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Is Shine An Issue With SMP?

01st January 2017

It is a regular discussion point on the forums, and because of that a common question at consultation. We take a closer look at the issue of scalp shine for Scalp MicroPigmentation clients.     New Year, Old Problem Happy new year to everyone from the team here at HIS. We didn’t want the first […]

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Would you give these baldness cures a try?

31st December 2016

The international hair loss industry is huge with market predictions of a value of approximately $3 billion dollars in 2017. It’s not a new phenomenon either; “cures” for baldness date back to the first documented history in different culture around the world. In a recent article in the Huffington post Seán Williams talks about 3 […]

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Cancer Stricken Teen Turns To Henna Hair Replacement Tattoo

31st December 2016

Devastated at being diagnosed with two forms of cancer at the age of just 17, Houston resident Valerie Loredo hit a new low when her head had to be shaved. She chose a highly original, not to say bold, solution.     Teenage Cancer In Numbers We’re relieved to report that cancer is extremely rare […]

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The DIY hair oil that is said to reduce hair fall

29th December 2016

The hair loss industry is worth billions of pounds which goes to show that lots of people take the condition very seriously indeed. The effects can be traumatising as confidence and self-worth disappear along with the hair. For every genuine, clinically trialled treatment though there is the modern day equivalent of snake oil being pedalled […]

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The truth about Slaven Bilic’s hair

28th December 2016

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic’s hair has been the topic of speculation recently. The Hammers boss had a hair transplant before his stint as a sports commentator on the Euro 2016 fixtures. Fans were quick to pick out the 48 year old’s transformation, as well as some of the signs of hair transplant work, including […]

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Tips For Avoiding Post Pregnancy Hair Loss

28th December 2016

Among the numerous triggers for a bout of unwanted, non-genetic, hair loss among women is the change your body undergoes immediately after giving birth. But there are steps you can take to reduce the effect, or even avoid it completely.   PostPartum Hair Loss If you have just given birth you don’t need us to […]

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Hair restoration sends male cosmetic surgery figures through the roof

27th December 2016

Male cosmetic surgery is on the rise, and undoing the process of hair loss is one of the key causes for this! According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men’s surgery numbers have risen by 325% in the past 20 years as men sign up for everything from liposuction and face lifts to […]

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The Instagram star who can cure your thinning hair

27th December 2016

Struggling to accept your ever-increasing hair loss? One Instagram user may have the answer. Detroit hair wizard, Ali Alhashemi (username @babera313), posted a video of a client sat waiting in a barber’s chair. The man in the chair had a visibly messy beard and severe thinning up top. However, fast-forward to the end of the […]

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What’s going on with your hairline, Jude?

26th December 2016

Movie star Jude Law might be best known for his films and being a Hollywood pin-up, but his receding hairline often fills up column inches in the celebrity magazines and newspaper sections. He has experienced male pattern baldness for some years, with lots of speculation about his cover ups and whether he has had a […]

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Harmony of Hope hosts third Bald and Beautiful charity ball

24th December 2016

In 2014, Mara Caldwell decided to help people experiencing medical hair loss by setting up The Harmony of Hope Foundation and the annual Bald and Beautiful Ball. The not-for-profit organisation helps children who suffer from conditions or illnesses such as alopecia and cancer (chemotherapy) and was inspired by her own troubles with alopecia as a […]

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New Hair Loss Treatments Straight From The Old School

24th December 2016

We just came across an advert for a transplant clinic that wraps itself in modern pseudo science, we were struck by the similarities to an advert from 100 years ago that made similar claims and decided to take a closer look.     Send Me Your Hair! Judging by the volume of this type of […]

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Six things to consider before having a hair transplant

23rd December 2016

The hair transplant has moved on in leaps and bounds since the 1980s with the development of new technologies and techniques. Successful transplants are now much more likely and the results can be truly impressive. It’s not necessarily the right solution for everyone though and below are six things to think about if you’re considering […]

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More positive results from tofacitinib for alopecia areata, but what are the risks?

22nd December 2016

Alopecia areata can be a particularly distressing condition that can strike either sex at any age. The condition starts with hair falling out in patches and often leads to total hair loss, known as alopecia universalis. It’s an auto-immune disease where the body’s defence mechanisms attack perfectly healthy hair follicles which are mistaken for invading […]

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A cure for baldness? Not interested…

21st December 2016

Sometimes it seems that we are a world obsessed with long, flowing locks. Hair, and aesthetic beauty in general, rates highly on many people’s list or priorities. Not having hair, for whatever reason, makes many people panic. For some people, though, being bald is just fine by them! Take the Irish Times film correspondent Donald […]

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A closer look at amino acids

20th December 2016

Protein is essential for our bodies. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and they effect everything from metabolism to hair growth. They are vital as part of a healthy, balanced diet and have many benefits. Here we take a look at some important Amino Acids that need to be included in our diets. […]

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Japanese hotel offers discount to balding customers

20th December 2016

Many people feel awkward or ashamed when they start to lose their hair, but one special hotel not only acknowledges balding but celebrates it as well! Kitakyushu Hotel Plaza (Hotel Tetora Kyushu) in Tokyo offers  a 500 yen per night discount for bald or balding customers, and in doing so has gained reams of media […]

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How Far Have Hair Loss Treatments Come In The Last 100 Years?

