What causes hair loss?

What causes hair loss?

What causes hair loss?

What causes hair loss?

 

Hair loss has many causes. What’s causing your hair loss can determine whether your hair:
  • Falls out gradually or abruptly
  • Thins
  • Can regrow on its own
  • Requires treatment to regrow
  • Needs immediate care to prevent permanent hair loss

Causes of hair loss

Hereditary hair loss

Both men and women develop this type of hair loss, which is the most common cause of hair loss worldwide. In men, it’s called male pattern hair loss. Women get female pattern hair loss. Regardless of whether it develops in a man or women, the medical term is androgenic alopecia.
No matter which term you use, it means that you’ve inherited genes that cause your hair follicles (what each hair grows out of) to shrink and eventually stop growing hair. Shrinking can begin as early as your teens, but it usually starts later in life.
In women, the first noticeable sign of hereditary hair loss is usually overall thinning or a widening part.
When a man has hereditary hair loss, the first sign is often a receding hairline or bald spot at the top of his head.
Is regrowth possible?
Yes, treatment can help stop or slow hair loss. It may also help regrow hair. The earlier treatment is started, the better it works. Without treatment, you will continue to lose hair.

Hereditary hair loss

Both men and women develop this type of hair loss, which is the most common cause of hair loss worldwide. In men, it’s called male pattern hair loss. Women get female pattern hair loss.
Illustration of male and female pattern hair loss.

Age

With age, most people notice some hair loss because hair growth slows. At some point, hair follicles stop growing hair, which causes the hair on our scalp to thin. Hair also starts to lose its color. A woman’s hairline naturally starts to recede.
Is regrowth possible?
Caught early, treatment helps some people regrow their hair.

Age

With age, most people notice some hair loss because hair growth slows.
older could sitting with dogs

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is a disease that develops when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles (what holds the hair in place), causing hair loss. You can lose hair anywhere on your body, including your scalp, inside your nose, and in your ears. Some people lose their eyelashes or eyebrows.
Is regrowth possible?
Yes. If your hair fails to grow back on its own, treatment may help stimulate regrowth.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is a disease that develops when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles (what holds the hair in place), causing hair loss.
bald spot on top of head

Cancer treatment

If you receive chemotherapy or have radiation treatment to your head or neck, you may lose all (or most of) your hair within a few weeks of starting treatment.
Is regrowth possible?
Hair usually starts to regrow within months of finishing chemotherapy or radiation treatments to the head or neck. Dermatologists can offer medication to help hair grow back more quickly.
Is it preventable?
Wearing a cooling cap before, during, and after each chemotherapy session may help prevent hair loss.

Cancer treatment

If you receive chemotherapy or have radiation treatment to your head or neck, you may lose all (or most of) your hair within a few weeks of starting treatment.
woman with scarf over head embraced by older woman

Childbirth, illness, or other stressors

A few months after giving birth, recovering from an illness, or having an operation, you may notice a lot more hairs in your brush or on your pillow. This can also happen after a stressful time in your life, such as a divorce or death of a loved one.
Is regrowth possible?
If the stress stops, your body will readjust and the excessive shedding will stop. When the shedding stops, most people see their hair regain its normal fullness within 6 to 9 months.

Childbirth, illness, or other stressors

A few months after giving birth, recovering from an illness, or having an operation, you may notice a lot more hairs in your brush or on your pillow. This can also happen after a stressful time in your life, such as a divorce or death of a loved one.
woman pulling hair from brush

Hair care

If you color, perm, or relax your hair, you could be damaging your hair. Over time, this damage can lead to hair loss.
Is regrowth possible?
You can change how you care for your hair, which can prevent hair loss. Once you damage a hair follicle, hair cannot grow from that follicle. Having many damaged hair follicles creates permanent bald spots.

Hair care

If you color, perm, or relax your hair, you could be damaging your hair. Over time, this damage can lead to hair loss.
balding area on top of head

Hairstyle pulls on your scalp

If you often wear your hair tightly pulled back, the continual pulling can lead to permanent hair loss. The medical name for this condition is traction alopecia.
Is regrowth possible?
No. You can prevent hair loss by making some changes.

