NEWS

The latest news and updates on everything hair loss related.

Donald Trump Has Hair Loss Battle Outed By His Own Doctor

After years of questioning about his non-flowing locks, denials from the Donald about the use of hair systems and all manner of other weird and wonderful hair loss solutions, the truth is finally revealed… we look closer.   Tools Of The Trade In the run up to his taking the job of President, Donald Trump […]

Can beetroot juice help prevent hair loss?

Can beetroot juice help treat hair loss?

What we eat is one of the most important factors in maintaining our general health and by extension this also applies to our hair. A balanced diet that’s rich in minerals and vitamins is always going to advisable and this is where beetroots come in. Beetroot improves sexual performance Beetroots are generally recognised as one […]

Alopecia – What Is It And Where Does It Come From?

Alopecia is a general medical term for hair loss, as such it is not really seen on it’s own but with an additional term that defines the type. We take a closer look at the various forms.   Alopecia Ok, so having just said it is not really seen on it’s own we thought we […]

Experts claim Wills' bald spot adds eight years to his perceived age

Thinning hair “most ageing trait” according to survey

Male pattern baldness is remarkably common, with over 60% of men affected by their mid 30s and over 85% by their 50s. It is therefore, a natural part of the ageing process for most men but according to a recent survey, thinning hair doesn’t just come with age – it actually makes you look older […]

The truth about caffeine shampoo for hair loss

The truth about caffeine shampoo for hair loss

Over 50 per cent of men experience male pattern hair loss to some degree by the age of 50, according to the NHS. Some scientists and brands now claim that active caffeine in its shampoo is the reason they help beat hair loss by not only preventing it but helping stimulate new hairs to grow. […]

the man who refused to get married without hair

A hair-raising wedding

A wedding is one of those occasions when everything has to be just right from the flowers in the church to the colour of the napkins complementing the bridesmaids’ dresses. Normally it’s the bride mother and bride who fuss over the details of such arrangements, but for one Northampton groom one aspect of the wedding […]

Strictly hair loss support in Oregon

Strictly hair loss support

At the end of January 2017, professional dancers are set to take part in a “Shall We Dance” event to raise funds for the Angel Hair Foundation. They are partnering with local celebrities to perform numerous routines in a bid to help children suffering from illness related hair loss. Raising money and awareness for a […]

Losing hair? Here's what you need to do

Starting to lose hair? Here’s what you need to do

If you’re starting to lose hair the first thing to do is DON’T PANIC. Male pattern baldness is completely normal in men and by their mid 30s over 60% of the male population will be experiencing some form of hair thinning. This doesn’t mean you have to roll over and do nothing though. There are […]

Tea Tree Oil For Hair Loss

It was only in the 1920’s that Tea Tree Oil was first exploited commercially. In the last 100 years it has become a stalwart essential oil with myriad uses… including for hair loss. We take a closer look.   A History of Tea Tree Oil The name Tea Tree was reputedly given to a range […]

Corbyn wins Parliamentary Beard of the Year

Parliamentary Beard of the Year

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 […]

New year, new hair?

New year, new hair? What are your options?

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Hospital Announces First Indian Trial For Scalp Cooling Cap

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 […]

hair transplant or SMP - which is best for me?

Hair Transplant Versus SMP – Which is Best for Me?

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 […]

hair transplant barber offered modelling contract

Hair transplant barber gets offered modelling contract

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 […]

I've had a bad SMP experience - what can I do?

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

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 […]

Taipei Doctor Recommends Insulin to Treat Hair Loss

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 […]

Finasteride - the story behind the drug

Finasteride: The story behind the controversial hair loss drug

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 […]

New year, new beard?

New year, new beard

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 […]

Matthew McConnaughy Talks Hair Loss

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 […]

Scalp micropigmentation - how painful is it?

Does scalp micropigmentation Hurt?

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 […]

Dermatologists advise looking after your hair to prevent hair loss

Dermatologists advise looking after your hair to prevent hair loss

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 […]

Could this modified version of Ruxolitnib be a better bet?

Could This Modified Version of Ruxolitinib Be a Better Bet?

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 […]

Massive Chinese Demand For Alpecin Hair Loss Shampoo

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 […]

Four natural ways to prevent hair loss

Four natural ways to prevent hair loss

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Silver Linings For Bald Men

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 […]

have beards become the latest accessory for cricketers?

How beards have become the latest de rigeur accessory for cricketers

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” […]

Calum Best Speaks Out On His Hair Transplant History

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 […]

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

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 […]

Why does SMP go wrong?

