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FUE Hair Transplants For Hair Restoration Treatment

In a recent survey, it was found that men fear losing their hair, either by it thinning, receding or by going bald completely, will make them unattractive in the eyes of others. It seems that lots of men worry about what others think about their hair loss. The survey revealed that men who have bald feathers tend to keep their own hair short, so that if the hair starts to fall out it would not be such a shock to lose it all.

There are three general patterns of male pattern hair loss, and men can experience one of these patterns of hair loss or a mixture of all three:

Receding hairline

  • A receding hairline is one of the most common hair loss patterns, where the hair is lost at the temples, either side of the forehead, usually leaving a mound in the middle. This may sometimes be the only area of ​​hair loss, but others may experience thinning at the crown as well.

Thinning crown

  • Some men will experience their hair thinning at the crown, which is at the back or top of the head. This can occur by itself or coincide with a receding hairline. Usually hair loss starts with thinning at the crown until the scalp becomes visible, and in time a bald patch may appear. This bald patch may grow wider until it meets the receding hairline, or it may stay at the top or back of the head and spread outwards in all directions to produce a circular baldness.

General thinning

  • General thinning spreads evenly over the top of the scalp, and men will not get a distinct receding hairline or a thinning crown. With general thinning, the sunset of hair loss is less obvious and takes longer to notice.

One method of restoring hair to a follicly challenged head is the FUE hair transplant technique. FUE involves taking healthy hair follicles from the scalp one by one and grafting them into the bald areas of the head. The surgeon transplants hair follicles into the same slot that contained previous hair, giving it a better chance of settling in permanently. This method of transplanting is very intricate and it requires special attention and care. This means the treatment is completed over a number of sessions and not performed in one long exhausting procedure. The grafts usually take in a few days and the redness caused by the treatment settles in under a week.

FUE hair transplants are very popular as:

  • They deliver more natural-looking results.
  • The treatment is less painful than other methods.
  • Downtime is minimal.

In most cases, once you receive the aesthetics, you'll only feel minimal discomfort during the procedure. With the FUE hair transplant technique, visible scarring on the scalp is negligible. FUE transplant procedures are less painful compared to earlier transplant treatments and they tend to produce more natural looking results.

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How to Get Rid of and Prevent Hair Follicle Infection: Folliculitis

Folliculitis is a painful inflammation or infection of the hair producing follicles in the skin. The symptoms include redness and itching. Boils or carbuncles may form if the infection does not clear up quickly. The cause is usually a staph infection, but there are other causes. Also you will learn How to Get Rid of and Prevent Hair Follicle Infection.

Causes of Folliculitis

The fungus that causes athlete’s foot can infect the follicles. This is usually seen on shaved areas and is sometimes referred to as “barber’s itch”.

Bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa can live in hot tubs if they are not properly cleaned. The follicles of the legs, hips and buttocks can become infected with the bacteria, especially if clothing is worn while bathing. The clothing traps the bacteria against the skin.

Ingrown hairs can cause the inflammation. This occurs most often in people with curly hair. The hairs curl inward, causing irritation and inflammation. Antibiotics such as those used to treat acne can cause an imbalance in the natural skin flora, leading to infection. The herpes simplex virus can also infect the follicles. Exposure to petroleum based oils at work can cause the problem. Makeup and other skincare products containing petrolatum or mineral oil may be to blame for the condition.

Treatments for Folliculitis

Doctors sometimes prescribe antibiotics, but if the cause is not bacterial, the drugs can actually make the problem worse. For example, if the infection is caused by a fungus, bacteria actually help to keep the fungus under control. By killing the bacteria, the antibiotics allow the fungus to grow and thrive.

It can be difficult to determine what has caused the infection. So, the best treatment is a topical lotion. I recommend an Active Body lotion for the treatment and prevention of folliculitis.

Why an Active Body Lotion Will Work

The lotion will only work if it contains the right ingredients. If it contains the wrong ingredients, (mineral oil for example) it will make the problem worse. A good brand contains no petroleum-based oils. Nor does it contain ingredients that could clog the follicles or trap pathogens in the pores.

It does contain active manuka honey, Functional Keratin, jojoba oil and grape seed oil.

What are the Benefits of Those Ingredients?

