Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Searching For A Hair Loss Remedy: The 40% Solution

While the forty percent of all men who are likely to experience
some hair loss in their lives constitute an enormous potential
market for an effective hair loss remedy, and research to supply
them with one is ongoing, only minoxidil has proven somewhat
effective in cases of male pattern baldness. Another drug,
originally created as a treatment for prostate problems, and now
marketed as the pill Propecia, also shows some promise as a hair
loss remedy.

But there has yet to be discovered a substance which will function as a universal hair loss remedy. No product currently used as a hair loss remedy can be effective in all instances of hair loss, because there are many underlying causes of baldness. Those people who educate themselves both about the way in which healthy hair grows, and the reasons it stops growing, will be much less likely to be hooked by the exaggerated claims of effectiveness which often accompany the latest hair loss remedy.

Research has indicated that the hormone dihydrotestosterone, or
DHT, may be one of the major factors in male pattern baldness.
Enzymes which can inhibit the body's production of DHT from
testosterone are credited with preventing hair loss; minoxidil
and finasteride, the active ingredients in Rogaine and Propecia,
have each been given FDA approval for use as a hair loss remedy.

Even though a hair loss panacea has yet to be discovered, those
suffering from hair loss will benefit from determining why they
are experiencing it so they can either search for an appropriate
hair loss remedy, or choose not to use one at all.

Some of the conditions leading to hair loss are curable; if its
underlying cause is eliminated, the hair loss will take care of
itself. Both lupus and diabetes, for instance, may contribute to
hair loss in their sufferers, and only by talking with your
physician will you know if either of them is a contributing
factor in yours.

Stress, both physical and emotional, has been linked to hair
loss, which was reversed as soon as the stress-inducing
situations were eliminated. In cases of stress, time may be the
only hair loss remedy necessary.

Hormone imbalances may lead to hair loss, and if the hormonal
balance is restored, hair growth may be as well. If someone is
not genetically pre-disposed to hair loss and begins
experiencing it, however, he or she should not use any kind of
hair loss remedy without first seeing a doctor to determine if
there is an organic reason for the condition.

The herb Gotu Kola has been used by Chinese herbalists for
centuries s one of the most effective natural hair loss
treatments; it has been researched and found to restore the hair
and thicken the skin of rats suffering from alopecia. Gotu Kola
may have the added benefit of thickening skin in humans as well
as restoring hair loss, as thinning of the skin is another
common sign of aging.

Another one of the natural hair loss treatments which is
claimed to thicken the skin, and relieve some of the pressure on
the very tiny blood vessels which transport nutrients to the
hair follicles is emu oil.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Believe it or not, smoking 'turns men bald'

London, Nov 26 (PTI) It's no news that smoking can cause a whole array of illnesses like lung cancer, impotence and heart disease. Add a fourth to the list -- baldness.

A team of international researchers has carried out a study and found that puffing on fags makes men prematurely bald as it accelerates the process of hair loss, the British media reported today.

"Smoking may damage the genetic structure of the hair follicles, the tiny structures responsible for hair growth. We have found significant associations between moderate or severe alopecia and smoking," lead researcher Dr Lin-hui Su said.

In fact, Dr Su of Far Eastern Memorial Hospital in Taipei and his fellow researchers came to the conclusion after analysing the effects of smoking on a group of 700 Taiwanese men, all 40-plus.

All the men's height and weight were measured, and blood samples analysed. Analysis of the results showed that the risk of hair loss increased with advancing age, but remained lower than the average risk for Caucasian men.

It also revealed a clear link between smoking and hair loss, with the heaviest smokers being most likely to suffer from male pattern baldness, even when a family history of the condition was taken into account.

The researchers found that those who smoked 20 fags or more a day were more than twice as likely to have moderate or severe hair loss than those who had never smoked. The risk remained elevated even among those who had quit the habit.

The findings of the study have been published in the 'Archives of Dermatology' journal. PTI

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Faster Hair Growth Shampoo

Faster Hair Growth Shampoo
Finding the right shampoo for you can be a time consuming
process at the best of times, particularly as there are a
plethora of hair care products on the market catering for
all sorts of different hair types including shampoo and
conditioner for fine hair, thick hair, greasy hair, normal
hair, dry hair, damaged and bleached hair and even for
different hair colours. So what about faster hair growth

If you are concerned about hair loss or thinning hair and
want to encourage your hair to grow faster, there are also
many shampoos and conditioners out there that claim to
promote faster hair growth and minimise hair loss so what's
the difference between them an other shampoos?