Why Does SMP Go Wrong?

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 […]

Doctor offers advice for patients expecting chemotherapy-related hair loss

Doctor offers advice to patients expecting chemotherapy related hair loss

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 […]

Pragmatic Trump Takes New Approach To His Hair

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 […]

pigeon poo for hair loss?

Pigeon poo for hair loss?

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 […]

balding bandit steals hair growth formula

Balding bandit jailed for stealing hair growth formula

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 […]

what causes alopecia areata

Alopecia Areata – Enough To Drive You To Drugs?

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 […]

Could baking soda work to prevent hair loss?

Could baking soda work to prevent hair loss?

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 […]

Dad beards - are we fated that way?

Dad beards – are we fated that way?

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 […]

Nehru's letter about hair loss is going viral

A letter from Nehru about hair loss is going viral

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 […]

Is Shine An Issue With SMP?

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 […]

Would you give these baldness cures a try?

Would you give these baldness cures a try?

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 […]

Cancer Stricken Teen Turns To Henna Hair Replacement Tattoo

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 […]

The DIY hair oil that is said to reduce hair fall

The DIY hair oil that is said to reduce hair fall

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 […]

The truth about Slaven Bilic's hair

The truth about Slaven Bilic’s hair

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 […]

Tips For Avoiding Post Pregnancy Hair Loss

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 […]

hair loss sends male cosmetic surgery figures sky high

Hair restoration sends male cosmetic surgery figures through the roof

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 […]

The Instagram star who can cure your thinning hair

The Instagram star who can cure your thinning hair

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 […]

Jude Law and his on-off hair spark controversy

What’s going on with your hairline, Jude?

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 […]

Harmony of Hope hosts the 3rd Bald and Beautiful charity ball

Harmony of Hope hosts third Bald and Beautiful charity ball

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 […]

New Hair Loss Treatments Straight From The Old School

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 […]

six things to consider before a hair transplant

Six things to consider before having a hair transplant

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 […]

What are the risks of tofacitinib for alopecia patients?

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

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 […]

A cure for baldness? Not interested

A cure for baldness? Not interested…

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 […]

A closer look at amino acids

A closer look at amino acids

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. […]

Japanese hotel offers discount to balding customers

Japanese hotel offers discount to balding customers

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 […]

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

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 […]

tofacitinib for alopecia - a patient's story

Tofacitinib for alopecia – a patient’s story

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 […]

Eye-Catching Scalp and Skin Treatments For 2017

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 […]

patient satisfaction from body hair transplants

Study shows patient satisfaction with body hair transplants

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 […]

A facial hair transplant can help you emulate the best celebrity beards

The best celebrity facial hair

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 […]

WEN Hair Products Lawsuit Continues

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 […]

Can eggs prevent hair loss?

Egg head – how eggs can help keep your hair healthy

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 […]

Traditional Hair Loss Prevention Routines Examined

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 […]

Australian hair loss range due to launch Stateside

Australian Hair Loss Range Launches Stateside

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 […]

Is This The Best SMP Video Diary Ever?

It isn’t just that Karl ends up with a world class SMP, it is the detail provided on the journey and the information shared along the way about how it is done and why it works.

Why Using Alcohol Based Products On Your SMP A Bad Idea

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 […]

Is this why sportsmen are afraid of going bald?

Is this why Sportsmen are so afraid of going bald?

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. […]

Kiwis say no to hair loss

Kiwis say no to hair loss

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 […]

Barber gets his mojo back after hair transplant

How a hair transplant gave this barber his mojo back

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 […]

IT, hypertension and hair loss

IT, hair loss, and hypertension

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 […]

hair transplant myths uncovered

Hair transplant myths uncovered

Hair transplants have become increasingly popular for men worried about their ever-thinning locks. Celebrities such as Wayne Rooney have shown just how successful transplants can be. However, there are a lot of myths out there surrounding the procedure so before deciding if it’s right for you, it helps to ensure you have all the facts. […]

Amazing Baby Demonstrates Link Between Oestrogen And Hair

Today’s Mail Online features incredible pictures of a very hairy young man, providing some anecdotal evidence for a previously studied link between heartburn in pregnancy as a predictor for hairy babies.   Hair He Is! At the end of July, Chelsea Noon, a 32 year old hairdresser from Brighton on the UK’s south coast, gave […]

Rafa Nadal is the latest sportsman to have a hair transplant

Rafa Nadal joins the ranks of sportsmen with hair transplants

Hardly a month goes by without the tabloid press speculating about top sportmen’s hair loss and reporting on the various procedures they undergo (mainly transplants) to resolve the problem. The latest superstar to receive the tabloid treatment is Rafa Nadal who was recently featured in the Daily Mirror. Rafa’s ten-hour marathon hair transplant operation The […]

Is John Humphrys a candidate for a beard transplant?

