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Long Term Research Data Suggests Scalp Cooling IS Safe to Reduce Hair Loss for Chemotherapy Patients

27th June 2016

Scalp cooling initially brought hope to cancer patients who were worried about losing their hair during chemotherapy. Innovative cooling caps were trialled recently which showed to be effective in preventing hair loss during chemotherapy treatment. However, this hope was quashed when scalp cooling came under fire, being labelled as ‘unsafe’ by experts. Now, long-term research […]

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Hair transplants: The bald truth

26th June 2016

Male pattern baldness is a progressive condition that can arise in many different forms. From starting with a receding hairline, or beginning at the crown and increasing in diameter, or even shedding entirely resulting in a completely bald head. For many of us hair loss is an inevitable part of ageing and it affects at […]

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Could a cuppa stop balding in its tracks?

25th June 2016

Imagine a world in which balding was so easily banished, simply by drinking a perfectly engineered latte every day. A cappuccino containing precisely the right amount of caffeine – not too much, and not too little – that tastes great and has no adverse effects on the rest of the body. Wouldn’t that be great? […]

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Brave The Shave And Support McMillan Nurses

24th June 2016

Once again we lend our support to the incredible work done by McMillan and their nurses. The annual “Brave The Shave” event has become a fixture in the calendar growing each year to raise vital funds. So how can you get involved?   Very few of us will have been so fortunate to have lived […]

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Compulsive hair pulling – what is it and why does it happen?

24th June 2016

The often irresistible urge to pull out one’s own hair is known as trichotillomania. People who suffer from this psychological condition might pull out the hair on their head, eyebrow hair, their eyelashes, and even beard hair or hair elsewhere on their bodies. Compulsive hair pulling can start in childhood as an internalised physical response […]

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Laser therapy for hair loss – does it work?

21st June 2016

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has become an established and proven treatment for hair loss, with the American Food and Drug Administration finding it is capable of both halting and even reversing hair loss. But is this treatment right for you? Lasers are now a valuable addition to a wide variety of beauty treatments today. […]

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How effective are topical hair loss treatments?

20th June 2016

With companies and scientist frequently claiming that a cure for baldness is close to reality, those of us struggling with baldness are left to use the products that are currently available to us to help stem the tide of hair loss. But just how effective are the likes of Rogaine, Propecia and other topical hair […]

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Carlisle mum speaks out about alopecia

19th June 2016

Shaving her head after suffering from alopecia for a year was the step Carlisle mum Jodie Philips took that helped her to regain control over her life. Believing that, by removing what remained of her hair, the autoimmune condition could no longer dictate how she felt about herself, Jodie now feels so much more empowered, […]

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Bollywood hair transplants

18th June 2016

Hair transplants are nothing new in the showbiz world, but of late we’ve noticed a growing number of Bollywood stars that are beginning to turn to hair loss procedures to ensure they have a full head of enviable hair. The Sultan star Salman Khan is one of the most recent to undergo a hair transplant […]

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Forehead shortening surgery – a step too far in the fight against baldness?

17th June 2016

Hair loss can be a distressing experience for many people. Whilst it naturally affects approximately 70% of men as they age it can also occur in women. Alopecia, for example equally affects men and women under 20 and according to a recent study from the Medical Hair Restoration Centre nearly 50% of the black women […]

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The woman who pulls out her hair in her sleep

15th June 2016

A British woman has been pulling her own hair out during her sleep for the past 25 years and has become terrified that she will become completely bald. Kelly Lacey, 36, says that she frequently wakes up with her hands covered in blood, after pulling at her hair during the night. This is a result […]

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Could YOGHURT help you to beat hair loss?

14th June 2016

Yoghurt might be a staple on your breakfast table but did you know that it could help you beat hair loss? Eating the occasional pot of yoghurt isn’t going to make any significant changes to your hair’s health but it has been reported that eating it regularly can help to keep your locks strong and […]

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A barber gives the lowdown on male hair loss

13th June 2016

Hair loss in its various forms can be a distressing and life changing condition for many men with severe reductions in self-worth and image, affecting lifestyle and confidence levels. It is hardly surprising then that there is such a plethora of treatments and “cures” ranging from respectable and proven procedures such as transplants and micropigmentation […]

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Sound familiar? Problems only balding men will understand

12th June 2016

Male-pattern baldness is a term that any man dreads. These three words can strike fear in us as early as our teenage years and will stick with us throughout our lives. But baldness is something that affects 70 percent of men, so you can rest assured that you aren’t alone in the struggle with thinning […]

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Dubai clinic launches stem cell treatment for hair loss

11th June 2016

Hair loss can be a traumatic experience for men and women. Given its effects on self-esteem, confidence and body image it’s all too easy to see why many people are always searching for a miracle cure. Hair loss treatments, sorting the wheat from the chaff Whilst there are a number of well established and clinics […]

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Which Is The Best Home Remedy For Hair Loss

10th June 2016

Going all the way back to the start of recorded history man has been developing new ways to treat hair loss. Little wonder so many of these “cures” live on. We explore these remedies and ask how effective they are…   Early Attempts And Misunderstandings There are cures for hair loss that have been found […]

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This barber’s proposing a “beard tax”, but is it just sour grapes?

