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Parliamentary Beard of the Year

27th January 2017

2016 was a year of ups and downs for Jeremy Corbyn. Overwhelmingly supported by the Labour Party members and re-established as leader but a near victim of a coup from the MPs and generally ignored by the press. Well, generally ignored by the press apart from achieving the dubious title of Parliamentary Beard of the […]

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New year, new hair? What are your options?

27th January 2017

Hair loss is a very common problem, yet it can cause significant issues with confidence and self-esteem. The good news however, is that you don’t have to suffer in silence. There are plenty of treatments and solutions available which can help. As we enter into the new year, now is the perfect time to think […]

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Could a hair follicle scan get to the root of your hair loss?

26th January 2017

Trichologists are now starting to offer follicle scans to people concerned about hair loss, and people are raving about them. What is a trichologist? A trichologist is a medical expert who specialises in hair loss and scalp problems. The trichology consultation is used to analyse information received during consultation alongside a hair sample and scalp […]

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Hospital Announces First Indian Trial For Scalp Cooling Cap

25th January 2017

Following their successful launch in the UK and elsewhere the Tata Hospital in Parel, Mumbai has announced that they will be trialling scalp cooling caps for chemotherapy patients. They will be the first hospital in India to do so.   Chemotherapy And Hair Loss The link between chemotherapy and hair loss is well known and […]

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Hair Transplant Versus SMP – Which is Best for Me?

25th January 2017

When you’re looking for a long-lasting solution to your hair loss, you have two main options – a hair transplant or SMP. Both have their own pros and cons so how can you decide which one is right for you? Here we’ll look at both treatment options and help you determine which would be a […]

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Hair transplant barber gets offered modelling contract

25th January 2017

Hair transplants can literally change someone’s life and this was definitely the case for one Worcester barber who not only solved his baldness but bagged himself a modelling contract after his transplant! Debilitating hair loss Hair and self-identity can go hand in hand and  – as we reported previously – for Keiran Groves losing his […]

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I’ve had a bad SMP experience – what can I do about it?

24th January 2017

SMP has become a popular and effective treatment option for those suffering with hair loss. However, in order to achieve great results, the procedure needs to be carried out by a very skilled practitioner. As the hair loss industry is worth billions, there will always be clinics and practitioners who are focused purely on the […]

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Taipei Doctor Recommends Insulin to Treat Hair Loss

23rd January 2017

The Taipei Times reports that a local issue with reluctance to seek help treating a pre-diabetic condition is causing unnecessary hair loss.     What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is chronic condition that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the body cannot use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that […]

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Finasteride: The story behind the controversial hair loss drug

23rd January 2017

When it comes to any pill with health claims, it is important to do your research. What works successfully for one person, many have side effects or no results at all for another. Consultations and a health M.O.T. are key before trying anything new or risky and the drug Finasteride is no exception. Worrying side […]

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New year, new beard

22nd January 2017

The beard trend shows no signs of abating so if you’re sick of your baby soft cheeks and are determined to do something about it? Why not make 2017 the year you have a beard transplant? Until relatively recently the beard transplant was a rare procedure, usually carried out to help cover scarring, blemishes or […]

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Matthew McConnaughy Talks Hair Loss

21st January 2017

47 year old Hollywood hearthrob Matthew McConnaughy, in a recent appearance on “Live With Kelly”, a popular US morning talk show, spoke about his battle with baldness.  He also made some startling claims about how he defeated it. We take a closer look.   Party Like It’s 1999 1999 was given, during his Live With […]

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Does scalp micropigmentation Hurt?

21st January 2017

Scalp micropigmentation has become an extremely popular hair loss treatment in recent years. More commonly referred to as SMP, it involves tattooing thousands of tiny pigments into the scalp to create a natural looking result. As it is a type of tattoo procedure and it involves the use of a needle, one of the most […]

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Dermatologists advise looking after your hair to prevent hair loss

20th January 2017

The old saying “prevention is better than cure” couldn’t be more true when it comes to hair loss caused by over styling. One of the most common causes of hair breakage and causing hair loss is called trichorrhexis nodosa (TN). The good news is that with a good hair care routine and improved styling, it […]

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Could This Modified Version of Ruxolitinib Be a Better Bet?