19th December 2016

Some adverts caught our eye this week, the fact that they were originally published in 1915 gave us cause for reflection. We look at how things have changed since the days of World War 1.   Where They Were 100 Years Ago It is fair to say that the huge strides in medicine were yet […]

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Tofacitinib for alopecia – a patient’s story

19th December 2016

Unlike some men who have a receding hairline, Mike Thomas went almost completely bald in his 40s due to alopecia. A shock that he said made him feel like a ‘freak.’ Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease affecting about 147 million men and women of any age. Basically, your immune system attacks hair follicles and […]

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Eye-Catching Scalp and Skin Treatments For 2017

18th December 2016

There is nothing like new year for helping us to look forward, the promise of new beginnings or, in this case, the promise of new products and treatments coming to market. We take a closer look at some of the most interesting.   Happy New Year Here at HIS HQ we thoroughly enjoy the festive […]

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Study shows patient satisfaction with body hair transplants

18th December 2016

You’ve decided you’re fed up with your thinning hair and it’s time to take the plunge and have a hair transplant. However, you see the surgeon and he tells you that you don’t have enough hair left on your head to actually migrate healthy follicles to cover the bald patch. What can you do? Leg […]

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The best celebrity facial hair

17th December 2016

With the cold weather now well and truly upon us, there has never been a better time to embrace facial hair! The facial hair trend has become huge in recent years, as more men than ever before focus on obtaining the perfect beard. Seen as the ultimate “manly” symbol, those who cannot grow one naturally […]

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WEN Hair Products Lawsuit Continues

16th December 2016

Six million people may be entitled to up to $20,000 each as the WEN hair products lawsuit continues. A Los Angeles Federal judge has provided preliminary approval for an overall $26.3 million settlement. While final approval still needs to be given by a District Court judge in the US, it’s looking like the lawsuit could […]

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Egg head – how eggs can help keep your hair healthy

14th December 2016

Eggs are a rich source of protein and protein is important for healthy, strong hair. Eating eggs as part of a balanced diet will provide you with lots of nutrients, including Vitamin B2 and Vitamin D, but does it benefit your hair when applied topically? Lots of home-made hair masks include eggs as part of […]

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Traditional Hair Loss Prevention Routines Examined

12th December 2016

Much is written about traditional approaches to medicine and the remedies used for hair loss get their fair share of attention. We take a closer look at some of the most popular and the theory behind it.   Traditional Medicine  – How Medicine Got  Started The World Health Organisation defines traditional medicine as “the sum […]

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Australian Hair Loss Range Launches Stateside

11th December 2016

In December 2016, a new Australian hair loss range is set to be launched in the US. Known as Evolis, the hair care line is backed by science and is designed to both prevent and reverse hair loss. An estimated 80 million people suffer from hair loss in the US and this new range threatens […]

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Why Using Alcohol Based Products On Your SMP A Bad Idea

09th December 2016

Of all the aftercare questions that come up on our forum, those regarding application of products containing alcohol is by far the most common, and causes the most confusion. So let’s clear things up…   The Attraction Of Alcohol Here at HIS HQ we take a slightly different view on the presence of alcohol in […]

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Is this why Sportsmen are so afraid of going bald?

09th December 2016

Given that over two thirds of men are balding by their mid-30s you might expect them to accept it with a resigned shrug and put it down to the natural process of aging. Indeed, some men do but there are just as many who really struggle with hair loss and seek a range of treatments. […]

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Kiwis say no to hair loss

07th December 2016

According to a new survey conducted by top hair loss specialists Alpecin, Kiwis would rather give up alcohol and sex than go completely bald. Coming in as the number one fear for men, the shocking results highlight just how important a full head of hair is perceived. Interestingly, it was men in their twenties who […]

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How a hair transplant gave this barber his mojo back

07th December 2016

There can be a tendency to see hair loss as an “amusing” condition and bald men often find themselves the butt of the joke. Whilst many men simply accept the inevitable ravages of time and take the ribbing in good humour there are some people who find the condition debilitating and life changing. For some […]

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IT, hair loss, and hypertension

06th December 2016

A recent study has revealed some very interesting facts surrounding hair loss experienced by IT professionals. Carried out by the Bangalore Hairline International Research & Treatment Centre, the study followed 1000 patients from August 2014 to July 2016. Of those surveyed, 75% worked within the IT sector, were aged between 25-35 and led a somewhat […]

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