Active manuka honey has natural antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant activity. It supports the strength of your immune system, making it easier for you to fight off infections.

The benefits: Your folliculitis will heal faster. By using the body lotion every day, you will have fewer infections in the future.

Functional Keratin has natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. It moisturizes without causing greasiness.

The benefits: Your symptoms will improve quickly. You will have less redness, pain and itching. Jojoba oil softens and soothes skin. It is used to fade stretch marks and scars.

The benefits: You have a reduced risk of scarring.

Grape seed oil improves circulation and promotes healing. It dries to an invisible lightweight film that helps protect the follicles from future damage.

The benefits: The condition will heal even faster and your risk of future folliculitis in the future is even further reduced.

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Hair Loss

My True story

Like many of you, I am also a victim of hair loss …..

More and more Singaporean men are losing their 'crowns of glory' and this trend may be getting earlier and earlier.On the streets in these last years, we may spot a relatively number of young men who are bald or balding. Compare this phenomenon to say ten years ago when this phenomenon is not commonly seen.

This balding trend among Singaporean men is sparking an increasing proliferation of hair treatment centers. Hair treatment centers have practically sprung up all over the island with the likes of Beijing 101, Yunnan, Svenson, Bossin, etc. Causes of hair loss can be hereditary, or caused by stress, drug medications, poor diets, oily scalp etc and these causes manifest into the many forms or types of hair loss such as male pattern baldness, telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, etc. A normal human loses about 50 to 100 hairs per day and this loss is not alarming.

However if more than this number is lost per day, one should seek a doctor before it is too late.Hair grows from follicles, and if one balds and takes no actions, the follicles will ever die and there will be no more growth. It will be too late for any action. Note that when I say bald, normally a human will not go totally bald, the follicles at the sides of the human scalp, the parts above the years are programmed for life, and hair grows for life at these particular areas. Balding follows a pattern known as the Norwood chart. There are three stages of hair growth: anagen (the growing phase), catagen (the intermediate phase) and telogen (the shedding phase). Hair loss occurs when the hair grows and sheds fast.

The average life cycle of a hair is 2 to 3 years and each hair growth to fall can last 25 cycles, baldring occurs when these cycles are accelerated and completed so fast that the cycles end, the follicles dies off and the hair can never grow back again. I understand in this post, there are many jargons and technical terms that are used. The internet offers a rich array of resources for which one can research in depth and understand more about hair loss. In this post, I will just roughly summarize what I understand and experience about hair loss from my studies and very own personal experiences.In the past, I have very thick volumes of hair so much so that I complained about having to go to the barber often as my hair grows so fast. Showering, there would be no hair lost as my hair is so strong. Following a medical treatment some two years ago from a supposedly reputable clinic and consuming the drug nimigen, I notice hair loss, my hair shed in the dozens on the bed and at the bathtub sinks daily so much so that I stopped taking this drug nimigen and stop the laser treatments.

During the consumption of nimigen, my complexion becomes too dry as it is supposedly to prevent domestic oiliness but it overdoes. Till today, I still do not know the real reason for my hair loss because I believe it has to do significantly with the laser treatment and the consumption of nimigen. On hindsight, I will not have carried out with the treatment and the consumption of the medicine and this doctor still asked his nurses to force me back to continue with the remaining treatments and at the same time, refuting all my allegations squarely. I spent close to $ 3K only to lose even more. Any that that the past already and nothing can be done to turn back the clock. What I want to share with readers here are my experiences and what I have gone through to combat hair loss and hopefully it can provide some useful glimpses or lessons to those who are currently suffering from hair loss.Okay for the start, I first stopped all the causes that I believe have contributed to my hair loss and that is to discontinue with the medical treatments and the nimigen consumption. But even with that, two months down the road, the hair loss does not subside, so it was time to take some real actions.

From the internet, I came to learnt of two drugs called Propecia, an oral medication, costing about $ 95 dollars at that time for 28 pills, to be taken one pill a day; and a topical hair spray called minoxidil (called Regaine, Rogaine, Growell, etc in the market) also at a $ 95 for one bottle that can last a month.I went to a doctor and was prescribed Propecia, taking one pill a day for three months, after which I stopped.

