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Why Is My Hair Turning Grey?

02nd May 2018

Like hair loss, greying hair for some can be an extremely unwelcome development. What causes it and what can be done?   Why Does Hair Turn Grey For starters, hair does not turn grey. Grey is the colour that is left when the original colour of the hair is no longer supplied in the follicle. […]

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Personal Hair Loss Story Makes Tough Reading

28th April 2018

A remarkable personal story of a 13 year battle with hair loss has been read throughout HIS HQ. We share…   Vice Vice is a website and magazine that carries professionally written articles alongside personal contributions and provides an eclectic spread with something for everyone. Our eye was well and truly caught by one of […]

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Hair Loss Treatments – A Doctors Eye View

25th April 2018

A short while back the German Society of Dermatologists took a long hard look at hair restoration. We take a look.   Hair Restoration In a report that was eventually published in 2011 the German Society of Dermatologists set out to achieve something not seen before. Their noble ambition was to provide the medical profession […]

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Topical JAK Hair Loss Treatment In Trial

23rd April 2018

At last! A serious study looking at a topical version of the hair loss cure hopeful, JAK inhibitors. We look closer.   Aclaris Therapeutics We have been watching their progress for what seems like forever, such is the glacial pace of progress in the world of new medicines. Aclaris Therapeutics are another of the new […]

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Alopecia Sufferer Wins Little Miss Wisconsin

21st April 2018

A heartwarming story from the state of Wisconsin where a 2nd Grader suffering from alopecia has just won the Little Miss Wisconsin pageant. We just had to look closer…   Alopecia Areata Joslyn Larson is not your typical beauty pageant winner. The second grader from Eau Claire in Wisconsin has set an example to young […]

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Ruxotilinib Making Hair Loss News

19th April 2018

Ruxolitinub is suddenly in the news, approved in 2011 it has been touted as a possible hair loss cure. We take a closer look.   Ruxolitinub When it was first approved for use in medical treatment it was as a treatment for a particular form of cancer.  Myelofibrosis, a rare bone marrow cancer, had been […]

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Lettuce In On The Hair Loss Cure

17th April 2018

Medicine has recognised the benefits of the lettuce for a very long time, we take a closer look at this humble hair loss cure.   A Long History We have been cultivating lettuce for absolutely ages. Around 6,500 years ago the lettuce made a transition from being just another weed to a plant that we […]

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New Hair Loss Blow For Breast Cancer Sufferers

15th April 2018

In addition to chemotherapy, cancer sufferers undergoing endocrine treatment have been warned they should also expect hair loss. We look closer.   Hair Loss During Chemotherapy The often dramatic hair loss that accompanies chemotherapy treatment is usually the first visible sign of the sickness. The emotional effects on the patient can be dramatic, indeed for […]

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Hair Loss Supplements Under Fire

12th April 2018

A heady mix of social media and celebrities are being used to shill hair loss supplements of extremely dubious value, and some threat. We look closer.   The Supplement Industry It was an industry born in that most optimistic of decades. In the 1960’s Linus Pauling, at one time hailed as America’s greatest young scientist, […]

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Cooling Cap Hair Loss Saver Hits Snag

10th April 2018

Cooling caps have made a mark on the world of chemotherapy, but the latest news suggests they might struggle to achieve widespread availability. We look closer.   Cooling Caps The idea was a simple one,  that by significantly cooling the scalp, thus reducing blood supply to the area, fewer of the toxic chemicals used during […]

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Hair Loss? Are You Getting Your Oats?

08th April 2018

Before you resort to expensive solutions to fix your hair loss maybe you should consider your diet?   Healthy Hair Hair, a feature common to almost all mammals, is made of keratin. It is the same stuff that makes horns, claws and hooves as well as being the protein that forms a protective outer layer […]

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Atlanta Hairdresser Leads Fight Against Traction Alopecia

06th April 2018

Traction alopecia is a serious problem for African American women, one hairdresser in Atlanta Ga. is spreading the word and using her skills to fight the problem.   Razor Chic Jasmine Collins has established her salon, Razor Chic in Atlanta Georgia, as a go to for African American women suffering with traction alopecia. This form […]

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Is FMT Really The Answer To Hair Loss?

04th April 2018

We wrote recently about FMT and it’s extraordinary curative abilities, including to restore hair. We look closer.   Faecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) As we reported previously, see the first article by clicking here, FMT was reported in 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine. It told the story of a research study which had […]

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Hair Loss? Take A Stool Please

01st April 2018

Remarkable test results are suggesting that the most unusual treatment we have ever heard of might work on hair loss. And much more…   New Hope We are spoiled for choice these days when it comes to smart research teasing us with ever more in depth understandings of the processes around hair growth and loss. […]

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Could Easter eggs be good for your hair

31st March 2018

Dark chocolate is renowned for its health benefits when eaten in small quantities. However, one of its most exciting side effects is its potential to promote hair growth. Not only that, but chocolate is also said to add shine to the hair. So, does this mean if we eat chocolate, our hair will benefit? Below, […]