Hairstyle pulls on your scalp

If you often wear your hair tightly pulled back, the continual pulling can lead to permanent hair loss.
woman showing receding hairline

Hormonal imbalance

A common cause of this imbalance is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It leads to cysts on a woman’s ovaries, along with other signs and symptoms, which can include hair loss. Stopping some types of birth control pills can cause a temporary hormonal imbalance. Women who develop a hormonal imbalance can develop thinning hair (or hair loss) on their scalp.
Is regrowth possible?
Treatment may help.

Hormonal imbalance

A common cause of this imbalance is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It leads to cysts on a woman’s ovaries, along with other signs and symptoms, which can include hair loss.
Woman with dyed hair

Scalp infection

A scalp infection can lead to scaly and sometimes inflamed areas on your scalp. You may see what look like small black dots on your scalp. These are actually stubs of hair. Some people develop a bald spot.
Is regrowth possible?
Yes, treatment can get rid of the infection. Once the infection clears, hair tends to grow.

Scalp infection

A scalp infeciton can lead to scaly and sometimes inflamed areas on your scalp.
two pictures of scalp with ringworm

Medication

A possible side effect of some medications is hair loss. If you think a medication is causing your hair loss, ask the doctor who prescribed it if hair loss is a possible side effect. It’s essential that you do not stop taking the medication before talking with your doctor. Abruptly stopping some medications can cause serious health problems.
Is regrowth possible?
Yes.

Medication

A possible side effect of some medications is hair loss. If you think a medication is causing your hair loss, ask the doctor who prescribed it if hair loss is a possible side effect.
person with pill in hand

Scalp psoriasis

Many people who have plaque psoriasis develop psoriasis on their scalp at some point. This can lead to hair loss.
Is regrowth possible?
Hair tends to regrow once the scalp psoriasis clears, but this takes time. By following these dermatologists’ tips, you may be able to prevent hair loss.

Scalp psoriasis

Many people who have plaque psoriasis develop psoriasis on their scalp at some point. This can lead to hair loss.
scalp psoriasis on man's head

Pulling your hair

Some people pull on their hair, often to relieve stress. They may be unaware that they’re pulling their hair. The medical term for this is trichotillomania.
Is regrowth possible?
If you haven’t destroyed the hair follicles, yes. For your hair to regrow, you have to stop pulling it.

Pulling your hair

Some people pull on their hair, often to relieve stress. They may be unaware that they’re pulling their hair.
person showing thinning hair that resulted from Trichotillomania

Scarring alopecia

This condition develops when inflammation destroys hair follicles. Once destroyed, a hair follicle cannot grow hair. Diverse conditions can cause this. The medical name for this group of conditions is cicatricial alopecia.
Is regrowth possible?
Once a hair follicle is destroyed, it cannot regrow a hair. Catching this condition early can prevent further hair loss.

Scarring alopecia

This condition develops when inflammation destroys hair follicles. Once destroyed, a hair follicle cannot grow hair. Diverse conditions can cause this.
scalp with alopecia scarring

Sexually transmitted infection

Left untreated, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) can lead to hair loss. Syphilis is such an STI. Left untreted, syphilis can cause patchy hair loss on the scalp, eyebrows, beard, and elsewhere. Other STIs can also cause hair loss.
Is regrowth possible?
After treating the STI, hair often starts to regrow.

Sexually transmitted infection

Left untreated, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) can lead to hair loss.
blood vial labeled sexually transmitted infections

Thyroid disease

If you have a problem with your thyroid, you may see thinning hair. Some people notice that their hair comes out in clumps when they brush it.
Is regrowth possible?
Yes, treating the thyroid disease can reverse the hair loss.

Thyroid disease

If you have a problem with your thyroid, you may see thinning hair.
woman holding throat

Too little biotin, iron, protein, or zinc

If you’re not getting enough of one or more of these, you can have noticeable hair loss.
Is regrowth possible?
Yes. When your body gets enough of the missing nutrients, hair can regrow.