19th January 2017

There have been a few exciting developments in the world of hair loss research in recent years, with the most promising involving the use of drugs currently used to treat auto-immune diseases such as Ruxolitinib. In early studies, these drugs have proven to help with hair regrowth, though further research does need to be carried […]

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Massive Chinese Demand For Alpecin Hair Loss Shampoo

18th January 2017

Back in 2012 we had the surge in sales of milk powder into China, now the latest must have product for the savvy Europhile Chinese shopper is Alpecin’s caffeine based anti-hair loss shampoo.     Big Trouble In Little China Back in 2008 6 babies died in China from drinking tainted baby milk, another 300,000 […]

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Four natural ways to prevent hair loss

18th January 2017

Male pattern baldness is an unwelcome and almost inevitable sign of ageing for most men. There are a range of conventional procedures and treatments that are available from specialist hair loss clinics but what if you’d prefer to try a more natural remedy? Interestingly, there are a few homeopathic approaches that claim successful results. The […]

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Homes Under the Hammer star says a hair transplant changed his life

17th January 2017

The Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts has admitted that his hair transplant improved his life and helped him feel like a new man. 53-year-old Roberts, who recently appeared on I’m A Celebrity, spent £6,000 to cover up the bald spot on the crown of his head. There are lots of treatments and cover […]

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Silver Linings For Bald Men

15th January 2017

It is hard to imagine any upside when discovering your own hair loss for the first time, but there are plenty. We take a closer look.     Anger, Denial, Acceptance, Bargaining and Propecia There is little about growing older that makes a positive impression, but beginning to lose your hair is high on the […]

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How beards have become the latest de rigeur accessory for cricketers

14th January 2017

It seems hardly a week passes without at least one of the tabloids commenting on a sportman’s follicularly challenged status and the various treatments they have undergone. To date though the focus is firmly on the sportsman’s head and not his face. It might not be long though before attention drifts to having some “work” […]

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Calum Best Speaks Out On His Hair Transplant History

13th January 2017

Calum Best, son of the global icon that was the footballer George Best, is currently appearing on the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother. Before going on he took some time out to talk hair transplants.     A Chip Off The Old Block A regular chip off the old block Calum Best inherited his Dad’s good […]

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Snazzi Solution To Hair Loss Will At Least Put A Smile On Your Face

12th January 2017

The most recent offer to cure our baldness came out of a Nigerian website, it tickled us pink and raised a smile in the middle of what can be a tough week back at work after the holiday excesses.  We are delighted to share. We Read ‘Em All So You Don’t Have To As an […]

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Why Does SMP Go Wrong?

11th January 2017

SMP has become a popular hair loss solution. However, while it can be really effective, in order to achieve the best results, it needs to be carried out by a very skilled practitioner. It involves a very specialist technique and unfortunately not all clinics out there are qualified to produce natural, great looking results. The […]

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Doctor offers advice to patients expecting chemotherapy related hair loss

11th January 2017

When you find out you have cancer, it’s a life-changing and devastating experience. The changes in your body when you undergo chemotherapy can be extremely tough. As well as all of the physical symptoms, patients also have to deal with the emotional difficulties the disease creates, with the trauma following hair loss being one of […]

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Pragmatic Trump Takes New Approach To His Hair

09th January 2017

The Donald’s hair is almost as independently famous, or infamous according to your view, as the man himself. But will the new Whitehouse job mean less time for standing in front of the mirror to create his extraordinary look.     Donald’s Hair History As you can see from the series of pictures above, Trump’s […]

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Pigeon poo for hair loss?

06th January 2017

One of the great historical truths for men throughout the ages is that it’s very likely that you’ll lose your hair as you get older. The hair restoration industry is predicted to be worth over $3 billion in 2017 – it’s a serious business and proves that men are preoccupied with stemming the ravages of […]

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Balding bandit jailed for stealing hair growth formula

05th January 2017

Hair loss can be a serious issue. Although at least 60% of men start to show signs of thinning in their mid 30s not all of them can laugh it off and accept the inevitable onset of time and its ravages to their glorious manes. Sometime it’s just too much to bear and people start […]

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Alopecia Areata – Enough To Drive You To Drugs?

04th January 2017

Here at HIS HQ we know better than most how losing your hair can lead, among other things, to depression through loss of self-esteem. A court case threw into sharp relief just how damaging some find the experience.     Alopecia Areata Alopecia Areata is a particularly cruel version affecting anyone of any age, it […]

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Could baking soda work to prevent hair loss?

04th January 2017

Many household cupboards include a tub of baking soda. It is one of those items that every generation has in stock – just in case it is needed. It is said to help get rid of clothes stains, whiten teeth and even unblock drains. Latest claims say it can help prevent hair loss … but […]

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Dad beards – are we fated that way?

03rd January 2017

Writing recently in GQ magazine, Naveen Kumar light heartedly described how a gradually restyling of his facial hair had left him looking startlingly similar to pictures of his dad in 1978. He develops a home made theory that there is a genetic inevitability that we will end up like our fathers, “We make dad jokes; some […]

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A letter from Nehru about hair loss is going viral

02nd January 2017

Jawaharlal Nehru’s place in history as India’s first Prime Minister is assured. Amongst his many qualities he was renowned for his attention to his appearance to ensure he always looked impeccable. It’s not hard to imagine how losing his hair at the tender age of 21 must have a been a real cause of concern […]

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