Why do I stop? Firstly, there was no improvement and secondly, I was to experience what was mentioned as the side effects of this drug, ie I started to feel less manly, though it was a minor side effect that the drug claimed and that it affect only a small percentage of users. With these two factors, I stopped using this drug and the less- than-manly feeling, which was temporary finally subsided. I did not use Minoxidil, as I also learned of its side effects too. I want to list down the possible side effects of these two drugs here: Propecia: Lack of 'manliness'Minoxidil: Increase scalp sensitivity, itchiness, dandruff, increase sensitivity to the sun. And the most important drawback of these two scientific proven drugs is that once you stop using these two drugs, whatever new hair that you have grow will fall again! So these two drugs are to be used for life! Imagine the cost involved to maintain these newly formed hair: $ 100 (for each of these treatments per month), this amount translates to $ 1200 and more per year, and so on ……

So after ending the use of the Propecia, I began to explore natural ways of cure. One method that I thought of was using mild shampoo like Johnson Baby Shampoo, however its mild concentration was not strong enough to clear the oilness of my scalp. My hair loss may be due to oiliness and dandruff as I did notice these symptoms like dandruff on my pillow.

So I decided to explore the help of professionals and there was a wide array of choices from the dermatogists and hair treatment centers. I went to one such hair treatment center for a free consultation and these 'professionals' scanned my hair, only to reveal many patches of oil and these 'professionals' introduced me a package to clear my scalp greasiness. The package cost a bomb and I did not like the pushiness of these professional in introducing these packages to me. Also I have heard many stories of people having spent more than $ 10,000 on these supposedly good cures only to lose even more hair or having no improvement seen, including wasting their hard-earned money! Thus, hair treatment centers scared me off at that point and I decided to consult a top hair dermatologist in Singapore instead. It was not cheap. First consultation alone cost $ 80. The dermatologist inspected my hair and said there was nothing wrong. She prescribed me with two shampoo, Nizoral ($ 25) and a Gentle Shampoo ($ 21) to be rotated interchangeably daily and a sebum regulator to be applied on the scalp at night after washing ($ 18).
However, there was still no improvement.

In fact, the residual from the sebum regulator produced tiny sticky white residue on my hair once my hair dried to the extent that my colleagues thought my hair had dandruff. Any my hair was still very oily and covered with some dandruff too, despite applying the supposedly strong and beneficial shampoos that the top dermatologist prescribed. I confirmed this fact when I popped into one of the hair treatment center at a shopping center for curiosity and did a free consultation with the center. The 'scanner' that the center operators used magnified my scalp glands many times over, revealing the oily spots, it really look disgusting with such a hundred times over magnification of the sebaceous scalp glands. The operators said my scalp glands were choked with oil, and this may cause hair loss; but I did not want to take any chance with this center and off I left. I went for a second consultation with the dermatologist I saw previously. Again, the dermatologist said there was nothing wrong with my hair or with my scalp and the results from the 'hair-pull' test she carried out on me revealed no extra hair loss.

After hearing the story of the medical treatment I did and the drug nimigen I consumed, she suspected that it may be telogen effluvium caused by the medication, a condition which could only go away in times to come; though my oily scalp may be a contributing factor too. She told me that she could not do anything except help me diagnose the cause of my hair loss via a scalp biopsy ($ 589) and a blood test ($ 169); all price stated without GST. Hearing the prices, I permitted but in an urge to find out the real cause, I decided to take the plunge and carried out the sclerosis biopsy and the blood test.I did the blood test first and the pain was nothing compared to the scalp biopsy I undergone later on. It was no joke, having a piece of your head scalp being removed surgically and the pain was terrible despite the application of anaesthetics prior to the treatment. After both the tests, the nurse rubbed a Bactroban cream on the part of my scalp which was operated on to kill the bacteria; after sewing this part of the scalp. There was still little pain that subsisted every time I shampoo the sewn part of the scalp. I was told to come back two weeks later to remove the stitch and to obtain the results of the diagnosis. I was given the remaining of the Bactroban cream to apply daily on the affected scalp to ease the pain and kill the bacteria. Two weeks later, I returned to the same clinic to remove the stitch and the dermatologist handed me the result; and the result indicated that it was telogen effluvium.