Too little biotin, iron, protein, or zinc

If you’re not getting enough of one or more of these, you can have noticeable hair loss.
woman brushing hair and looking at loose hair

Friction

People can develop hair loss where boots, socks, or tight clothing frequently rubs against their skin. The medical term for this is frictional alopecia.
Is regrowth possible?
Hair tends to regrow on its own when the rubbing stops.

Friction

People can develop hair loss where boots, socks, or tight clothing frequently rubs against their skin.
work boots

Poison

Being slowly poisoned can lead to hair loss. Poisons that can cause hair loss include arsenic, thallium, mercury, and lithium. If you ingest a large amount of warfarin, which is found in rat poisons, it can also cause hair loss. Taking large amounts of vitamin A or selenium is also toxic and can cause hair loss.
Is regrowth possible?
Yes, hair tends to regrow when you are no longer exposed to the poison.

Poison

Being slowly poisoned can lead to hair loss. Poisons that can cause hair loss include arsenic, thallium, mercury, and lithium. If you ingest a large amount of warfarin, which is found in rat poisons, it can also cause hair loss.
warning sign for toxic chemicals
While many causes of hair loss can be treated successfully, the key to effective treatment is to find out what’s causing the hair loss. Without an accurate diagnosis, treatment is often ineffective. You’ll learn how dermatologists diagnose and treat hair loss at: Hair loss: Diagnosis and treatment

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What is hair loss a symptom of ?

Overview

Hair loss can affect just your scalp or your entire body. It can be the result of heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications. Anyone can experience hair loss, but it's more common in men.
Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp. Hereditary hair loss with age is the most common cause of baldness. Some people prefer to let their hair loss run its course untreated and unhidden. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the treatments available to prevent further hair loss and to restore growth.
Before pursuing hair loss treatment, talk with your doctor about the cause of your hair loss and treatment options.

What is hair loss a symptom of ?
What is hair loss a symptom of ?

Symptoms

Hair loss can appear in many different ways, depending on what's causing it. It can come on suddenly or gradually and affect just your scalp or your whole body. Some types of hair loss are temporary, and others are permanent.
Signs and symptoms of hair loss may include:
  • Gradual thinning on top of head. This is the most common type of hair loss, affecting both men and women as they age. In men, hair often begins to recede from the forehead in a line that resembles the letter M. Women typically retain the hairline on the forehead but have a broadening of the part in their hair.
  • Circular or patchy bald spots. Some people experience smooth, coin-sized bald spots. This type of hair loss usually affects just the scalp, but it sometimes also occurs in beards or eyebrows. In some cases, your skin may become itchy or painful before the hair falls out.
  • Sudden loosening of hair. A physical or emotional shock can cause hair to loosen. Handfuls of hair may come out when combing or washing your hair or even after gentle tugging. This type of hair loss usually causes overall hair thinning and not bald patches.
  • Full-body hair loss. Some conditions and medical treatments, such as chemotherapy for cancer, can result in the loss of hair all over your body. The hair usually grows back.
  • Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp. This is a sign of ringworm. It may be accompanied by broken hair, redness, swelling and, at times, oozing.

When to see a doctor

See your doctor if your child or you are distressed by hair loss and want to pursue treatment. Also talk to your doctor if you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more than usual hair loss when combing or washing your or your child's hair. Sudden hair loss can signal an underlying medical condition that requires treatment

Causes

People typically lose about 100 hairs a day. This usually doesn't cause noticeable thinning of scalp hair because new hair is growing in at the same time. Hair loss occurs when this cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue.
Hair loss is typically related to one or more of the following factors:
  • Family history (heredity). The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. It usually occurs gradually with aging and in predictable patterns — a receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair in women.
  • Hormonal changes and medical conditions. A variety of conditions can cause permanent or temporary hair loss, including hormonal changes due to pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and thyroid problems. Medical conditions include alopecia areata (al-o-PEE-she-uh ar-e-A-tuh), which causes patchy hair loss, scalp infections such as ringworm and a hair-pulling disorder called trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh).
  • Medications and supplements. Hair loss can be a side effect of certain drugs, such as those used for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, gout and high blood pressure.
  • Radiation therapy to the head. The hair may not grow back the same as it was before.
  • A very stressful event. Many people experience a general thinning of hair several months after a physical or emotional shock. This type of hair loss is temporary.
  • Certain hairstyles and treatments. Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair tight, such as pigtails or cornrows, can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. Hot oil hair treatments and permanents can cause inflammation of hair follicles that leads to hair loss. If scarring occurs, hair loss could be permanent.