John Humphrys launches scathing attack on beards

In a recent piece in the Mail John Humprhys, the erstwhile co presenter of the Today Programme railed against the current popularity for beards. Unconcerned that he was offending half the male population his dislike was nearly palpable as he recalled describing them as ridiculous and even disgusting on the Today Programme in November. Could […]

“I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here!” Contestant Talks Hair Transplants

At some point prior to entering the UK gameshow “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here,” Martin Roberts, usually to be found presenting his own property show on daytime telly, decided to take the plunge and get a hair transplant.   In The Public Eye Discovering hair loss is a fairly traumatic, depressing even, […]

Could this new vitamin help prevent hair loss?

Could this new vitamin help prevent hair loss?

It’s never long before a new vitamin crops up claiming to solve your hair loss worries. The hair loss industry is worth billions and companies are constantly looking to break into the market and cash in on this global, wide-spread issue. The latest vitamin to do the rounds is Nicotinamide Riboside, or NR for short. […]

taking care of your scalp can prevent hair loss

Take care of your scalp, and the hair will take care of itself… Or that’s the theory anyway!

In order to encourage healthy hair growth, trichologists (people who specialise in hair and scalp disorders), doctors and hairdressers alike, will all agree that a healthy scalp is absolutely essential! If the scalp is not nourished or properly looked after, it can lead to issues such as dryness, oiliness, dandruff and stunted growth. All of […]

L'Oreal enters the hair loss treatment market

L’Oreal enters the hair loss treatment market

For many people, hair loss is a big issue that can erode their self-confidence. Big brands are striving to find the latest technological advances to be able to prevent or combat hair loss, as it is a lucrative business. The market is full of products that claim to help replenish hair, help with regrowth or […]

Could this hair restoration programme help your hair loss

Could this ‘hair restoration programme’ help you regrow your hair naturally?

Hair loss is a common problem, affecting men and women, for a variety of reasons and in many ways. There is a saying, that ‘you are what you eat’ and this is the theory behind a hair restoration programme that claims to slow down the hair loss process. Poor hair condition, slow growth or even […]

Scientists Pour Cold Water On Caffeine Shampoo Hair Loss Claims

Alpecin shampoo has hit extraordinary sales heights, small wonder given its former claim to promote hair loss. But does it really work? Some scientists seriously doubt it.   The Advance of Alepecin Since arriving in the UK in 2009 Alpecin shampoo has extolled the virtues of caffeine to a generation of men (and women) suffering […]

tea tree oil for hair loss - does it work?

Tea tree oil for hair loss: does it work?

Tea tree oil is an essential oil derived from an Australian native plant Melaluca alternifolia. It has been known to be used for over a century, across the world for numerous purposes, as it has both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea tree oil for hair loss Tea tree oil has been proven to be extremely […]

stem cell treatment for hair loss

Kerastem stem cell therapy for hair loss commences phase II clinical trials

Hair loss in both men and women can be a cause of great pain and embarrassment. Many people struggling with hair loss, for whatever reason, are searching for the next best remedy or cure. Breakthrough research that suggested that stem cells may be an effective treatment for hair loss has been welcomed with open arms. […]

Guava leaves for hair loss

Could guava leaves be the cure for your hair loss?

The Internet is a mine of information when it comes to hair advice but it can be difficult to know which sources to trust. There are hundreds of articles about ways in which to cure hair loss or to prevent it – the natural way. Many of them are not scientifically proven which can leave […]

Arthritis drugs show promise to treat alopecia

Arthritis drugs show promise to treat alopecia areata, according to clinical trials

Two breakthrough studies have linked an arthritis drug (JAK inhibitors) with a cure for alopecia in humans. The studies spell exciting news and development for people who suffer with alopecia. According to researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), 75% of patients from a small sample group of 12 patients with moderate to severe alopecia […]

What to look for in a hair loss clinic

What to look for in a hair loss clinic

If you’ve already made the decision to look for a hair loss clinic then that’s a great first step in dealing with the problem. Hair loss is rarely welcome and can be traumatic for many people. It might be useful speak to your barber about the problem, or your GP but the only place that […]

