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Age-Related Alopecia: How Can You Manage It?

August 16, 2021

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?

August 09, 2021

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?

August 04, 2021

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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Best Alternatives to Sulfates for Removing Dirt and Oil from Hair

August 02, 2021

With so many companies promoting their new sulfate-free products, or remaining eerily silent on the subject, it can be hard to know where your needs fall. Should you keep using products with sulfates? Or do you want to make the switch because you’re worried they might be causing your skin or hair to dry out?


And now the question of sulfate-free shampoo and hair loss is surfacing. In order to understand whether sulfate-free shampoo causes hair loss or not, it’s first important to understand what sulfates are, and why exactly they’re included in so many of your products.

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How Do Eyebrow Serums Work?

July 13, 2021

Full brows with a graceful arch can accent your eyes in a way that nothing else can. Unfortunately, just as the hair on your head can become thinner over time, age-related hormonal changes can also decrease your eyebrow density. As a result, you may notice gaps and visible skin in areas of the brow bone where you’ve never before had problems.

On the other hand, maybe you’ve always had thin brows or made the mistake of over-plucking to create a shape. Regardless of the reason for your strand scarcity, eyebrow serums may help by creating the appearance of fuller, healthier brows. 

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Stress related to the coronavirus can cause a temporary hair-loss condition called telogen effluvium.

COVID Hair-Loss Treatments for Improved Hair Health and Thickness

June 30, 2021

Because of your hair’s growth cycle, it can take two to three months between a stressful event and the first signs of mass shedding. Doctors have reported seeing an influx of patients detailing with temporary hair-loss symptoms several weeks after their COVID-19 symptoms resolve. 

The condition, telogen effluvium, is not considered a coronavirus symptom, but it is a result of the infection. Though this hair loss temporarily lasts six to nine weeks, it can feel like an eternity while you wait for it to grow back. Thankfully, you can manage it in the meantime with a COVID hair-loss treatment.

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Can Not Washing My Hair Cause Hair Loss?

June 28, 2021

Many people make the connection between washing their hair and losing their hair. After all, most of us have witnessed the clumps gathered in the shower drain after shampooing. But, if washing with a specific frequency can cause us to shed our hair, what happens when we do the opposite?

Factors like activity level, texture, age and hair type determine how often we should be washing our hair. If you don’t go too long between shampoos, you likely won’t experience much hair loss beyond regular shedding. Using dry shampoo on off days supports scalp health and hydration.

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Are you finally done with chemotherapy and ready to take on the world, but don’t know what to do with your new post-chemo hair as it grows in? We’ve got you covered.

How to Care for Your Post-Chemo Hair

June 24, 2021

Are you finally done with chemotherapy and ready to take on the world, but don’t know what to do with your new post-chemo hair as it grows in? We’ve got you covered.

It’s perfectly normal for your new hair to regrow in a different texture or color than before. Your baby hairs will likely grow in as soft and fluffy as a newborn kitten. These changes are usually temporary—but even if they’re not, we’ll be here every step of the way. 

Need some inspiration on how to rock your new locks? Try searching #chemohair, #chemocurls, and #hairgrowth on Instagram, Pinterest and other social media sites to see how other women are styling their post-chemo hair.

Your new hair may be thinner, thicker or even a different color than it was before treatment. You might even be able to finally live your dream of having naturally curly hair, as the altered follicles that grow after treatment may have a different structure than before. This change in wavelength could be temporary or permanent. Post-chemo hair is different for everyone!

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Biotin can improve your hair and skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and promoting healthier-looking hair growth.

How Does Biotin Improve Skin and Hair?

June 21, 2021

Biotin is present in all living cells, and it plays a significant role in maintaining skin and hair health. As we age and our hormone levels fluctuate, the sebaceous glands in our skin and scalp start producing less sebum oil. This results in our skin, follicles and hair drying out and becoming flakey and brittle. Biotin can improve your skin and hair—and help offset these issues, among other benefits—by functioning as a growth factor and catalyst in carboxylation reactions. 

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