Risk factors

A number of factors can increase your risk of hair loss, including:
  • Family history of balding, in either of your parent's families
  • Age
  • Significant weight loss
  • Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and lupus
  • Stress

Prevention

Most baldness is caused by genetics (male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness). This type of hair loss is not preventable.
These tips may help you avoid preventable types of hair loss:
  • Avoid tight hairstyles, such as braids, buns or ponytails.
  • Avoid compulsively twisting, rubbing or pulling your hair.
  • Treat your hair gently when washing and brushing. A wide-toothed comb may help prevent pulling out hair.
  • Avoid harsh treatments such as hot rollers, curling irons, hot oil treatments and permanents.
  • Avoid medications and supplements that could cause hair loss.
  • Protect your hair from sunlight and other sources of ultraviolet light.
  • Stop smoking. Some studies show an association between smoking and baldness in men.
  • If you are being treated with chemotherapy, ask your doctor about a cooling cap. This cap can reduce your risk of losing hair during chemotherapy.

Why Is My Hair Falling Out?

Why Is My Hair Falling Out?
Why Is My Hair Falling Out?


First, let’s debunk a few myths: Shampooing, brushing and towel drying your hair aren’t making it fall out. “People associate these things with hair loss because they see the hair come away. But these aren’t the cause,” says Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist with the Cleveland Clinic. In fact, Piliang says shampooing less frequently may make things worse. “It can lead to dandruff and scalp inflammation, which can exacerbate hair loss,” she says.

Hats and ponytails also get a bum rap. “If a ponytail is worn so tightly it pulls on your eyes, that could damage your hair and lead to breakage,” Piliang acknowledges, adding that tight braiding, extensions and weaves—which yank on small groups of hair follicles—can also cause problems. “But generally wearing a ponytail or a hat won’t cause hair loss,” she says.

Men and women lose their hair for different and interrelated reasons, ranging from genetic factors to a poor diet, says Dr. Adam Friedman, director of dermatologic research at the Montefiore-Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. “It’s rare for hair loss to be caused by just one thing,” he says.

To understand these causes, it’s helpful to know how your hair works. Similar to the way your skin’s cells turn over, your hair is constantly sprouting, growing and falling out. Guys with healthy hair shed between 60 to 80 follicles a day, while women lose roughly 100, Friedman says.

When it comes to male- and female-pattern baldness—the most common types of hair loss—certain hairs grow in shorter and shorter over time, and eventually stop growing back at all. This is usually the result of a genetic sensitivity to hormones in the skin, Friedman says. “In men, you see this most in the front and sides of the scalp,” he explains. “In women, it’s more centrally located and diffuse.” Friedman says this is a slow process, one that can take years to become apparent.

For these people, drugs that block the production of skin hormones or keep hairs from falling out—such as minoxidil and finasteride—tend to work well, Friedman says. But both are better at stopping hair loss than they are at regrowing hair. “If you’re bald and want treatment, there’s often not much you can do,” he says. For this reason, it’s imperative that you see a doctor as soon as you notice a problem.

Poor nutrition is another potential contributing factor. Friedman says low levels of iron, vitamin D, some B vitamins and zinc have all been linked to hair loss. While typically not the main cause of your thinning mane, nutrient or vitamin deficiencies can make the problem worse, he says. Fixing your diet or taking supplements can help, but it’s often just one part of a multifaceted solution.

