Psoriasis is an unsightly, uncomfortable, frequently painful medical condition that affects about 7.5 million Americans each year. It’s still not fully understood but psoriasis causes skin cells to over-produce creating red, irritated patches of skin and scales that cause severe itching. It is believed to be an immune system disease involving T cells and white blood cells but this has not been conclusively proven. Psoriasis is unsightly but not contagious. [Read more…] about Can Psoriasis Cause Hair Loss?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a disease that causes many problems for women suffering from it, including potential fertility issues. A common side effect is excessive body hair, but it can also cause hair loss in women. While PCOS Awareness Month may be over, it’s never too late to learn more about this stressful condition. [Read more…] about PCOS Related Hair Loss In Women
Anyone who has dyed their hair knows that it changes the feel of your hair, and frequent dyeing can make it brittle. But can dyeing your hair really cause hair loss? Sometimes, yes. Let’s dive into why and how hair dye can contribute to hair loss. [Read more…] about Hair Dye and Hair Loss
It seems like no one is ever happy with their hair. People with curly hair want straight hair, people with straight hair want curly hair, and everyone wants more hair. So can your hair texture change over time? Yes, for a variety of reasons, some good and others less desirable.
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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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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.
While hair restoration procedures can bring back a natural hairline, there is no universal cure for hair loss. Hair thins for a variety of reasons, some of which can be treated and some can’t. A very common question people ask about hair restoration procedures is whether they have too little hair for a transplant. Unfortunately, the answer can be yes.
It’s a diet, a lifestyle and it’s becoming increasingly popular every year. If you have embraced a vegan diet or if you’re considering adopting a vegan lifestyle, you may be doing it for a variety of reasons. You could be doing it to avoid eating animal products for ethical reasons. Or you may simply want to live a healthier lifestyle. Eschewing animal products can also help the environment because of the resources used to raise animals.
There’s no getting around it. We worry about our hair constantly. We worry about how it looks. Is it too long or too short? We wonder if we’re wearing the right hairstyle. We fret about hair products we use. And if you think your hair might be thinning, most people begin to get really concerned. We hear all sorts of stories about hair loss and very often it’s difficult to determine what’s true and what isn’t. RHRLI knows it’s important for our patients to understand the truth about their hair loss.
Diabetes is one of the biggest public health problems in America. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30.3 million adult Americans were known to have diabetes in 2015. That represents 9.4 percent of the population.