Thursday Is The New Black Friday

Black Friday is nearly upon us and HIS are delighted to join in the festivities by offering a substantial discount for new treatments.   A Christmas Curtain-Raiser For nearly a hundred years it has signalled the start of the holiday shopping season in the US. The friday after Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the fourth […]

Thinning hair dos and don’ts

Over 60% of men have thinning hair by the time they hit their mid 30s but it’s still a shock to the system when it happens to you. It signals the onset of the ageing process and possibly means an enforced change of style, so what can you do about it? The first thing to […]

beard transplant

The beard lives on

The beard has made a huge comeback in recent years, with more men than ever before getting in on the trend. They became so popular a couple of years ago that experts warned about the “peak beard” theory. Claiming the more beards a woman saw, the less attractive they found them, experts believed the beard […]

SMP and hair transplants together

SMP and hair transplants: not an either/or situation

There are a lot of hair loss solutions out there, but SMP and hair transplants are inarguable two of the most effective and long-lasting treatments. What many people don’t realise is that both treatments can be used together. So, if you’re looking for the most effective solution, you may want to consider having both procedures. […]

Hair Loss? Check Your Diet!

The complex requirements for a healthy head of hair mean that almost any modern diet will cause problems – We take a closer look.   The Link To Diet The modern-day obesity epidemic has driven a demand for ever more outlandish diets – so-called mono diets where a single product is the only one consumed […]

hair transplants in Turkey - a risky business

Medical tourism gets hairy in Turkey

The illegal medical trade is booming in Turkey, with many tourists flocking to the country to benefit from low-cost procedures. The hair transplant market has particularly seen a huge increase in demand. However, what tourists don’t realise is they are often being treated by illegal, black market operators. The number of illegal clinics in the […]

Making a business out of hair loss

Making a business out of hair loss

The international hair loss treatment market is predicted to be worth nearly $3 billion in 2017 and it contains some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical and beauty corporations, so sometimes the smaller success stories get lost. HIS Hair Clinic is here to make sure that even the smallest hair loss businesses get the recognition they deserve. […]

Jude Law's receding hairline is the topic of much speculation

Jude Law’s new look shows his hairline is receding more than ever

Whilst many of us marvel with envy at the wondrous celebrity lifestyle of movie stars it is worth remembering that there are downsides to being constantly in the public gaze, as Jude Law recently found out when the Sun newspaper drew attention to his receding hair line. Press speculation about transplants The newspaper presents the […]

Hair Loss For Black Women

Research presented earlier this year at the American Academy of Dermatologists indicated that almost half of African American women had suffered from hair loss. We take a closer look.   Women’s Hair Loss While hair loss affects as many women as it does men the problem receives far less attention. That is possibly because women […]

Internation Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons Annual Meeting 2016

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery holds 24th Annual Congress

Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas has just hosted the Annual World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). This non-profit making medical association boasts 1200 members throughout 70 countries and is dedicated, in its own words to, “achieving excellence in patient outcomes by promoting the highest standards of medical practice, medical ethics, and […]

natural hair loss solutions

Three of the latest all-natural hair loss solutions

The hair loss industry is a potential minefield for anyone looking for the first time to address a balding problem. Perhaps not surprisingly many people will turn to the internet to look for a magic solution and the quantity of search results can be overwhelming. Many web pages and forums discuss the relative merits of […]

My hair transplant addiction

My Hair Transplant Addiction

Everyone has heard of the hair transplant and most people could probably name at least on person in the public eye who’s undergone the procedure, but what most people don’t realise is that usually it involves more than one visit to the Surgery. In an upcoming autobiography the Fox Sports Announcer Joe Buck tells of […]

SMP Perfection – how long will it take to get the look I want?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is rapidly becoming one of the most popular hair loss treatments for men. It’s great value, has guaranteed results and requires virtually zero maintenance after the treatment is finished. Maybe you’ve heard that it takes multiple visits though and you’re concerned it might take a long time to get the look you […]

Australian Biotech Firm Enters American Hair Loss Market

An Australian biotechnology company, better known for creating some lead drug candidates in the field of oncology, has completed fundraising to launch it’s hair loss products in the USA. We investigate.   Cellmid Ltd Cellmid are a small Australian biotechnology company currently valued at around A$30M (circa $23M). With a respected background in developing oncology […]

Has West Ham Boss Slaven Bilic had a hair transplant?

Has West Ham boss Slaven Bilic had a hair transplant?

