Alopecia areata is a condition characterized by hair falling out in patches. Research suggests it is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles, causing them to shrink and slow down hair production. Because of this, alopecia is called an autoimmune disorder. According to statistics, alopecia is a common autoimmune disorder that affects about 6.8 million people in the U.S. … Continue reading Looking for a natural way to regrow hair? Try chaga mushrooms
The condition or appearance of the hair reflects the state of an individual’s overall health. The cells that make up each strand of hair require a steady supply of key nutrients to maintain their structure and natural shine. However, there are multiple factors that influence hair growth, and knowing what these factors are could help determine the health … Continue reading Stages of hair growth and superfoods that promote hair health
Saw palmetto is a small, shrub-like palm endemic to the United States. Known for its medicinal properties, saw palmetto has been used for centuries to treat reproductive issues and hormonal imbalance. Today, saw palmetto is used as an ingredient in many hair growth products and supplements, as it is thought to prevent hair loss. This could … Continue reading Herbal remedies: Saw palmetto for hair loss prevention
Sun protection is important to keep the skin healthy, that’s why sunscreen is a common component of any everyday kit. But a study conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that chemicals in sunscreen can be absorbed into people’s bloodstreams. The absorption happens so quickly that the FDA wants to continue testing … Continue reading Chemicals in regular sunscreen can accumulate in the blood over time, warn scientists
Alopecia is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, causing bald patches and massive hair loss. The condition usually develops during childhood or a person’s teenage years, but in some cases, people develop it in their 30s. While it is not lethal, there is no known cure for alopecia. The only consolation for people with … Continue reading Study reveals fermented water chestnuts help with symptoms of balding, hair loss
In this study, researchers from South Korea examined the effect of Bacillus/Trapa japonica fruit ferment filtrate extracts (TJFs) on human hair follicle dermal papilla (HDP) cells to determine if the activation of the Akt/ERK/GSK-3B signaling pathway improves HDP cell proliferation. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Despite modern medical treatments, the number of alopecia … Continue reading Extracts from fermented Trapa japonica fruits can improve symptoms of alopecia
Does your hair seem a lot thinner lately? Or are you losing strands of hair often? It could be your hormones. Modern life and stress – be it physical, mental, and hormonal – can disrupt key hormones that protect your hair. Listed below are the main hormone imbalances associated with hair loss. Testosterone Testosterone is the … Continue reading Are your hormones causing hair loss?
Maintaining hair health goes beyond just using natural hair products — although those can be helpful, too. If you want to keep your hair thick and shiny naturally, follow a healthy diet and avoid using shampoos and conditioners that contain harmful chemicals. Hair health basics According to Andi Scarborough, stylist and co-owner of Framed salon in Santa … Continue reading Nutrition for lovely locks: Make your hair thicker naturally
If your hair is dry and brittle or if your skin is red and itchy, you may have a biotin deficiency. But what is the B-vitamin called biotin and why is it good for your hair and skin? Biotin is also called vitamin B7. As a water-soluble B-vitamin, biotin doesn’t get stored in fat tissues. Additionally, water-soluble vitamins are quickly … Continue reading Discover the benefits of biotin, a little known B-vitamin that can give you that natural, healthy look
Source: How often Should You Wash Your Hair? by Dr. Edward Group Washing your hair seems like a straightforward thing: lather, rinse, repeat. But ask five people and they probably all wash their hair at different frequencies — and may not even be sure if they should wash more or less often. Washing too frequently can … Continue reading How often Should You Wash Your Hair?