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[ 16 Mar 2012 | 7 Comments ]

Itchy scalp can be annoying, some people can pinpoint exactly what causes their itchy scalp and yet others get a bit alarmed when this irritating problem occurs. Whenever, I use a certain brand of conditioner I itch for hours until I wash out my hair and give my scalp a break. My scalp also itches a few days before I relax because it knows I am not supposed to be scratching it. It happens every time to me like clockwork. There are other reasons though why the scalp will itch, …

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[ 14 Mar 2012 | No Comment ]

Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition; it is usually accompanied by itching and it causes the skin on your scalp to flake. It can be embarrassing but it is not life threatening nor will it cause you to lose your hair. Problem with dandruff is that it is difficult to treat and can linger for a while on the scalp if it the underlying cause is not addressed properly.
Causes of Dandruff
There are several things that can cause dandruff; dermatologists have not yet come up with any specific underlying problem …

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[ 13 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments ]

Dry scalp is the noticeable shedding of skin cells on your scalp. A dry, flaky scalp usually manifests itself as tiny, white flakes. Dry scalp and dandruff are similar in that they both cause the scalp to flake but they are different because dandruff is usually oily rather than dry. Dry scalp is caused by a number of factors:
Causes of Dry Scalp
1. Environmental Conditions- overexposure to sun and wind.
2. Swimming or bathing in chlorinated water.
3. Hair chemicals- such as perms, relaxers, hair bleaches and dyes.
4. Hard water- hard water is …

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[ 8 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments ]

If your hair is thinning out and you are despairing about it there are some things that you can do at home that can make a difference to your thinning hair problem. These natural remedies are mere suggestions; if thinning hair persists then you need to see a dermatologist.
Special Oils and Massage
There are several oils that are known to work wonders with hair thinness, these oils are especially useful when it comes to massaging the scalp or even rubbing on the hair shaft to stimulate blood flow and encourage hair …

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[ 7 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments ]

Thinning hair and hair loss are really the same sides of the coin. Some persons are born with thin hair and that is what is genetically their lot, they have to use creative methods for the hair to appear thick and with body. Other persons are born with a thick head of lush hair and then gradually through the years they realize that their hair gets thinner and thinner. Whilst there is some hair thinness that occurs because of age. The older you get the thinner your hair will get. …

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[ 1 Mar 2012 | No Comment ]

There are times when we take medications and are completely unaware of the side effects of some of these medications as it relates to hair. Drug induced hair loss is quite common, recently a member of my family who has bursitis was taking medication for her condition but her hair started falling out. She called me quite distressed about her hair loss and demanded that I write up a hair regimen for her. She said she followed everything I said about hair breakage- Typical Hair Regimen for Breaking Hair and …

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[ 27 Feb 2012 | One Comment ]

There are some underlying conditions that even a good hair regimen cannot treat, thus, with that in mind, this hair regimen is really a best practice list in the case of hair loss. If you find that after reading the articles Types of Hair Loss and Causes of Hair Loss you are no nearer to finding an answer for your hair loss issue, I strongly recommend that you see a dermatologist. Of course, there are some persons like myself who have encountered stress based hair loss and really need to …

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[ 21 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments ]

There are several types of hair loss that do not need doctor’s intervention, some hair loss issues just require the sufferer to stop doing the things that aggravate hair loss. The following ten home remedies are suggestions that you can practice at home when experiencing hair loss.
1. Vitamins and Iron
Correcting vitamin and iron deficiencies at home is relatively easy, you can eat the foods rich in these nutrients or take vitamin and iron supplements. For women whose hair loss is due to crash diets, heavy menstrual periods or physical trauma …

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[ 16 Feb 2012 | One Comment ]

Stress can cause your hair to break, to fallout, to shed, to stop growing. Your hair listens and reacts to what is going on inside of your body and will respond to stress by falling out. The Webster Dictionary definition of stress, the state or condition of strain and especially of intense strain. Not all stress is negative, however in our daily usage of the word stress, we tend to think of the negative aspects of the word and that is what we are going to discuss as it relates …

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[ 7 Feb 2012 | One Comment ]

There are several treatments for hair loss; we will look at the types of hair loss and the corresponding treatment available to women.
1. Diffuse Alopecia– over processing of hair and physical damage of hair are the main culprits for this type of hair loss.
Treatment: Cut off the affected part of the hair and let the hair grow in afresh and desist from doing those things that caused damage in the first place. Do not use high heat, harsh chemicals including dyes improperly or in the wrong quantities or don’t use …

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[ 2 Feb 2012 | One Comment ]

The term alopecia literally means hair loss, another term that is also used to describe hair loss conditions is effluvium, which means an outflow, and this can affect different phases of the hair growth cycle. There are several different types of hair loss and quite a few of them are a constant battle for black women. The following is a brief look at ten types of hair loss:
1. Diffuse Alopecia
Over processing of Hair
The main cause of hair loss for black women is over processing of and physical damage to the …

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[ 31 Jan 2012 | No Comment ]

Why is my hair falling out? Is this normal? Am I going bald? A friend of mine called me recently and asked me this question and demanded that I write this article for her as well as for others who may have similar questions. . Well, okay Ma’am, here it is- causes of hair loss.
Hair grows in three stages:
Anagen– growth phase, 90% of the hair on the head is said to be in this stage.
Catagen– transition phase, this is when the hair follicle shrinks and falls. This lasts for 2-3 …