In the highly paid world of Premiership football there’s always a chance that you might make the news off the field as well as on it. The Daily Mail particularly frequently charts the extra-curricular activities of football stars and from time to time likes to enter into the “have they/haven’t they” had a hair transplant […]

Donald Trump Has Hair Loss Battle Outed By His Own Doctor

After years of questioning about his non-flowing locks, denials from the Donald about the use of hair systems and all manner of other weird and wonderful hair loss solutions, the truth is finally revealed… we look closer.   Tools Of The Trade In the run up to his taking the job of President, Donald Trump […]

Can beetroot juice help prevent hair loss?

Can beetroot juice help treat hair loss?

What we eat is one of the most important factors in maintaining our general health and by extension this also applies to our hair. A balanced diet that’s rich in minerals and vitamins is always going to advisable and this is where beetroots come in. Beetroot improves sexual performance Beetroots are generally recognised as one […]

Alopecia – What Is It And Where Does It Come From?

Alopecia is a general medical term for hair loss, as such it is not really seen on it’s own but with an additional term that defines the type. We take a closer look at the various forms.   Alopecia Ok, so having just said it is not really seen on it’s own we thought we […]

Experts claim Wills' bald spot adds eight years to his perceived age

Thinning hair “most ageing trait” according to survey

Male pattern baldness is remarkably common, with over 60% of men affected by their mid 30s and over 85% by their 50s. It is therefore, a natural part of the ageing process for most men but according to a recent survey, thinning hair doesn’t just come with age – it actually makes you look older […]

The truth about caffeine shampoo for hair loss

The truth about caffeine shampoo for hair loss

Over 50 per cent of men experience male pattern hair loss to some degree by the age of 50, according to the NHS. Some scientists and brands now claim that active caffeine in its shampoo is the reason they help beat hair loss by not only preventing it but helping stimulate new hairs to grow. […]

the man who refused to get married without hair

A hair-raising wedding

A wedding is one of those occasions when everything has to be just right from the flowers in the church to the colour of the napkins complementing the bridesmaids’ dresses. Normally it’s the bride mother and bride who fuss over the details of such arrangements, but for one Northampton groom one aspect of the wedding […]

Strictly hair loss support in Oregon

Strictly hair loss support

At the end of January 2017, professional dancers are set to take part in a “Shall We Dance” event to raise funds for the Angel Hair Foundation. They are partnering with local celebrities to perform numerous routines in a bid to help children suffering from illness related hair loss. Raising money and awareness for a […]

Losing hair? Here's what you need to do

Starting to lose hair? Here’s what you need to do

If you’re starting to lose hair the first thing to do is DON’T PANIC. Male pattern baldness is completely normal in men and by their mid 30s over 60% of the male population will be experiencing some form of hair thinning. This doesn’t mean you have to roll over and do nothing though. There are […]

Tea Tree Oil For Hair Loss

It was only in the 1920’s that Tea Tree Oil was first exploited commercially. In the last 100 years it has become a stalwart essential oil with myriad uses… including for hair loss. We take a closer look.   A History of Tea Tree Oil The name Tea Tree was reputedly given to a range […]

Corbyn wins Parliamentary Beard of the Year

Parliamentary Beard of the Year

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 […]

New year, new hair?

New year, new hair? What are your options?

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Hospital Announces First Indian Trial For Scalp Cooling Cap

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 […]

hair transplant or SMP - which is best for me?

Hair Transplant Versus SMP – Which is Best for Me?

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 […]

hair transplant barber offered modelling contract

Hair transplant barber gets offered modelling contract

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 […]

I've had a bad SMP experience - what can I do?

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

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 […]

Taipei Doctor Recommends Insulin to Treat Hair Loss

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 […]

Finasteride - the story behind the drug

Finasteride: The story behind the controversial hair loss drug

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 […]

New year, new beard?

New year, new beard

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 […]

Matthew McConnaughy Talks Hair Loss

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 […]

Scalp micropigmentation - how painful is it?

Does scalp micropigmentation Hurt?

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 […]

Dermatologists advise looking after your hair to prevent hair loss

Dermatologists advise looking after your hair to prevent hair loss

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 […]

Could this modified version of Ruxolitnib be a better bet?

Could This Modified Version of Ruxolitinib Be a Better Bet?

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 […]

Massive Chinese Demand For Alpecin Hair Loss Shampoo

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 […]

Four natural ways to prevent hair loss

Four natural ways to prevent hair loss

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Silver Linings For Bald Men

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 […]

have beards become the latest accessory for cricketers?

How beards have become the latest de rigeur accessory for cricketers

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” […]

Calum Best Speaks Out On His Hair Transplant History

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 […]

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

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 […]

Why does SMP go wrong?

Why Does SMP Go Wrong?