If clumps come out when you shower or you notice thinning in just a few weeks or months, you’re more likely dealing with another common condition called acute telogen effluvium, Piliang says. This rapid hair loss is basically a short-term ramping up of your hair’s normal shedding process.

Any event that puts a lot of stress on your body—like childbirth, surgery or rapid weight loss—can result in this alarming, clumpy hair loss, which tends to start a couple months after the event, Piliang says. The shedding can last for six months and may result in your losing up to 70% of your hair. But typically the hair grows back, she explains.

You Asked: Your Top 10 Health Questions Answered

You Asked: Your Top 10 Health Questions Answered
You Asked: Your Top 10 Health Questions Answered

There are many more explanations for hair loss, including scalp infections, inflammatory diseases like alopecia areata, or systemic diseases like lupus. Treatments vary widely and may include a combination of oral or topical drugs, light therapy, dietary changes, and stress-reducing interventions. You really need an expert’s help to assemble all the puzzle pieces, says Dr. Laurel Schwartz, a dermatologist in private practice at the Philadelphia Institute of Dermatology.
If you’re experiencing skin irritation, redness, scaling or pain, Schwartz recommends seeing someone ASAP to head off risks like permanent hair loss and scarring.

More good advice: Stay away from “miracle” cures marketed online or in late-night TV infomercials. They’re not the answer. “Hair loss is such an emotionally charged experience,” Schwartz says. “And when you’re really upset, you’re willing to try anything.” Time spent experimenting with different over-the-counter or infomercial products is often time (and money) wasted.

Your hair can offer a glimpse of what’s going on in the rest of the body, Schwartz says. “If you notice a problem, discuss it with a doctor to determine the ultimate cause.”

Amazing Tips to Get Professional Hair Care At Home

Amazing Tips to Get Professional Hair Care At Home
Amazing Tips to Get Professional Hair Care At Home 

Tips to Get Professional Hair Care At Home 

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Amazing Tips to Get Professional Hair Care At Home 



Get Professional Hair Care At Home With These Amazing Tips

Taking care of your hair can compliment your face, dress up a classy outfit, or let people know of your intentions and goals. Read the tips in this article so that you can find out how to use hair care to represent yourself to the world in the way that best suits you.

Use corn starch for oily hair. If you’re one of those people with oily hair, corn starch can really help. Corn starch helps to absorb any oil that might be in your hair. Take a small amount and rub it into oily spots and your hair will look nice and fresh.

When you are washing your hair, do it in two separate steps. Take half the shampoo you would typically use for your whole head and wash your roots with that. Rinse that out, and then use some more shampoo to wash the hair shafts. This technique ensures that you wash all the hair and not just your roots.

It is important that you only buy shampoos and conditioners that match your hair type. For example, if you have dry hair, you should purchase shampoos and conditioners made specifically for dry hair. Your hair’s condition will not improve if you do not buy the relevant products to help it.

Make sure your hair is thoroughly wet before you apply shampoo and begin washing it. If you start to scrub your hair and scalp without getting it wet enough first, you are much more likely to have strands of your hair break off in your hands. When the hair is wet, it is more pliable and will resist breakage better.

When you are getting ready to wash your hair with shampoo, make sure that you rinse it out thoroughly before you apply the shampoo. This will remove any residue, such as dirt and dust that your hair may have accumulated. You will get more cleansing power from your shampoo by doing this.

If you have dry hair, or just don’t want to have dry hair in the future, then you want to avoid using any hair care products that contain alcohol. This is because the alcohol can make your hair even more dry. This can make your hair very brittle and easily breakable.

To get the best looking hair possible, consider using a leave-in conditioner. These conditioners give you the amazing effects that you typically associate with normal conditioner, but the effects last all day long! You’ll find leave-in conditioners at your local drug store or salon, in either, lotion or spray-on form.

If you happen to suffer from a flaky scalp, try using this treatment bi-weekly: Start sectioning your hair and do a gentle rubbing on your scalp using a rubbing alcohol-saturated cotton pad. Once the alcohol dries, start brushing your hair. Finish with a thorough rinse using warm water, and be sure not to shampoo.

