing your hair too often can do much the same. In fact, shampooing your hair too often can lead to a number of problems with hair and scalp health—some of which you may not have ever even considered.


Though everyone’s hair—and hair routine—is different, there are a few universal truths to what happens to hair when it’s not properly cared for. No matter what type of hair you have, washing it too often can lead to hair loss. It can also make your hair brittle and vulnerable to breakage, which is especially concerning for thin, aging hair that is already so fragile.


There are a handful of signs to watch out for that’ll tell you that you’re washing your hair too often, and only one of them is hair loss. Your other hair concerns could actually be traced back to jumping in the shower too often, but it’s easy enough to fix your hair routine and find your way back to shiny, healthy hair in no time. 

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The Benefits of Dry Brushing for Your Hair, Scalp and Body

Flaky, dry skin is a common skincare issue for women. Especially as aging reduces sebum production, leaving us less oil to moisturize our skin and scalps. And this is even worse in the winter when the cold winds and hot showers converge to heighten skin dryness.

As skin cells build up on the surface and flake off, you'll likely experience itchiness, clogged pores and blocked hair follicles. Dry brushing is one method to rid your epidermis of buildup and has a wide range of benefits for your hair, scalp and body systems.

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Hard Water And Hair Loss: What You Need To Know

Hard water may look like regular water, yet it impacts your hair and scalp differently from soft water. It’s not considered dangerous to your health, yet it can cause problems for your scalp and hair. 

After many showers or baths, hard water minerals in your hard water form a film on your hair, preventing moisture from entering. It can also cause scalp buildup and create challenges for your follicles, leading to dullness, dryness and if left unchecked, hair loss. 

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Why Your Weight-Loss Goals May Be Sabotaging Your Hair

Getting yourself into a healthy lifestyle is rewarding for so many reasons. Not only can diet and exercise improve your physical well-being, but it can also improve your mental wellness. However, there are some downsides that can come along with a healthy diet that you may never have realized—including putting a damper on hair growth. 

Cleaning up your diet and exercising frequently can actually hinder your hair growth goals in a couple different ways, which you may have already noticed if you’re currently dieting. Even if you aren’t actively trying to lose weight, your healthy lifestyle can still potentially hurt your hair. This means that your already aging hair can sometimes really take a hit if you’re a healthy eater. Seems wrong, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s true, and we’ll give you all the details on how your diet could be causing hair loss and what you can do to counteract it.

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Can Retinol Help With Hair Loss?

We face new and sometimes unexpected hair-care challenges as we age: graying, dryness, brittleness. Worst of all? Most of us will have some degree of hair loss and thinning to deal with during and after menopause.

But just because age-related hair loss is common doesn't mean we have to accept it. Several potential solutions could help, depending on what's causing our hair to weaken and fall out. If nutrient absorption issues or a vitamin A deficiency are at the root of the problem, supplements containing retinol may be able help.

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Age-Related Alopecia: How Can You Manage It?

Hair loss, or alopecia, can happen at any time during our lives and can have various causes. Though it's relatively uncommon early in life, many of us will experience some degree of age-related alopecia as we approach menopause.

For women, alopecia means a gradual hair thinning due to a reduction in the number of strands. As a result, you may notice more hair on your pillow or in the shower drain, or less bulk in your ponytail and a widening part line. Thankfully, there are actions you can take to manage this condition.

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Do You Experience More Hair Loss in Summer?

Seasonal hair loss, more specifically hair loss that begins in the summer months, is a common concern among many women. In fact, even Google Trends supports this phenomenon with a marked increase in searches for “hair fall” beginning toward the end of summer and peaking well into the middle of autumn. So what’s really going on?

By understanding the link between healthy hair and the hair growth cycle, we can better recognize how our hair evolves through the seasons and whether hair loss in summer is real. While it’s unrealistic to think you can completely avoid shedding throughout the year, we’ll also take a look at a few hair loss treatments you can try at home to make sure your shedding doesn’t become extreme.

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Biotin vs. Collagen: Which Is Right for You?

Biotin and collagen have risen in popularity in the beauty supplement world. Yet, many of us remain unsure of the difference between the two and if we should choose one over the other. Truthfully, much of your decision about what’s right for you will depend on your beauty goals. 

For example, if hair loss is bumming you out, you may need to ensure you're getting the proper nutrients for stronger, shinier hair. Likewise, to achieve healthier skin elasticity, you may need products that can help you boost protein building blocks for smoother, thicker skin. 

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