Being diagnosed with cancer is traumatic but loosing hair due to the chemotherapy is distressing for most patients. This can be a difficult time for patients and their families, but there are ways of coping positively and overcoming the challenge. here are just a few ideas on how to cope with hair loss from chemotherapy.
Hair loss can be emotionally devastating to men and women. Some cases are caused by heredity while others are caused by illness, medication and chemotherapy. One big cause of hair loss is alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack its own hair follicles, causing them to thin drastically. This effect prevents hair from growing on the scalp and sometimes the body. September is National Alopecia Awareness Month, a time dedicated to informing the public about the effects of the disease and treatments available to help sufferers.
Hair system and wigs—they are basically the same thing, right? Well, yes and no. They are the same in so far as they’re all hair prosthesis designed to do the same thing—conceal baldness. And that’s where the similarity ends. Because in terms of technology and process, those could be as different as night and day.
According to the American Hair Loss Association, 25% of men start to lose hair by the time they turn 21 years old. By age 50, about 85% of men have lost a significant amount of hair. Losing hair doesn’t have to mean that a man loses his good looks. After all, hundreds of male celebrities look attractive after hair loss.
While summertime brings an endless amount of fun and happy things, such as basking in the sun, taking a dip in the sea, enjoying free music festivals in the park and more, it can wreak havoc on your hair. The high humidity levels during summer can be damaging, leading to various hair conditions such as split ends, faded color, and a brittle, dry texture.
A beach vacation can do wonders for your stress levels. Time to relax and charge up for the months ahead! Perhaps the only downside is that salt water could cause you to go home with dry and damaged hair. That does not have to happen, though. Here’s a look at the benefits of salt water for your hair, how to minimize damage and when you should stay away from salt water.
Hair loss can be a debilitating condition for men and women. Our society associates attractiveness with a full head of hair, which is an unfortunate reality for a large number of pattern balding sufferers. Up to 70% of men and 40% of women may suffer from this condition. When you have hair loss caused by alopecia, your treatment choices have largely been limited to drugs such as minoxidil and finasteride or hair transplants. Fortunately, low-level laser treatment is offering new hope for hair loss sufferers.