Although styling your hair a certain way is optional, you should remember to keep your hair clean and healthy. Don’t destroy your hair with chemicals, dyes, processing or other harmful practices. Treat your hair well and it will have a healthy shine that you are sure to notice right away!

10 Shampoos For Hair Growth That Actually Work

10 Shampoos For Hair Growth That Actually Work


Hair loss is more common than you think and it can happen to anyone. According to Michele J Farber, MD of Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC, causes range from, “androgenetic or hormone-related hair loss, stress related-hair loss, also called telogen effluvium, and dandruff. Medications, vitamin deficiencies, thyroid disorders, excess styling, and autoimmune disorders can also cause hair loss and thinning.” But the good news is, there are viable solutions, starting with topical growth treatments.

When it comes to a hair growth shampoo, you have two options: prescriptions or over-the-counter treatments. Prescription shampoos like ketoconazole are anti-androgenetic, meaning they prevent testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), two hormones associated with hair loss by targeting hair growth at the site of the follicle and helping to interrupt the hormone cycle locally that causes thinning,” explains Dr. Schweiger. “Over-the-counter growth shampoos typically contain amino acids and antioxidants to provide the components to rebuild hair as well as reduce damage and inflammation.”

If you think over-the-counter hair loss shampoos are for you or just want to promote growth and strength, Dr. Schwieger recommends formulas with antioxidants such as vitamin E and ginseng, amino acids, and B-vitamins to help rebuild hair and reduce environmental damage. She cautions against those with parabens, sulfates, and fragrances, which can irritate hair and reduce moisture. Ahead, eight vetted hair loss shampoos to try.

1-Nioxin System 1 Cleanser Shampoo

Nioxin System 1 Cleanser Shampoo

https://amzn.to/2q4AMEd

$42

“Nioxin cleanser is good for general hair thinning,” says Dr. Schwieger. Plus, nine out of ten people note a thickening of their hair when using the nixon treatment system.


2- Laritelle Organic Shampoo 

Laritelle Organic Shampoo

https://amzn.to/2R1NnTQ

$49.99

This certified organic shampoo is free of all the nasty stuff like parabens and sulfates. Instead it’s made with naturally derived ingredients like ginger and cedarwood to promote hair growth.







3- Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil Hair Loss Shampoo for Hair Regrowth 

Art Naturals Organic Argan Oil Hair Loss Shampoo for Hair Regrowth
https://amzn.to/2S2hqw5

 $12.95

Art Naturals Argan oil contains DHT blockers that work to prevent damage and further hair loss. It has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon and users reported noticeable hair growth within the first two weeks of use.

4 - SheaMoisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox & Refresh Hair & Scalp Gentle Shampoo 


SheaMoisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox & Refresh Hair & Scalp Gentle Shampoo
https://amzn.to/2PL0qsL

$10.49

This shampoo cleanses the scalp without drying it out like harsh chemicals can do. You’ll get a powerful shampoo without compromising moisture.

 

5- Strong HairPro Hair Loss Treatment Kit

Strong HairPro Hair Loss Treatment Kit
https://amzn.to/2R1CGkh

$69.95

The formula works to strengthen the hair from the root to strengthen hair and avoid breakage. It also targets DHT buildup, which is the primary cause of alopecia.

6- Pure Biology Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo

Pure Biology Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo
https://amzn.to/2R55kBk

$31.90

Filled with active ingredients biotin and keratin, the shampoo aims to promote the body’s own abilities for hair growth. The formula stimulates the cells responsible for hair follicle development.

7 - Pura d'or Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo 



Pura d'or Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo
https://amzn.to/2CUaJYN

 $24.99

This shampoo contains Argan oil, which works to moisturize and stimulate growth at the root and biotin, which works to strengthen each strand of hair.

8 - Ultrax Labs Hair Surge | Caffeine Hair Loss Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo 

Ultrax Labs Hair Surge | Caffeine Hair Loss Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo
https://amzn.to/2R0NizS

$59.95

The caffeine compounds in this shampoo work to reduce hair loss by stimulating hair follicles. 