10th June 2016

Anthony Kent, a 48 year old barber who owns a chain of UK salons has recently proposed that men with unkempt bushy beards should pay £100 per year in beard taxation. Paying the cost of beards through history At first sight, Anthony’s suggestion that a beard tax be introduced on unruly beard wearers might seem […]

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Hair transplant: the factors that can boost your chances of success

09th June 2016

Hair transplants are becoming an increasingly popular option for men suffering from male pattern baldness. The procedure is becoming less stigmatised, as more sportsmen and celebrities publicly confirm that they have had hair transplants. Whilst it is encouraging that the procedure has become normalised and less of a taboo, it should also be recognised that […]

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Alopecia areata: are we close to finding an answer?

08th June 2016

Alopecia areata is usually regarded as an autoimmune disease, which strikes men and women, typically under the age of 30. It often starts with loss of hair in small coin size patches which can then multiply, join together and at least in a quarter of cases lead to complete baldness. There is no known cure […]

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Poll shows 3 out of 5 Malaysian women avoid men with thinning hair

07th June 2016

For a large proportion of men thinning hair is an inevitable part of the ageing process, although this often doesn’t make it any easier to accept. Baldness often leads to body image issues and can result in a lack of confidence and depression. And it’s not always just the aesthetic effect that causes the problem; […]

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Has The US Marine Corps Accidentally Banned Scalp MicroPigmentation?

06th June 2016

New rules have been handed down by the top brass at the US Marine Corps, to set rules and standards around the wave of body art apparently worn these days on parade grounds. But have they thrown the baby out with the bathwater and accidentally banned Scalp MicroPigmentation? We investigate. Pride In Service Tattooing in […]

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Something to tell us, Ryan? Giggs invests in hair loss clinic

05th June 2016

The Manchester United assistant manager may have made headlines for a variety of reasons over recent years but one of the most interesting is because he has invested an undisclosed sum into a Knutsford hair loss solutions salon, which was co-founded by former Yorkshire and England cricketer Michael Vaughan. Michael Vaughan’s investment Vaughan himself has […]

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FDA-Cleared Laser Comb Becomes First Ever Hair Loss Device to Feature on Shopping Channel HSN

04th June 2016

A new FDA-cleared laser comb has become the first ever hair loss device to be featured on the popular HSN shopping channel. While there are many hair loss devices circulating the market, many have proven to be ineffective. It’s a market that attracts a lot of fraudulent products due to the amount of money people […]

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Caffeine Intake Correlates To Hair Loss And Regrowth

04th June 2016

The relatively recent arrival of the German Alpecin shampoo into the UK market has drawn our attention to the possibly beneficial effects of caffeine on the health of our hair follicles. British Research  now indicates that it is far from as simple as that though… in fact, caffeine is also capable of negatively affecting the […]

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Has Kylie’s Boyfriend Had a Hair Transplant?

03rd June 2016

It would appear that hair transplants are becoming more common in the glittering worlds of top sportsmen and celebrities. Rumours have most recently circulated about Kylie Minogue’s fiancé Joshua Sasse. Although not bald yet, it is believed he decided on the hair transplant to address his thinning hair before it began to affect his self-image […]

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Not having much Tinder luck? It might be time to sort out your facial hair

02nd June 2016

There are so many things to consider in the world of online dating. The personal profile is a major challenge and then of course, finding that photo that perfectly encapsulates you. A recent report by Kiwi hair salon Philip James has thrown another spanner into the works, at least for men. It would appear that […]

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Di Matteo To Set New Hair Loss Trend At Aston Villa?

02nd June 2016

News of today’s appointment of Roberto Di Matteo as the new manager of Aston Villa will be warmly welcomed by fans of the club. Here at HIS HQ we suspect there might be a little more on offer in his new home town of Birmingham than he is expecting…   Happy Roberto, Happy Hair As […]

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Weight loss surgery and hair loss: the facts

31st May 2016

Many people don’t expect to lose their hair when they have weight loss surgery, but it is a very common occurrence after the likes of bariatric surgery. A bariatric operation takes place on the stomach and/or intestines, allowing patients to lose weight. It is a common option for people who are unable to lose weight […]

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Eye Catching Tattoo Will Stop You In Your Tracks

31st May 2016

Every once in a while our strenuous efforts to trawl the news-feeds for relevant articles turns up something truly surprising, and artist Luna Cobra definitely falls into that category. But is his “pioneering” eyeball tattoo really going to catch on? Luna Cobra is an American artist, nearly a decade ago a friend inspired him to […]

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When hair loss is a sign of something more serious

30th May 2016

What if you could tell someone’s risk of developing cancer just by looking at them? A visual flag like that could facilitate speedier and more effective treatment. Well some scientists believe that this may be possible for linking hair loss and prostate cancer. Testosterone The hormone that has been held largely responsible for male pattern […]

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