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 […]

Doctor offers advice for patients expecting chemotherapy-related hair loss

Doctor offers advice to patients expecting chemotherapy related hair loss

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 […]

Pragmatic Trump Takes New Approach To His Hair

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 […]

pigeon poo for hair loss?

Pigeon poo for hair loss?

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 […]

balding bandit steals hair growth formula

Balding bandit jailed for stealing hair growth formula

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 […]

what causes alopecia areata

Alopecia Areata – Enough To Drive You To Drugs?

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 […]

Could baking soda work to prevent hair loss?

Could baking soda work to prevent hair loss?

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 […]

Dad beards - are we fated that way?

Dad beards – are we fated that way?

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 […]

Nehru's letter about hair loss is going viral

A letter from Nehru about hair loss is going viral

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 […]

Is Shine An Issue With SMP?

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 […]

Would you give these baldness cures a try?

Would you give these baldness cures a try?

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 […]

Cancer Stricken Teen Turns To Henna Hair Replacement Tattoo

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 […]

The DIY hair oil that is said to reduce hair fall

The DIY hair oil that is said to reduce hair fall

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 […]

The truth about Slaven Bilic's hair

The truth about Slaven Bilic’s hair

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 […]

Tips For Avoiding Post Pregnancy Hair Loss

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 […]

hair loss sends male cosmetic surgery figures sky high

Hair restoration sends male cosmetic surgery figures through the roof

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 […]

The Instagram star who can cure your thinning hair

The Instagram star who can cure your thinning hair

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 […]

Jude Law and his on-off hair spark controversy

What’s going on with your hairline, Jude?

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 […]

Harmony of Hope hosts the 3rd Bald and Beautiful charity ball

Harmony of Hope hosts third Bald and Beautiful charity ball

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 […]

New Hair Loss Treatments Straight From The Old School

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 […]

six things to consider before a hair transplant

Six things to consider before having a hair transplant

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 […]

What are the risks of tofacitinib for alopecia patients?

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

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 […]

A cure for baldness? Not interested

A cure for baldness? Not interested…

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 […]

A closer look at amino acids

A closer look at amino acids

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. […]

Japanese hotel offers discount to balding customers

Japanese hotel offers discount to balding customers

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 […]

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

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 […]

tofacitinib for alopecia - a patient's story

Tofacitinib for alopecia – a patient’s story

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 […]

Eye-Catching Scalp and Skin Treatments For 2017

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 […]

patient satisfaction from body hair transplants

Study shows patient satisfaction with body hair transplants

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 […]

A facial hair transplant can help you emulate the best celebrity beards

The best celebrity facial hair

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 […]

WEN Hair Products Lawsuit Continues

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 […]

Can eggs prevent hair loss?

Egg head – how eggs can help keep your hair healthy

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 […]

Traditional Hair Loss Prevention Routines Examined

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 […]

Australian hair loss range due to launch Stateside

Australian Hair Loss Range Launches Stateside

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 […]

Is This The Best SMP Video Diary Ever?

It isn’t just that Karl ends up with a world class SMP, it is the detail provided on the journey and the information shared along the way about how it is done and why it works.

Why Using Alcohol Based Products On Your SMP A Bad Idea

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 […]

Is this why sportsmen are afraid of going bald?

Is this why Sportsmen are so afraid of going bald?

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. […]

Kiwis say no to hair loss

Kiwis say no to hair loss

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 […]

Barber gets his mojo back after hair transplant

How a hair transplant gave this barber his mojo back

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 […]

IT, hypertension and hair loss

IT, hair loss, and hypertension

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 […]

hair transplant myths uncovered

Hair transplant myths uncovered

Hair transplants have become increasingly popular for men worried about their ever-thinning locks. Celebrities such as Wayne Rooney have shown just how successful transplants can be. However, there are a lot of myths out there surrounding the procedure so before deciding if it’s right for you, it helps to ensure you have all the facts. […]

Amazing Baby Demonstrates Link Between Oestrogen And Hair

Today’s Mail Online features incredible pictures of a very hairy young man, providing some anecdotal evidence for a previously studied link between heartburn in pregnancy as a predictor for hairy babies.   Hair He Is! At the end of July, Chelsea Noon, a 32 year old hairdresser from Brighton on the UK’s south coast, gave […]

Rafa Nadal is the latest sportsman to have a hair transplant

Rafa Nadal joins the ranks of sportsmen with hair transplants

Hardly a month goes by without the tabloid press speculating about top sportmen’s hair loss and reporting on the various procedures they undergo (mainly transplants) to resolve the problem. The latest superstar to receive the tabloid treatment is Rafa Nadal who was recently featured in the Daily Mirror. Rafa’s ten-hour marathon hair transplant operation The […]

Is John Humphrys a candidate for a beard transplant?