9 - Nature's Gate Biotin Strengthening Shampoo 

Nature's Gate Biotin Strengthening Shampoo
https://amzn.to/2CVdXLr

 $29.50

Nature's Gate Biotin Strengthening Shampoo is vegan, includes only natural ingredients, and is free from parabens and sulfates. If you suffer from both hair loss and breakage, this might be the perfect solution to your problems since it’s packed with vitamin B5 that fortifies follicles to rebuild damaged strands.

10 - Keranique Scalp Stimulating Shampoo 

Keranique Scalp Stimulating Shampoo
https://amzn.to/2R5WYcB

$20

The perfect preventative shampoo. The nutrient-rich cleansing treatment contains a keratin complex that strengthens hair to avoid breakage or loss due to heat or damaging products.


Could gene therapy cure baldness?

Hair loss affects millions of Americans -- men, women and even children. It seems that there are an equal number of supposed remedies: wigs, hair pieces, topical treatments, drugs, vitamin supplements, transplant surgery, hats or simply shaving off what's left. Beyond these treatments, there is an industry of hairloss associations, support groups, counselors and more. Because hair loss has no cure and is a matter of vanity, it also attracts its fair share of scam artists. But in the eyes of many researchers, the key to finding a hair loss treatment is finding out its cause. That's why a recent study from a research group at the University of Pennsylvania has many people excited.

 Could gene therapy cure baldness? 


Scientists have long believed that hair follicles develop in the womb, and that no new follicles appear after birth. A person's head has 100,000 hair follicles, and when any of them shut down or gets severely damaged, that's it. No new follicles are going to appear, and follicles are limited in their ability to regenerate. However, re­searchers at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Dr. George Cotsarelis, have regenerated follicles in mice by manipulating a gene called Wnt. The study potentially has broad applications, both for devising new methods to regrow hair and treating a variety of skin conditions and wounds.

 Could gene therapy cure baldness?
 Could gene therapy cure baldness?
Wnt is involved in the healing of wounds and can be used to produce new hair follicles. The experiment showed that follicles can develop when a wound heals, and that the process can be manipulated to greatly increase the number of follicles. In the study, scientists removed small sections of skin from mice. This spurred stem cell activity in places where the skin was removed. However, when the scientists blocked the Wnt gene, follicles didn't grow. When Wnt was stimulated, the skin healed without scarring and eventually had all the same characteristics -- hair follicles, glands, appearance -- of normal skin. These new follicles also behaved normally, producing hair in the same way as other follicles.
The Penn team's study, the results of which were published in the journal "Nature," may unlock new possibilities in wound treatment and force scientists to reconsider the skin's regenerative power. Unlike some animals that can regrow their tails or limbs (a severed sea star limb, for example, can even grow into an entirely new sea star), the regenerative abilities of mammals was thought to be rather limited. But in this case, follicles and the area around them showed a tremendous ability to regenerate with ­no apparent aftereffects.
The technology used in the study has now been licensed to a company called Follica Inc. (Dr. Cotsarelis is a co-founder of Follica and a member of its scientific advisory board.) Follica hopes to use the technology to develop new treatments for hair loss and other disorders. There's a lot of money to potentially be made: treatment for "conditions of the follicle," which include hair loss as well as acne, skin and scalp conditions and excessive hair growth, is a $10 billion industry annually [Source: Puretech Ventures].
The Wnt study may lead to new and effective baldness treatments, but it's important to temper any enthusiasm. There's a still a significant gap to bridge between regenerating follicles in mice and wiping out male pattern baldness in humans, and gene therapies have generated excitement before. In January 1998, scientists at Columbia University announced they had made the first discovery of a gene partially responsible for baldness. They called the gene "hairless" because it was associated with a specific form of severe inherited baldness. The leader of the research group said at the time that their discovery may lead to new therapies for hair loss and baldness within five years [Source: Science Daily]. While those therapies haven't materialized, the study marked an important shift from looking at hormones to examining genes as the primary factor in hair loss.
No one knows how long it will take to find permanent solutions to hair loss, but these forays into gene therapy are an important step. Since that 1998 announcement, scientists have discovered more about how hair loss works, how it's inherited and how genes and stem cells can be manipulated to solve the problem­. With continued study and the Human Genome Project continually yielding new insights about our genetic code, it's likely a matter of when -- not if -- those late-night infomercials and spam e-mails promising "miracle hair-loss cures" become irrelevant.