The dermatologist said it was good news as this condition which may be due to the medication I took would eventually subside after some time. I would be waiting for this to come soon.But alas, days pass and then months, it was futile. Seeing tons and tons of hair on the bathroom sink and waking up everyday to witness the hundreds of hair strewn across my bed and on my bedroom floor did nothing to assuage me that my illness would go away. The visits to the dermatologist have also drained me financially and in a desperate move, I decided to try out some off-the-counter hair loss products available at pharmacies. I tried the Himalyan Hair Loss Cream (Herbal) for about one month but it was useless so I went to see the dermatologist again for the fourth and fifth time (that was in April and Mayker year), but again the dermatologist evaluated and said there was nothing wrong with my hair, no male pattern loss or whatever. But indeed, my hair was getting thinner and thinner by the day.

She prescribed me with stronger shampoos and sebum regulator which I used without seeing any improvements. It was at this time that I finally decided not to see the dermatologist again as there was simply no use at all! Hair continued to fall and fall. From then on (Jun 07), I have 'more or less accepted my fate' and accepted my hair loss fact. I tried Kaminomoto Hair Growth Accelerator and a good shampoo called Melaleucca Shampoo recommended by my friend but it was really no use at all. The telogen effluvium which I was diagnosed with did not seem to be the hair illness that stuck me as it simply did not stop within a short period. It was over one year and my hair still continued to fall like rain. Over the whole of this hair loss ordeal, I carried out a numerous research on hair loss over the internet, which further equaled me with all knowledge relating hair loss. I tried all I could, from observing what I consumed (less oil), watching my diet, exercising regularly and even cutting down on some coffee and tea. But it did not help in the loss.

I have also shared my findings with others on an internet discussion forum posting and the thread saw some 55,000 odd readers before it was finally removed by the administrator. With my knowledge learnt from the internet and my ordinal, I shared with some of these forumers; some of them even emailed me to ask questions. For hair loss, there is really no one fixed miracle panacea: what works for one may not work for others. The hair loss did affect my life a bit: waking up in the morning and after shampooing, I count the number of strands of hair that I lost and any fewer in count would make me slightly happier. I used to enjoy the wind but now I avoid being 'confronted' with a gust of wind for fear that the wind would blow off some of my hair. It does not help that Singapore can get breezy at times! And definitely, my self-esteem would suffer a bit of loss and it did not help that I am still without a girlfriend at my age! Hair loss would certainly deal me a serious disadvantage in this 'image-conscious' society; although it may not be always true: I still do my fair share of admirers as some girls are not particular over looks.Entering the MRT daily, I always observable young man at different stages of balding; sometimes I saw friends who I have not seen for some years completely bald!

This shocked me and bought me to the reality that balding in Singapore is not just my problem, it is our problem! Or is it due to the diet here that causes more young men and even women to bald?

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Itchy Scalp Infections – Get Rid of Your Extreme Scalp Itchiness With the Correct Scalp Remedies

A relentlessly itchy and bleeding scalp is an infection that is exotic and wild enough to drive anyone suffering from it to the brink of suicide. If you're experiencing this hell of a condition, and no doctor or dermatologist has been able to cure you, this article is your savior. You are not alone !!! I went through the hell you're going through and I've found the cure.

Rather than write a lengthy article that may confuse or exacerbate the patience of those of you that are already suffering from this ailment, I'll list below a few definitions that will provide you with a MAP of where you need to go to GET the REMEDY YOU NEED!

Itchy scalp causes and treatments – The causes of a relentless itchy bleeding scalp are due to Scalp infections thought about by contamination with an infected person or by not taking care of your hair / scalp. It can also be thought about by accidental damage to the scalp through the use of different kinds of harsh hair products. Second, your itchy scalp can be caused by hormonal imbalances resulting from a combination of stress and / or diet.

Itchy scalp hair loss – People who suffer from an extremely itchy bleeding scalp that results in hair loss are people who have been battling the disease for quite some time. The longer you've had to deal with constant itchiness of the scalp, the more likely your hair is to fall out because when your scalp itches, you can not help but to scratch it. And when you scratch an already vulnerable dry itchy bleeding scalp, you'll scrape your scalp and cause more damage to it thereby making the condition more severe.

Itchy bleeding scalp causes – An Itchy bleeding scalp is usually caused by Scalp infections or hormonal imbalances thought about by combination of stress and diet. It can also be caused by the continued usage of different kinds of hair / scalp products. If you're suffering from an itchy bleeding scalp, I highly RECOMMEND you STOP hopping from one shampoo to the next and just stick to ONE.