Shampoos specially formulated to encourage faster hair
growth will usually contain a combination of active
ingredients that work together synergistically to improve
the condition of the scalp and the hair and will help to
remove a build up of DHT and sebum from the scalp to create
the best environment for new hair to grow. In order to
understand how faster hair growth shampoo can help; it
might be worth explaining how the hair grows.

The Hair Growth Cycle
Hair grows in cycles and not all the hair on your head will
be growing at the same time. Generally speaking, around
90% of the hair on your head is actively growing or in the
growth phase (Anagen) at any one time and an average growth
rate amounts to more or less around a centimetre a month.
The rest of your hair is in the Telogen stage or resting
phase and it is normal during this phase for hair to fall
out, sometimes as many as 100 hairs a day. The growth phase
can last anything from 2 to 6 years and the resting phase
usually lasts a few months.

There are many factors that will influence the length of
your growth phase and how fast your hair will be able to
grow and how easy it is for your hair to fall out during
the Telogen phase and these include your diet, medication,
your general health, and even stress, but one of the most
significant factors that will influence whether or not you
are likely to experience the typical male pattern baldness
or widespread thinning of the hair is genetics.

The main cause of typical male pattern baldness in men and
widespread thinning of the hair in women is linked to
androgens (hormones) and is known as androgenetic alopecia.
Your genes will dictate how sensitive you are to the
effects of the male hormone DHT or dihydrotestosterone.
High levels of DHT shorten the growth phase of the hair and
over time shrink the hair follicle so that the hair thins
out and eventually, no new hair is able to grow.

This pattern is different in men and women. Men's hair will
recede along the hairline and hair loss will be apparent on
the top of the head whereas in female pattern alopecia, the
hair tends to thin out over the top of the head and is
usually not as severe as male pattern alopecia.

Regardless of whether you are male or female, the trick to
minimising hair loss and encouraging faster hair growth is
to do everything possible to ensure that the growth phase
of the hair is extended and at the same time reduce the
risk of an excess of hair falling out during the resting

Shampoos that facilitate faster hair growth will often
contain ingredients that can help to reduce the amount of
DHT on the scalp and at the same time will nourish the
scalp and hair follicle giving the hair a better
opportunity to thrive. However, instead of relying on
shampoo alone, there are other tips that can help promote
faster hair growth.

Tips for faster hair growth

• Reduce the levels of DHT on the scalp by using an
appropriate shampoo and conditioner designed specifically
to do that

• Eat a healthy and balanced diet containing adequate
amounts of vitamins and amino acids so that your body has
all the nutrients it needs to feed the hair follicle

• Ensure that the circulation of blood to the scalp is good
so that the follicle is able to receive all the nutrients
it needs to produce healthy hair – massage whilst
shampooing is an excellent way of doing this

• Reduce stress levels

• Avoid anything that damages the hair and the hair
follicle, for example, heated appliances, harsh brushing,
tight ponytails, and shampoos containing harsh chemicals

Frequent washing with an unsuitable shampoo, particularly a
soap based shampoo, will strip your hair of its natural
oils and will give your hair a dull and lifeless look. The
ideal faster hair growth shampoo is one that will clean
your hair and leave it looking shiny, feeling silky and
most importantly, one that will not damage your hair or
irritate your scalp. As each and every one of us is
different, it is worth shopping around until you find a
shampoo that you are happy with, one that works for you.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Laser Hair Loss Treatment

One of the most common ways of treating hair loss today is
through laser hair loss treatment. It was already performed in
the 1970s, and at that time it was not officially on the
market. It is a non-surgical solution for hair loss, thinning
hair, and baldness, as well as, other disorders of the scalp
such as dermatitis.

Technically it is a piece of equipment that has 31 therapeutic
soft low light level lasers delivering light energy to
different places on the hair. This principle is based on
stimulating cell metabolism while repairing damaged cells at
the same time. By using the power of laser light you can boost
and revitalize your hair. The theory is that light is energy
and living cells survive thanks to light. The same goes for
your hair. This has proven to be very efficient combined with
proper hair hygiene products. As a matter of fact, laser hair
loss treatment is more effective when used together with
Minoxidil (the first drug approved by the FDA for hair loss),
and with the right scalp hygiene.

Laser hair loss treatment has been so successful that it has
received numerous, positive reviews. Magazines, newspapers as
well TV channels claim that the success of this method of
treating hair loss is one of the best that can be found today,
a problem that is not only afflicting men but also a good
percentage of women.