Top 5 oils for crazy hair growth

Top 5 oils for crazy hair growth ،When it comes to maintaining the rapid growth of your hair, you should use hair oil on your hair as it is a very important step because it nourishes your hair bulb and inflates it when it is dry. The oil effectively processes countless hair problems such as dandruff, dehydration, splitting, breakage, and hair loss. The vast variety that cries out as "the best oil of hair" can sometimes mislead you into inadequate choices. In order to choose the right product, your requirements must be arranged.


Here are Top 5 oils for crazy hair growth

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil:


Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil,

It is known that raw olive oil is the best oil for hair growth. It works to stimulate the scalp and nourishes the roots of hair and promotes the growth of hair strands. Oil is very moisturizing hair, rich in vitamin E, which is very important for hair growth. The crude olive oil also contains a high concentration of antioxidants which is good for both hair and head abundance.

Olive Oil Colavita Extra Virgin Olive is lightweight and contains oleic acid that easily reaches the hair shaft and helps to moisten it. Just heat a small amount of olive oil Colavita Extra Virgin Olive in a water bath and it is ready to go. Divide the oil evenly over the hair length, then wrap the head with a towel and leave for 20-30 minutes. Easy to find olive oil in the local grocery store. It is better to buy pure extra virgin olive oil for hair.


 Artizen Rosemary Essential Oil:

 Artizen Rosemary Essential Oil

 

Rosemary oil is an excellent oil for hair growth. Where it was used centuries ago to promote hair growth and delay the appearance of gray hair, rosemary oil works to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp. A refreshing daily rinse of rosemary leaves boils in water keeps the color of the hair.

All you need is heating some olive oil along with rosemary herbs in it, preferably, in the microwave. Let him stand for a while and tense. Store this in a bottle and continue applying it, when your hair needs to be lubricated. Rosemary oil promotes blood circulation within the scalp and is known for its cancer-inhibiting properties
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Pure Grape Seed Oil :

Pure Grape Seed Oil
Pure Grape Seed Oil

 

Grape seed oil is a growth oil for non-greasy, odorless and colorless hair used by humans in more than one way. Grape seed is widely known to be an excellent compound for nourishing hair follicles and scalp in many different ways. It can hydrate the scalp, promote hair growth, strengthen the hair structure, fight the rumen cortex,.

Pure grape seed oil is an excellent oil for rapid hair growth because it stimulates the growth of hair follicles from its roots. It is known that ordinary optical massage with grape seed oil produces dramatic results. You can mix them with two teaspoons of lavender or rosemary essential oil and heat the mixture. Put it on your scalp
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Castor Oil :

Castor Oil

Castor Oil

Castor oil has a set of things that work wonders hair. It is rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals. It also contains antimicrobial properties, which will help you rid the dandruff completely and other scalp issues. Castor oil contains zyzophonic acid, which treats inflammation and scalp diseases. It moisturizes and softens hair, maintains moisture level in hair, and becomes strong in the list of the best oil for hair.
Castor oil improves blood circulation within the scalp, thus providing more nutrients. More nutrient supply leads to better growth in hair strands. Apply castor oil to your fingertips, then move it to your hair and massage the oil gently into your scalp.


 Kadoya Sesame Oil :

 
Kadoya Sesame Oil

Kadoya Sesame Oil

 

Kadoya Sesame oil is used as base oil in many ayurvedic preparations for hair growth. Since sesame oil is anti-microbial, it treats a lot of scalp infections and fungal infections. Sesame is best when used as a hot oil treatment. It conditions hair, nourishes scalp, and gets rid of dandruff and the vitamin E in the oil boosts hair growth.


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