John Humphrys launches scathing attack on beards

In a recent piece in the Mail John Humprhys, the erstwhile co presenter of the Today Programme railed against the current popularity for beards. Unconcerned that he was offending half the male population his dislike was nearly palpable as he recalled describing them as ridiculous and even disgusting on the Today Programme in November. Could […]

“I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here!” Contestant Talks Hair Transplants

At some point prior to entering the UK gameshow “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here,” Martin Roberts, usually to be found presenting his own property show on daytime telly, decided to take the plunge and get a hair transplant.   In The Public Eye Discovering hair loss is a fairly traumatic, depressing even, […]

Could this new vitamin help prevent hair loss?

Could this new vitamin help prevent hair loss?

It’s never long before a new vitamin crops up claiming to solve your hair loss worries. The hair loss industry is worth billions and companies are constantly looking to break into the market and cash in on this global, wide-spread issue. The latest vitamin to do the rounds is Nicotinamide Riboside, or NR for short. […]

taking care of your scalp can prevent hair loss

Take care of your scalp, and the hair will take care of itself… Or that’s the theory anyway!

In order to encourage healthy hair growth, trichologists (people who specialise in hair and scalp disorders), doctors and hairdressers alike, will all agree that a healthy scalp is absolutely essential! If the scalp is not nourished or properly looked after, it can lead to issues such as dryness, oiliness, dandruff and stunted growth. All of […]

L'Oreal enters the hair loss treatment market

L’Oreal enters the hair loss treatment market

For many people, hair loss is a big issue that can erode their self-confidence. Big brands are striving to find the latest technological advances to be able to prevent or combat hair loss, as it is a lucrative business. The market is full of products that claim to help replenish hair, help with regrowth or […]

Could this hair restoration programme help your hair loss

Could this ‘hair restoration programme’ help you regrow your hair naturally?

Hair loss is a common problem, affecting men and women, for a variety of reasons and in many ways. There is a saying, that ‘you are what you eat’ and this is the theory behind a hair restoration programme that claims to slow down the hair loss process. Poor hair condition, slow growth or even […]

Scientists Pour Cold Water On Caffeine Shampoo Hair Loss Claims

Alpecin shampoo has hit extraordinary sales heights, small wonder given its former claim to promote hair loss. But does it really work? Some scientists seriously doubt it.   The Advance of Alepecin Since arriving in the UK in 2009 Alpecin shampoo has extolled the virtues of caffeine to a generation of men (and women) suffering […]

tea tree oil for hair loss - does it work?

Tea tree oil for hair loss: does it work?

Tea tree oil is an essential oil derived from an Australian native plant Melaluca alternifolia. It has been known to be used for over a century, across the world for numerous purposes, as it has both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea tree oil for hair loss Tea tree oil has been proven to be extremely […]

stem cell treatment for hair loss

Kerastem stem cell therapy for hair loss commences phase II clinical trials

Hair loss in both men and women can be a cause of great pain and embarrassment. Many people struggling with hair loss, for whatever reason, are searching for the next best remedy or cure. Breakthrough research that suggested that stem cells may be an effective treatment for hair loss has been welcomed with open arms. […]

Guava leaves for hair loss

Could guava leaves be the cure for your hair loss?

The Internet is a mine of information when it comes to hair advice but it can be difficult to know which sources to trust. There are hundreds of articles about ways in which to cure hair loss or to prevent it – the natural way. Many of them are not scientifically proven which can leave […]

Arthritis drugs show promise to treat alopecia

Arthritis drugs show promise to treat alopecia areata, according to clinical trials

Two breakthrough studies have linked an arthritis drug (JAK inhibitors) with a cure for alopecia in humans. The studies spell exciting news and development for people who suffer with alopecia. According to researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), 75% of patients from a small sample group of 12 patients with moderate to severe alopecia […]

What to look for in a hair loss clinic

What to look for in a hair loss clinic

If you’ve already made the decision to look for a hair loss clinic then that’s a great first step in dealing with the problem. Hair loss is rarely welcome and can be traumatic for many people. It might be useful speak to your barber about the problem, or your GP but the only place that […]

Thursday Is The New Black Friday

Black Friday is nearly upon us and HIS are delighted to join in the festivities by offering a substantial discount for new treatments.   A Christmas Curtain-Raiser For nearly a hundred years it has signalled the start of the holiday shopping season in the US. The friday after Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the fourth […]