Itchy scalp treatment – There are lots of treatment out there that are available for an itchy scalp. But depending on the severity of your particular scalp infection, shampoos will MOST LIKELY not help you. I use to suffer from a severe case of an itchy scalp and no matter what shampoos I used, the condition was never cured. I visited doctors and dermatologist multiple times but they could not find me a remedy. Living with a disease that doctors can not cure is a very scary way to live, but I've found it. It was after three years of suffering from this disease that I found the only remedy that is reliable.

Itchy scalp remedies – The only reliable cure out there for an itchy scalp is antibiotic. Not just any antibiotics. You need a specific kind. See below for more information.

Itchy scalp remedy – Itchy scalp bumps can only be PERMANENTLY cured by using the correct Antibiotics, Homeopathic Medicine, and a Therapeutic Shampoo. The shampoo and the therapeutic medicines are always going to be useless without you using them with the Antibiotics.

Itchy scalp shampoo – If you can cure and put an end to your itchy bleeding scalp with a regular shampoo, then your condition is not severe. If however you have used different kinds of shampoos (at least 2 different ones), and have yet to find a cure or feel a long-lasting relief on your scalp, then you have a severe scalp problem. And you need the remedy described in the previous paragraph (the correct Antibiotics, Homeopathic medicine and a Therapeutic Shampoo).

Itchy scalp dandruff – If you're worried about getting rid of your dandruff problem for good, this is one of the easiest scalp problems to fix. All you need is the proper Anti-Dandruff shampoo (and yes, I am aware that there is a lot of them out there).

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Unexplained Hair Loss In Women

Unexplained hair loss is becoming more common among women. Sudden hair starts falling out for no reason, at an alarming rate-sometimes usefuls at a time. For many women, shock and panic set in as the dramatic increase in shed continues. Some worry they may soon become completely bald.

Because routine lab work often comes back normal, the condition may be dismissed as "just a cosmetic problem " that one must learn to live with . Or , the person may be handed a one-size-fits-all prescription for a synthetic topical treatment that only deals with the symptom rather than the undering issue.

It is important to understand that chronic excess shedding is not normal, and will not occur when all is well. When the hair growth cycle shuts down, or stops functioning properly it is an indication that a physical or emotional imbalance exists. Telogen effluvium is the name for this condition.

A temporary increase in shedding may occur due to a minor, short-lived trigger such as infection, flu, high fever, new medication, change in diet, medical procedure, vaccination, shock or trauma, etc. If the body is otherwise healthy; and the triggering factor has been resolved or removed the hair growth cycle will spontaneously heal before any noticeable thinning occurs. Although this type of telogen effluvium is usually not cause for concern, it may be beneficial to pinpoint the trigger in order to avoid the possibility of future episodes.

When the condition is long-reflecting and severe, causing an obvious decrease in volume there may be a defect issue that must be determined and treated in order to restore normal thickness and optimal health.

Often there is more than one contributing factor. Chronic telogen effluvium occurs as a result of the body working overtime – expending extra energy in attempt to overcome the internal disturbance, imbalance or disorder. The hair growth cycle may shut down or become disrupted in order to compensate while the body deals with the difficult task of trying to re-establish balance.

Below is a list of common causes or contributing factors that can lead to chronic telogen effluvium. It's important to realize that if one of the following conditions exists, it does not necessarily implicate that it is the single cause of the problem. Correcting all imbalances and improving overall health and well-being is the best line of defense.

THYROID IMBALANCE

Standard thyroid testing is often incomplete. Because even a slight imbalance can cause hair loss, thorough, highly sensitive lab work is advised-especially if thyroid symptoms exists. This should include testing for antibodies (Hashimotos thyroiditis).

NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY

Common deficiencies that are associated with hair loss include protein, iron, zinc, magnesium, chromium, selenium, vitamin D, etc. These shortcomings are also often associated with the undercoming disorder in which hair loss is the symptom of. Rather than supplementing or increasing dietetic intake of one particular nutrient, it may be more beneficial to include a wide variety of nutrients through diet and supplementation in order to provide balance to the body.