Many are the benefits of laser hair loss treatment and many
people who tried it have claimed that their hair loss had been
greatly reduced after six to twelve weeks of use and slight
differences could even be seen after twelve weeks.

Using laser hair loss treatment can improve the flow of blood
supply to the scalp after a single treatment. The correct
dosage of light energy is applied from a different number of
laser positions and helps in stimulating hair follicles,
preventing too much hair loss and giving beautiful hair which
is shiny, soft as well as thick and better manageable.

Laser hair loss treatment is the new, scientific approach to
reducing hair loss in the scalp, and does not require any kind
of surgery at all just some patience and time. Moreover it has
been medically tested to be both safe and effective.

Last but not least, studies conducted by the International
Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, have
demonstrated that laser hair loss treatment can positively help
lots of hair loss sufferers in reducing the amount of hair loss.
The authors also found a link between low level laser and hair

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Facing Up To Hair Loss

Balding, hair thinning and hair loss are problems which most
men and many women will have to face at some point in life.
Often losing hair is the cause of intense stress. People fear
that hair loss will make them less attractive and they
associate going bald with getting older. Hair loss in women and
early-onset male hair loss cause particular distress. Yet
despite this, and despite the huge number of companies
researching products to prevent baldness, we still know
relatively little about the cause of hair loss.

The most common types of male-pattern baldness and
female-pattern baldness are comparatively well understood, in
that we know when they are most likely to happen and can trace
some of the genetic associations. Male-pattern baldness usually
occurs later on in life, though hair thinning may start as early
as the twenties. Female-pattern baldness usually occurs after
the menopause, with hormone changes a probable cause of hair
loss. However, there are several other less common types of
baldness which can occur earlier in life.

Toxic alopecia is a form of balding which occurs in response to
stress. This stress can be psychological or physiological - for
example, stress caused by chemotherapy. Toxic alopecia may just
be temporary, but it is difficult to deal with because going
bald causes stress in itself. The early appearance of grey hair
can also be caused by stress.

Alopecia areata is a disease of unknown origin which can cause
hair thinning and hair loss across all areas of the body, but
usually from the scalp. It causes patchy balding but does not
leave scars. Scarring alopecia involves one of several
different conditions which destroy hair follicles and replace
them with scar tissue, causing permanent and irreversible
balding. Menopausal changes and lupus erythematosus can both be
the cause of hair loss of this type. Nonscarring alopecia is
much more amenable to treatment.

Whatever the cause of hair loss in a given situation, you can
bet that most people will seek a hair loss solution. But what
kind of hair loss remedy is most likely to work? In many cases,
hair loss shampoo will reduce the frequency of loss, being
kinder to thinning hair. Some people find that they can
successfully take vitamins for hair loss. Vitamins for hair
loss are especially useful in treating women's hair loss, since
female hair loss is likely to be caused by hormonal changes
which are susceptible to treatment. However, since male-pattern
baldness is the most common form of hair loss, most of the
products on the market are aimed at tackling male hair loss.

In most cases, whatever the cause of hair loss, rapid balding
is not inevitable. If you're going bald, it's worth taking your
time to find the right hair loss solution. Face up to the
problem soon enough, and you can stop hair loss.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Hair Loss Treatments

A Hindu healing tradition that is very popular in India and Sri
Lanka is called Ayurveda. This treatment helps the individual
with their doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. These areas create a
person's unique prakriti. It is believed that hair loss results
from too much pitta. The best way to take care of it is by
making changes to a person's diet, use of herbs, oil massage,
meditation, breathing techniques, aromatherapy, and yoga.

The very best type of diet to prevent hair loss is one that is
high in protein and iron. This involves eating green, leafy
vegetables and foods that don't contain much fat such as soy
and yogurt. It is helpful to drink Aloe Vera juice and to add
sesame seeds to your salads. Another great juice is made from
lettuce and spinach leaves mixed with carrot juice. Make sure
you consume plenty of the Vitamins A and C.

There are a variety of herbs that are known to effectively
fight hair loss. Depending on the type of herb, it can be
swallowed, ground into a paste, or in the form of a lotion that
you rub on your scalp.

