Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that is caused by excessive stress being placed on the hair shafts. Tight ponytails, braids, cornrows, dreadlocks, extension braids, and weaves are all hairstyles that can cause scalp tenderness and put painful stress on hair. Unlike most cases of hair loss, traction alopecia is preventable. To better understand traction alopecia, we connected with Dr. Antonella Tosti to learn more.
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Hair has always been a huge part of personal style. It’s no secret that women spend countless hours and dollars per year maintaining and styling their hair. While hair trends change from year to year <link to 2017 hair trends>, full and healthy hair has always remained in style and coveted by many.
Unfortunately, female hair loss isn’t widely talked about in mass media. Instead, women face societal pressure to opt for extensions or wigs in order to achieve the appearance of femininity. It’s no surprise then that hair loss is a particularly sensitive and stressful subject for women. Since the topic of female hair loss is seldom discussed, many women don’t seek treatment, which results in a worsened condition and a negative impact to self-esteem.
Confronting hair loss can be a sore subject. However, the first part of moving forward is understanding the root causes. If you are experiencing thinning hair there may be a number of reasons for this. We’ve rounded up 7 health situations associated with hair loss.
7 Reasons for Female Hair Loss
Whether you’re in search for a color refresh or looking to make the big chop, there’s no reason you shouldn’t have some fun and experiment with a new trend this year. We scoured fashion shows, magazines, and celebrity looks to roundup the hottest trends for 2017. Here are 11 hairstyles you should try this year.
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If you know someone who takes hair care as serious as we do, why not get them a gift that celebrates good hair days all season long? We all know how tough it can be to find that perfect gift, especially for the hair enthusiasts (men and women) in your life. Whether you are looking for that perfect stylist gift to give them at your December appointment, or just want to give the beauty specialists in your life a unique gift, we've got you covered. From the perfect brush, to the must-have tools, to some fun "good hair days" clothing and storage accessories, we know that any cosmologist, stylist, or hair care expert will love. We didn't just include gifts for hairstylists – anyone who dedicates serious time to their hair will love these hand-selected goodies. Now let’s get started.
We've selected the best tools that any hairdresser or dedicated hair fan needs to have in their collection. We know how much you all love your tools, so here's a few that would make great holiday gifts. Also, be sure to check out our social accounts on Monday (Facebook and Instagram) for a fun holiday giveaway that we are hosting that may feature some of the items you'll see below.
When was the last time you went in for a massage? A deep, relaxing, spine-tingling (in a good way) massage? If you can remember that glorious feeling, hold it tight. Now, imagine it’s happening just for your scalp. As George Takei might say (you’ll definitely read this in his voice for effect): “Ohhh myyy”!
A well-done massage feels great, there’s just no two ways about it. But scalp massages are just not common enough. While that full-body massage might help you relax both body and soul, a scalp massage for hair loss is the one thing you really need in your life. The stress of work and life, in general, can make a regular massage feel necessary. But it's time to stop ignoring the hair loss which can also come with all of that stress! A scalp massage for hair loss results in faster hair growth and, quite simply put, it’s just a little slice of heaven.
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It’s hard to listen to your hair sometimes. Many of us have a rather love/hate relationship with that mop on top. And unlike a dog pawing at the door, our hair’s cries for help can sometimes be both subtle and delayed. You don’t have to be a hair whisperer to hear what your hair is trying to tell you, however. You just need to know the signs. And no, hair loss is not usually the best or clearest sign that something is wrong. Solutions are pretty easy to come by, however. Food for thought? Try food for hair! Some foods contain all the right nutrients for a healthy head of hair, while others will lead directly to more hair problems.
Did you know that hair has three stages to its growth cycle? Here’s what you need to know about the growth cycle and how these stages relate to hair loss.
Adulting is hard work. Unfortunately, life, much like a pleading child or a hungry kitten, demands that you pay attention to it. Right. Now. So you do, day in and day out. What you probably don’t realize is that all of that work brings with it some bad habits, all of which are affecting you in ways you might not realize. Perhaps one of the worst ways adult life is kicking you in the gut rather hard right now is with your hairline. You may be bearding like a champion, but hairlines follow their own rules. Too bad their rules involve a cowardly retreat.
While you have probably been told since you were a child to shampoo your hair, what you likely haven’t heard is a decisive answer as to which shampoo to use. With so many shampoo varieties available, deciding the best one for your hair can be a challenge. That is why we put together this guide for finding the right shampoo for your hair type.
Just as there are many different types of hair, there are as many kinds of homemade hair masks and reasons why you should try them. As long as you have the right ingredients in your kitchen, it’s possible to create a hair mask to resolve the issues you have been struggling with. While there are countless products on the market that claim to repair or regrow hair, most contain chemicals that you can’t pronounce and it can be difficult to decide which product to choose. For those reasons and many others, homemade hair masks have grown in popularity.