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August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month

National Hair Loss Month

Hair loss isn’t just an inconvenience. It can be a sign of a health problem. Knowing the type of hair loss you’re experiencing is important to better understand your options. That’s why every August, we want to increase awareness for Hair Loss Month! Here are some interesting facts about hair loss you may not know.
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The Difference Between ARTAS® and Biograft

Man combing his hair 5 months after hair transplant
Lately, Biograft is getting some attention as the latest hair loss treatment but how does it compare with ARTAS®? While both are surgical procedures they have key differences. Let’s examine both techniques.

For thousands of years, hair replacement involved various forms of wigs. Surgical hair restoration techniques were a game-changer. Actual transplanted hair grows normally and once successful, requires no follow-up for maintenance. It’s real hair, unlike hair weaves or hair extensions. [Read more…] about The Difference Between ARTAS® and Biograft

Are Short Men More Likely to Lose Hair?

Short men and hair loss

With the National Institute of Health reporting that more than 50 percent of men will suffer some form of hair loss by age 50, it’s no wonder that men frequently try to determine what their personal health risk is for androgenetic alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia is the formal name for the most common type of hair loss in men. From considering the history of hair loss on both mother’s and father’s side to listening to old wives’ tales relating stories of hair loss and hairiness elsewhere, men want to anticipate any potential problem and act to counter it as soon as possible.

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How to Protect Your Head from Summer Sun

Couple wearing hats on the beach People are getting better about wearing sunscreen in everyday life, but few realize how important it is to protect your head in the summer. Since the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that the sun can damage the skin in just 15 minutes, it’s important to remember your head to prevent sunburns and increased cancer risk, whether you have a full head of hair or are experiencing thinning hair to full hair loss.
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Family History and the Risk of Hair Loss

DNA-Family History and the Risk of Hair Loss-RHRLI-June-2019
It’s the question most men ask – how much does family history affect hair loss?

Hair loss happens to both men and women for a variety of reasons. The most common form around the world is androgenetic alopecia. That’s the reason more than 50 million people in the United States alone are affected by hair loss. One out of every three men has some degree of this type of hair loss by the time they’re 35.
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Hair Protection Tips for Summer

Woman with beautiful hair in the summer
People think of summer tans and swimming affecting the skin. Summer can also take a toll on your hair.

 
 

How Summer Can Hurt Your Hair

  • The hot sun dries out hair just like everything else.
  • Sunburned scalp can be painful.
  • People assume hair protects the scalp but that’s not necessarily the case, and people dealing with hair loss have special concerns.
  • Summer humidity can make hair lifeless and limp.
  • Hot weather leads to sweating, which can contribute to problems like hair being frizzy, dandruff, and split ends.
  • Dry feeling summer hair can lead to over-conditioning, which can also make hair limp.
  • Chlorine from swimming pools can dry hair and affect processed color.
  • Saltwater from the ocean can also increase the dryness of your hair.
  • Colored hair fades faster in the sun and some experts warn that hair can burn and turn brownish.
  • Sunscreen can leave greasiness near the hairline.

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