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Women can combat hair loss in variety of ways

When we think of hair loss, we tend to think of men. After all, most commercials and advertisements for hair loss treatments tend to focus on the male audience, and it’s not uncommon to see male celebrities from Ed Harris to Bruce Willis to Larry David openly own their baldness with humor and sex appeal.   …Continue Reading

Stress and Medical Factors Affect Female Hair Loss, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The risk of hair loss in women is affected by genetics, but also by a wide range of health and lifestyle factors—notably factors related to high stress levels, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). “Increased stress, smoking,   …Continue Reading

Hair loss and renewal in women

The psychological impact of hair loss on women is believed to be even more profound than that suffered by males.  Trials suggest that women confront their alopecia indirectly by attempting to shroud the problem, using altered styling methods and cuts, whereas men usually respond combatively by treating the source of the problem. Women`s tendency to   …Continue Reading

We’re identical twins, so how can we be so different? One sister has alopecia and the other has a full head of hair

As girls, they insisted on matching outfits, right down to the ribbons in their blonde pigtails. And as teenagers, identical twins Gwennan and Elin Thomas were inseparable, even going to the same university. ‘We were, and are, best friends,’ says Gwennan. ‘I had a freckle on my forehead as a baby – which disappeared –   …Continue Reading

Hair Loss (Alopecia) – Possible Causes

Unsure of what causes hair loss? Here are a few explanations on what causes them for women and men.

Hair Loss Reversed in Woman with Avodart (Dutasteride)

Medical article describing how one woman completely reversed her hair loss using Avodart (dutasteride) when finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine) had produced only limited results.

Higher Propecia Doses May Be Effective in Post Menopausal Women

This study shows that doses of 2.5mg or more of Finasteride (the active medicine in Propecia) have beneficial results in postmenopausal women without elevated male hormone production.

Recent Study Shows Effectiveness of Topical Melatonin for Women with Hairloss

A recent study of topical Melatonin, a natural supplement, shows that it encourages hair growth in women with genetic hairloss.