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5 Summer Skin Care Tips for Men

Monday, 27 June 2016 20:00
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The summer months bring heat, humidity, and plenty of skin concerns. Many men do not put enough time and attention into maintaining their skin, and that's a big problem. Men, like women, can see significant improvement in the way their skin looks (and potentially reduce some common skin problems) by simply putting a few extra minutes into caring for their skin each day. With the summer months upon us, there are a few key things you need to start doing now so that you can have beautiful, but most importantly, healthy looking skin all season long.

What is Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia?

Monday, 20 June 2016 20:00
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Also known as scarring alopecia, centrifugal cicatricial alopecia is a term used to describe a type of hair disorder that causes the destruction of the hair follicle. The disorder itself causes the hair follicle to become destroyed, and, as it heals, scar tissue forms in that area. It is a serious condition in that it can lead to permanent hair loss for an individual, even though it does not usually cause medical complications.

What Is Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia?

Monday, 13 June 2016 20:00
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Understanding the type of hair loss you have is always important. One type of hair loss many men and women experience is called frontal fibrosing alopecia. It is commonly called scarring that results in hair loss in the frontal region of the scalp. It is a condition that can be hard to treat in some people. If you are experiencing any type of hair loss in this area, take a closer look at what this type of alopecia is.

Traction Alopecia: Why your favorite hairstyle may be causing your hair loss?

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 20:00
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Studies have shown that certain scalp pulling hairstyles are common among African Americans and may lead to the development of traction alopecia. Traction Alopecia is a gradual hair loss caused by damage to the hair follicle from prolonged and repeated tension on the hair root. This is the most common form of hair loss among African American women. Tight ponytails, braids, knots and buns are some hairstyles that might be your favorite but these style may cause long term damage.

4 Foods that can cause oily scalp and hair

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 20:00
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What you eat can definitely affect the health of your scalp and hair. What do most of us do when dealing with oily hair? We try to ignore it by piling it with dry shampoo, put it on a pony tail (to deal with it later) or just wash it. If you have a tendency to have oily scalp and hair, the foods we consume can add to the problem. By avoiding these foods it can improve the hair length as well as get rid of unwanted grease. Making a few adjustments to your eating habits can benefit your overall health and hair. Eating excesses amount of junk food can have a big impact on your hair’s oil production, if you’re looking for natural ways to make you hair less oily, let’s start by cutting down on these four foods.

Can Creatine in Protein Shakes Leads to Hair loss in Men?

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 20:00
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New studies suggest that dietary supplements could play a major part in the increase of hair loss in men in their 20’s and 30’s. Certain protein shakes are causing many men to risk the health of their hair. Protein shakes are usually taken after exercise and some of the ingredients may potentially cause premature hair loss. Not all dietary supplements are unhealthy and problematic. But certain shakes contain preservatives that are more likely to affect hormone balance.

Can Dry Shampoo damage hair and cause hair loss?

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 20:00
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Many of us use dry shampoo, what we don’t know is that using it as a substitute to your shampoo on a daily basis can definitely damage you hair and scalp. A lot dry shampoo brands swear that it absorb the excess oil from the hair, lifting the root in a way extending a blowout for as long as possible. So it makes sense that we spritz the stuff on a regular basis sometimes even for weeks on end. Dry shampoo can be a short term fix, but using them regularly as “shampoo” really won’t support keeping your hair full, thick and healthy in the long term.

Two Natural Supplements that help prevent Hair Loss

Monday, 02 May 2016 20:00
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In today’s market, we see a lot of new natural supplements that could help prevent hair loss and strengthen the hair. But which vitamins and minerals will get the job done? The most popular vitamin(s) that for healthy hair growth is vitamin B complex and Biotin. Biotin is a very important vitamin, it’s needed by the body to process energy, maintain blood sugar level, and a healthy metabolism.

Traction Alopecia - How African American Women struggle with hair loss

Monday, 25 April 2016 20:00
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There are numerous studies of African American Women struggling with hair loss. Many hairstyles involving pulling your hair into tight braids or ponytails, may lead to a hair loss condition called Traction Alopecia. The number one cause of hair loss in African American women is a condition called central centrifugal cicatricle alopecia (CCCA), this is a disorder in which inflammation and destruction of hair follicles causes scarring and permanent hair loss. Braiding the hair and weaves puts an undue amount of stress on the follicles over time and it increases the chance of hair loss.

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