Thinning hair dos and don’ts

Over 60% of men have thinning hair by the time they hit their mid 30s but it’s still a shock to the system when it happens to you. It signals the onset of the ageing process and possibly means an enforced change of style, so what can you do about it? The first thing to […]

beard transplant

The beard lives on

The beard has made a huge comeback in recent years, with more men than ever before getting in on the trend. They became so popular a couple of years ago that experts warned about the “peak beard” theory. Claiming the more beards a woman saw, the less attractive they found them, experts believed the beard […]

SMP and hair transplants together

SMP and hair transplants: not an either/or situation

There are a lot of hair loss solutions out there, but SMP and hair transplants are inarguable two of the most effective and long-lasting treatments. What many people don’t realise is that both treatments can be used together. So, if you’re looking for the most effective solution, you may want to consider having both procedures. […]

Hair Loss? Check Your Diet!

The complex requirements for a healthy head of hair mean that almost any modern diet will cause problems – We take a closer look.   The Link To Diet The modern-day obesity epidemic has driven a demand for ever more outlandish diets – so-called mono diets where a single product is the only one consumed […]

hair transplants in Turkey - a risky business

Medical tourism gets hairy in Turkey

The illegal medical trade is booming in Turkey, with many tourists flocking to the country to benefit from low-cost procedures. The hair transplant market has particularly seen a huge increase in demand. However, what tourists don’t realise is they are often being treated by illegal, black market operators. The number of illegal clinics in the […]

Making a business out of hair loss

Making a business out of hair loss

The international hair loss treatment market is predicted to be worth nearly $3 billion in 2017 and it contains some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical and beauty corporations, so sometimes the smaller success stories get lost. HIS Hair Clinic is here to make sure that even the smallest hair loss businesses get the recognition they deserve. […]

Jude Law's receding hairline is the topic of much speculation

Jude Law’s new look shows his hairline is receding more than ever

Whilst many of us marvel with envy at the wondrous celebrity lifestyle of movie stars it is worth remembering that there are downsides to being constantly in the public gaze, as Jude Law recently found out when the Sun newspaper drew attention to his receding hair line. Press speculation about transplants The newspaper presents the […]

Hair Loss For Black Women

Research presented earlier this year at the American Academy of Dermatologists indicated that almost half of African American women had suffered from hair loss. We take a closer look.   Women’s Hair Loss While hair loss affects as many women as it does men the problem receives far less attention. That is possibly because women […]

Internation Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons Annual Meeting 2016

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery holds 24th Annual Congress

Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas has just hosted the Annual World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). This non-profit making medical association boasts 1200 members throughout 70 countries and is dedicated, in its own words to, “achieving excellence in patient outcomes by promoting the highest standards of medical practice, medical ethics, and […]

natural hair loss solutions

Three of the latest all-natural hair loss solutions

The hair loss industry is a potential minefield for anyone looking for the first time to address a balding problem. Perhaps not surprisingly many people will turn to the internet to look for a magic solution and the quantity of search results can be overwhelming. Many web pages and forums discuss the relative merits of […]

My hair transplant addiction

My Hair Transplant Addiction

Everyone has heard of the hair transplant and most people could probably name at least on person in the public eye who’s undergone the procedure, but what most people don’t realise is that usually it involves more than one visit to the Surgery. In an upcoming autobiography the Fox Sports Announcer Joe Buck tells of […]

SMP Perfection – how long will it take to get the look I want?

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) is rapidly becoming one of the most popular hair loss treatments for men. It’s great value, has guaranteed results and requires virtually zero maintenance after the treatment is finished. Maybe you’ve heard that it takes multiple visits though and you’re concerned it might take a long time to get the look you […]

Australian Biotech Firm Enters American Hair Loss Market

An Australian biotechnology company, better known for creating some lead drug candidates in the field of oncology, has completed fundraising to launch it’s hair loss products in the USA. We investigate.   Cellmid Ltd Cellmid are a small Australian biotechnology company currently valued at around A$30M (circa $23M). With a respected background in developing oncology […]

Has West Ham Boss Slaven Bilic had a hair transplant?

Has West Ham boss Slaven Bilic had a hair transplant?

In the highly paid world of Premiership football there’s always a chance that you might make the news off the field as well as on it. The Daily Mail particularly frequently charts the extra-curricular activities of football stars and from time to time likes to enter into the “have they/haven’t they” had a hair transplant […]