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How Can I Increase the Hair Count on My Scalp?

How Can I Increase the Hair Count on My Scalp?

October 24, 2020

A healthy hair count starts with a healthy scalp. Through the years, our bodies change, and our skin becomes dryer and loses elasticity. This is true for our scalps as well. Located in the outer layer (epidermis) are tiny pockets called hair follicles in charge of growing nearly 100,000 hairs on your scalp. Physiological changes in your body lead to "follicular miniaturization," where strands grow in wispier, and some follicles shut down completely.

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How to Prevent Hair Loss

How to Prevent Hair Loss

October 21, 2020

Usually, we can expect to shed about 100 hairs each day. It’s part of the natural balance of your hair biology. Your hair follicles go through a cycle that includes growth, transition, and rest — but for many women, it may seem like their follicles are spending too much time resting. When your growth cycle is interrupted, and more hair falls out then grows in, hair loss occurs.

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What’s the Difference Between a Hair Mask and a Conditioner?

What’s the Difference Between a Hair Mask and a Conditioner?

October 19, 2020

The roles of hair masks and conditioners can sometimes be confusing. Some women think that because they use conditioners, they can forgo hair masks. This may be true for certain women; however, when we hit our 40s and head into our 50s, our hair becomes drier and thinner. Our scalps start lacking the proper nutrients to produce healthy strands, our follicles begin shrinking, and our hair texture becomes finer than it once was.

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How Can I Stop Hair Loss During Menopause?

How Can I Stop Hair Loss During Menopause?

October 17, 2020

Every woman will go through the natural biological process of menopause. This stage in our lives is marked by fluctuating hormone levels and the end of menstrual periods. It is often accompanied by other side effects, including hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and maybe the worst one for many women — hair loss!

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How Can I Thicken My Hair?

How Can I Thicken My Hair?

October 14, 2020

Whether your hair was a perpetual styling challenge or you were blessed with voluminous locks that effortlessly fell into place, menopause is the great equalizer. Age-related hair changes affect us all to some degree or another. Hormonal fluctuations dry out our scalps, interrupt hair growth cycles, and shrivel our follicles. In place of our robust strands grow wispy fibers that shed when we sneeze. With each passing year, this trend continues until we finally ask ourselves, “How can I thicken my hair?”

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Will Estrogen Help Hair Growth?

Will Estrogen Help Hair Growth?

October 10, 2020

During our reproductive years, estrogen exists in our bodies at much higher levels. Our estrogen levels taper off throughout perimenopause and into menopause, causing dry skin, shrunken follicles, and tresses that seem to stop growing no matter what we do. Research has shown that estrogen can significantly impact skin physiology, including the sebaceous gland and hair follicle. Notably, aging effects can be delayed considerably by administering estrogen. This seems to indicate that estrogen helps hair growth. However, too much estrogen may hinder hair growth.

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6 Ways Your Hair Changes After 50

6 Ways Your Hair Changes After 50

October 05, 2020

On average, women reach menopause at 51, and the years leading up to this milestone are known as perimenopause. Hormonal imbalances and other natural processes that we experience during perimenopause trigger a multitude of changes in our bodies: metabolism grows sluggish, wrinkles deepen, and our hair thins, dries up, and falls out!

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Why Does My Hair Grow Less in My 50s and 60s?

Why Does My Hair Grow Less in My 50s and 60s?

October 04, 2020

As we age, our hair undergoes gradual changes similar to our skin. Dryness and thinning are to our hair what dark spots and wrinkles are to our skin. Our hair and scalps experience physiological changes. Hair follicles shrink and yield thinner, shorter hair strands. Some of our follicles quit producing new hairs, leading to hair loss. So what are the underlying conditions that cause this? Why does my hair grow less in my 50s and 60s? Most importantly, can I do anything to reverse this problem?

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A woman over 40 years old with blonde medium haircut wears a greay sweater and looks happy about the results of her hair care routine

Is Hair Loss Affected by Seasonal Changes?

September 30, 2020

Hair loss afflicts millions of people worldwide and causes a significant decrease in quality of life for patients. It is a common but difficult problem to treat since it has multiple causes. Therefore, combination treatments usually work best to combat hair loss. Hair loss can be a naturally occurring event in the life cycle of the hair.  The life cycle of hair has 3 phases: a long anagen (growth) phase, a very short catagen (transition) phase, and a short telogen (resting) phase where hairs fall out.

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