MAL-ABSORBTION

Nutritional deficiencies are often caused by mal-absorption issues such as Celiac (gluten intolerance) or Chron's disease and other digestive disorders. In addition to increasing nourishment, success will depend on determining and evaluating the underlying mal-absorption condition accordingly.

CANDIDIASIS ALBICANS

Candidiasis albicans is a systemic fungal / yeast infection. This under-diagnosed condition can wreak havoc of the entire system. Symptoms include an over-all feeling of un-wellness, foggy thinking, lack of energy etc. Skin symptoms and hair loss are common. If Candidiasis albicans exists, healing the infection should produce possible improvements in hair and skin health and overall wellness.

SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION

Some experts believe that chronic low-level systemic inflammation is at the root of all health disorders. Anti-inflammatory diet can be very helpful for health of hair and the undering related disorders.

AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER

Autoimmune disorders may make a person more susceptible to chronic telogen effluvium. To keep symptoms from manifesting, great efforts must be made to keep immune system balanced. Certain autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves's disease, Celiac, Chron's and lupus are commonly associated with hair loss.

HORMONAL CHANGES / POSTPARTUM

It's not uncommon for telogen effluvium to occur in women approximately three months after delivering a baby. In normal cases the condition subsides within six to nine months, leaving the new mother with only a slight decrease in thickness and volume. If the shedding becomes severe and long-repeating it would indicate that other factors are involved. Extreme care and extra nourishment are necessary during the postpartum period.

UNHEALTHY LIFE STYLE

Anytime an unhealthy lifestyle is present it will be more difficult to re-establish healthy hair growth. The better condition the body is in physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, the easier it will be to heal the imbalances causing the excessive shedding. Although disorder of the hair growth cycle can be the first sign of a wide variety of health disorders, it can be last to recover. The body has a built-in healing system that works on the principals or priority. It will provide healing energy to the areas that are most essential before it will bother with hair growth. The best results are achieved when the entire system is treated holistically rather than concentrating only on the symptom of hair loss.

ALOPECIA AREATA

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that specifically targets follicles of the scalp causing bald patches. This is not a form of telogen effluvium but there are variations of alopecia areata that can mimic telogen effluvium such as diffuse alopecia areata or alopecia areata incognita. Severe forms of this autoimmune disorder can cause baldness on the scalp and all over the body but the follicles remain alive so there is always potential for regrowth.

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Black Cohosh and Hair Growth – Herbal Treatment For Hair Loss in Women

Black cohosh and hair growth have been in correlation for years, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that the relationship was officially recognized. It has always been used as a herbal remedy for women suffering from menopause as it regulates estrogen hormone levels. Now it has been used in very successful natural hair restoration treatments for women.

Black cohosh is a plant that grows in North America and Canada. Its root is very dark, thick and knotted, and it is this that which is used as a herbal remedy for many different ailments, including menopause. Menopause can cause a reduction in the production of estrogen – the very hormone that makes women women. This female sex hormone has many important roles that give women their female characteristics including preventing the growth of body hair and promoting head hair growth. It acts as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, blocking the production of DHT from testosterone, which causes hair follicles to die.

Women going through menopause tend to notice that one of the side effects is hair loss. This is because the level of estrogen produced can drop dramatically, causing the level of DHT to enter the hair follicles, blocking hair growth. Black cohosh, with its ability to regulate estrogen levels so they don’t reduce, is therefore an excellent natural hair loss remedy for women.

Hair loss in women can be prevented with use of black cohosh, if going through menopause. It is believed that with it balancing the level of estrogen produced, DHT levels should remain restricted and controlled enough to stop clogging the hair follicles. Black cohosh and hair growth appear to therefore go hand-in-hand, and as a result has been included as a core ingredient in many hair growth products and natural hair loss treatments.

How To Take Black Cohosh

This plant contains vitamins A and B5, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, lipids and resin. Not only is it found in natural hair loss treatments, but is also available as a supplement in capsule or tincture form.

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Rogaine Results – Rogaine Four Month Results

Rogaine works best when applied twice a day everyday for 48 weeks. Faithfully following this routine will lead to the most significant Rogaine results. If you are using this topical cream it is best that you never forget to apply Rogaine to ensure continuous hair regrowth.