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A Refreshing Take On Hair Loss

30th March 2018

In an interesting article we found a young man with a refreshingly upbeat take on his own hair loss.   Hair Loss Among Young Men A study, from the website of the US National Library of Health, based on over a thousand randomly selected men between the ages of 30 and 50, found that, of […]

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Five hair “myths” that are actually true

28th March 2018

Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to hair loss. We discuss some of the most common misunderstandings here. Hair extensions can cause hair loss. It may sound like a myth but actually traction alopecia is surprisingly common where the follicles are placed under stress.  Even tight pony tails and braids […]

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Trump gives thumbs up to facial hair

28th March 2018

An opinion piece in the New York Times this week by Christopher Oldstone-Moore muses about the appointment of John Bolton to National security advisor.  The tongue in cheek piece draws attention to Bolton’s Bushy moustache and he doesn’t conform to Donald Trump’s normal preference for appointees from “central casting”. 100 years of American history and […]

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FDA investigate Monat hair care products

28th March 2018

The latest bad news to hit the US hair industry is an FDA (Food and Drug Administration) investigation into the trendy Monat hair care company. Nearly 200 women have raised complaints about the products which claim to promise “long, fuller, stronger” hair. Class action lawsuit against Monat A customer of the product, Dana Sohovich has […]

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Could Cockroaches Be The Answer To Hair Loss?

27th March 2018

Cockroaches have been used in Chinese medicine for some time, but new work suggests they might help with hair loss. We look closer.   Regeneration Humans have always admired the ability of particular animals to repair themselves. Lizards that can regrow lost tails. Crocodiles that can regrow limbs. Some invertebrates are capable of extraordinary feats […]

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Some reasons you might be losing it.

27th March 2018

It’s quite normal to shed up to 100 hairs a day but what if you’re losing more than that?  Well the first thing is DON’T PANIC.  By the time they reach 30 up to 80% of all men are showing some signs of hair loss so it is perfectly normal.  Also, more often than not […]

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Hair loss tips for the Easter break

25th March 2018

As we approach the Easter holidays maybe you’ve got a bit of time off.  Here’s a few things you can do to make the most of the break to give you and your hair a rest. Watch the diet. Actually, dark chocolate can be good for your hair but you can’t live on Easter eggs […]

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Jilted at the altar for being bald

25th March 2018

Imagine being turned down at the altar by your fianceé because she discovered that you were bald. It happened to one unfortunate neurosurgeon from New Delhi last month when he took off his headpiece during the ceremony. It was an arranged marriage and the couple had never met before so the baldness could have been […]

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Korean Research Team Predict Hair Loss Cure

24th March 2018

Exciting news out of South Korea where a team have been working with a protein that they tell us holds promise as a hair loss cure.   Yonsei University Who we hear you cry! For the uninformed we can tell you that Yonsei is one of Korea’s oldest universities, established in 1885… the first year […]

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Could omega 3 be the answer to hair loss?

24th March 2018

Omega 3, found in fish oil has long been seen as a health supplement.  If you read the list of disorders it can apparently tackle it does indeed seem like a truly amazing thing.  According to Albawaba It can be used to treat heart disease, depression, hypertension, ADHD and arthritis.  It doesn’t stop there though […]

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Hair loss drug could reduce chance of heart attack

23rd March 2018

We’ve written about Minoxidil many times as a hair loss treatment.  Clinically proven minoxidil, along with finasteride are the two main compounds that can help stop hair loss in its tracks and can prove particularly effective when used in conjunction with other treatments such as a hair transplant.  Recent research published in the American Journal […]

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Baldness Signifies Height Strength and Dominance

22nd March 2018

We look back at a 2012 study which researched how men with shaved or bald heads were perceived and consider the implications for Scalp Micropigmentation wearers.   Perceptions We are all familiar with how important first impressions are, that instant set of judgements we all subconsciously make. We all understand that things like what people […]

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How to spot Androgenic Alopecia

22nd March 2018

Hair loss is something which for many men in inevitable, it is often due to androgenic alopecia – male pattern hair loss. It is estimated that by the age of thirty five, sixty percent of men will have experienced hair loss and thinning to some extent. This figure increases to eighty five percent amongst men […]

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Trump and the Hair Theorists

21st March 2018

It’s never long before US President, Donald Trump, is back hitting the headlines. However, they’re often focused on his hair as much as the political scene in Washington. After his medical assessment was made public, hair loss has been a popular topic of speculation surrounding Trump. Hair theorists from across the globe have been busy […]

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St Baldrick’s Day Celebrations Hit New Heights

20th March 2018

St Baldricks Day was the idea of a child cancer charity, a day when thousands across the States shave their heads to raise much needed cash. We look closer.   St Baldricks Day The St Baldricks Foundation is a charity dedicated to funding the research that could end childhood cancer. Cancer is the number one […]

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