Common herbs used for this include Kuttannati, Gunja, Malati,
and Karavira. Oil massages can be beneficial too because they
help improve the level of circulation to the scalp which
promotes hair growth. It helps if you gently tug and the roots
of the hair while you are massaging the scalp. Popular
massaging oils include coconut oil, Vitamin E oil, Brahmi oil,
and Bahringaraj oil. For more info see

Aromatherapy combined with essential oils is great of ayurveda
as well. The best essential oils to try are Bay, Cedar Wood,
grapefruit, Jojoba, Lavender, lemon, Chamomile, and Rosemary.
You can add such essential oils to the water you use to rinse
your hair after you have shampooed it. Some people prefer to
add the oils to vegetable oil and then massage it into the

Ayurveda should be viewed as a way of life that involves
balancing the physical properties, philosophy, spirituality,
and a person's lifestyle. Meditation and breathing exercises
should be part of your lifestyle as they help calm your spirit
and your mind. Yoga can be helpful too as some of the inverted
exercises will help you get more circulation to your scalp.

For the best results with ayurveda, schedule an appointment
with an ayurvedia practitioner. Don't be tempted to make
changes to your diet and rub various oils on your scalp. You
need to be prepared to make the necessary lifestyle changes to
treat your hair loss effectively.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Faster Hair Growth Tips

There are a number of factors that can influence how fast
your hair can grow and some of these include your diet,
your state of health, any medication you're taking,
hormonal influences, environmental influences and even your
stress levels. Hair growth tends to slow down the older
you get so age is also a consideration and of course your
genetic blueprint plays a role too. Normal hair growth is
therefore very difficult to define as it will vary
considerably from person to person but on average, the hair
on our head grows at a rate of around one centimetre a

All this said, there are some things you can do to maximise
your hair growth potential and encourage it to grow faster
but first it helps if you first have an understanding of
the hair growth cycle and how the hair actually grows.

The hair growth cycle

On average, the human head contains around 100,000 hairs,
90% of which are actively growing at any one time. This
growth phase is known as `Anagen' and is one of three
stages in the hair growth cycle. It lasts anything from a
couple of years to about six or even ten years in total
before the hair enters the second stage, `Catagen'. This
is where over the next few weeks the hair follicle is
degraded and the hair stops growing. Finally, the hair
enters into the resting phase or `Telogen' which lasts for
several months and during this part of the cycle it is
perfectly normal to shed a certain amount of hair, which
can be as much as 100 hairs a day.

If we want to give our hair the best chance to grow faster
and healthier then we need to take full advantage of the
growth phase of the cycle and make sure that we are doing
everything we can to minimise hair follicle damage and
maximise hair growth potential.


Healthy hair growth relies on a number of nutrients to feed
the hair follicle so in the first instance, faster hair
growth starts from the inside and with your diet. Any
nutritional deficiencies in your diet will show up as dull,
lifeless looking hair, poor hair growth, thinning of the
hair and even hair loss so making sure you have a balanced
diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables is essential.
Fruit and vegetables contain important antioxidants which
can help protect the hair and promote faster hair growth.

Hair is composed of a protein known as Keratin so not
surprisingly, a diet lacking in protein can hinder hair
health and growth. Many people are still unaware of the
importance of getting enough Omega 3 fatty acids in their
diet, a lack of which will show up in the health of your
hair. Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in oily fish or
fish oil supplements and have powerful anti-inflammatory
properties and so can alleviate any inflammation in the
scalp and as they help the blood flow more efficiently they
also help to nourish the scalp.


Try to massage the scalp on a daily basis. Massage helps to
stimulate the circulation of blood to the hair follicle and
removes dead skin and helps to unclog pores all of which
allow the hair to grow more freely. A good time to do
massage your scalp is when washing your hair.

What to avoid

• Avoid any pressure on the scalp from tight pony tails,
clips and clasps, elastic bands or anything that restricts
your hair, your hair should be left as free as possible as
much as possible. Don't brush your hair too harshly, this
can damage your hair as well as irritate your scalp.

• Hair colouring, blow drying, straightening, using heated
rollers and perming your hair can damage the hair follicle
and hinder growth as well as make the hair dry and brittle
and more prone to falling out so refrain from subjecting
your hair to any of these.

• Excessive washing of the hair, particularly with shampoos
containing harsh chemicals can remove the natural oils in
the scalp, so it is important to use a good quality shampoo
and conditioner and avoid washing the hair every day if you


The best way to encourage faster hair growth is to adopt a
two-fold approach. First, make sure everything is right on
the inside by eating a healthy and balanced diet and the
second is to try to eliminate most or all the factors that
can damage your hair or scalp and slow down the growth
rate. Together this will give your hair the best
opportunity to grow to its full potential, not only faster
but healthier too.

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