Rogaine results will vary from person to person, depending on how Rogaine interactions with your hair follicles. To learn more about Rogaine results just read this article. In this article we will cover the entire cycle of the Rogaine application process. This will ensure easy tracking of what should be happening at certain periods of the hair regrowth process. This cycle starts from the first day of application to the end of the fourth month.

From the first to the third day of application, no noticeable Rogaine results are seen. This is normal as hair takes time to grow, but Rogaine has already started working since the first day.

The first two weeks will give you results characterized by increased hair shedding. Do not worry because this just means the Rogaine solution is starting to take effect. During this time, weaker hair strands fall out and are replaced by new and fuller hair strands. This will not last long.

On the third week, the shedding will stop, but you will not notice any hair regrowth yet. The amount of hair falling out will decrease until the eighth week.

By week 12, there may not be very visible hair regrowth. Hair takes a long time to actually grow, this is just normal.

The sixteenth week shows the earliest signs of Rogaine results. New stands of hair should show by this time.

The results for week 32 should show fuller and thicker hair. Hair regrowth is already very visible during this time. However, if, still, at week 16, you do not see any Rogaine results, you may need to consult a doctor as this should not be the case.

By the 48th week or the end of the fourth month, favorable Rogaine results should be seen. If not, check with your doctor immediately.

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Infectious Diseases of Scalp and Hair

There are two main types of hair and scalp diseases: infectious and non-infectious. Infectious diseases are those that they can go contagiously from one man to another. The most common examples of them are: impetigo, head-lice, ringworm, scabies, warts and some more.

Severity of these infections and their danger to surrounding people may differ greatly. Therefore, it is of primary importance to note the symptoms, define the cause and begin the proper treatment as soon as possible. For this purpose, let’s have a look at some common infectious diseases of the scalp and hair.

Impetigo. This is a highly infectious disease that is most common among children. The cause of it is bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus/pyogenes) that enters through cut or injured head-skin. Impetigo is characterized by large moist blisters that gradually dry and form a yellow crust.

Scabies. Scabies is an ectoparasite skin infection that is caused by a small animal mite that can burrow through the scalp and lay eggs there. It is characterized by itchy rash and reddish spots and burrows on the scalp.

Warts. Warts are little raised lumps, which are typically found on hands and feet, but can occur on the head-skin as well. The cause of this infection is a human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread by direct contact with the infected person.

Ringworm. This one is also known as Tinea capitis. It is a highly infectious scalp disease that is characterized by pink patches that gradually develop into round areas with damaged hairs. The cause of this infection is the fungus that can be spread directly or indirectly through combs and brushes, clothes and towels.

Head-lice. This is very infectious disease caused by small wingless parasitic insects (head-lice) that spend their entire life on the scalp, lay eggs, reproduce and suck human blood. This infection is very common in children.

Folliculitis. Folliculitis is an infectious inflammation of hair follicles caused by bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) that enter the scalp through scratching or by direct contact with the infected person.

These are common infectious diseases and conditions of the scalp and hair. If you suspect that you may have one of these disorders, you must instantly seek medical advice from either a doctor

or a trichologist.

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Hair Loss in Women – Enter Mesoscalp

Since hair is a very important part of a woman's body image, women are more likely to go through fear and anxiety compared to their male counterparts, who regards hair loss as part of aging. "Women really look at their hair, some even cry in frustration when they see clumps of hair falling out."

Hair loss is seen to begin at a much younger age today than it did before, and affects both men and women in equal measure. If present trends are any indication, it is likely that 50 per cent of men and 40 per cent of women would suffer from thinning / loss of hair before they turn 50. The condition is particularly prominently in women as they grow older and reach menopause.

Factors contributing to hair loss are many and varied, ranging from hereditary factors to the increasing number of environmental pollutants. Erratic and faulty eating habits, eating nutritionally deficient food, illnesses, anemia, poor blood flow to the scalp region, skin pathology, hormonal imbalances and excess dandruff are major factors.

Mesotherapy for the hair or Mesoscalp, a revolutionary treatment developed in France that promises to aid hair re-growth in women experiencing certain type of hair loss and delay male pattern baldness in men. Originally a medical technique devised in 1952 by Frenchman Dr. Michel Pistor to treat such conditions as infectious and vascular diseases, Mesotherapy has been remarkably successful in the treatment of fat reduction and the elimination of cellulite. Now, it has been discovered that Mesotherapy can be used as a prolonged treament for men and women experiencing excess hair loss.

Mesoscalp replaces the vitamins and minerals that the body loses as with age. Vitamins such as Biotin in Mesoscalp treatments cause an increase in blood circulation to the scalp area and stimulate the hair follicles. Unlike Biotin hair supplements or other commercial preparations on the market, Mesoscalp claims positive results in just a few weeks, because the drugs are injected directly into the scalp. Hair vitamins or topical medicines can be ineffective in some cases because they are not properly absorbed by the body. Mesoscalp solves this by problem by targeting the medicine directly at the roots. Mesoscalp works by injecting small amounts of specially formulated vitamins under the skin, very close to the hair follicles, using micro-needles. This solution stimulates blood circulation and stimulates re-growth of hair.

Hair destruction and hair fall are continuous processes accompancing advancing age. Mesotherapy can not do anything for those who are completely bald. It is neither a cure for hair loss nor can it stop natural hair fall associated with ageing. But what it does is to strengthen worn hair follicles and help them grow into thicker hair. But mesotherapy alone is not sufficient to ensure maintenance of healthy hair state.

It has to be complemented with other healthy habits, including eating nutritious food, avoiding junk food, drinking plenty of water, tackling stressful lifestyles and nourishing the scalp with appropriate hair-care agents.

Persons seeking the treatment are checked for medical history to see if they are fit to undergo the process. They are advised not to use sauna or any other hair treatment, including application of cream or oil, for a whole day prior to the treatment. They are, however, asked to rinse the hair with shampoo.

The duration of each mesotherapy session depends on the hair condition and the person's pain threshold, but usually lasts 10 – 15 minutes. The injections do not penetrate deep into the skin, but as nearly a hundred pricks may be required at a single time, the scalp tends to become sore. A typical treatment schedule involves treatment once a week for four weeks, followed by once a fortnight for one month and finally tapered down to once a month for four months. On completion, maintenance therapy may be initiated once every three months.

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Beauty Pageant Interview Preparation Tips and Tricks

Ask any seasoned beauty pageant professional and they will tell you the contest is going during the interview. However, there is no other aspect of the beauty pageant that instills as much fear and nervousness as the interview and its question and answer session.

The interview portion of a beauty pageant is where the contestant has her chance to reveal that she is much more than a pretty face or a perfect body. The interview reveals the qualities that she holds dear and true to her heart as well as reveals her level of self-confidence in the areas that she believes in. Everything from what she says to how she says it will be judged during this time.

To answer interview questions effectively, the contantant will need to focus on gathering her thoughts before hand. Her answers should be given in a logical and coherent manner as well as spoken with proper inquiry and annunciation. If you struggle with nervousness, then you will need to address this in your training. When you answer your interview questions, you need to sound confident, assured, and convinced of your answer. It is not just enough to say, "Yes" or "No". You will need to give a detailed explanation of your convictions and beliefs and to present this answer to the challenges in a confident manner.

Practicing sample interview questions is a great way for any constant to help prepare themselves for their moment in the spotlight. Some of the most popular questions deal with topics that are important to humanitarian causes and reveal how you feel about societal issues. You may be asked how you would deal with homelessness, what qualities you believe a role model should possess, what your plans are for your future, why you entered the competition, how winning the crown would help you in your life, how did you prepare for the contest, and how would you change the world if you were elected president. Reviewing past contestant's answers and taking notice of how the winner's responded to will shed great light on what type of answers judges are looking for.

No matter what interview question is posed to you, you should always answer any interview question in four simple steps. First, take at least three seconds to pause before you begin answering the question. This shows that you are not rushing to answer the question with a "packaged" answer. You do not want to make the sentences think that you have your answer prepared. Wait three seconds, and then begin to answer. Second, you should answer by stating that this is your conviction or conviction. Sentence starters such as, "I believe" or "I feel strongly" will add meat to your answer. Third, after your lead in sentence, share your convictions while answering the question. When you are through answering the question you should summarize your statement. This is the fourth and final step. Summarize your answer by saying, "Overall, I believe." Working with your personal beauty pageant trainer as well as a vocal coach can help you gain the confidence that you need to secure your crown.

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